AV Art Service presents:

Kindhan Charithiram, A play in Tamil

Created & Performed by Kali, Dharani and David
Lighting L. Binu Kumar (Binu)
Stage Manager: Amruthlal T (Shaan)
Directed by Rajiv Krishnan
A Perch and Indianostrum Théâtre collaboration

Watch the play:
22nd Kuilai Cultural Centre
23rd Thamarai Learning Centre
24th Udhayam Educational and Cultural Center
At 7pm

About the play
Who is Kindhan? What do a Banyan Tree, a Tea-master, a blind-singer, a criminal godmother and an unexpected lady-love have to do with his life? And how does MGR figure in all his critical moments?
Come, watch and enjoy this colourful, musical journey…

Directorial note:
Kindhan Charithiram was created in a span of 20 days, under a 40 year old Banyan tree in Good Earth near Auroville and at Indianostrum Theatre, Pondy. We were clear from the beginning that we wanted to do something that was light hearted and fun, not sad or depressing – we had had our fill of the latter during the ongoing pandemic. Like we always work, the actors sat together and wrote the story they wanted to tell, which we then fleshed out over several improvisations. We wanted the form to be a storytelling, musical one that would appeal to all, the actors moving seamlessly between narrators and characters. As we normally do, we started performing to small invited audiences very early on in the process and this helped filter out the bad, the boring and purely self- indulgent. Songs from the films of the Tamil film icon (and former chief minister) MGR, replete with social message, play a pivotal role in the play. Whether you know Tamil or not, whether you’ve watched theatre or not, we believe that there’s something for everyone in this play – maybe just being in a shared live performance space, laughing and enjoying a moment together as a community. Something that has been missing for so long. Come, join us.

About the Cast & Crew:
Kali is a theatre actor who now lives in Pondy. She identifies herself as a Madras Ponnu. She works with theatre groups based in Pondy and France.

Dharani Originally from Coimbatore, now c/o Pondy, Dharani was working for a TV channel when he discovered theatre. Whilst not acting you can find him working with children, organizing events and singing from mountain tops.

David is a self taught musician. He can squeeze music out of anything, not just instruments. He also loves cooking. His beef curry is world famous.

Binu is a theatre man through and through. From acting to direction to lighting to music to martial arts he revels in it all.

Shaan is an organizer and arts manager extraordinaire. While not managing events he takes cares of animals. His two pet plants are called Anbu and Aasai.

Rajiv is a theatre director from Chennai, Bangalore and now Pondy, where he is building a house near Auroville. Apart from creating work, he likes people-gazing, nature-walking and day-dreaming.

Perch is a theatre collective based out of Chennai, Pondy, Bangalore and other places. Established in 2008, it has staged all of 12 plays and done over 500 shows in many cities, all kinds of venues and festivals. It’s work is visual, musical, collaborative, and tries to engage the mind, imagination and heart in equal measure.

Indianostrum Théâtre is a Pondicherry based professional theatre troupe that was founded in 2007 by Koumarane Valavane. Indianostrum’s core aim is to expand the role of modern theatre in the cultural life of the country, by developing new modern texts and exploring its relationships with traditional forms and transcending political, social and historical divides.

ஜாலி கான சபா

கிந்தன் சரித்திரம்
தமிழ் நாடகம்
60 நிமிடங்கள்/ ஒரு மணி நேரம்

அனுமதி இலவசம்
அனைவரும் வருக

பெரியோர் முதல் சிறியோர் வரை அனைவரும் விரும்பும் பொழுதுபோக்கு நாடகம்

22 ஏப்ரல் மாலை 7மணி
குயிலை படைப்பு மையம்,
ஆரோவில் சாலை, குயிலாப்பாளையம்
ஆரோவில் பேக்கரி/ ஸ்டேட் பாங்க் அருகில், ஆரோவில்

23 ஏப்ரல் மாலை 7மணி
தாமரை கற்றல் மையம்,
விளையாட்டு மைதானம், அன்னை நகர்,

24 ஏப்ரல் மாலை 7மணி
உதயம் கல்வி மற்றும் கலை மையம்
கைப்பந்து மைதானம்
இரும்பை – நெசல் சாலை, அம்பேத்கர் நகர், கோட்டக்கரை, ஆரோவில்
ரிலையன்ஸ் கோபுரம் பின்புரம்

கிந்தன் கிந்தன்னு சொல்றாங்களே..இந்த கிந்தன் யாரு?
அவன் நாடோடி மன்னனா? ஆயிரத்தில் ஒருவனா? அட..அவன் எங்க வீட்டுப் பிள்ளை! அவனுக்கு கலங்கரை விளக்கமா இருந்தவங்க யாரு? அன்பே வான்னு சொன்ன காதல் ராஜகுமாரி என்ன ஆனா?

நல்லவன் வாழ்வான் அப்படின்னு நம்பின கிந்தன் வாழ்க்கையில ஆனந்த ஜோதி ஒளி விட்டதா?

என்னடா கேள்வி மேல கேள்வியா கேக்கறாங்களேன்னு டென்ஷன் வேணாங்க! நாங்க ஜாலியா சொல்லுற கதைய ஜில்லுனு ஜாலியா பாக்க வாங்க! ஆடலாம்..பாடலாம்.. வாழ்க்கைய கொண்டாடலாம்!

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