Human being is self centered and all his efforts are directed towards his own selfish
gains. His endeavors are always governed by self-interest and priorities. In spite
of resolute self-reminders for committed human duties and values. Human mentality
and ideology changes according to times and opportunities and suddenly all notions
of convenient and duty become redundant.
The story dialogues and subject matter of Sadat Hasan Manto portrays
the same reality of life. It was a challenging experiment to present this matter
through mime. The writer had communicated the idea beautifully and effectively with
the help of dialogue and presenting those dialogues without speaking was almost
an impossible task. But the situations created in ‘Jebkatra’ helped us to accomplish
The story ‘Jebkatra’ in Dastavej-3 presents such situations only. But to portray
those ideas, it was necessary to employ few fictitious characters. The story of
‘Jebkatra’ represents peace, transparency, infinity, human conflicts and struggle
to adjust them.