Krishna Kala Mandiram presented a musical play based on Nandanaar at the Mylapore Fine Arts Club on 3rd Sept., to a packed audience. And all the artistes were children.
The story of Nandanaar is a part of Periya Puranam, which comprehensively compiles all 63 Nayanmars of Shaivite tradition.
Geetha Narayanan, who is credited with the story, dialogues and direction said that the entire play was performed by kids aged 5 to 15 years.
She added – the bhakti and bhava enacted by the innocent children took devotion to a higher level. Techniques in picturising the much revered story were appreciated by the audience. The life of the Pulaiya community Nandanaar and his relation with Lord Shiva was beautifully portrayed by the team.
Geetha Narayanan is a theatre artiste with Stage Creations (Kathadi Ramamurthy’s troupe).
Credits for this play – Deeptha Pattabhiraman, Asst. Director, Music by R. Giridharan, special effects and screening by Rahul, Guna and Kavitha Shivakumar.