The 27-day mythological-theatrical production involves selection of performers from different drama schools across countries.
New Delhi: The 62nd consecutive edition of Sampoorna Ramlila, which began on Wednesday evening, will see the use of new technology to enhance audience experience. Sampoorna Ramlila, organised by Shriram Bharatiya Kala Kendra, the annual re-enactment of chapters from the life of Lord Rama will see interesting departures from previous years' presentations.
Speaking at the opening ceremony, director of the Ramlila and vice-chairperson, Shriram Bharatiya Kala Kendra, Shobha Deepak Singh said that the production will introduce fresh animation and lighting this year.
“We have also redone the costumes, sets and intelligent lighting systems. The finesse and the quality that goes into the making of something this magnificent, sets it apart from the others. To date, the Kendra's production improves with every show — not therefore falling into the groove of blind faith but always remaining well above values expected from it," said Ms Singh, who has been directing the show for the last 49 years.
The 27-day mythological-theatrical production involves selection of performers from different drama schools across countries, elaborate costumes, and larger than life stage set-ups. Apart from new set-ups and technology, the team has worked to keep the mythological narrative relevant for the newer audience. The opening event was also attended by senior BJP leader L.K. Advani. Sampoorna Ramlila will come to a close on November 5.
“The Ramayana presents an amalgamation of core values that reflect the emotions of devotion, loyalty, endearing family relationships and respect to elders.... Life is complex with much to learn. The journey of Ram teaches us that. In this spirit, we can continue with our journey, sure in the knowledge that behind every action there is a purpose of the divine,” said the director.