Sarpa Sutra brings together theatre, dance and music in an allegorical revenge cycle that mirrors our lives and times. Two versions of the same story unfold – one by the magisterial Veda Vyasa (Sanskrit), the other by a sardonic Arun Kolatkar (English).
Spurred on by Agni the fire god, superhero Arjuna (with arch trickster Krishna) destroys the Khandava forest. Losing his wife and his entire forest kingdom, serpent king Takshaka assassinates Parikshit, Arjuna's grandson. Parikshit's son Janamejaya performs a colossal sacrifice to destroy the whole race of snakes. Serpent woman Jaratkaru urges her son Astika to stop the genocide.
Can Astika save the planet?