Masaantaar is a play about superstitions and its impact to rural villages of Nepal. The play revolves around the age-old practices of witchcraft and traditional healing in Nepal’s western hills.
The play takes the audience into an imaginary countryside called ‘Masaantar’, where some of the villagers have left the place because of ‘paranormal activities’. Nevertheless, one of the characters named Rupak returns to the village from the city.
The plot then revolves around the contradiction between a conservative and modern mindset, where the entire village except Rupak have a blind faith on jhakri (shaman). Apart from the social evil, the play also raises the issue of brain drain as more than four million Nepali youths are engaged in foreign employment.