Refined recreation

Print edition : July 11, 2014

Nandini (Meera Krishnamurti) and Vallavarayan Vandiyadevan (Srikrishna Dayal).

Arulmozhi Varman, played by Sriram.

Periya Pazhuvettaraiyar, played by the veteran artist Mu. Ramasamy.

A scene from the play.

Pravin (left), director of the play with the actors during a rehearsal in Chennai on May 27. Photo: M. Srinath

E. Kumaravel, actor and scriptwriter. Photo: M. Srinath

The stage adaptation of “Ponniyin Selvan”, presented in Chennai in June by Magic Lantern, does not disappoint as an honest attempt to retain the soul of ‘Kalki’ R. Krishnamurthy’s classic set in the Chola era.
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