Mahua (2012)

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 unique punishment. His only support is an ailing grandmother, who was once the village head; a new bride, who is still the curse of the village and…MAHUA.

The play opened at the Writers’ Bloc Festival in 2011 and has been staged at several cities around the country. It is also Rage’s first Hindi play.

  • Written by: Akash Mohimen
  • Directed by: Rajit Kapur
  • The Cast: Sadiya Siddiqui, Dhanendra Kawade, Pawan Uttam, Priyanshu Painyuli/ Yogendra Singh and Mona Ambegaonkar
  • Set Design: Rajit Kapur
  • Light Design: Quasar Thakore Padamsee and Yael Crishna
  • Sound Design: Lalit Soreng (arrangement and score)
  • Costume Design: Rajit Kapur
  • Design Consultant: Shama Shah
  • Photography: Kavi Bhansali