“Show of hands - how many of you here know the Mahabharata? Let me guess, you've all read stories in Amar Chithra Katha. So, you don’t know shit. I’m going to give you some context so the Koothu makes sense.”
A story-teller performing Kattai Koothu (Tamil theatre) welcomes the audience in what is scheduled to be an 8-hour performance of ‘Aravan’s Sacrifice’ from The Mahabharata but something happens – someone unexpected interrupts the story-teller’s introduction. Bad Hindu subverts the labels we place on ourselves and scrutinizes the nature of identity and its construction.
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