Set against a backdrop of militancy, this play is about the fragile relationships in an upper-class urban family as they struggle to survive a world of conflict within and outside. Today India is a country in transition. Our society is continuously transforming itself on multiple fronts, and the socio-economic struggles dominate lives. Often, force and violence become a form of flamboyant protest by the marginalized to do something about their situation. The play explores the human cost of such events not just in socio-economic terms but at a personal level too.
This contemporary play also touches on various issues relevant today such as the urban-rural divide, forms of social responsibility and social change, the affluent against the marginalized, the intellectuals versus practitioners, and gender stereotypes.
M K Raina, who is also the Director of the play has written: “In a very sublime way the writer talks about the times we live in. His etching of characters is Chekhovian where there are no good or evil individuals. The torment of characters in contemporary space and time makes this play a very significant piece of contemporary playwriting..."
The play is the Hindi translation of the English play, ‘Running on Empty’ by Rahul Seth. It was translated by Saantwana Nigam and Ujwala Deodhar Seth"