Modern Tamil Drama

Topic started by Era.Murugan on Mon Nov 1 10:00:06 .
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1) Jayakanthan once said we Tamils have no Natakam and what we call as Tamil plays are not dramas - '"In the west they grow apples..we cultivate only brinjals.. it is wise to accept that..instead if we attempt to establish our brinjals indeed are apples, that would be ludicrous"

Do you agree with that?

2) Author Jayanthan (not Jayakanthan) - he has written memorable plays like 'Ninaikkappadum' (Annam Veliyeedu) - says his plays are for reading and not for performing on stage. Can drama be sub-classified like that?

3) In Marathi, we have eminent playrights like Mahesh Yelkunchwar ('Vade Chirabandi'), Satyadev Dubhey ('Nishant' - Shyam Benegal's movie) and Vijay Tendulkar ('Saharam Binder', ''Kasiram Kotwal'). In Kannada, we have Girish Karnard ('Thuglak', 'Nagamandala'). Do we have one such playwright in Tamil?



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