Theyyam
The opening segment of live-action documentary 'Only Sometimes a God', exploring Theyyam, a popular ritual form of Kerala, India. 


A minimalistic cutout-cum-puppetry animation explored along the lines of PaavaiKoothu or Tholpaavai Koothu.

Frames from the film
Notes from the Director Prateek Prajosh :
ONLY SOMETIMES A GOD is an exploration of an age old (300 years) ritual art form called THEYYAM, performed in southern India. In a country with rich and varied cultural diversity, this colourful art form is unique due to the religious sanctity attached to it, in which a performer transforms himself into 'GOD' and claims to possess godly powers while believers flock in large numbers to seek blessings from them. In a land where caste-ism has a strong influence on the culture and traditional beliefs, this documentary is an attempt to get a holistic perspective on the truth behind possession and find its relevance in today's society.
Watch the full documentary here.

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Films from before Studio ChitraKoothu was born! These works were done when Jagannath Radhakrishnan was a co-founder of C.ment studios

CREDITS
Screenplay and Animation by  Jagannath Radharkrishnan
Worked for C.ment Studios
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