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Tuesday, August 17, 2004

Kanhailal on Ratan Thiyam

Now we have it from an equally illustrious director, Mr Kanhailal that Mr Ratan Thiyam is out of touch with his roots. This is what he had to say on the outrageous claims of traditional inspiration and themes in Mr Thiyam's works:

"Ratan Thiyam is a big name in Manipuri theatre. But his plays are mostly targeted at the urban crowds of America, Japan etc. His plays hardly focus on local people’s aspirations or their travails and tribulations. Ratan’s is a sort of Art Consumerist Theatre. His views and ideas are centred around audiences abroad, unlike mine which draw inspiration from, and are all about the local people".

Read the whole interview here.