Ozhimuri – ഒഴിമുറി



Movies is always a passion to Malayali’s , no matter where it is from.

The focus of the committee is to provide quality programs to its members and to ensure that the time the members spent for a Kalamandalam event should be colorful & memorable.

While selecting movies for its members, the concept was to provide movies which has got unique importance.

As a result, the committee decided to screen the 2nd best Malayalam movie produced in 2012. The controversial Malayalam movie    ‘  Ozhimuri – ഒഴിമുറി ‘  was screened on 17th March,2013 at New World Cinema.

Cast   includes Lal  ( Double role), Asif Ali, Bhavana, Mallika, Swetha Menon, Jagadish. The film has bagged two state awards for the year 2013 ( Best second film and background music ). The film also bagged special appreciation from the National Film Award Jury.

The theme of ‘Ozhimuri’ is based on Marumakkathayam, the matrilineal system of inheritance of ancestral property, followed even today by certain families in the Travancore region.

While Vivaaha Mochanam is the Malayalam word for divorce the word Ozhimuri is perhaps the local dialect, unique to the border regions of the Travancore-Kanyakumari belt. Under the matrilineal system, women had the unequivocal power to divorce their husbands by giving ‘ozhimuri’ on a piece of palm-leaf which is accepted as a valid document for their separation.

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Ridhubedam – Change of Seasons


The maiden event for Kalamandalam for the year 2013 was named as ‘ Ridhubedam – Change of Seasons’. The event was held on Sunday, 24th February, 2013 at the Russian Cultural Centre in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
The programs started with the traditional way of ‘Lighting the Lamp’, jointly done by Sri. Vijayakumaran.K, Mrs.Padmavathy& Mr. Kishore Kumar, seeking the blessing of the almighty for a successful year, ahead.
This was followed by the welcome speech by Mrs. Jessy Jacob, Chairperson of Kalamandalam.On her inaugural speech, Mrs.Jessy Jacob emphasized the vision and mission of Kalamandalam committee for the year 2013.
The focus of this event was to welcome new members& new artists to kalamandalam family.New members were introduced by Mr. Balakrishnan, Vice Chairman of Kalamandalam. Members were given traditional welcome by Mrs. Jessy Jacob by offering ‘ Rose buds’.
Three new artists were introduced to the Kalamandalam family:


  •   Mr.Darvin -Singer and a strong contestant for Idea Star Singer, 2007.
  •   Mr.Sandeep – Popular singer who has staged variety of shows across Tamil Nadu.
  •   Mrs. Archana Suresh -Versatile Bharathanatyam performer.

Variety of fun games, to cater all age groups was organized by Mr. Lijo.N.Job and Mr. Balakrishnan. A crowd of around 350 thoroughly enjoyed the evening.

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