"PANCHA RATHINANGAL" (5 Outstanding Dramas)10th June 2006 to 15th June 2006 Venue : Infosys Hall, R.K.M.School Campus, T.Nagar.
Mudhra conducted its first drama festival at the new venue after renovating the stage by providing facility to organise drama and dance. Which was sponsored by Mudhra's President. Dr. Nalli Kuppuswami Chetti inaugurated, Thiru A.Natarajan presided and Swami Padmasthananda Maharaj was the Chief Guest during this first drama festival "Pancharathinangal". 5 best plays selected from the Kodai Nataka Vizha were staged
Mudhra's PANCHA RATHINANGAL
- 10th June - Crazy Creations JURASSIC BABY
- 11th June - Dummies Drama LIFE LINE
- 12th June - Mali Stage's GNANAPEEDAM
- 13th June - Prayatna's NARENDRA
- 14th June - Pareeksha's VISARANAI
- 15th June - A Panel Discussion on Theatre
"SAPTHARATHNANGAL" (7 Outstanding Dramas)Mudhra conducted its first drama festival at the new venue after renovating the stage by providing facility to organise drama and dance. Which was sponsored by Mudhra's President. Dr. Nalli Kuppuswami Chetti inaugurated, Thiru A.Natarajan presided and Swami Padmasthananda Maharaj was the Chief Guest during this first drama festival "Pancharathinangal". 5 best plays selected from the Kodai Nataka Vizha were staged
9th June 2007 to 17th June 2007
Venue : Infosys Hall, R.K.M.School Campus, T.Nagar.
- 9th June - 6.45 pm - Railpriya's drama - RAMA VIJAYAM
- 10th June - 6.45 pm - Dummies VISWAROOPAM by Srivathson
- 11th June - 6.45 pm - Sowmya presents ENDRU THANIYUM by T.V. Radhakrishnan
- 12th June - 6.45 pm - Gurukulam presents URAVUGALUKKU APPAL by Gowri Sankar
- 13th June - 6.45 pm-Augusto's NIJAM ONDRU NIZHAL ERANDU by Purushothaman
- 14th June - 6.45 pm - Prayatna's UYIRMEI EZHUTHU by Vivek Shankar
- 15th June - 6.45 pm - Super comedy by S.Ve.Shekhar in Natakapriya's 1000 UDHAY VANGIYA APOORVA SIGAMANI
- 16th June - 2.30 p.m onwards - Special Theatre workshop for children (9 to 14 yrs) conducted by eminent theatre personalities Gnani & Jayachandran
- 17th June - 6.45 pm. - KALAIYA? KELIKKAIYA? (A unique PANEL Discussion on stage drama) - Participants : Kathadi Ramamurthy, Railpriya Ananthu, M.B.Moorthy, Radhu, Vivek Shankar, T.V.Radhakrishnan Moderator : Gnani
"NAVARATHINANGAL" (9 Outstanding Dramas)
7th June 2008 to 15th June 2008
Venue : Infosys Hall, R.K.M.School Campus, T.Nagar.
Navarathinangal - the drama festival featuring nine outstanding Tamil dramas was presented by Mudhra from 7th to 15th June at Infosys Hall, Ramakrishna Mission School, Chennai. The response for this festival was indeed overwhelming with hall - packed audience on all the days. It was heartening to see the rasikas occupying their seats well in advance and viewing each drama with rapt attention. While in the past few months, several drama festivals have been held in Chennai, this festival by Mudhra was unique in many ways. First the invitation and other publicity material was very catchy, thus motivating people to come to the dramas everyday. The dramas chosen also offered a variety fare. The spacious car parking at the venue was a special boon and even if one came a bit late, there was no anxiety of getting space. The delicious and lip-smacking snacks and sweets arranged by Mudhra was the warm welcome extended to rasikas who go to eat a variety of goodies everyday.
The festival began in a grand way on 7th June with a high tea hosted for all the rasikas. The function was inaugurated by M.S.Prakash, General Manager of Indian Overseas Bank and it was grace by eminent dignitaries Dr. Nalli Kuppuswamy Chetti, A. Natarajan, Prema Pandurang, actress Lakshmi and actor RS. The title Nataka Mudhra was conferred on multifaced artiste Y.Gee.Mahendra, for his outstanding contribution to stage dramas. Mudhra Bhaskar, Secretary of mudhra welcomed the overflowing audience and traced briefly, the activities of Mudhra right from its inception.
The first day's play Swadeshi Iyer was a class apart because of its unique, thought provoking theme and outstanding acting of Mahendra. Also, the scene in which Mahathma Gandhi makes his entry really shook the audience and one felt as if Gandhiji himself had come to address everybody so true to life was he. Other dramas like Vinodha Vidumurai, Ammavin Aranmanai revolved around family themes. Chocklate Krishna made you laugh all the way and the out of the ordinary theme, really needs special appreciation. S.V.Shekhar's Alwhaa had the usual fun stuff with Sekhar pulling the leg of various political parties. It was also a nice gesture of Suriya Sweets to sponsor special Halwa to the viewers who came to see Alwhaa!
The grand finale was the drama of Delhi Kumar "Theerndadu Kanakku" in which many tele-serial artists like Sulakshana, Brinda Das, Ramki and others acted. A function preceded the drama and Mudhra's President Dr.Nalli Kuppuswamy Chetti felicitated all the artists and other members of Delhi Kumar Theatres. Dr.Nalli said that the overwhelming response of the audience to give full support, attend as many dramas as possible and encourage all the artists. A.Natarajan felicitated the artists and also appreciated all the drama troupes for their sincere effort.
Nalli, Indian Overseas Bank and Bank of India were the pillars of the festival and their support made it possible to give all the dramas free to rasikas. On the other hand, the large number of rasikas, who attended the festival were instrumental in motivating and bringing out the best from each drama troupe. With a huge audience and a perfect ambience, the drama troupes vied with one another to make their play the most brilliant and sparkling "Rathinam" in the "Navarathinangal" festival hosted by Mudhra.
"DASARATHINANGAL" (10 Outstanding Dramas)
5th June 2009 to 14th June 2009
Venue : Infosys Hall, R.K.M.School Campus, T.Nagar.
Shri. G. Narayanan Executive Director, Indian Overseas Bank Inaugurated - Dr. Nalli Kuppuswami Chetti Presided - NATAKA MUDHRA AWARD was presented to SHRI 'TV' VARADHARAJEN for his outstanding contribution to stage dramas - Shri A. Natarajan, Former Director, Chennai Doordarshan and Cine Fame Actress Ms. Sachu were the Chief Guests. Ten outstanding dramas were organised during the festival.
Mudhra's drama festival showcased a special documentary on ten veteran drama artists of the past. On each day, one veteran was focused and the show had inputs from popular stage artists and art related personalities as well as photo and video clippings of the concerned artists. It highlighted the contribution of the past stalwarts who have dedicated their entire life for the cause of drama and enriched it through their distinct and inimitable style. The artists presented were Nawab Rajamanickam Pillai, T.K.S.Brothers, S.V.Sahasranamam, R.S.Manohar, Y.G.Parthasarathy, T.S.Seshadri, Poornam Viswanathan, Komal Swaminathan, V.Gopalakrishnan and Major Sunderrajan. Direction and the voice over by Anandam Ramki garnished and presentation with interesting details about each artist. The show was conceptualized and produced by Mudhra Bhaskar. This is available as a DVD in major audio/video outlets.
- 5th June - 6.00 p.m. - Nawabilirundu Naveenamvarai Tribute to 10 Veteran Stage Personalities of Yesteryears ( A Multimedia Presentation) 6.00 p.m. - Nawab Rajamanikam Pillai 6.45 p.m. - United Visual presents, 'TV' Varadharajen in MEGA SERIAL by Vedham Puthithu Kannan
- 6th June - 6.00 p.m. - T.K.S. Brothers 6.45 p.m. - JSC's, Kathadi Ramamurthy in AH ..AAH by Thuglak Sathya
- 7th June - 6.00 p.m. - S.V. Sahasranamam 6.45 p.m. - U.A.A. Presents, Y.Gee.Mahendra in VIETNAM VEEDU by Vietnam Veedu Sundaram
- 8th June - 6.00 p.m. - R.S. Manohar 6.45 p.m. - Railpriya's WINVELI KADHALI by Ananthu
- 9th June - 6.00 p.m. - Y.G. Parthasarathy 6.45 p.m. - Sowmya Theatre's PADHMA VYUGAM by T.V.Radhakrishnan
- 10th June - 6.00 p.m. - T.S. Seshadri 6.45 p.m. - Augusto Creation's MUGAM MUGAVARIKAL by Augusto
- 11th June - 6.00 p.m. - Poornam Viswanathan 6.45 p.m. - Sathya Sai Creation's COMEDY KALYANAM by Ezhichur Aravindan
- 12th June - 6.00 p.m. - Komal Swaminathan 6.45 p.m. - Mali Stage's ATHMA VISARANAI by Mali
- 13th June - 6.00 p.m. - V. Gopalakrishnan 6.45 p.m. - Pareeksha's NAANGAL by Gnani
- 14th June - 6.00 p.m. - Major Sunderrajan 6.45 p.m. - Dummies Drama's ATHITHEE by V. Sreevathson
"NADAGA RATHINANGAL" (9 Outstanding Dramas)11th June 2010 to 19th June 2010 Venue : Infosys Hall, R.K.M.School Campus, T.Nagar. Shri. Cho Ramaswamy inaugurated and presented the NATAKA MUDHRA AWARD to SHRI. VENKAT for his outstanding contribution to Stage Dramas & Tele Serials - Dr. Nalli Kuppuswami Chetti Presided - Cine & TV Director Shri S.P.Muthuraman and Shri A. Natarajan, Former Director, Chennai Doordarshan felicitated.
- 11th June 6.45 p.m. - Railpriya's in ENAKKUL IRUVAR by Ananthu
- 12th June 6.45 p.m. - U.A.A. present Y.Gee. Mahendra in VENKATA 3 by Chitralaya Sriram
- 13th June 6.45 p.m. - Dummies Drama "ARDHANARI" by Sreevathson
- 14th June 6.45 p.m. - Mother Creations PRIYAMUDAN APPA by C.V.Chandramohan
- 15th June 6.45 p.m. - Sathya Sai Creations MAMA. MAPPLE. by Mappillai Ganesh
- 16th June 6.45 p.m. - Gurukulam Original Boys Co.Presents YADHUMAGI by M.B.Moorthy
- 17th June 6.45 p.m. - Goodwill Stage presents Kovai Padhu's PAVITHRA by Kovai Anuradha
- 18th June 6.45 p.m. - Kalavagini V.H.Balu presents SATHYA VAASAL by Soundaryan
- 19th June 6.45 p.m. - J.S.C. presents Kathadi Ramamurthy in NEENGAL YAAR PAKKAM by S.L. Nanu
PONGAL DRAMA UTSAV
(14th to 17th Jan. 2010) Mudhra in association with Dummies Drama
Venue : Infosys Hall, Ramakrishna Mission School, 71, Bazullah Road, T.Nagar, Chennai - 17.
For the first time Mudhra jointly organised pongal nataka vizha with a drama troupe. All the four dramas was well received by audience and the doors of the hall was locked as the hall was full with audience. This Pongal Nataka Vizha was a trend setting event by pulling large audience for stage dramas.
Daily at 7 p.m.
- 14th Jan. 2010 : ATHITHI (Best Drama 2009)
- 15th Jan. 2010 : VINODHA VIDUMURAI (Best Drama 2008)
- 16th Jan. 2010 : UDHYOGAM VAYASU LAKSHANAM
- 17th Jan. 2010 : VINODAYA CHITHAM (Best Drama 2004)
"NADAGA RATHINANGAL" (6 Outstanding Dramas)11th June 2011 to 16th June 2011 Venue : Infosys Hall, R.K.M.School Campus, T.Nagar.
Dr.Trisakthi Sundararaman inaugurated and presented the NATAKA MUDHRA AWARD to SHRI. DELHI GANESH for his outstanding contribution to Stage Dramas, Tele Serials & Tamil Cinema - Sri.Kathadi Ramamurthy and Shri A. Natarajan, Former Director, Chennai Doordarshan felicitated
- 11th June 6.45 p.m. - Stage Creations Kathady Ramamurthy in "Neengale Sollunga" by S.L.Nanu
- 12th June 6.45 p.m. - Dummies Drama "Shyamalam" by Sreevathson
- 13th June 6.45 p.m. - Gurukulam Original Boys Co 95 "Narkalikku Idamillai" by M.B.Moorthy
- 14th June 6.45 p.m. - Sowmya presents "Karuppu Aadugal" by T.V.Radhakrishnan
- 15th June 6.45 p.m. - Augusto Creations "Andha Saravananai Chutri" by Augusto
- 16th June 6.45 p.m. - Kalamandir presents "Sannidhanam" by Bombay Chanakya
"NADAGA RATHINANGAL" (7 BEST DRAMAS)
Date : 9th to 15th June 2012
Venue : Ramakrishna Mission School Campus, 71, Bazullah Road, T.Nagar
Mr. Rangarajan, GM, IOB, inaugurated the Drama Festival “Nataka Rathinangal” held from 9th to 15th june 2012. Dr. K.Balachander, veteran Cine Director presented the Nataka Mudhra Award to Shri Bombay Chanakya for his outstanding contribution to Stage Dramas &Tele Serials
- 9th June 7.00 p.m. - Kalamandir presents TRP(A power packed play about media) by Bombay Chankya
- 10th June 6.45 p.m. - United Visuals T.V.Varadharajen & Team presents Sri Cho’s Masterpiece Political satire ENDRU THANIYUM INTHA SUDHANTHIRA DFHAAGAM by Cho
- 11th June 6.45 p.m. - Augusto Creations ACCHU ASAL by Augusto
- 12th June 6.45 p.m. - Kalavagini presents ANBUDAN by SL. Naanu
- 13th June 6.45 p.m. - Sathya Sai Creations MAMA. MAPPLE. by Mappillai Ganesh
- 14th June 6.45 p.m. - Sri Sathya Sai Creations presents AAVI VANTHA MAPILLAI by Ezhichur Aravindan
- 15th June 6.45 p.m. - Mayura Priya Inaugurates DEIVATHIN KURAL by P.Murthukumaran