Kalamandalam Gopi on his Kathakali training at Kalamandalam
The training at Kalamandalam was rigourous. May be because of stress or strain of the training programme, I once thought of committing suicide by jumping into the near by Nila river. But I was not sure of death as I knew swimming. So I gave up the idea and came back. Then I stick on to learning and reached this stage. The appreciation makes me happy.