T his year’s Mali Karnasapatham Award will be given to Kalamandalam Gangadharan at a function to be held at the Kalikota Palace, Tripunithura, on November 7 at 5. 30 p.m.
This will be followed by ‘Karnasapatham’ Kathakali. Sadanam Krishnankutty will don the role of Kunthi for the first time, which will be a notable feature of this performance. Kottakkal Chandrasekharan, Kottarakara Ganga, Geetha Varma and Haripriya Namboodiri will don the main roles.
Kalanilayam Unnikrishnan and Kalanilayam Rajeev (vocal), Kottakkal Prasad (chenda), Kalamandalm Sankara Warrier and Kalamandalam Vineeth (maddalam) will provide the backup.