“If Untouchable is the fruit of their first efforts, Tamasha seems set to lead the way in the ensuing decade.”
Times of India
adapted by Sudha Bhuchar and Kristine Landon-Smith from the novel by Mulk Raj Anand
Set in 1930s India, at a time of tremendous political upheaval, Tamasha's debut hit hard at the treatment of India’s lowest classes. Taking a day in the life of Bakha, a 17-year-old latrine cleaner, it laid bare his daily struggle for survival amid the hypocrisies of the high caste Hindus.
Untouchable opened at Riverside Studios on 4 December 1989, playing alternate nights in English and Hindi.