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CHITRAPATA

CHITRAPATA

PLAYWRIGHT

: H S VENKATESHAMURTHY

DESIGN & DIRECTION

: MANJUNATH L BADIGER

MUSIC

: GAJANANA HEGADE

 

 

SYNOPSIS :

 

Dr. H. S. Venkatesha Murthy’s play “Chitrapata Ramayana” is not the story of Valmiki’s Ramayana. This is more of a folk Ramayana. One of Helavanakatte Giriyamma’s poetic works contains some source lines of this. In this play, the author has adopted a style where the story is presented through showcasing pictures & folk styled songs & dances by devotees of goddess ‘Yellamma’, called “Bhootaes”.

 

The current drama depicts an imaginary scenario after the coronation of Rama in Ayodhya. Here, Chandranakhi’s cunning plan leads to Ravana appearing in Seetha’s quarters. “How did he appear there?”, “Who is Chandranakhi?” , “Will there be another war between Rama and Ravana?”… these are some of the questions that the play unravels as it proceeds.

 

“The goal of a story becomes removing darkness and showing light…”

 

In the background of atrocities that women face every day, the play motivates the audience to assess & review the perspective from which women view men, the perspective from which men need to view women, women’s freedom of expression and most importantly the relationship between a mother and child.

 

CAST DETAILS

 

Jogi / Laxmana

Madhu Shrikar

Jogi

Sandesh Jain

Jogi

Harish Rudraiah

Bhoote

Pramila Shrikar

Bhoote

Dhanya Badiger

Chabdranakhi

Sowmyashri

Koravanji

Savita Avarsang

Shhorpanakhi

Pradeep

Seethe

Swetha Shrinivas

Ravana

Renuka Prasad H S

Rama

Padmaprsada Jain

Tere Vyakthi

Chetan Gowda

Tere Vyakthi

Sandeep Bevinahalli

 

BACK STAGE

Music / Keyboard

Gajanana Hegade

Percussions

Venkatesh Joshi

Chorus

Varuni Shampur

 

Amrita G K

Mridangam

Uttam

Music Recording

Punyesh

Art

Veeresh M P M

Costumes

Shwetha Shrinivas

 

Vasundhara S P S

Stage

Shrinivas Prasad C

 

Harish Rudriah

 

Darshan

Management

Gangadhar Kareekere

 

Manjunath M S

 

Latha Gangadhar

Properties

Vasundhara S P

 

Tanuja Rudriah

Publicity

Sudhakar Jain

Make Up

Raghavendra Prasad C

Sound & Music Management

Shivanand

Organising

Jayathirtha B V

Lighting

Ravindra Poojary

 

Ranjit Kantharaj

Design & Direction

Manjunath L Badiger

Quotes