The dramatic tribute to Chudamani and her characters through seven of her works, seamlessly strung together as one single performance, Chudamani, running to a little over 90 minutes, encompassed the years 1958 to 1975. The passage of time was cleverly shown on stage by two cinema posters—Andha Naal (1954) and Aboorva Ragangal (1975).
Directed by renowned director PC Ramakrishna—who has spent over 52 years in theatre — the plays staged include Chudamani , Bhuvana and the Star Sign, He Came as a Guest, The Visitor, Seeing In The Dark, The Fourth Stage of Life, Thirumanjanam and The image. A number of leading Madras Players, including Nikhila Kesavan, PC Ramakrishna, Krithikaa Shurajit, TT Srinath, Supraja Vijayakumar, Chandru Chakrapani and Sharanya Bharath, donned various roles and brought the characters alive on stage. Chudamani’s stories have been translated from Tamil into English by Justice Prabha Sridevan (retired). Sponsored by the Chudamani Memorial Trust, the play will be staged across a number of colleges.