A comedy of illusions, Drishtikanya is a new play from the director of 'Sadichha-r Rangbadal', 'Simantini', and 'Dui Hujurer Gappo'.
'Drishtikanya depicts a universal truth. The play is a telling account of how truth is often compromised to keep up the pretence of a sophisticated society'- The Hindu
'Is this magic? Really magic?' utters Tamasa, the blind lady as she regains her lost eyesight after 8 long years in a cabin of Bright Health Nursing Home. The play 'Drishtikanya' slowly takes a comical turn as Tamasa is left dumbfounded to witness the side-effects of the miraculous surgery. As the bandages are removed, she sees everything or rather, everyone entirely differently; every human face appears to be that of an animal! Her apparently loving husband, the caring nurse, her noble father-in-law, everyone has an animal face. Innocently blurting out what she sees, Tamasa becomes a mirror reflecting unpalatable truths to everyone. This, in turn, creates confusion, frustration and draws ire, all at once. Many hilarious situations are crafted on stage as the drama slowly progresses revolving around Tamasa's strange vision and her relationship with each of the characters. But it takes a sharp turn when Tamasa suddenly starts seeing the doctor's human face and all the 'animals' get together in a conspiracy against her. Did Tamasa's world fall apart? Will she be able to see the world and its people as they are? Can the doctor fix her vision? The play brings out the idiosyncrasies of our so-called 'sophisticated' society, using apt comedies and sharp characters that are bound to trigger questions on faith, liberty, and truth from the clutches of the societal norms.