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PROMISING ARTISTE: Revathi Sathi in a scene from `Poothanamoksham.'
PROMISING ARTISTE: Revathi Sathi in a scene from `Poothanamoksham.'

VINU VASUDEVAN

Revathi Sathi captured the attention of the audience with her graceful expressions.

Revathi Sathi enthralled the audience with her Nangiarkoothu performance at Vylloppilly Samskriti Bhavan. Not a surprising feat, as her teacher is none other than her mother, renowned Nangiarkoothu exponent Margi Sathi. In fact, mother and daughter have performed `Udyanavarnana' from `Sriramacharitham.' Revathi has also performed `Seethaswayamwaram' on quite a few occasions. Performing `Poothanamoksham,' for the first time, the 16-year-old captured the attention of the audience with her graceful expressions. To make her performance stand out, the usual manodharma attoms were avoided and new elements were added. The usual scenes of what Poothana sees on the way to Lord Krishna's residence were avoided.

Vivid portrayal

Instead of enacting scenes depicting women churning for butter and women engaged with household chores, she chose to portray women dancing and mothers lulling children to sleep. The scenes towards the end when Poothana gets annoyed were well executed. Margi Sathi explained the meanings of the mudras performed. Vinuvina, a student of Margi Sathi, recited the Sanskrit slokas with fluency and clarity.

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