chimmanakali,of palakkad district ,kerala


Chimmanakali’ is a folk drama. ‘Chimmanakali’ is usually full of humour and dialogues. The meaning given to the word ‘Chimmana’ is ‘fun’. In ‘Chimmanakali’ current as well as day-to-day affairs come to the center stage. The inequalities and antisocial elements that prevail in the society come under harsh criticism in ‘Chimmanakali’. The members of ‘Pulaya’ community usually render it .The songs sung for ‘Chimmanakali’ are also called ‘Chothiyum Pidiyum Pattum’.