Kathakali Festival at Cherppu, Thrissur District

Aug 16, 2022 to Aug 20, 2022

Date:16- 20 Aug 2022; Kathakali festival  titled Bhaimeekamitham based on the play Nalacharitham and organized by Cherppu Kathakali Aswadaka Vedi. 

Date: 16- 20 Aug 2022: 

Venue: Sopanam Samskarika Nilayam, Cherppu, Thrissur, Kerala

Time: 03.00pm

This year, the five day Kathakali festival focuses on ‘Nalacharitham’, a classic play in Kathakali. Popular and distinguished artistes in the field of Kathakali will participate in the festival titled ‘Bhaimeekamitham’. The festival is organized by Cherppu Kathakali Aswadaka Vedi.

The Schedule:

16 Aug 2022:  

Story/play: Nalacharitham Onnam Divasam

Artistes: Sadanam Krishnankutty (As Nalan in the first part), Kalamandalam Haridas Guruvayur (Naradan), Sadanam Bhasi (Hamsam), Haripriya Nambuthiri (Damayanthi in the first part), Kottakkal Pradeep (Thozhi and also as Saraswathi), Kalamandalam Vignesh (Thozhi), Kalamandalam Shanmughan (Nalan in the final part), Kalamandalam Chinosh Balan (Indran), Kalamandalam Ashik (Agni), Kalamandalam Ajeesh Babu (Yaman), Kalamandalam Akhil Varma (Varunan), Kottakkal Raju Mohan (Damayanthi in the final part),

Supporting Artistes:

Kottakkal Narayanan, Sadanam Shivadasan, Abhijith Varrier, Kalamandalam Jayaprakash, Jishnu Orupulassery (Singers), Kalanilayam Udayan Nambuthiri, Kalamandalam Venu Mohan, Kalamandalam Sreeraj Chenda percussionists), Kalamandalam Harinarayanan, Kalamandalam Hariharan, Kalamandalam Sreejith (Madhalam Percussionists), Kalamandalam Sukumaran and Kalamandalam Sudheesh (Chutty).

17 Aug 2022

Purappadu: Kalamandalam Arun Raju (As Nalan) and Kalamandalam Naveenkumar (Damayanthi)

Story/Play: Nalacharitham Randaam Divasam (Part 1)

Artistes/Actors: Kalamandalam Balasubramanian (As Nalan) , Kalamandalam Chambakkara Vijayakumar (Damayanthi), Kottakkal Devadas (Kali), Kalanilayam Sundaran (Dwaparan), Shilpa Varrier Kalakshethram (Indran), Kalamandalam Prasanth Vaikom (Pushkaran), Kalamandalam Arun Raju (Pakshi), Kalamandalam Naveen Kumar (Kala), Kalanilayam Sundaran (Dhoothan),

Supporting Artistes:

Kottakkal Madhu, Kalamandalam Vinod, Sadanam Jyothish Babu, Sreedevan Cherumittam (Singers), Kalamandalam Balasundaran, Kalamandalam Hareesh Marar, Midhun Murali Thrippunithura (Chenda percussionists), Kalamandalam Varavoor Haridas, Kalamandalam Venu, Kalamandalam Ramdas Nambissan Chalakkudy (Madhalam percussionists), Kalamandalam Satheeshan, Kalamandalam Sudheesh (Chutty).

18 Aug 2022

Story/Play: Nalacharitham Randamm Divasam(Final Part) & Nalacharitham Moonam Divasam (Part 1)

Artistes/Actors: Sadanam Vijayan Varrier (AS Damayanthi), Kottakkal Nandakumaran Nair (Kattalan), Kalamandalam Praveen, Kalamandalam Arun Raju ( Sarthavahakan 1 & 2), Abhinav Ashok (Chedi Rajhni), Kalamandalam Vipin Sankar (Sudevan), Kalamandalam Shibi Chaklravarthi (Bheema Rajavu), Kalamandalam Arun Varrier (Velutha Nalan),

Supporting Artistes:

Deepa Palanad, Meera Ram Mohan, Adrija Varma, Hridya Mundanad (Singers), Kalamandalam Vijayakrishnan, Kalamandalam Sudheesh (Chenda percussionists), Kalanilayam Manoj, Biju Attupuram (Madhalam Percussionists), Kalamandalam Vyshak (Chutty).

19 Aug 2022

Story/Play: Nalacharitham Moonaam Divasam (Final part)

Artistes/Actors: Priya Kodanad (As Karkkodakan), Kalamandalam Adithyan (Nalan and also as Rituparnan), Kalamandalam Soman (Bahukan in the first part), Kalamandalam Sayanth (Jeevalan), Kalamandalam Aromal (Varshneyan), Padmashri Kalamandalam Gopi (as Bahukan in the second part), Kalamandalam Kesavan Nambuthiri (Sudevan), Sadanam Sadanandan (Damayanthi), Kalamandalam Neeraj (Bahukan in the final part), Kalamandalam Shibi Chakravarthi (Kali),

Supporting artistes:

Pathiyur Sankarankutty, Kalanilayam Rajeevan, Kalamandalam Vishwas, Kalamandalam Vishnu (Singers), Kalamandalam Krishnadas, Sadanam Ramakrishnan, Kalamandalam Srivin (Chenda percussionists), Kalamandalam Raj Narayanan, Kalanilayam Prakashan Midhun Murali Thrippunithura (Madhalam Percussionists), Kalanilayam Saji, Eroor Manoj(chutty).

20 Aug 2022

Story/Play: Nalacharitham Naalam Divasam(Sampoornam)

Artistes/Actors: Kalamandalam Praveen (As Rituparnan), Margi Vijayakumar (Damayanthi in the first part), Induja Cheruliyil (Kesini), Kalamandalam Naveenkumar (Bheeemarajave), Kottakkal Kesavan Kundalayar (Bahukan), Kalamandalam Mayyanad Rajeevan Nambuthiri (Nalan), Kalamandalam Vipin Sankar (Damayanthi in the final part), Kalamandalam Adithyan (Pushkaran), Kalamandalam Sreeraman (Hamsam), Kalamandalam Vignesh (Naradan).

Supporting Artistes:

Nedumpalli Ram Mohan, Sreerag Varma, Naveen Rudran, Abhijith Varma (Singers), Kottakkal Vijayaraghavan, Krishnapraveen Poduvaal, Sreehari Panaavoor (Chenda percussionists), Kottakkal Radhakrishnan, Kalamandalam Jayaprasad, RLV Jithin (Madhalam percussionists), Kalamandalam Ravikumar, Midhun Murali Thrippunithura (Chutty).

For Details:

Rajeev Cherppu- 9447254520,

Biju Kaplingad- 9744882838.

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