Putting The Legend Behind Diwali On Stage

'About Ram' is an experimental theatrical piece that performs excerpts from the Bhavabhuti Ramayana using animation, projected images, dance, masks and puppets.

By Katkatha Puppet Arts Trust

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Ram's wait for Sita

Ram is waiting. Across the sea, Ram can see Lanka where he must reach to rescue his abducted wife Sita. Sitting by the sea he feels the distance between them is impossible to scale.

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Sita's abduction

Sita waiting for Ram to return from his exile at the Ashoka Vatika but the golden deer distracts Ram while Ravana abducts Sita.

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Hanuman's birth

Desperate to reach Sita by leaping across it's vastness, Ram is in agony. And from the depth of emotional despair brings to life his super-human alter-ego. Hanuman is born. He dives into the sea and swims across towards Lanka.

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Dream Sequence

After receiving Ram's message in the form of his ring, Sita daydreams her beautiful memories of shared live with Ram.

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Ram warming up and getting ready to fight Ravana

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Ram fighting Ravana

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Kingship of Ram

After killing the Ravana, Ram becomes king of Ayodhya and rules for many years alone...

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