With the Navratri festival upon us, various grand ramleelas are taking place in the capital. It is the time of the year when New Delhi's cultural staple Shriram Bharatiya Kala Kendra's 'Shri Ram' comes around to enhance the flavour of festivities. A popular screening, this Ramleela is considered specialized in every aspect of the production. The dance drama started on September 26, 2022, and will go on till October 22nd, 2022 with its 66th edition at Kendra Lawns, Copernicus Marg, New Delhi every day at 6.30 pm.
The setting and age from Satyug to Kalyug have changed considerably, but the challenges and struggles still exist. Their circumstances however different, their essence and nature are still the same – disturbing one's soul. Through the caricature of various characters, the show emphasizes human values, brotherhood, unconditional love and respect for elders which are evergreen emotions.
'Shri Ram' – an Iconic Production ever produced in India's Cultural History chronicles events from Lord Ram's birth to Rajya Abhishek in a 2.30 hours capsule embellished with original soundtracks, choreography, elaborate costumes and make-belief set-up.
Created and designed in the distinctive dance-drama style, Kendra's iconic production is considered a landmark event in Delhi on the occasion of Dussehra. It has travelled around the nation and to several overseas countries to present its artistic finesse intertwined with an evergreen story. The show has surpassed the viewership of accomplished international shows with a whopping number of over 7 lakh spectators since its inception in 1957 years having spawned new generations.
Donned with dance styles ranging from Bharatanatyam and Kalariyapattu to Mayurbhanj Chau and folk dances of North India, with rhythmic music based on Hindustani classical ragas, 'Shri Ram' has evolved over the past six decades and with every year, there is something new to it without changing the essence and the reverence that the show commands.
Established and conceptualized by Padamshri Shobha Deepak Singh, the intent of 'Shri Ram' is not merely to carry on a legacy that Shobha's mother created but to ease the percolation of a heritage that is unique to India and extensively rich in moral values that are pertinent even today. The idea is to strengthen the core of the nation which is primarily composed of the young generation.
Over the years Shobha Deepak Singh, Director and Vice Chairperson, Shriram Bharatiya Kala Kendra, has devoted herself to this majestic production and improvised upon itself only to reach for the skies. Ecstatic about this year's presentation, she affirms, "Shri Ram is special to each one of us at the Kendra and our intention is to do justice to our beloved allowed us to reach out to our audiences even last year, of course abiding by the Covid norms. It won't be a mistake to say that Shri Ram as an absolute in-house production encompasses our lives in its totality. For years we have involved our students in the pre-production works of our shows, whom we consider our best asset, this time around we will have them actively participate in the show. It is commendable that our costumes and jewellery are also taken care of internally by our in-house Costumes and Ornaments Incharge Laxmi Kohli and Sohan Lal."
One can avail of tickets priced at Rs 3,000, 1500, 1000, 500 and 300, from the Kendra office and BookMyShow.com. For more details, one can reach out to Kendra's office: 011 – 43503333 /23386428/ 29.