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Hum Mukhtar

Hum Mukhtar

The play is based on the life of Mukhtar Mai, who has been at the receiving end of the inhuman attitude of the society. It is the true story of a Pakistani woman from the impoverished village of Meerwala who was raped by an order of a local clan known as the Mastoi as the punishment for indiscretion

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Adhe Adhure

Adhe Adhure

The play centres on the family of an old patriarch whose family is being managed by his youthful wife Savitri. She is the bread winner of the family. There are also three other members in the family, namely Binny, who has come back to the house after having waged war on her husband; a jobless son; a

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Chandalika

Chandalika

Based on a story from a Buddhist Text, Tagore’s Chandalika bespeaks the anguish of a girl Prakriti whose consequences of birth compels her to live on the edges of society as ‘Chandalika’-an untouchable. She watches wistfully from the shadow as the world passes her by denying her ex

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Shamshan Mahabharat

Shamshan Mahabharat

The play is not conceived about the established frame work of concepts of truth and lie. Rather the stress is more on the validity of those concepts by pulling them into a considerable examination and evolution. The truth is questioned again along with its binary words to not to restrict oneself to

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Aurangzeb

Aurangzeb

When Emperor Shahjahan fell ill in 1657, a war of succession broke out among his four sons, Dara, Shuja, Aurangzeb and Murad. The main contenders were Dara and Aurangzeb while Shahjahan’s two daughters Jahanara and Roshanara, supported Dara and Aurangzeb respectively. The Emperor himself lent

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Chinta Chhod Chintamani

Chinta Chhod Chintamani

 It is the story of a family where the father thinks his progenies are standing at the threshold of total ruination. They are wallowing in self-indulgence and their destiny is leading them to their inevitable fall. On the other hand the children think this is nothing but generation gap and the

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Court Martial

Court Martial

This play focuses on the weaknesses of the caste system that exists in our society. A man is put in the docks just because he is born to parents of a low caste. He is a recruit in the army and is being tried for murdering an Army officer and injuring another. An experienced colonel in the army is tr

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Cut Cut Cut

Cut Cut Cut

The play is a comedy on the hullabaloo that is created backstage prior to the staging of a play. It also dwells on the grossly underrated difficulties of a director in getting the entire cast to ‘act’ as per the demand of the script. With only a week to go before the play goes live, ever

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Dayashankar ki Diary

Dayashankar ki Diary

Dayashankar ki Diary relates the self destruction of a man who cannot accept reality. The protagonist hails from a small town and dreams of making it big as a film star in the big city. He gives up his job as a clerk and his home in a small dark room to go in search of his dream. However, his effort

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Ghalib in New Delhi

Ghalib in New Delhi

As the name suggests, Ghalib in New Delhi, is a brilliant comedy about what transpires when Ghalib visits the contemporary capital of India in this age. The play begins when Faiz Ahmad Faiz meets Ghalib somewhere between heaven and hell and tells him about his fame in India. Ghalib is enchanted by t

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Hadh Kardi Aapne

Hadh Kardi Aapne

What happens when a 52-year old suddenly discovers that he is going to be a father is hilariously displayed in this play. The family already has a daughter who is married. Neither she nor her husband can come to terms with this fact. And what makes it worse for the daughter is that she has to fill i

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Khol Do and Mozel

Khol Do and Mozel

Playwright Manto’s stories Khol Do and Mozel talk about two different aspects of Partition. Khol Do is the story of Sakina, a young girl lost during the riots, her father, who sets out in search for her and her protectors-turned-violators. Caught between them, it portrays the fluctuations of h

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Massage

Massage

Rakesh Bedi has enacted 24 different roles in this 2-act monologue. The play is all about a common man who comes to Mumbai to become a star in Bollywood. The people he encounters during his journey are showcased in the play. Some of the characters worth mentioning are a Punjabi film producer, South

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Mughal Tamasha

Mughal Tamasha

The play focuses on the corrupt practices prevailing during the Mughal regime and also makes an effort to foster Hindu-Muslim brotherhood. Mughal Tamasha begins with the Mirza Sahib holding court with local zamindars, fakirs, milkmen, barbers, flower sellers and ministers in attendance. These people

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Operation Three Star

Operation Three Star

The play seeks to expose the corruption in the police department. It opens with a glib talker, The Maniac, getting inside police headquarters in the garb of an investigating judge. He tricks the policemen into confessing that they are all involved in the cover-up related to the death of an anarchist

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Saku Bai

Saku Bai

The play is a dramatic monologue of a common working woman who is extremely poor and lives in the slums of urban India. She loves her work and tries her best to do justice to the jobs assigned to her. As usual, her services are indispensable for the households in the city. The play portrays her as a

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Yaar Bana Buddy

Yaar Bana Buddy

This play celebrates the purest relation called friendship. Yaar bana buddy revolves around the friendship of three friends, their tussle, and finally their making up. They have a great relationship and are successful individuals in life. The point of contention arises when one of the friends starts

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Mahua

Mahua

The tribal village of Bihabund is being displaced by machines…by mines…by industrialization. Birsa struggles to fight for his land. But his hunting expedition goes awfully wrong, bringing two neighbouring villages to the brink of a major conflict. He now has to face a rather uniqu

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Suryasth

Suryasth

Suryasth is the story of a man who is on the threshold of his 40th birthday. His life is a storehouse of regrets. He regrets his failure to get married to his childhood sweetheart, his marriage and wife, his fallout with his wife, his inability to gel with his son, his failure to be a successful dra

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Yeh Hai Bombay Meri Jaan

Yeh Hai Bombay Meri Jaan

City of dreams and its dreamers... everyday thousands flock to the city to fulfill their dream…the Bombay dream. The city tests them, changes them, challenges them and absorbs them. The play ”Yeh Hai Bombay Meri Jaan” gives an insight into the numerous strugglers who are willing

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Chukaenge? Nahi!

Chukaenge? Nahi!

Ask a middle class person, what worries him the most these days, many of them would say ‘inflation’. The only thing which is growing faster than corruption in India are prices. You do not have to cut an onion these days for it to make you cry. Just looking at its prices sends the tears r

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Bade Miyan Deewane

Bade Miyan Deewane

The play is essentially about a rich eccentric octogenarian who is used to living a luxurious and flamboyant life and is swept off his feet by a beautiful young girl in his neighborhood, who incidentally is also the love interest of his son… Meer Sahab falls for the young daughter of his ne

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Arjun Ka Beta

Arjun Ka Beta

This play is a poetic rendition of a conversation between king Yudhisthira and the great warrior Bheeshama (Son of Ganga). It is a word-to-word description of the bravado of great Abhimanyu given to Bheeshma by Yudhishtira who also shares his inability to face Arjun who would soon be coming back fro

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Draupadi

Draupadi

Draupadi  has always been a celebrated character of the epic of Mahabharata and many myths, conventions and perceptions have been associated with her in various versions of her life story. This plays takes excerpts from the story of Draupadi as known to everybody and adds to is some i

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