Kalidasa Kalakendram

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Kalidasa Kalakendram
Macbeth by Kalidasa kalakendram.JPG
A scene from Macbeth by Kalidasa Kalakendram
Formation January 25, 1963 (1963-01-25)
Type Theatre group
Purpose Professional Drama
Location
Membership
O. Madhavan - Founder
Vijayakumari - Secretary
Mukesh - Promoter
Artistic director(s)
E. A. Rajendran

Kalidasa Kalakendram (Malayalam: കാളിദാസ കലാകേന്ദ്രം) is a professional drama theateric group founded by O. Madhavan[1], a well-known Malayalam theatre director, in Kollam, Kerala. The group was founded in 25th January 1963 as a society under the parent organaisation, Paul Foundation.[2]

History[edit]

The city of Kollam in Kerala is well-known for its affinity to Drama and drama theaters. There were more than 450 drama troupes in Kollam in the past.[3] Kalidasa Kalakendram is one among them, founded by thespian O. Madhavan on 25th January 1963 with the support of O. N. V. Kurup, Vaikom Chandrasekharan Nair and Devarajan Master.[4] Now the troupe is managed by Sandhya Rajendran(daughter of O. Madhavan), E. A. Rajendran(son-in-law of O. Madhavan), Actor Mukesh(son of O. Madhavan), Jayasree Syamlal(daughter of O. Madhavan) and Syamlal(son-in-law of O. Madhavan).[5]

Famous plays by Kalidasa Kalakendram[edit]

  • Aagamam
  • Chakravarthy
  • Chakravyooham
  • Circus
  • Deepthi
  • Doctor
  • Hamsageetham
  • Janani Janmabhoomi
  • Kaakkapponnu
  • Kadalpalam
  • Kadannalkoodu
  • Karuna[6]
  • Kuttavum Sikshayum
  • Macbeth[7]
  • Muthuchippi
  • Pravaham
  • Rainbow
  • Rakthanakshathram
  • Rashtrabhavan
  • Sangamam
  • Sankhumudra
  • Simhanaadam
  • Swantham Lekhakan
  • Thanneer Panthal
  • Theeram
  • Thuramukham
  • Yamuna
  • Yudhabhoomi
  • Vilambaram[8]

Movies[edit]

In 2012, Kalidasa Kalakendram ventured into film production through the Malayalam movie Hide n' Seek, directed by Anil. Divyadarshan, the grandson of O. Madhavan, played the lead role in the movie. The movie production house of Kalidasa Kalakendram was named as Kalidasa International Movies.[9]

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Actor O. Madhavan passes away". The Hindu. 20 August 2005. Retrieved 25 July 2017. 
  2. ^ "Kalidasa Kalakendram - Society Information". Indian NGO List. Retrieved 25 July 2017. 
  3. ^ "Kalidasa Kalakendra invests Rs.40 lakh on Macbeth". The Hindu. 26 September 2013. Retrieved 25 July 2017. 
  4. ^ "Novel unfurls memories of bygone days". The Hindu. 24 July 2017. Retrieved 25 July 2017. 
  5. ^ "‘Madhavi’ brings forth memories of yesteryear". The Hindu. 25 July 2017. Retrieved 25 July 2017. 
  6. ^ "The stage is set". Deccan Chronicle. 21 September 2017. Retrieved 21 September 2017. 
  7. ^ "Kalidasa Kalakendra invests Rs.40 lakh on Macbeth". The Hindu. 26 September 2013. Retrieved 25 July 2017. 
  8. ^ "Kalidasa Kalakendra invests Rs.40 lakh on Macbeth". Malayala Sangeetham. Retrieved 25 July 2017. 
  9. ^ "'Kalidasa Kalakendram' to produce a movie". Sify.com. 31 May 2012. Retrieved 25 July 2017.