Kalasagaram's 42nd Annual Festival of Music, Dance & Drama is on at Keyes High School, from 28th November to 6th December.
The penultimate day of the 9-day festival will feature a humourous Tamil drama Meesai Aanalum Manaivi by Crazy Creations, Chennai. Written by 'Crazy' Mohan and directed by S B Kanthan, this play is a riotous comedy that revolves round Madhu and the hilarious situations he gets into on account of his frequent but harmless lies.
Then, there is Ramanujam, Madhu's 40-plus unmarried brother-in-law, who falls in love at first sight with every second woman he comes across; Seenu, Madhu's colleague at work who lands him in more trouble in the name of helping him; Mythili, the spinster from Delhi madly in love with Madhu, unaware of his marital status; her trigger-happy brother, an army officer who complicates issues by his indiscretion. Each character abundantly contributes to the chaos.
The schedule of the 9-day festival is as follows:
5:00pm - Nadaswaram By D A Ramulu & Party
6:00pm - Felicitations & Conferring Of The Title "Sangeetha Kalasagara" On Dr. Nookala Chinnasatyanarayana, G J R Krishnan and V Kamalakara Rao
6:30pm - Vocal Recital By Dr. Nookala Chinnasatyanarayana
5:30pm - Prize Distribution To Winners Of Annual Music & Dance Competitions
6:30pm - Bharatanatyam By Priyadarshini Govind
6:30pm - Violin Duet By Lalgudi G J R Krishnan & Lalgudi Vijayalakshmi
6:30pm - Carnatic Vocal By Sudha Raghunathan
6:30pm - Carnatic Vocal By Neyveli Santhana Gopalan
6:30pm - Carnatic Vocal By Malladi Brothers
6:30pm - Fusion Music By Rajesh Vaidya & Party
6:30pm - Tamil Comedy Play Meesai Aanalum Manaivi
6:30pm - Tamil Comedy Play Chocolate Krishna
Kalasagaram is a south-Indian cultural association situated in the East Nehru Nagar of East Marredpally, and has been organising Carnatic music concerts for more than 35 years now. The concerts are usually held in the Keyes High School campus in the open-air theatre. The singers are generally from outside Hyderabad, usually amateurs and upcoming artistes, and quite competent. Kalasagaram also occasionally stages south-Indian classical dances and Tamil plays.
The entry to this cultural festival is by daily donor passes of Rs. 100, Rs. 50 & Rs. 25 per head. Season passes are also available, for Rs. 400, Rs. 300 & Rs. 200 per head. Please contact V Rajagopal, General Secretary of Kalasagaram, at 2773-1775 for further details.