Ottamthullal

Ottamthullal

Ottam Thullal is a popular form of entertainment where one actor through dance and songs narrates a story in simple verses, which could easily be understood by the general public. This performing art form is supposed to have been introduced by Kalakkathu Kunchan Nambiar.

Humour and sarcasm about the traits of human character and society, expressed in the verses and actions of the artiste add spice to the performance and contribute to the popularity of this art form. Variations of Ottanthullal, though not much popular, exist and are called Parayan and Seethankan thullal. The fact that at a time when all serious literary works and art forms followed Sanskrit language, Thullal, to suit the taste of the common people, followed Malayalam, helped it gain wide acceptance and popularity.

All traditional major Thullal stories are from epics, especially Mahabharata. However, mundane themes from day to day life are also selected and presented nowadays, occasionally. In Thullal, the costumes of the actor is comparatively simple in comparison to Kathakali, as can be seen from the illustration. There will be a supporting singer who repeats the verses sung by the performer, giving him opportunity for dance and limited acting.

Source :www.artkerala.com

More Related Links
Thiraseela.com :: An Online Media for Performing Arts
Suresh Kaliyath Ottanthullal performer
Mohanakrishnan Kalamandalam Ottanthullal Performer
Gopinathaprabha Kalamandalam Ottamthullal Performer
Thamarakudy Karunakaran Master Ottanthullal performer
Balachandran C Ottamthullal Performer
Devika Vishnu Ottanthullal performer
Monish Kumar Ottanthullal performer
Ilankan Vishnu Ottanthullal performer
Raghunadhan Nair Eavoor Ottanthullal performer
Nandakumar Kalamandalam Ottanthullal performer
K R Mani Pala Ottanthullal Performer
Prabhakaran Kalamandalam Ottanthullal Performer
Devaki Kalamandalam Ottamthullal
Manoj Mulankadakam Ottamthullal
Arathi krishna Ottmthullal
Rekhunathan thullal
Copyright protected. 
All rights reserved to Thiraseela.com