Chettinad Players are making big rounds with their spectacular play “Ghatotkachan , An-Envoy of peace”
Secretary and Correspondent ,Dr.Meena Muthiah – Kumara Rani of Chettinad;’s passion for fine arts is undisputed. A connoisseur of arts and culture she encourages her students to a great extent. . Her brain child Chettinad Players – The Theatre House from Chettinad Vidyashram has reached its zenith.
Their earlier productions KARNA”, “VAALI VADHAM”,
“BHEESHMA”, “LANKESHWARA RAAVANA”, “KURUKSHETRA”
“RAGHUVAMSAM” ,“KRISHNA – The soul seeker” and “SUNDARAKANDAM”
“CHAKRAVYUHA” – An Epic on stage”, HANUMAN - The Immortal &
SHIVA - The Eternal Giver was the talk of the town and earned plaudits from the eprople and the press.
Their present production “Ghatotkachan , An Envoy of peace”, the twelfth production of Chettinad Players is a crowd puller .
The protagonist Ghatotkachan ( Raghavendran)enchanted the audience with his vivid portrayal showcasing a gamut of emotions . Ghatotkachan transforms himself to the real character and gets involved in it. Abhimanyu is charming and so is Vatsala. We are shifted to Kurukshetra and for a moment feel that we are there in the battle field.
The scene of the death of Ghatotkachan in the hands of Karna is melancholic.
Each and every actor did his part with elan.
Jayakumar who has directed the play has proved that he is a director par excellence.
Thota Tharini a veteran in the field of stage set up will be remembered for his wonderful and realistic depiction. Elango Kumaravel and Deepika Kumaravel who have scripted the dialogues need special mention as they have brought alive the characters through their powerful dialogues.The light effects by Lawrence were awesome. Amudhalakshmi, Principal of Chettinad Vidyashram is the backbone of Chettinad Players with out whom the play would have never taken off. She is fully committed and her dedication is astounding.