Plays

The palys of G.Sankara Pillai

Pushpakireedam (Flory Crown)
It is one of the touching plays of the celebrated dramatist Prof. G.Sankarapillai. The story unfolds the endless love of a grand father and his grand son. The play purifies the children’s mind by giving a massage that they should not build anything on the rocks of lies and deceit. The play becomes highly dramatic when the children on the wrong path turn to right way.

Nizhal (The Shadow)
The play throws light on to the foolishness of King and his courtiers. They follow the shadow of the queen’s lost Diamond necklace. There comes a prophet and he helps them to find out the truth behind the shadows. He invokes them not to follow the shadow, but the truth

Gurudakshina (Offering to the master)
It is the masterpiece work of Prof. G.Sankara Pillai. The play presents the story of a guru(master), his daughter and his four disciples. The four disciples decide to give an offering to the Guru. Their travel to attain the goal is the subject of the play. The play teaches us knowledge is a sharpened sword that should be used properly with pure hands. The play was directed by Sri. K.Kochunarayana Pillai.

Nidhiyum Neethiyum (Treasure and Justice)
The play is a fight in between good and evil. The play Wright here also uses the grand mother (Muthassi) as a device to tell the story to the children. The play is also meant to purify the heart of the students audience.

Maddalangal (Drums)
The plot is taken from ‘Panchathanthra’ It is very different play and is isolated from all other plays of Prof. G.Sankara Pillai. It reveals the problems of the children who are not allowed to enjoy their childhood freely. The playwright skillfully presents the problems of the children by making fictious court of children.

Ponnumkudam (Golden Pot)
It is the story of a king who declares to give a pot of gold for finding out his lost daughter. The imprisoned black boys, the king, minister, Mallika the princess the cat named Pournami are the central Charecters of the play.

Chithra Salabhangal (Butterflies)
The story of a five goddess of forest who are in a curse and get free from it. One of the central charactors is a grand mother who saves the goddesses from the attack of a lion.

Thamara (Lotus)
The play is a different concept and it presents three water nymphs coming out from the beneath of Lotus. They want to study the problems of Mankind. The presentation of the play is notable for its lyrical beauty and rhythamic movements.

Orukoottam Urumbukal (A group of Ants)
The very specialty of the plays is the characters are ants. The play starts with a conflict between the red and black ants it is like a racial fight together when they are under the threat of a common enemy- a spider. It asserts the theme that if you can gather together you can win.

Other plays

Synopsis of the play- Snehadoothan
The play Snehadoothan centers around the momentous decision the young Prime Sidhartha’s resolve to leave worldly pleasures, palace, power, his parents, beautiful wife, young child and all his friends, admires, relatives and subjects in search of greater aspects of life. Young Sidhartha’s decision does not appeal to his father, mother, wife or his friends who assess life in terms of material attainments.
Sidhartha views worldly possessions and attainments meaningless. Ultimate Truth, causes of suffering and other worldly woes certainly are due to something else. He leaves the palace not out of disgust but because of his profound awareness that there are greater truths beyond these visible truths. And he leaves all this in happiness and with full of conviction.
To weave a play of this drama of immense significance and relate it to the contemporary societies changing ethos and values require inspirit courage and only mastermind can perceive the depth of this. G.Sankara Pillai’s deft handling of this situation has won him great acclaim

Sanmthiyay Santhigeethamay
In a bold attempt this year we produced a dance drama The Melody of peace: Santhiyay Santhigeethamai in the traditional style on Gandhi’s life and massage. We would like to take this production to as many institutions as possible in the coming months and years.

KIRATHAM
The play written by Prof. G.Sankara Pillai deals with the insensitivity shown by the so-called civilized world to values, traditions retained and assiduously nurtured by the tribal communities. The tribal community is under threat according to the dramatist and unprincipled men from the privileged segments of society make serious inroads in to even the private lives of the innocent tribal men and women. Tribal women are the soft targets of the cunning educated men from the towns. Exploitation of different types follows and such tactics have been going on for centuries.
‘Kiratham’ depicts with courage and convincing details the plight of an innocent tribal woman, who was lured in to a romantic relationship with a city-dweller who after sometime leaves her to utter desolation. She waits for him, hopefully, innocently while several groups of forest climbers pass by her dwelling. Her waiting continues and her songs echoes and resonates for ages.

Moodhevi Theyyam
Moodhevi Theyyam, a play in Malayalam by the renowned playwright Prof. G.Sankara Pillai has been hailed as a powerful and heart-renting exploration of the cruelty and insensitiveness with which society treats woman. Cruelty to woman unfortunately increases as the tentacles of consumerism and materialism tighten their grip. G.Sankara Pillai, who has successfully brought to theatre ‘woman issue’ stands out as one of the pioneers in modern Indian Theatre and ‘Moodhevi Theyyam’, provokes and courageously tears off the veil of hypocrisy, patronage, a male dominated society which refuses to consider women as their equal partners condescendingly grants.
The play provokes and encourages people to look inwardly and ask for remedies as well as sources of the ills. It has a contemporary relevance and if interpreted and produced artistically would be a powerful effort to awareness creation and women empowerment.

Pushpakireedam


Nizhal (The Shadow)


Gurudakshina (Offering to the master)


Nidhiyum Neethiyum (Treasure and Justice)


Chenkolum Maravuriyum


Kiratham


Moodhevitheyyam


   
 
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