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Chandala, Impure

Chandala, Impure

Drama | English, Tamil | 15+ | 2hrs 40mins
Artists
William Shakespeare
William Shakespeare
Anjana Balaji
Anjana Balaji
Santhosh Kumar
Santhosh Kumar
G. Mani Bharathi
G. Mani Bharathi
Vasanth Selvam
Vasanth Selvam
Director
Koumarane Valavane
Koumarane Valavane
Writer
Koumarane Valavane
Koumarane Valavane
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In the beautiful India where our play takes place lives a very old demon. Sitting on his sacred  throne he feeds only on hate. 

He divided the world in four Varnas:    
"At the height of purity are the Brahmins; below them- Kshatriya, the warriors, then the Vaisya- the merchants and, finally the Sudras- the servants. 

There should be a fifth category that needs to be added - of those who are totally impure to touch, the Chandalas. They are excluded from everything because they can pollute the purity. Purity of the objects they touch, the places they pass by, the earth they walk on, water they drink, air they breathe,..."

An angel no bigger than a butterfly

Will face this eternal demon

Nimble on his wings, he will harass the demon with his arrows

He is Kama, the Cupid…

Tonight we will offer to the insatiable appetite of this monster    
two mythical lovers: Romeo and Juliet
renamed as Jack and Janani
The death of countless lovers has never
buried with them in their tomb the hatred of castes ...
because the monster has cleverly broken himself in pieces 

and hidden them deep inside our hearts.

For next three hours, if you lend us a patient ear 

we will play for you the story of Jack and Janani
We will make love flow through your heart 

to cleanse the pieces of this monster ...    
and our zeal will fill the void with Anantha*

*According to the Natyasastra, the oldest of the theatre treaties that dictates the rules of dramatic art and advocates as an outcome the state of Anantha (bliss), implying a happy ending for all plays.

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