Monday, June 27, 2011

MITTHABAILU YAMUNAKKA

YAMUNAKKA WITH HER HENCHMEN
Today we witnessed an excellent presentation of Drama entitled Mitthabailu Yamunakka at Ravindra Kalakshetra, Bangalore.It's story from D.K. Chouta, from coastal Karnataka, enacted by group called RANGA NIRANTARA.
Yamuna, a powerful landowner, arrogant, ambitious, proud woman from Mitthabailu has powerful backing of her community with lots of henchmen and goons, rules the area, with her own final word. She acquires the neighbouring land area, called Baarebailu, being cultivated by Thyampanna, another headstrong and egoistic man........  the mediation efforts by Gandhiman.....Gopala.....  fails, the two groups end up in terrific fight killing many people from both sides.....
The story ends with Yamuna arrested by police, sent to jail, spends some years in jail........and returns as an old woman....... and dies with a melodrama.....
The powerful enacting of the play was simply mesmerising......acting, dialogue delivery, costumes, stage setting, lighting, background live music and singing (called Ranga Geethegalu)..... are all superb. The festival and local belief..... NEMA... presentation, ......the driver of a bus, not listening to Yamuna was roughed up....... story telling and the background dance and memories..... are some of the incidences in the drama ...... everlasting in the memoirs.........
Mon, 27 June 2011
NEMA..... calling the deity.....
Artists from the Play





1 comment:

  1. Yamunakka seems like a cool person :) with henchmen and all...

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