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Malayalam adaptation of Marathi play at Krithi fair

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Begum Panicker to be staged at festival venue

The Malayalam adaptation of Satish Alekar’s Marathi play Begum Barve will be staged at the Krithi International Book Fair at 6 p.m. on Saturday.

Written in 1979, the play with four characters was noted for its extraordinarily perennial relevance. The play, independently adapted to the Malayalam stage with the title, Begum Panicker, is expected to add verve to Malayalam theatre, say organisers. Its characters refuse to acknowledge their lives’ reality, caught as they are in a web of distasteful realities and sensuous yearnings.

Actor and theatre faculty member Ramesh Varma dons the key role in the play in which C.M. Arun, Saranjith, and Arun Kumar also appear. Kumaravarma is the director of the play, which is presented by the Fine Arts Consortium of Sree Sankara University of Sanskrit, Kalady.

Talk by N.S. Madhavan

On its third anniversary, the H&C Readers Forum will present talks by writer N.S. Madhavan on the ‘Politics of Reading’ and Kaleeswaram Raj on ‘Power and Portrayal’ at Krithi-2018 on Saturday at 3 p.m. A conversation with cartoonist E.P. Unny, ‘Without Introduction’, will also be held at Vayalar Hall at the book fair venue at Marine Drive.

Several artists, writers, filmmakers, and intellectuals have taken part in the ‘My life, My Reading’ series of monthly interactions and lectures organised by the forum, a readers’ collective in town, over the last three years.

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