Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Critically acclaimed play Chayamukhi to be staged in the UAE

Accomplished movie actors Mohanlal and Mukesh play lead roles in the unique theatre presentation. Good Times Tourism, the leading destination management services provider in the UAE, today announced that it will stage the critically acclaimed Malayalam play, Chayamukhi (literally translating into Mirroring the Mind) in the UAE. The unique theatre presentation based on the legendary Indian epic Mahabharat will be staged in three venues in the UAE: Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Ras Al Khaimah. The UAE marks the first international destination for Chayamukhi, which has been commended with rave reviews during its performances in India.

Chayamukhi is scheduled to be staged in Dubai on October 30, 2008, in Abu Dhabi on October 31 and in Ras Al Khaimah on November 2, 2008. It will also be staged in other GCC countries in November.

Commenting on the staging of Chayamukhi in the UAE, Mr. Baby John, Managing Director, Good Times Tourism, said: “We are pleased and honoured to bring Chayamukhi to the UAE. The play will be a visual treat for all theatre enthusiasts here. With illustrious actors such as Mohanlal and Mukesh on stage, Chayamukhi will certainly turn out to be an unforgettable experience for all of us.” Chayamukhi is an interesting amalgam of the elements of classical and ethnic theatres. Mohanlal and Mukesh play the roles of Bhima and Keechika respectively. The play also features a young and talented set of actors.

The story of Chayamukhi revolves around a mirror. Once a person sets his/her eyes on the mirror, it surprisingly exhibits the image of his/her beloved one. The mirror brings much stress and troubles in to the lives of the play’s main characters.

The play won the Kerala Sangeetha Nataka Academy Award for the Best Script in 2003. A presentation of Kalidasa Visual Magic, Chayamukhi is directed by Prashanth Narayanan. The director has penned Chayamukhi on the lines of William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

While noted Malayalam poet ONV has written the lyrics, the illustrious Namboothiri is the costume designer and Mohan Sitara the music director of Chayamukhi. The event is being staged in the GCC countries under the leadership of noted producer and actor Dinesh Panicker.

The details regarding ticket sales and related information will be announced closer to the event.