Oomph Dramatics and Acting Studio presents Rashomon in a film format at its unique locations in an Indian set-up and in its original, with both philosophical and psychological ideas.
The whole event is discussed by a priest, a woodcutter and a thief who are taking refuge from a rainstorm in a gatehouse called Rashomon. The priest and the woodcutter are narrating the story of a murdered, a landlord whose body the woodcutter discovered in a forest. Both were called for the murder trial. Three other people who testified at the trial are supposedly the only direct witnesses: a notorious thug, who allegedly murdered the landlord and raped his wife; the wife of the landlord; and the landlord himself who testifies through the use of a medium. They three tell a similarly structured story - that thug kidnapped and tied the landlord so that he could rape the wife - but which ultimately contradict each other, the motivations and the actual killing being what differ. The woodcutter reveals that he knows more than he let on at the trial, thus bringing into question his own actions. The actions from another discovery bring back into focus the woodcutter's own humanity or lack thereof.