Set in and around a college campus in Poona (now Pune) in the 1940s, A
Friend’s Story is about three students – the diffident Bapu, the carefree Mitra,
and the deceptive Nama. Essentially a love triangle, A Friend’s Story is Vijay
Tendulkar’s understated Greek tragedy about obsession, jealousy, betrayal,
and a search for redemption. Based on events that took place around the
middle of the last century, about a theme that many still consider taboo, the
play that once expanded the horizons of Indian drama, stands out even today,
as an avant-garde tour-de-force.