Based on Munshi Premchand's 'Bade Bhaisahab', the play is a story of two brothers. The younger one is truant, and the elder is an all-work Jack. One is nine, and the other, fourteen. Yet it is the younger that comes first in the exams on every term, and the older repeats the story of his failure. The younger brother, now an aged man, recounts his
childhood days in an interview before a camera. As we listen to the interview and watch it at the same time, the image of the ridiculous man in the elder brother fades into the larger-than-life image of a man who brings before us the essence of family ties, social bonding, education, and the values inherited. We listen, feel, and learn on the stage and
across; so does, as it seem, the author himself having his story retold from letter to dramatics.
K. H. Kala Soudha
Hanumanth Nagar, Behind Ramanjaneya Temple, Basavanagudi, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560019, India