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Ottam Thullal is a dance-drama performing art form of Kerala, created by Kunchan Nambiar, as an alternative to the Chakyar koothu.
Kunchan Nambiar used it as a medium to protest against the prevalent socio-political structure and prejudices of the society in his time. It went on to become the most popular folk art presented in Kerala temples.
The distinguishing factor of Ottanthullal is the performer himself singing and playing the story, which is a tedious task. Another person will recite the same verses. The accompanying instruments for Ottanthullal are Mridangam and Idakka.
It is a performance art from Kerala.
It is primarily a type of highly refined monologue where the performer narrates episodes from Hindu epics and stories from the Puranas.
It is also a traditional equivalent of the modern stand-up comedy act, incorporating commentary on current socio-political events.
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