DVD : English, Hindi, Tamil, Telugu
Maya Ravan is a 2 hours dance ballet where the medium of communication is a union of hand gestures and body movements of classical and film dances of India. The Ballet is based on the life of the demon king 'Ravan' who rules over the kingdom of Lanka from the great Indian mythological epic 'Ramayana'.
Ravan is portrayed as an ambitious, egoistic but charming king in the quest to win Lord Rama's wife Sita. We also get to hear lesser known stories on Ravan's origin.
Rama befriends a tribe of primates led by Hanuman who vow to assist him in his quest to bring back Sita. Hanuman goes to Lanka to mediate and bring back Sita without bloodshed. Ravan in turn answers by setting Hanuman's tail on fire!! Thus sown are the seeds of great battle in Indian mythological history which is beautifully performed in the ballet. Ravan's death act leaves the viewers in tears and respect for such performance of art.
Choreographed, Directed and acted by veteran Bharatnatyam dancer and Film actress 'Shobana' and her dance troupe, Maya Ravan is a gripping presentation of Indian Mythology through fine arts through well choreographed music and dance which leaves the viewer mesmerized and carries a lovable perspective of Indian mythology to audiences around.