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Shadow Theatre

Aman Saxena
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We all know that folk theatre is losing its significance with the emergence of new forms of entertainment. Modern Indian music and cinema can easy grab the attention of the audience but the fact is not for too long. It tends to get monotonous and repetitive. People should focus more on folk theatre forms like shadow theatre for its surreal charm and rustic magnificence. I cam to know about it from my recent visit to Kerala. Can anyone tell me more about this lost art?

Posted On : 3/8/2017 3:33:03 AM

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Piyush Sethi
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Yes, you are right. Nothing can replace the beauty of a folk theatre. I am lucky to see a puppet theatre when I visited Rajasthan and now looking forward to the shadow theatre. Thanks for the information.

Posted On : 3/11/2017 2:53:56 AM

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Aman Saxena
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Yes, I came to know about this form of theatre in Kerala. It is called `Tolpava Koothu`. Thankfully it is still popular among the village locals. Rally an amazing form of art and entertainment.

Posted On : 7/5/2017 4:22:55 AM

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Minakshi Iyer
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I have spent my childhood in Kerala and have seen many shadow theatres and this form of art still lingers in my mind. Mostly it is done using puppets on the other side of an illuminated screen. The theme mainly involves mythical stories. It is a pastoral beauty to behold. This kind of art should never die.

Posted On : 7/6/2017 4:41:18 AM

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Drishti Patel
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Hey I just came across this article here: www.indianetzone.com/59/tolpava_koothu.htm it describes the art form in minuscule details. Have a good read people.

Posted On : 7/10/2017 4:19:12 AM

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