Caralman Charitram Chavittunatakam - Excerpt 2
An excerpt from Caralman Charitram(the story of Emperor Charlemagne) a popular Chavittunatakam play is shown here. Chavittunatakam or Chavittu Natakam is the colourful Christian art form originated among the Latin Catholics in the early phase of Portuguese colonization in Kerala.
The themes for Chavittunatakam are heroic tales from the Christian lore. Caralman Charitram is story of the great Roman Emperor Charlemagne. The play was authored by Vareechanunnavi, a versatile scholar, poet and actor.
Performing here is the members of Yuvajana Chavittu Nataka Kala Samithi based at Gothuruthu, a historic place comes under Muziris Heritage Project near Chennamangalam in the Ernakulam district.