World Theatre Day: Know the Lesser-Known Plays about Farm Life

By Shruti Sanwariya 

Kambal (Adaptation of Poos Ki Raat)

Kambal is a dramatic edition of the story "Poos Ki Raat". It was directed by Anup Sharma and based on the original work by Munshi Premchand. It is celebrated for the portrayal of impoverished peasants.

About the Play

The play portrays Halku's struggles, resonating with the plight of other farmers. It highlights societal issues.

Nil Darpan by Dinabandhu

A Bengali play, it is catalyzed by the Indigo Revolt of 1859, a pivotal moment in Bengal's history and theatre development.

Interesting Facts

Black Humor's influence in the play extends to modern dramatists like Michael Madhusudan Dutt, Girish Chandra Ghosh, and Ardhendu Sekhar Mustafi, shaping colloquial dialect in the theatre.


It portrays the challenges faced by farmers as they contend with an unjust and exploitative societal structure.


Rudali, directed by veteran theatre practitioner Usha Ganguly, premiered as the opening act of The Eighth Theatre Olympics, hosted by the National School of Drama (NSD) under the Ministry of Culture, at Nagari Natak Mandali.

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