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Bhasha Centre’s Kaumudi

Bhasha Centre’s Kaumudi

Drama | Hindi | Age 6+


Age Limit: 12+

Writer & Director: Abhishek Majumdar

Cast: Gopal Datt, Kumud Mishra, Sandeep Shikhar, Shubhrajyoti Barat, Abhijeet Tambe & Nikhil Nagaraj

The play Kaumudi blends the splendor and the travails of theatre (the Rangmanch) with India’s glorious epic story – the Mahabharata.

Using the moonlit, timeless night on which Krishna delivered knowledge to Arjuna as its central trope, Kaumudi explores the dynamics between an estranged father-son duo who play Eklavya’s ghost and Abhimanyu respectively, in a theatre in the late 1960’s in Allahabad. Over three days – the last three performances of a great actor who has nearly lost his sight – the play brings to light the ghosts of caste-based injustices, the passing over of knowledge from a father to a son, a thespian to an upstart, the banality and beauty of art, and how an efficient mode of production ultimately replaces a lesser efficient mode. The play is inspired by two texts: Anand’s Malayalam novel ‘Vyasam Vigneswaram’ and Jorge Luis Borges’ essay ‘Blindness’, and at its core, is about a rite of passage.


  • Age limit: 12+.
  • The No Late Admittance rule will be strictly enforced. Kindly arrive early.
  • The Right of Admission is reserved.
  • Vehicles cannot be parked inside Janki Kutir.
  • The Pay and Park, located opposite Mahesh Lunch Home, can be used for parking.
  • Internet handling fee per ticket may be levied. Please check your total amount before payment.
  • We recommend that you arrive at least 20 minutes prior at the venue to pick up your physical tickets.
  • Strictly no late admittance
  • Children below 6 years not allowed
  • Tickets once booked cannot be exchanged or refunded.
  • For children shows - children below 3 years not allowed