A Koodiyattam Festival and presentation of the first D. Appukuttan Nair Award, organised by Nepathya will be held at the Nepathya Koothambalam, Moozhikulam, from December 20-25.
This year the play chosen to be staged is ‘Balivadham,’ the first act from Bhasa’s ‘Abhishekam.’
On the inaugural day, noted mizhavu artiste Kalamandalam Rajeev will be presented with the D. Appukuttan Nair Award.
This will be followed by Koodiyattam, Sree Rama’s entry, which will be presented by Nepathya Rahul. Sree Rama’s recapitulation by Nepathya Vishnuprasad (Dec 21), Sugreeva’s entry by Nepathya Saneesh (Dec 22), Sugreeva’s recapitulation by Kalamandalam Sangeeth Chakyar (Dec 23), Koodiyattam Part I (Dec 24) and Koodiyattam Part II (Dec 25) will be staged.
Margi Madhu will don the roles of Sugreeva and Bali on the last two days respectively.