Second edition of drama festival at R.R. Sabha

“At a time when educational institutions are hardly making youngsters knowledgeable, historical plays educate youth about their heritage and history,” said director Badri in the city on Sunday.

The man who recently gave the remake of ‘Thillu Mullu’ was speaking at the valedictory function of the second edition of the historical drama festival at Rasika Ranjana Sabha.

It is very difficult for stage plays to sustain in today’s world of television and movies. One cannot correct mistakes while staging a play, but in cinema it is possible to rework and even rerelease, Mr. Badri said. “ Drama artistes are aware of the efforts that go behind the stage.The South Zone Cultural Centre is well aware of this and has been providing unwavering support,” said M.S. Mohamed Masthan, general secretary, Tiruchi District Drama Artistes Association. R. Ramachandran, head, Annai stage creations, presided over the event. R. Manoharan, government chief whip, released a drama special booklet. The function began with the drama on Woraiyur Vekaliamman. The play chronicled the battle between good and evil, gods and demons and about kings and queens caught between the battles.

While all the plays and artistes received prizes for participation and hard work, a few senior persons were awarded . K. Venkatadhan, Salem Vijay, Susai Manickam and A. Chandrasekhar received the Kalai Thendral award, while V.P. Sekhar, V. George and Kattur Chitravel received the Kalai Perarasu award. Lifetime achievement awards were given to K.V.S. Vijayavanan and Sathiyeyan.