Cultural activist and artwork connoisseur Soorya Krishnamoorthy to make his drama collection, Chayakkadakathakal, into brief movies for Doordarshan


A scene from ‘Theetta Rappayi’, directed by Soorya Krishnamoorthy
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In 2016 that artwork connoisseur and cultural activist Soorya Krishnamoorthy experimented with a brand new type of theatre, “life like drama collection” titled Chayakkadakathakal (Tea store tales). It had six performs set towards the backdrop of the ever present chayakkada (tea store), with the identical set of characters and actors and similar narrative type.

After staging the performs throughout India, he’s now making them into six brief movies. The enterprise, produced by Doordarshan, has already gone on flooring. “The success of the performs went past our expectations and the supply to make brief movies got here from the nationwide broadcaster. I think about it an enormous recognition,” says Krishnamoorthy, who will likely be directing all of the movies.

The tales are set in an imaginary village, Chamundipuram, by the banks of the fictional river Chamundi and the tea store is Chamundivilasam Chayakkada. The six tales are ‘Bheeman Ravunni Nair’, ‘Theetta Rappayi’, ‘Amma Thankamma’, ’Kalathil Padmini Makal Ammu’, ‘Thorappan Gonsalvaz’ and ‘Anamika’.

A scene from ‘Bheeman Ravunni Nair’ directed by Soorya Krishnamoorthy

A scene from ‘Bheeman Ravunni Nair’ directed by Soorya Krishnamoorthy
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‘Bheeman Ravunni Nair’, based mostly on a personality from MT Vasudevan Nair’s work, is about Ravunni, a Kathakali actor who has misplaced one leg and is now an assistant to Nanu Nair who runs the tea store. ‘Theetta Rappayi’ is impressed by the real-life story of a local of Thrissur, who had an insatiable urge for food. ‘Amma Thankamma’ talks concerning the strained relationship between an aged mom and her son who cease by the tea store.

 Soorya Krishnamoorthy

Soorya Krishnamoorthy
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Whereas ‘Kalathil Padmini Makal Ammu’ is the poignant story of a trainer deserted by her husband and her stoic daughter, ‘Thorappan Gonsalvaz’ is a light-hearted story concerning the arrival of two meals inspectors on the tea store and the comedy of errors that follows. ‘Anamika’ options these characters who’re addressed by their occupation and never their names, such because the tailor, oracle, postman and so forth, who’re fixtures on the tea store.

“I ensured that there aren’t any villianous characters in these performs. There may be an innate goodness and innocence to each one,” he explains.

Krishnamoorthy provides that those that acted within the performs will reprise the roles within the brief movies as properly. This consists of Neyyattinkara Krishnan Nair, Arun Nath, Sreekumar Mullassery, Devan Nellimoodu, Noble Norbert, and Rachana Narayankutty amongst others.

Taking pictures is at the moment on and the movies are anticipated to be telecast as 13 episodes subsequent month .



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