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Koodiyattom - Art Form in Kerala


Koodiyattom, is a combo of drama cum music. This is one of the oldest art forms in Kerala. This play is derived from Sanskrit plays, so the background music is sung in a language which is a combination of Sanskrit and Malayalam. The whole paly is driven by the artist, who brings out all the emotions vividly and passionately. The background music score is light and pleasing, and tells the story of the paly in a subtle way. The actors are highly skilled, to the extent that, every emotional scene brings tears. The costumes and makeup are elaborate and colourful. Abhinaya (expression), angika (body movements), vachika (spoken word), aharya (costume and make-up) and satvika (creation and projection of sentiments and moods) are the major techniques involved in Koodiyattom.