Folk theatrically


Published: Saturday 30 September 1995

P Rajagoplan, a Kattaikoothu artist, is directing a play "Pancha Bhoodam" which is being staged in various villages of northern Tamil Nadu. Kattaikoothu is a form of folk theatre prevalent in the region that draws its plots from the traditional scriptures and epics. Though even in Panch Bhoodam the religious deities play an important role, the storyline is very much in tune with today's concern for the scarcity of natural resources. Unable to keep up with the demands of humans, the five elements (earth, water, air, fire and space) revolt and leave to complain to Lord Shiva.

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