- Kalamandalam Mahendran has trained over a hundred students in Ottanthullal over the years and has helped them perform at various school arts fetes.
About Ottanthullal Art
- Ottanthullal (or Thullal, in short) is a recite-and-dance art form of Kerala that is famous for its humour and social satire.
- It is marked by its simplicity as opposed to more complex dance forms like Kathakali and Koodiyattam.
- It was introduced in the 18th century by the famous Malayalam poet Kunchan Nambiar.
- A legendary satirist himself, his presentation and style resonated deeply with the common man.
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