About MATTE EKLAVYA

Synopsis

Ekalavya represents the most peripheral edge in the Mahabharata. If Vyasa defines Karna as a mere leaf in the great tree of the Mahabharata, then one can imagine that, Ekalavya occupies a zero space. But he is also a great source of hope, because of his resurrection through self- learning. The play examines his sources of knowledge. Ekalavya is seen as a metaphor and his story is woven through contemporary imagination. Ganesha, whose fall from being a local Ganadevata (peoples god) to that of a presiding deity in the fold of mainstream Hinduism, is a subject of humorous critique. Ganesha is haunted in his dreams by Ekalavya, and he starts dreaming of the Ekalavya of the future. Wishing to write about the futuristic Ekalavya, he forces Vyasa to enter his dreams, so that the author of the Mahabharata, might compose a new retelling of the story.

Event Info:

  • Producer: Aadima Ranga Tanda
  • Director: Satyabrata Rout
  • City: Kolar
  • Duration: Kannada, Hindi and English
  • Language: 1 hour 10 minutes

Cast & Crew:

CAST
  • Eklavya: Dingri Naresh
  • Drona: Lakshman K.P/ Satya
  • Arjuna: M. D. Mahantesh
  • Ganesha: Chidambara Poojari
  • Vyasha: Rajappa D. R/ Laxman
  • Shakti: Anjali
  • Mouse: Anjali, Madevi
  • Chorus: Durgamma, Latha, Madevi, Aruna, Shruthi, Durga, Neela, Anjali
CREDIT
  • Choreography: Guru Sadashiv Pradhan
  • Set Design : Smruti Ranjan Biswal
  • Light design: Raghav Prasad Mishra
  • Costume design: Ms. Neela
  • Props: Gangadhar, Chalpati
  • Music Composition: Bhooshan Bhatt
  • Rhythm: Gagan, Gangadhar, Srinivas
  • Music Coordination: Rajappa D. R
  • Singers: Maruthi, Ratnamma, Neela, Narayan Swami
  • Stage hands: Nevil, Durga
  • Production Controller: Mohit
  • Original Hindi play by: Kuldeep Kunal
  • Kannada adaptation: Bhagya Laxmi, K. Ramaiah
  • Lyrics: Kuldeep Kunal, K. Ramaiah