Kaanalvariyum Kaarigei Nilaiyum – Madhavi’s story
Kaanalvariyum Kaarigei Nilaiyum – Madhavi’s story

Kaanalvariyum Kaarigei Nilaiyum – Madhavi’s story

DATE

19 Nov (Fri) - 21 Nov (Sun)

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TIME

Friday, 20:00 - 20:00

Saturday, 15:00 - 15:00, 20:00 - 20:00

Sunday, 15:00 - 15:00, 20:00 - 20:00

PRICE

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LOCATION

Esplanade. Esplanade Theatre Studio

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The Silappathikaram by Ilango Adigal is the first epic narrative written in Tamil. A timeless classic, it is one of India’s literary masterpieces. The story revolves around the lives of three characters: Kovalan, a rich businessman, his wife Kannagi and the courtesan, Madhavi. This tale of passion, revenge, valour has lent itself to many adaptations both in dance and cinema. Against the backdrop of his narrative is the detailed cultural and geographical depiction of the Tamil land nearly 200 years ago.

Bharathaa Arts present an adaptation of this text from Madhavi’s perspective. The story of her life is related as a flashback through a conversation with her daughter, Manimegalai, who lives in a Buddhist monastery with her.

The narrative will dwell on the emotional upheavals in the life of Madhavi, who falls in love with Kovalan but chooses to renounce her life to become a Buddhist monk. This dance-drama will bring alive traditional folk dances practiced in those times and show the rich cultural heritage of the Tamil people of the Sangam Chola period.

Paired with songs of longing, Kaanalvariyum Kaarigei Nilaiyum isa story of a woman’s turmoil that unravels the universal emotions of love, betrayal and search for peace.

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