''Ashadabhuti'' written by A.N. Murthyrao is the Kannada adaptation of the play ''Tartuffe'' by Moliere. Originally meant The Impostor, or The Hypocrite is one of the most famous theatrical comedies
by Molire. In the Kannada adaptation by A.N. Murthyrao, a spiritual guru, a mentor Subba Shastri, misleads the owner of the house, Shankarappa and indulges himself into activities against which he always preaches. This drama play
depicts the hypocrisy of such persons when they preach something and act something else.