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Abbakka Rani

The Queen of Spices

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Photos from Abbakka Rani: Queen Of Spices

Kindly give Photo Credit: Usha Kris

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Setting the context: Soumya Aravind Sitaraman

The Sutradaara

 

Abbakka Enters the palace

The Marriage between Abbakka of Ullal and Lakshmanappa of Mangalore is arranged by Abbakka'suncle Tirumala Raya Nayaka

Abbakka Enters

 

Abbaka and Lakshmanappa discuss matters of State

Abbakka's sister-in-law Sita tells of her brother's trechery

Unbearable news

 

Abbakka in her boudoir, pensive

 

Mangalore is bombed by the Portuguese Armada. Lakshmanappa watches horrified

 

Abbakka wins the first round killing the Portuguese who invade and chases her husband away

 

 

Lakshmanappa's sister Sita is sad

The digital screen showing the interior of the mosque and the moulvi

 

Abbakka seeks refuge in a Mosque and the Moulvi helps his country by safeguarding her

 

Kalaripayattu training

 

Armies

Abbakka and her subjects fight

 

Victory

 

 

Lakshmanappa seeks advice and assurance from a Bhootakalam oracle

Lakshmanappa's sister Sita is horrified by his deeds

 

Gambling

Dancers

Lakshmanappa feigns a change of heart to Marakaiyar "Markar"

 

Lakshmanappa sets fire to barracks after murdering Marakaiyar "Markar"

 

Jail

Abbakka defies Lakshmanappa in jail

 

The last bid to escape: the slaughter

 

Abbakka's daughter survives and is inspired to continue the resistance

 

Writer/Producer: Aravind Sitaraman

Director/Choreographer: Smt.Usha Venkateswaran

Original Music score: Jayanthi and Kumaresh

Photography: Usha Kris

Digital Images and videos: Soumya Aravind Sitaraman

CAST

Chitra Arvind as Abbakka

Mysore Nagaraj as Lakshmanappa

Shekar Rajendran as the Sutradaara

Deepa Shivanandan as Sita

Rupesh K.C as General Peixoto and dancer

Ujval as Admiral Mascarenhas

Aarti Mohan, Josaphine Savita ,Nagaraj ,Nishant Aravindakshan, Prasanna Kumar, Pawan Kumar, Rajesh and Vishwa

Translation into Kannada: M.R.Sathyanarayana

Sutradaara voice: Balaji

Lighting: Preetam Kumar

Make-up Kanakaraj

Brochure Design: M.B. Suresh Kumar 1goodpoint@gmail.com

 

 


 

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