The Tamil drama festival (7 p.m. at the Narada Gana Sabha) hosted by Kartik Fine Arts picks up momentum with popular troupes inaugurating their plays. Today, Chennai Drama House stages ‘Kurukku Vazhiyil Traffic Jam,' a mystery with humour as the common thread.
A straight forward psychiatrist is the protagonist of the thriller pitted against an unscrupulous actor. “It is crazy but has logic,” promises Karthik Bhatt of the troupe. T.V. Radhakrishnan of Sowmya Theatres says that ‘Mazhaiyudir Kaalam' (April 28) is an effort to adapt a novelette.
Augusto's forte is intrigue. It is not uncommon to find two total strangers looking alike. What happens when one of them is a celebrity and the other exploits the resemblance? ‘Achu Asal' of Augusto Creations (April 29) explores this possibility.
Koothapiran's Goodwill Stage Creations presents ‘Maappillai Amaivadhellam,' (April 30), a social drama with a message. It looks at the travails of parents who are in search of a groom for their daughter. In Gurukulam Original Boys Company's ‘Enna Porutham' (May 1), M.B. Murthy discusses marital compatibility, and man's responsibility vis-à-vis society.
After initial misgivings, Vembu Bhagavathar adopts a community of Narikoravas and changes the face of a village. Mayura Priya's ‘Deivathin Kural,' (May 2) written by P. Muthuraman, portrays the difficulties the Bhagavathar faces in the process. The curtain comes down with Rail Priya's ‘Ready Made Family' (May 3) that promises to be a breezy affair. Uncle Sadagopan, who brings up hero Pattabhi, is very clear that he should marry a girl from a large family. Priya, however, has no relatives but Pattabhi is not going to give up his sweetheart.