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THE PEnTALOGY SERIES

November 2016 
Goodman Arts Centre

SILAMBU

Silapathikaram is held in high regard by Tamilians as a notable literary work. The nature of the book is non-religious, narrative and has a moralistic undertone. It contains three chapters and a total of 5270 lines of poetry. The epic revolves around Kannagi, who having lost her husband to a miscarriage of justice at the court of the Pandyan Dynasty, wreaks her vengeance on his kingdom.

Regarded as one of the greatest achievements of Tamil literature, Silapathikaram is a poetic rendition with details on Tamil culture; its varied religions; its town plans and city types; the mingling of Greek, Arab, and Tamil people; and the fine arts like dance and music. Silapathikaram has been dated to the beginning of the Common Era, although the author might have built upon a pre-existing folklore to spin this tale.

The story involves the three Tamil kingdoms of the ancient era, which were ruled by the Chola, Pandya and Chera dynasties. Silapathikaram has many references to the historical events and personalities, although it has not been accepted as a reliable source of history by many historians due to the account of exaggerated events and achievements to the ancient Tamil kings.

September 2016 
Goodman Arts Centre

SEEVAGAN

As a part of The Pentalogy Series, AK theatre Ltd presents SEEVAGAN based on Seevaga Sinthamani, one of The Five Great Epics of Tamil Literature. This is the second Production of the Series, after the Victorious Production of SILAMBU which is based on Silapathigaram which is one of the Five Epics of Tamil Literature too.

Seevaga Sinthamani was much appreciated by the Chola king who was its patron and was well received at his Chola court. It has been admired for its poetic form, appealing story-line, and theological message. The story concerns a hero who through his virtue rises to become king, only to renounce his high station and pursue a life of religious merit.

We have Chosen the combination of Cinematic Theatre & Musical Theatre as a style to deliver Seevagan to make it Audio-visual Treat for the Student and make a permanent impact in mind about the Great Epics of Tamil Literature.