Chennai Theatre Review

Chennai Sangamam 2011

This year, Chennai Sangamam 2011 was slightly a reduced affair and happened at select parks only which didn’t include my area park. Today evening after seeing the agenda online, I decided to go Nageswara Park, Mylapore. Took my son and went around 7PM in my electric scooter.

The first program was “Dasavatharam”, a Dance Drama by Sri.Zakir Hussain and group. For each avataram, select scenes were taken and were done nicely. For Ramayan it was the scene were Ravanan tries to break the bow but couldn’t even lift it, whereas Lord Rama broke the bow easily. Next was a performance by Murasu Kalaikkuzhu. This included Tamil Nadu Folk arts like Naagu Naiyaandi, Karagam by Kalaimaamani Tamilselvi, Jaanbaavaa Silambaatam,Thangavel Chendai (popular in Kerala and border districts), Poikkaal Kuthirai and Oyilattam (Oyil means Azhagu or Beauty).

For me, it was good entertainment for 3 hours. What I enjoy in Chennai Sangamam is watching the programs in the outdoor along with hundreds of people, the crowd is what makes it fun!. YouTube video recording is here.

Food Court at Nageswara Park, Mylapore
Jaanbaavaa Silambaatam
Karagam
Karagam
Murasu Kalaikkuzhu Oyilaatam
Murasu Kalaikkuzhu Oyilaatam
Chennai Sangamam Schedule in Nageswara Park, Mylapore
Parai attam
Poikkaal Kuthirai
Thangavel Chendai
Zakir Hussain Dasavatharam
Zakir Hussain Dasavatharam
Zakir Hussain Dasavatharam

Video can be watched below: