The play is an adaptation of Henrik Ibsen’s play Ghosts. The action is placed in Cooch-Behar, a state inhabited by Rajput families from Nepal and Rajasthan, many of them still living on their past feudal glories, clutching on to old traditions and decrepit lifestyles. The play focuses on how these out-dated traditions and their repercussions come back to haunt future generations as ghosts of the past. This is the story of the family of the late Maharaja Kunwar Viraj Bhanu Pratap Singh, whose death is shrouded in mystery, talked of in whispers and hidden in the inscrutable eyes of his widow, Yashodhara Baisaheb. The scene opens with Yashodhara and Purohitji, the family priest, who has come with a property deal for the family. The family is busy since the following day they are dedicating a school in the name of the late scion. The young son and heir, Kunwar Yuvraj, has flown down specially from Paris, where he has made a name for himself as a painter and designer. As the story unfolds, we see the causes of the breakdown of families, symbolised in the destruction of the haveli they inhabit.
Adapted by Ila Arun
Directed by K. K. Raina
Cast: Ila Arun, K. K. Raina, Rahul Bagga, Vijay Kashyap, Gaurav Amlani & Donna Munshi