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Kiratham Kathakali led by Kalamandalam Shanmughan as part of Mahabharatham Kathakali Mela. Organised by Drisyavedi. 'Kiratham’ narrates the story of Arjuna’s penance to acquire a mighty weapon called ‘Pasupathasthra’ from Lord Shiva. The story is an excerpt from the Mahabharata. While living in exile, at the request of Yudhishtira, Arjuna observes a tough penance to acquire the divine weapon. Eventually, Lord Shiva relents but only after teaching Arjuna the value of humility.
Theatre takes centre stage at the ongoing Soorya festival with a host of performances by theatre groups from Kerala and Tamil Nadu. On October 12 (Saturday), Koothapiran Navabharath Theatres, Chennai, stages Tamil play Skandha. The next day, the same group takes the stage with Pattambi. Vignesh Ratnam’s play, ‘Pattambi,’ written by Ratnam Koothapiran, is certainly of a different kind. With a simple premise, but an unexpected ending, ‘Pattambi’ is not the most entertaining or humorous play you would come across, but a serious, emotionally powerful one.
Soorya celebrates Indian cinema with a selection from across the country. Watch Sa (Bengali) and Padmaavat (Hindi) on September 28. To Let (Tamil) and Athiran (Malayalam) are screened on September 29. Uma, a Marathi film, and The Sound Story, a Malayalam film are on September 30. Uronchondi (Bengali), Walking with the wind (Hindi) and Aamhi Doghi (Marati) are scheduled to be screened on October 2, 3 and 4 respectively.
As the shores of God’s Own Country prepare to greet the auspicious period of Navarathri, it is at the historic Navarathri Mandapam at the Fort Palace complex in Thiruvananthapuram where the lights shine brightest. Annually, it hosts the prestigious Navarathri Music Festival, a nine-day music fiesta where fans get to view some of the giants of the classical music industry.
Banner Film society screens Vipin Vijay’s "Prathibhasam" and Goutham Soorya and Sudeep Elamon’s "Sleeplessly Yours". Prathibhasam, a feature film directed by national award-winning filmmaker Vipin Vijay. The film has been selected as one of seven from across India for the Work-in-Progress lab at the Film Bazaar 2016, organised by the National Film Development Corporation, in conjunction with IFFI.
If you love to swing to music, then this could be your time to let your hair down at Dholi Taro Dandiya Night. Wear your vibrant ethnic best and move gracefully in circles while keeping time with dandiya sticks to the tunes of Gujarati, Bollywood and DJ dandiya mix by DJ Akhil.
Kerala Lalitakala Akademi organises Politricks, an exhibition of cartoonist KB Harikumar works.  The exhibition of 50 political cartoons by Harikumar at Vyloppilly Samskrithi Bhavan, deals with themes such as GST, demonetisation, fuel price hike and corruption within the political circles.
Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology’s (IIST) annual inter-collegiate cultural fiesta, Dhanak, is back with a bang. A four-day event, Dhanak has a line-up of events and competitions. For its theme this year, PixelSpaced, Dhanak seeks to encapsulate the spirit and culture of gaming.
ISRO centres in the State capital will celebrate World Space Week (WSW-2019) from October 4 to 10 with a variety of programmes for school children and the general public. The celebrations are being organised by the Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC), Liquid Propulsion Systems Centre (LPSC) and the ISRO Inertial Systems Unit (IISU) on the theme ‘The Moon: Gateway to the Stars.' Lectures and quiz and painting competitions are planned for the student community.
Soorya’s film festival has a selection of the best films in Indian languages. Inaugural film is Oru Njayarazcha by Shyamaprasad. 

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Nov 122019
The online delegate registration for the 24th International Film Festival of Kerala (IFFK) will commence on Tuesday. The festival is scheduled to be held from December 6 to 13.