About Chitrapata

Synopsis

Kannada’s famous poet and playwright, H. S. Venkatesha Murthy, has put on stage an imaginary episode different from the original Ramayana. Even after Ravana’s demise, his sister, Shoorpanakhi, is seething to seek revenge on Rama and appears on stage in the form of a Koravanji (a gypsy wife). She pretends to be Seetha’s childhood friend and gains entry into the palace. Convincing Seetha about their childhood friendship she eventually instigates Seetha to paint a portrait of Ravana. The picture remains incomplete without a Drishti (Vision) as Seetha refuses to give vision to the painting. She then manages to send Seetha away on some pretext and gives vision to the picture herself. Becoming the reason for Ravana’s rebirth this marks the beginning of strife in the relationship between Rama and Seetha. Though Seetha treats & fondles Ravana as the child of her creation, she falls prey to Rama’s outrage. Seeing Seetha’s insult, Ravana opposes Rama. Along with Lakshamana, Rama manages to overpower Ravana. Rama seems small and Lakshmana insignificant in front of an infuriated Seetha who is unable to bear the atrocity against her son Ravana. Eventually affection & motherhood win and jealousy & maliciousness lose.

Event Info:

  • Producer: Samasthi
  • Director: Manjunath L. Badiger
  • Duration: Kannnada
  • Language: 85 minutes

Cast & Crew:

  • PLAYWRIGHT : H S VENKATESHAMURTHY
  • DESIGN & DIRECTION : MANJUNATH L BADIGER
  • MUSIC : GAJANANA HEGADE
CAST DETAILS
  • Jogi / Laxmana Madhu Shrikar
  • Jogi Sandesh Jain
  • Jogi Harish Rudraiah
  • Bhoote Pramila Shrikar
  • Bhoote Dhanya Badiger
  • Chabdranakhi Sowmya Jain
  • Koravanji Brunda K G
  • Shhorpanakhi Pradeep Devanga
  • Seethe Swetha Shrinivas
  • Ravana Renuka Prasad H S
  • Rama Padmaprsada Jain
  • Tere Vyakthi Harihara Gopalan
  • Tere Vyakthi Sandeep Bevinahalli
BACK STAGE
  • Music / Keyboard Gajanana Hegade
  • Percussions Venkatesh Joshi
  • Chorus Varuni Shampur
  • Amrita G K
  • Mridangam Uttam
  • Music Recording Punyesh
  • Art Veeresh M P M
  • Costumes Shwetha Shrinivas
  • Vasundhara S P
  • Stage Shrinivas Prasad C
  • Harish Rudriah
  • Darshan
  • Management Gangadhar Kareekere
  • Manjunath M S
  • Latha Gangadhar
  • Properties Vasundhara S P
  • Tanuja Rudriah
  • Publicity Sudhakar Jain
  • Make Up Raghavendra Prasad C
  • Sound & Music Management Shivanand
  • Organising Jayathirtha B V
  • Lighting Ravindra Poojary
  • Ranjit Kantharaj
  • Design & Direction Manjunath L Badiger