Synopsis of the play Bharatkatha
Bharatkathais a research-based production on the folk theatres of our country like Pandavani, Jhumurand Chowdance centeringaround the great epicThe Mahabharata, a theatrical performance exploring the energy source of those folk theatres and embedding it within eastern classical music, but retaining the crudity of the forms. The plot revolves around the 13th day of the battle of Kurukshetra. On the 13th day of battle, the Kauravas challenge the Pandavas to break a circular battle formation known as the Chakravyuha, often believed as an arrangement of warriors in the form of seven doors , each door headed by a General. Arjun’s son Abhimanyu boldly ventures to penetrate the dangerous, enigmatic Chakravyuh. Once within it, he bravely fights great Kaurava warriors, but Arjun’s son is tragically killed by the Kauravas.