Solladi Sivashakti – a performance of six short stories by eminent Tamil writer Andal Priyadarshini

start: Oct 05, 2014 07:00PM
End: Oct 05, 2014 10:00PM

Venue: Spaces Besi, 1, Elliots Road, Besant Nagar, Chennai

Description: Solladi Sivashakti is a performance of six short stories by eminent Tamil writer Andal Priyadarshini. Centred on the lives of women, the stories delve into the tiniest of her desires, the most subtle of her aspirations and the most mystic of her complexities.

Each story is narrated in the time span of 20 minutes and is performed in Tamil.

Sarasu, a married young woman, is brutally raped in a police station. Embarking on a second marriage with a man she hopes will give her a much-needed lease of life; this is her discovery of courage, self-respect and love.

Vaanavil Vaazhkai:
How far would a mother go to fulfil her children’s desires? What steps will she undertake to ensure her children get education? This is a story of a mother’s love, a love that destroys boundaries and conventions, and a love that is selfless and fearless.

Thaali Kodiyum Thoppul Kodiyum:
A father lies in a coma, lost to the world. His daughter, Janaki, nurses him day in and day out. This is her journey — of desperation, of loss, of grief and ultimately of the courage that defines her.

Kalyanalakshmi wants to be a mother. But that little detail in her astrological chart makes sure she will never get married. Does one have to be a wife to be a mother?

Rishiyum Manushiyum:
She has lost her memory and her ability to think for herself. Will she now be thrown away or nurtured back to good health by her family?

Kadaisi Kadidham:
What would God tell us seated in his temple, if only he came to life, if only his idol could speak? This is a story of his thoughts, his conflicts and his decision.

Author: Andal Priyadarshini

Andal Priyadarshini wields the power she holds as an author by venturing into territories that are unconventional. Speaking of a woman’s life and cutting a delicate balance between activism and reality, she spins tales that cover an entire gamut of emotions- shame, courage, desire, despair, and helplessness.
The author has been awarded various literary awards, some of which include the Kalaimamani award by the Government of Tamil Nadu in the year 2010, Best Short Story Collection of 2011 by the Government of Tamil Nadu, Paavalar Muthuswamy Award, Vairamuthu Award, KRG Nagappan Rajjammal Award and Tirupur Tamil Sangam Award.



Director : V. Balakrishnan

Music: Nithya

Tickets: Entry Free

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