Mahabhoj is a play adapted from the same-name novel written by Mannu Bhandari. It tells the story of a recently murdered young activist and how his murder gets politicized. The play portrays how seasonal politicians carefully play the game of politics amidst this murder – influence media and police in order to get favorable outcome. It shows cheap politicians using public sentiment to drive votes. Though written some 40 years ago in India, yet it feels more real and close resemblance with contemporary Nepali politics. In the very start of the play, Biseser, one of the villagers, referred to affectionately as Bisoo, has been found dead. The rest of the play deals with the politician’s attempts at finding out the murderer, while vying for the villagers’ votes.