After five successful festivals, The Tamil Drama Festival came back for the sixth time with a bigger blast! Organised by Athipathi International Theatre, there was an auditorium filled with young children all anxiously waiting for the science fiction theme-based dramas. From astronauts to a talking cockroach, there were cheers and tons of laughter in the atmosphere.
The costume designer Yoghini said, “The costumes for the science fiction theme were of course challenging and I started hunting for them a month and a half before the real event. The toughest was the cockroach costume, which was all hand sown and needed several fittings for it to fit well.’’ She continued,’’ The intention of the play was to increase awareness about Tamil Dramas in Singapore, which is currently at a low rate.‘’
Audiences were overjoyed to see Athipathi take the initiative to save Tamil Drama in Singapore. One of the parents said, “I was so happy to have brought my children here; the dramas were not only comedic for adults but also had social messages like save the environment or we should not take resources on our planet for granted.‘.
A grandmother of three, who was attending the festival, said, “Siddar42 is based on poetry from my generation and seeing Athipathi use those poems into the current generation context was so impressive! Will come back next year for more!’’ Here's what the people at the festival had to say:
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