Documentary Film Screening : Koothu

Date: 27/12/2019
Time: 5:00 pm
Venue: IGNCA Auditorium, Media Centre, 3, Dr. Rajendra Prasad Road, New Delhi

Koothu, a living theatre tradition from Tamil Nadu, brings to life stories about gods, demigods, kings and demons from Indian epics. During the festival season, many Koothu companies tour the countryside, often commissioned by villages to perform for several consecutive nights. Despite its enduring rural popularity, because of its low-caste associations, Koothu struggles to finds place and patronage in urban art circles. The Film delves into the art, aesthetics and politics surrounding Koothu through the work of two Koothu masters, P. Rajagopal and Sambandan Thambiran.

Director : Ms. Sandhya Kumar | Duration : 53 minutes

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