Ottanthullal Art

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    • 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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    Source: TH