A verse play, Andha Yug is set against the backdrop of the last day of the Mahabharata war until the final moments of Lord Krishna’s life. In a symbolic moment in the play, longing for one last act of revenge, Ashwatthama releases the ultimate weapon, the Brahmastra, which threatens to destroy the world. The moral centre of the play lies in Krishna and his presence which reveals to us that the ethical and the just are always available to human beings, even at the worst of times.
All the play’s protagonists are some the Mahabharata’s most complicated characters and so an attempt has been made to represent them differently - as more action- oriented without tempering their pure form. All ethical dilemmas and inner contradictions of the characters have been presented but with minimum usage of dialogue.
Through this play we have conveyed the gruesome impact of power politics, self-centeredness, and the prime casualty of war - humanity and ethics, as well as a lack of a larger vision and a failure to understand consequences of one’s moral choices.
The performers have used the physical to reach the psychological state of the characters and to depict destruction. Our belief has been that India’s most significant text can be portrayed and further enhanced without being restricted by the usage of too much dialogue.