Suswara Arts Academy has been around for ten years now, and has been involved
in various cultural programs. Sri Manikanta Charitam is a play written by Prakash
Rao, and is being staged for the first time. It is based on the story of Ayyappa
Swami. This play is being directed by Mr B Sriraju, who also plays the role of
Prakash Rao, the playwright himself, plays the role of Manikanta. Others in the
cast are K Gayatri as Mohini, Lakshminaryana as Agastya, Jayalakshmi, Rajkumar,
G Venkatachary, Srinivas, N V V Satyanarayana and others. The music is by K V
Krishna Rao and K Jayalakshmi.