Saturday, July 12, 2008

KARNNABHARAM Travels to Kolkota



KARNABHARAM (The anguish of Karna), The Malayalam adaptation of the Sanskrit Classic Performed by Lokadharmi Kochi Kerala travels to Kolkota. The play is written by Mahakavi Bhasa, translated into Malayalam by Kavalam Narayana Panikker, Music direction by Bijibal and the Design & Direction is done by Chandradasan.
· This play has won the prestigious awards for Best play, best stage design & best costume design from Mahindra Excellence in Theatre Awards 2008.
· Also nominated for best Actor, best Ensemble and best Choreography in the festival
This play is performed widely in major theatre festivals all over India including Bharath Rang Mahotsav New Delhi 2006. Karnnabharam was performed in the cities of Bangalore, Gulbarga (Karnataka), Hyderabad, Vijayanagaram (Andhra Pradesh), Jagdalpur (Chatisgad), Cuttack (Orissa), Patna (Bihar), New Delhi, Kurukshethra (Hariyana) and now in Kolkota.
The play will be performed in Kolkota As part of Ganakrishti Natya Utsav 2008, organised in collaboration with East Zone Cultural centre Kolkota. The two shows at Kolkota are at– Bharatheeyam Cultural multiplex Kolkota on 21.07.2008 and the second at Rabindrasadan on 22.7.2008.
This is the 312th and 313th shows of the play that has been widely performed all over India.

The artists traveling to perform the play are Sumesh Chittooran, Sudheer Babu C.S, Selvaraj.V.R, Pradeep Chittoor, Madan Kolavil, Jyothi Madan, Sebastian K. Abraham, Santhosh Piravom, Sijin Sukumar, Jolly Antony, Nandan Palluruthy, Ajaikumar Thiruvankulam, Sanosh Palluruthy, Aadarsh Madhav, Subramanian, Jebin Jesmes, Gireesh Menon and Chandradasan


1 comment:

deepak said...

dear chandradasan,

i am an ardent fan of malayalam movies and realistic drama.. but, have never been to a traditional theatre performance before yesterday (partly because, i am only an ocassional visitor to kochi these days, because of being employed in bangalore).. yesterday was when i had the opportunity to watch karnnabharam as part of the pranamam festival.. man, it was amazing.. i had never imagined that traditional theatre could actually hold somebody like me (who is watching a traditional performance for the first time) truly glued to the play for the entire length.. u truly have done a wonderful job.. and am sure u have other wonderful plays in ur repertory.. i read ur blog almost completely.. truly agree with you regarding the lack of performance spaces.. and people, am sure, would be willing to pay and watch such excellent works.. btw, i have a small suggestion.. would u be able to, in ur blog or elsewhere, have a list of something like 'upcoming events' where u put up dates, timings and locations of where lokadharmi's plays are being staged, well in advance.. i live in bangalore, and am sure me (and at least a few malayalees whom i know, in bangalore) would be only very glad to cancel any activities planned for that evening and come and watch ur play.. and me and people like me can forward such information to mailing lists of malayalees in bangalore/kochi and other cities thru new gen communication channels like mailing lists and so on so that more people would be exposed to the traditional malayalam theatre..

thanks in advance for the wonderful play and for your time in reading this comment..

deepak