SOMARI VOLYA by Kinnara Mela | India
For Ages 6+
23 mins | Kannada
15 - 21 November 2021
‘Volya’ a little girl receives a ‘toy ring’ as a gift from her friends on her birthday. Volya is very happy and always playing with it. Her mischievous friends, just for fun, change the ring into big wheel through Magic. The wheel disappears and hides behind a bush. Volya is very sad and starts weeping. Mother tells her to look for the ring and Volya prepares to start her search.
The wheel plays hide and seek with Volya. She asks Ants, Cat, Cock, Dog and Swan to help her search for the ring. But they are all busy with work and nobody is ready to help her. Annoyed, Volya starts searching herself. Meanwhile, the friends take pity on her and change the wheel back into a ring. Volya finds the ring and all the friends are happy and play together.
Cast: Sachin R.,Nagaraja Haranur, Anila, Vishala, Koushik B.G. Susheela Kelamane, Meghana.
Singers: K.N.Bhargava, Monisha, Shama, Rama
Music Recording & Mixing: Darshan H.s.
Lights: Manju Hiremutt.
Equipments: Prakash T. Shimoga
Camera Assistant: Sajith Gowda
Thanks to: Srinivasa Achar, Chandrashekara, Panduranga Pai, Guru Bhat
Written by: Smt. Vaidehi.
Cinematography, Vfx, Editing: Ganesha Kelamane.
Design & Direction: K.G.Krishnamurthy
Supported by: ThinkArts Grant 2021
Kinnara Mela Theatre Company is a group of adult actors performing for children. The Company was established in 1990 in Tumari village in Karnataka with the aim to bring plays to children, travelling to educational institutes and presenting performances that can coexist with academic schedules instead of disturbing them.
The Company develops two plays each year and averages 100 performances, reaching an average of 1,00,000 children per play. In the last 30 years Kinnara Mela Theatre Company has produced more than 65 plays in schools as well as at theatre festivals meant for children, gaining them national recognition for their work.
K.G. Krishnamurthy, artistic director of Kinnara Mela Theatre Company is a graduate from National School of Drama New Delhi.