The Telugu theater crowd has an inexplicable love for a handful of plays - Harischandra, Chintamani, Sri Krishna Rayabharam, Satyabhama etc. Agreed, these are undeniable classics, yet, it is a mystery how audience can still derive a kick out of lines they can probably predict in advance.
This season particularly, sees a spate of Harischandra and Chintamani plays, staged undoubtedly by artists of varying, but immense talent. The magic certainly lies in the subtleties of enactment, the artist who brings in a little of himself to a historical legend.
Kalarajyam's Harishchandra will feature Kanakambaram and Bhandari Padmavati in the timeless tale of the king who sold his wife and demanded payment from his destitute wife, for payment of the cremation of their son. All this in aid of fulfilment of a promise made to Vishwamitra. His incredible sacrifices to uphold truth and his word, earned him and his family a place in heaven and made his name synonymous with integrity and honesty of character for all time to come.
The play will be staged on the 24th of March from 1800 hrs onwards at Thyagaraja Gana Sabha. Please contact Bhaskar Rao of Kalarajyam at 93473-58271 for further details.