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Maataa Play


Feb 13 2024 to Feb 13 2024 7:30 p.m.


Price: Rs 200 Book/Buy


Ranga Shankara

36/2, 8th Cross Rd, R K Colony, 2nd Phase, J. P. Nagar 560078

Event Description

With only a handful of plays about sexual minority women in the history of Kannada theatre, especially in the context of Jogathi tradition and Jogathi art, as far as kannada is concerned ‘Maataa’ attracts great attention. Despite the fact that, it is life story of Padmashri awardee Jogathi Manjamma, the play also unfolds the feminine aspects of man, folk art, theatre atmosphere, family social background, creativity, achievements and so on. All the aspects of Manjamma Jogati`s life can be seen as the basic plot of the play. When the insecurities and sufferings within a person work together towards achievement, a development of an ambitious and significant personality that emerges can be seen in the play. The legacy of Jogati and Ellavva is the crux of this play. The transformation of an ordinary person to an extra ordinary in the society is indeed very impressive and effective. In consideration, `Maataa` play makes the society understand many human concerns of social, cultural, religious and family basis. It also envisages that how one should treat others. The play "Maataa" also makes it clear that theatre or literature, art or any cultural dimension can be recognized because of these insecurities. Author Arun Jolada Kudligi has already narrated the life of Jogathi Manjamma in his work titled `Naduve Suliva Hennu` and also author Chandrappa Sobati in book titled “Jogati Manjamma". The ‘Maataa’ play has been groomed by considering these works and other ideas required for play. The ‘Maataa’ work firmly establishes its identity and it is not only restricted to kannada theatre but also Indian theatre.

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