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  • Social / Mythological
  • 1 Hour 15 Minutes

The more life changes, the more it remains the same. A traditional temple play Kaali Naadakamâ was stopped as the actor playing Kali killed the actor playing the character Darika. 51 years later, the play is revived with grander production values. But, again Kali kills Darika. For the police this is just a crime. For the media just a sensational story. Is this about caste dynamics? Did Kali restore divine justice? What is the real issue?


  1. Sajitha Madathil: Kali
  2. Priya Sreejith- :Kooli
  3. Zumesh Chittooran: Darikan
  4. V R Selvaraj: Sastrikal
  5. Jayachandran Thakazhikkaran: Temple Committee President
  6. Gopan Mangadu: Temple committee Secretary
  7. Sudhi Panoor: Police Sub-Inspector
  8. Aji Thiruvangulam: Head Constable
  9. Anugraha Paul: Woman Constable
  10. Devika:Hemanth : News Reporter


  1. Mithulesh Cholakkal,
  2. Manoj Bhanu,
  3. Nazarudheen Valiyaveettil,
  4. Chathuri Mohan,
  5. Vishnu K Nair,
  6. Rahul Sreenivasan,
  7. Sajeev Roy.



  1. Folk theatre training and Kalamezhuthu– Guru Nrayana Kurup
  2. Set- Bhanuvajanan
  3. Properties- Zumesh Chittooran
  4. Documentation- Ayillian
  5. Online Campaign- HabeebThangal
  6. Media Coordination – Anand Haridas
  7. Assistant Director- Antony Peter
  8. Subtitles – Shaji Joseph
  9. Makeup design –Pattanam Rasheed
  10. Make up – Kalamandalam Vaishak
  11. Choreography – Sreejit P
  12. Lights design-Sreekanth Cameo
  13. Lights – Jolly Antony
  14. Art and costume- Designer – Shobha Menon
  15. Sound Music Design-Paris Chandran
  16. Written by Sajitha Madathil
  17. Design and Direction Chandradasan
  18. Production and Presentation – Lokadharmi Kochi


The narrative structure of the play is based on the ritual of Kaali Naadakam, where the Goddess kills the Demon and restores justice. The reality of a murder amidst ritual performances links the play to contemporary realities. Elements from many ritual performances are adapted keeping acting styles and narrative subtext as realistic as possible.

The play progresses along two diverse channels of expression – ritual and realism – which sometimes blend. The play is a take on contemporary social issues especially involving atrocities on women and Dalits, changing facades of festival’s rituals and beliefs, state-power, law and order…

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