Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Viswavikhyathamaya Mookku @ JT Pac

Lokadharmi performed our play Viswavikhyathamaya Mookku in JTPac Thripunithura, one of the best theatre spaces in India. On 14th of July. Viswavikyathamaya Mookku is an adaptation of the famous story by veteran writer Vaikom Muhammed Basheer, the play speaks about the present hilarious situation our society is locked in. it satirizes the polity, media, and the general tendencies to sensationalize each incident leading to no result. It serves as mirror held to the society and each of us where our on grotesque deformations are reflected. 
Theatrically the play uses masks and gibberish, supplemented with hilarious, grotesque and fast movements. This production is without scenery, costumes, music and facial expression (as actors will all be masked); the production is challenging for the actors as a test of their ability to communicate and sustain the interest of the spectators without such tools. - an experiment in itself.

This show is the 6th performance of the new addition to the repertory of Lokadharmi. Earlier it was performed on various occasions in Kerala and also in the National Theatre festival at Bhubaneswar, Odisha.
It was a pleasure to have Mohanlal and Jose Thomas in the audience and both of them came on to the stage after the show to congratulate the actors and crew of this production. Mohanlal said, ‘This is a well-conceived, well-choreographed play, every one of you did act so well to make this highly enjoyable.”
The artists performing are Selvaraj, Jolly Antony, Johny Thottunkal, Anish Paul, Sujith Kollam, Shaiju T Hamza, Adithye KN, Tony Chacko Stanly, Bhanuvajanen, Sanoj Somarajan, Sreenandini J Prasad, Unnimaya Edanilath, Pradeep Sreenivasan, Shanif Marakkar, Madan Kolavil, and Sreedeep


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