Puppets, masks relate Mahabharat tale

New Delhi, Nov 7 (IANS) Highlighting the polarising conflicts of the contemporary world, the ‘Mahabharata epic saga was presented on stage with a dynamic narrative which has evolved over a few thousand years through the sung verses of Togalu Gombeyattas Sillakeyata Mahabharata

Directed by Anurupa Roy, the founder of the ‘Kathak’ theatre group, the play was given a twist in its performance using props like puppets, masks and shadow puppets — along with some martial arts.

“Epics like the Mahabharata can never die. And what makes the Mahabharata important is its relevance in the present world as well. So I took relevant portions of the saga and presented it,” Roy said when asked what made her take up the subject.

The performance over the weekend was at the ILF Samanvay 2016 being held here.