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Introducing Cast and Crew of K.Vivekshankar’s ID – Summer Drama Festival Kartik Fine Arts 2015

We are proud to introduce our cast and crew for our forthcoming play, K.Vivekshankar’s ‘ID’ being inaugurated as a part of Summer Drama Festival  conducted by Kartik Fine Arts on April 29th 2015 at Narada Gana Sabha at 7.00 PM.

Our Cast

TD Sundararajan – As an actor with great versatility and immense experience, he is a great source of strength to Prayatna

Prema Sadasivam –  A regular face in our plays, she takes a different role  in this play. Her role in the development of Prayatna is noteworthy.

Nithya – A dynamic personality and a driving force, she jumps into the bandwagon of Prayatna with this play



Girish – A pillar of strength with his wholesome contribution in all the plays staged by Prayatna.

Madhu – A dedicated and sincere artiste with a passion for Tamil theatre, takes an important role in this play.

Suraj –  Energetic and enthusiastic youngster interested in taking challenging roles, dons the Black hat in this play



Introducing for the first time in Tamil Mainstream Theatre, 5 new talents. We are proud to introduce them to you here.

Deepika – a VisCom graduate, she is a  fast learner and a natural actor.

Ganesh –  a thorough professional interested in exploring  theatre acting

Mithun – a sincere youngster willing to go that extra mile to learn things




Vetri – a service provider passionate about acting in films gets into theatre to hone his skills

Arun – a hardware Engineer by profession gets associated  with us to learn more about theatre acting

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We are proud to introduce our crew in this play K.Vivekshankar’s ID.

R.Giridharan (Musician) –  Chartered Accountant by profession, he breathes music. He has worked so intense to give this play his original music score.

Mohan Babu (Art Director) – A source of  support to Prayatna, he has involved himself in various facets of our play execution since our inception.

Chetta Ravi  (Lighting) –  A sincere hardworker, he has infused enthusiasm in the scenes of Praytna’s plays with his magical skill in lighting.

Perambur Kumar (Makeup ) – A calm and composed person, he can be trusted upon for any disguise a play demands with utmost ease and comfort.

K. Vivekshankar ( Writer, Director)  – Founder of Prayatna with an innovative sense,  different approach and believes in the immense capability of theatre.

K.Vivekshankar's Nadhimoolam

Chetta Ravi

 K.Vivekshankar's ID

Mohan Babu

K.Vivekshankar's ID

R. Giridharan




Nadhimoolam Play Review By J.R. Devendranath

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Nadhimoolam – drama – A layman’s opinion

A drama based on reincarnation and karma interspersed with lighter moments got off initially with a bang by Ashok (Madhu) and after many twists concluded that the best way of punishing Gopi (Girish) for his misdemeanor is not by killing him but allow him to live and undergo the ordeal of rebirth in the last scene with killing effect. This reminded me that of late some of the learned judges instead of sending the accused to the gallows they hand out life imprisonment till his natural death.

The director has shown human frailties at its best especially when it relates to the ladies in the character of PremaSadasivam. Though she is practicing psychiatrist she gives in an rather enjoys when Ashwin praises her sartorial taste and elegance. Likewise Ashok who suffers from insomnia advises his brother meticulously to the last detail of DOs and DON’Ts before he leaves for office. But I could not understand why Jothi was not astonished and dumbfounded when her father said that she was adopted by him. This could have been avoided if Jothi was made to go through the manuscripts of her fathers autobiography (சுயசரிதை as he says) while he was doing “Dyanam”. This could have been narrated by way of soliloquy by Jothi.

Finally when Gopi asks the artist (Madhu) who is ‘Nadhi’ which has been written in the sketches drawn by him the explanation given was very pleasing.

Let the Nadhi becomes perennial and bring forth good and lively dramas in the days to come. My honest appreciation for all the stage actors and behind the scene actors who have performed very well and there was never a dull moment.

– J.R.Devendranath

Registration Invited for Theatre Workshop for Actors

Sri Parthasarathy Swami Sabha


Theatre Workshop for Actors by Director Naga, Cinema Rendezvous. 

Date : 22nd March 2015

Venue : Sastri Hall, Luz Church Road, Mylapore, Chennai

Time :  9.00 AM to 4.00 PM

Seats are limited. Participation is on First come First served basis.

For Registration Contact Workshop Co-Ordinator K.Vivekshankar, Prayatna Stage @  Mobile : 9841433965 or Email


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Nadhimoolam Play Review By Mrs. Ravi Shanker

Wish to highlight somethings
The usage of stage was too good and meaningful.
Two parts of the story in two ends.
The part which brings them together in the middle.
Also quick change in scenes using light and dark
The story/plot became prominent as all other things were subdued: music, costumes, stage props(aesthetic)
Nothing overpowered the plot.
The effect of the flashback with shadow showing grill. You gave artists good scope for showing their talent without overcrowding scene and without loud dramatic back ground score
The suspense teasing the audience……
 you know…you don’t know….you think you know… you wonder who all knows ….and what all they know 
Oh my God!
Costume change very aesthetic
I was totally overwhelmed on the karma angle……CLASS ENDING.
I had goosebumps. SUPER! SUPER! SUPER!
—- Mrs.  Ravi Shanker
A Theater Lover

Nadhimoolam Review by Geethmalika Theater Troupe

February 27, 2015 Leave a comment

Namaskaram I have seen your new play ‘ NADHIMOOLAM’ on inauguration. Thanks for your kind invitation. Nadhimoolam a well knit subject, very neat presentation and well performed play on stage … Congratulations.

Smt. Prema Sadasivam as a Psychiatrist Doctor and Sri. Sivaji Chadurvedi as a retired Police Officer remarkably lived in their roles. I have seen their acting in Sri. Kathadi Ramamurthy’s plays several years ago but even at this age, they both threw a challenge to the present generation of artists by their matured performance. So much dedication, involvement and sincerity … WHAO HATS OFF TO THE VETERANS . Please convey my wishes to them.

GIRISH A real backbone of your play. His personality voice culture, gesture, delivery of dialogues … superb Girish

MADHU As an artist, engineer, mentally disturbed man has clearly shown the difference in acting both normal/abnormal perfectly. well done MADHU.

HARINI KRISHNA: as Jothi has done justification to her role

NARENDRAKUMAR: AS Aswin has also done well.

Scene sets Lighting and makeup a pleasure to watch on stage.

Music by Giridharan has proved again, that he could give noiseless but useful musical effects for the success of the play…… Keep it up Giri

Dear Vivek, this play is one more feather on your cap


—  Rajaram

Nadhimoolam Review by Satish Chandrasekaran

February 27, 2015 Leave a comment
At the outset I should certainly say that this is one of the most interestingly plotted plays given the limited space and time in relation to stage play is concerned. At the end I was really surprised that 2 artists were introduced for the first time in stage. Their acting was so proficient that it was hard to believe this fact and I personally feel that the credit goes to the director who has brought about the best from a novice. AS far as the philosophical part of ‘every person answerable to his guilt’ and ending with a note that ‘there could be no greater punishment than one being made answerable to himself for one’s actions’, I feel that this is a tough subject matter remaining untouched by any writers till date- to my limited knowledge and belief. Though writers have found it tough to portray philosophy(pertaining to conscience and guilt), religious beliefs(relating to rebirth) and truth(relating to admittance of crime) the same has been deftly handled in a proficient manner.
—- Satish Chandrasekaran

Nadhimoolam Play Review by Sakthi

February 27, 2015 Leave a comment

தான் வரையும் படங்களில் தன் பெயரைக் குறிப்பிட ‘நதிsakthi’ என்று எழுதும் அஷோக்கின் ‘மூலம்’ என்ன என்று விவரிக்கும் கதை!…

சமீப காலங்களில் பேயும் பிசாசும் திரைப் படங்களைப் பிடித்துக் கொண்டிருப்பதைப் பார்த்து நீங்களும் ‘காற்றுள்ள போதே… அதாவது மக்களின் ஆர்வ ஆதரவு இருக்கும் போதே… தூற்றிக் கொண்டுள்ளீர்கள் !…பாராட்டுக்கள்!..

வித்தியாசமான கதை!.. எதிர்பாராத முடிவு!..  அதாவது நான் எதிர்பாராத முடிவு!… மிக அருமை!..

நடிப்பை பொறுத்தவரை கோபகுமாராக நடித்த கிரீஷ் சாந்தமாக மிக அருமையாக நடித்திருந்தார்.

அஷோக்காக நடித்த மதுவும் நன்றாகவே நடித்திருந்தார்.  ஆனாலும் கதை மொத்தமும் கோபகுமாரைச் சுற்றி நகர்வதால் மதுவுக்கு வாய்ப்பு சற்று குறைவு!…

நடிப்பு, செட், லைட் எல்லாமே நன்றாகவே இருந்தது!..

எனக்கு ஒரு சிறு சந்தேகம்… ஒரு சிறு குழந்தை, தான் அடிபட்ட நிலையில் பார்க்கும் ஒருவரை, அதுவும் தன்னை ஆஸ்பத்திரியில் சேர்த்துக் காப்பாற்ற முயற்சித்தது நினைவில் உள்ளபோது, அவர்தான் தன் தந்தையை ஏமாற்றியவர் என்றும் கொலை செய்தவர் என்று (அது எப்படி குழந்தைக்கு தெரிந்தது?) ஞாபகம் வைத்துக் கொண்டு பழிவாங்கத் துடிக்குமா?..

மற்றபடி வேறு எதுவும் குறைகள் தெரியவில்லை !…

— சக்தி

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