Ultimate Kurukshetra is an outrageous comedy set against the backdrop of elephant behinds and the Mahabharata. The play won the Sultan Padamsee award for playwriting in 2011.
It is the first day of the battle of Kurukshetra. Two massive armies face off. The end of an epoch is imminent. The battle charge is about to begin! And a warrior of great repute is having a moment of self-doubt. Off stage.
Very far away from this central action, which is completely obfuscated by elephant bums, we meet Sudarshana – a warrior, Adi – his charioteer, Daksha – a mahout and Maya – a courtesan – the protagonists of our tale, who are at the rear-end… of the rear-guard. There are also some guest appearances, by very famous Mahabharata characters like Vyasa and (not-so-famous) warriors like Yuyutsu (that single Kaurava brother with a conscience!)
Through the course of the play, we find out how all their lives are intertwined and how destiny has brought them all together, to this truly epic moment in time. For each of them must choose… the “right action”.