Phantom of the Opera, King of darkness:
Introduction: After our first attempt at thriller Bembidada Bhootha
2005 and comic thriller/horror
13 Margosa Mahal in 2011 we were constantly
bounced with the question why not pure horror. This materialised into the
thought of “Kattalu” (Darkness) after
13 Margosa Mahal show on Friday the 13th,
December, 2013. Prakasam contacted Jaidev Mohan its aide from 2003 to come into
the team with director’s role. The concept originated with series of discussions
in December 2013 and the skeleton originated with inputs of
P D Sathish Chandra.
Plot: Kattalu deals with a team of young theatre enthusiasts who are
rehearsing a drama with the same name in a supposedly haunted auditorium. During
the process of the event a series of unexplainable/paranormal incidents haunt
the team. People go missing and there is a death on stage. The actor portraying
death dies on stage to the shock of the rest the man never gets up. Panicking
team goes through a lot of mess and are revealed with the truth which will shock
the audiences as well.
5D: This was Prakasam’s invention for Kannada theatre.
13 Margosa Mahal
created a new wave of entertaining audiences and was applauded by media, theatre
peers and audiences equally. This was compared with the comeback of amateur
theatre into the level of yester year’s company drama. 5D stands for enthusing
and entertaining audiences using all their five senses. More information about
this is available at
Characters: The play has seven characters. KK the director, Gowda the
technician, Pammi AKA Padmini the costume and set property designer, Robin &
Swamy two male and Tara & Sparsha two female actors.
- Second 5D play from
- The play designed to scare and get screams out of the audiences.
- The audience become integral part of play since the play is designed inside
- Ease of use of technology to aid the 5D effects.