Kannur: Bhaskara Patelarum Thommiyude Jeevithavum (Bhaskara Patelar and Thommi's life), the theatrical adaptation of Malayalam writer Paul Zacharia's popular novella 'Bhaskara Patelarum Ente Jeevithavum' (Bhaskara Patelar and My Life), will be staged at AV Smaraka Government Higher Secondary School in Karivellur on Sunday.
Directed by renowned film and drama director Suveeran, the drama explores the master-slave dialectic in an agricultural society in South Karnataka.
Suveeran had won the national award for the best film in 2011 for his work Byari, the first movie made in Beary language.
The drama won critical appreciation at the International Theatre Festival of Kerala in Thrissur in January and the National School of Drama-organised Bharath Rang Mahotsav in Pondicherry last week.
Popular south Indian actor-director Nasser had praised the drama after the Pondicherry event. "Though the drama is in Malayalam, it transcends the barriers of language," he commented.
The drama had scooped seven awards in the Abu Dhabi Kerala Social Club Bharath Murali drama festival.
Cruel landlord Patelar, wife Sarojakka, his slave Thommi and Thommi's wife Omana are the important characters in the drama.
Theatre Dubai founders Dr Arif Kandoth plays Thommi while OT Shajahan dons Patelar.
Zacharia, who wrote the novella, will watch the drama on Sunday.
Famous filmmaker Adoor Gopalakrishnan had adopted Zacharia's novella for his 1993 movie 'Vidheyan'. Mammootty played Thommi's role in the acclaimed movie.
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