Henrik Ibsen, the father of modern drama, is still popular and well read around the world for his universal appeal and relevance. It must have been a great challenge for Satyajit Ray, legendary Indian film maker, to adapt Ibsen's play for the film medium for a completely different people with a different culture. This transformation has brought a new outlook in the film Ganashatru. Ganashatru is a strong critique of religion and the corrupt practices emerging out of this institution. I became interested in Ray's interventions and adjustments that he brought in his film to expose hypocrisy and religious corruption. I was also very much interested in showing how Ray relates the evils to his contemporary time and place to make it a local experience.