India Dance Festival
India Dance Festival
Devaradiyaar in Sadir

Film: Devaradiyaar in Sadir


23.59 Korzo Studio X

Event in the past.

The Life and Art of Muthukannammal

This film revolves around the life and art of the Devadasi alias Devaradiyaar, who is still striving to keep her tradition of Sadir dance alive. Smt Viralimalai Muthukannammal, the only remnant of the glorious past of the Devadasi art form Sadir which is an ancient dance form, a precursor to the more popular Bharatanatyam which in itself in today's form is an appropriation of the Devadasi-Nattuvanar heritage.


Watch in Studio X

The film is available from Thursday 6 until Sunday 9 May in the virtual Pop-Up room in Studio X. You can watch the film at any time when there are no live events. 

Watch the film in the Pop-Up room


Research, Script, Editing & Direction
S. Shanmuganathan
V. Sreenivas
Music Supervisor
B. Lenin
Kalaimamani S.Jaya Chandran (Jay Chaa)
Location Sound
K. Sathiyamurthy
Sound Design & 5.1 Mixing
K. Boopathi Raja, A. Ganapathy
K.T. Gandhi Rajan
A. Balasubramanian
Subject Specialists
Davesh Soneji, Nrithya Pillai
Chorna Shanmuganathan
Programme Coordination
Dharni Dharan
Smita Vats Sharma
Produced by
Films Division


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