Pritam, a long-time neighbor of Mr. Hafiz Ali, has gathered the courage to come to propose marriage to Ali's 25-year-old daughter, Zaara. After he has asked and received joyful permission to marry her, she is invited into the room, and he tries to convey to her the proposal. A humorous one-act play The Proposal by the eminent Russian Play-writer and Story- writer, Anton P. Chekhov is intended to entertain people.
Set in an Indian setting, a man should not only propose to the girl but her entire family. As the situation is not an ideal one, satires make this play weirdly humorous. The play captures the theme of two people who love each other by fighting.
While trying to make clear his reasons for being there, he gets into an argument with Zaara about a disputed piece of land between their respective properties, which results in him having "palpitations" and numbness in his leg. After her father notices they are arguing, he joins in, and then sends Pritam out of the house. What happens next is amusing when Zaara gets to know about the reason of Pritam's fancy visit and wants to marry him. But as they say, love always begins with a fight. Will they quarrel more or just fall in love? Come and find out.