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Kaaval Daivam
19th December, 2011

Tamizh play - Bandham
Kaaval Daivam
Paatu paada varigalaa ? - 2010
Vaazgha Vaikuntam
Amma retire aagiraal
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Shanmukhananda Theatre Group was founded during the Golden Jubilee year of the Sabha, 2002-2003. Our first production was Amma retire aagiral, an adaptation from the famous Marathi play, Aayi retire hothi, directed by Parameswar K. R. The full-length three and a half hours play went on stage at Chandrasekharendra Saraswathi Auditorium for the first time, on 27th July, 2004.

Active Theatre Group members are Shanmukha Ratna Smt. Santosh Rajan, Director, K. Lakshmanan, Assistant-Director, Pichai, A. D. Hariharan, Saravanan, Venkat, Ramakrishnan, Viswanathan, Ponnambalam, Raghu, Alaguraja, Santhosh Rajan, Aparna Natarajan, Prema S., Jayanthi Muthuswamy, Asha Varadan, Aditya, Sweta, Sriram Rajan, Subbalakshmi Iyer, P. Subramaniam and Hariharan. Members apart from taking part in the play, are actively involved in backstage work as well. None of them are professional actors and all of them are well placed in life, either in corporate offices or in their own business. Passion for the art inspires them to spend time, energy and money and come together under the banner of Shanmukhananda Theatre Group, to make all productions a grand success.

The Group hopes to stage Hindi and English dramas soon, to cater to a wider audience. The Group also plans to conduct short courses on all aspects of Theatre for sabha members.

On the auspicious occasion of Poornabhishekam of Shri M. R. Doraiswamy and honouring of those members who had past eighty years of age, a short drama, Bless me was presented, as befitting the celebrations.

STG has taken giant strides to promote theatre activities bringing to fore latent talent in the members. Several highly acclaimed Dramas have been staged over the years even reaching theatre fans outside Mumbai, at Chennai and Kolkata. ‘Siru Kadaigal’, a summary collection of short stories written by Smt. Santhosh Rajan, Director of the Group was published by the Sabha in 2008. A second book on short stories was brought out in 2012. Several of the short plays have been converted into Dramas.

Dramas with duration of 2 ½ - 3 hours
1. Amma Retire Agiral 27.07.2004
2. Vazhga Vaikuntham 12.02.2011
3. Bharatha Peroli Bharathi 19.12.2011
4. Maalaipozhudinile Oru Naal 17.03.2012
5. Guruvandanam 22.03.2013
6. Bandam 09.11.2013
7. Manoratnam 17.1.2016
8. Katrinile Varum Geetham 12.9.2016
9. Checkmate 15.3.2018
10. Ramanujar 11.11.2018
11. Thodarum Unaruvgal 12.04.2019
12. Thodarum Ninaivugal  22.08.2022
13. Mudalai Thotam 08.12.2014
14. Sugandam 21.05.2023
15. Sandhya Ragam 18.11.2022

Short Plays with duration of one hour
1. Ardhanareeshwaram 15.08.2006
2. Petti Niraya Praaptam 15.08.2007
3. Ettu Potta Ticket 15.02.2008
4. Kaaval Deivam 23.05.2010
5. Karuppum Veluppum 23.05.2010

  Short Skits of 20 minutes plus duration
1. Bless Me 09.08.2009
2. Katharikkaikku Jey 15.02.2012
3. Happy Birthday to you 02.07.20013
4. Akashvani 15.02.2013
5. Namaste Nana Nani 19.02.2014
6. A Storm in a Tea Cup (English) 08.03.2014
7. I Love My India (English) 31.05.2014
8. Alaipeshi Andadi 15.08.2018
9. Election 20.09.2015
10. Who is Bigg Boss 15.08.2019

Children’s Theatre
1. Julius Ceasar Who never was 15.08.2009
2. Paattu Paada Vaarigala? 15.08.2010
3. Guess who is coming for dinner 15.08.2011
4. Vaazhungal Vazha Vidungal 15.08.2012
6. Hero No. 1 15.08.2016
7. Pavadai Utsavam 15.08. 2019

Since its inception, the Theatre Group has staged totally 36 new plays( including the children’s thearte). Amma retire aagiral was the only drama which was adapted from Marathi. Rest of the dramas were written and directed by Smt. Santhosh Rajan.

Some of STG dramas are posted on Sabha’s youtube channel , Shanmukha Channel, Mumbai. Below is a list of dramas uploaded on sabha’s youtube channel with their youtube links.


1. Ardhanareeswaram
2. Petti Niraya Praptham
3. Guruvandanam
4. Katrinile Varum Geetham
5. Bandham
6. Maalai Pozhudinile Oru Naal
7. Bharatha Per Oli Bharathi
8. Mudalai Thotam

Above mentioned these eight dramas have been uploaded on our sabha youtube channel. Will soon upload more dramas on sabha’s Youtube Channel.


Kaaval Daivam – staged at Mulund Fine Arts, 20th Feb., 2011

Paatu paada varigalaa ? – 2010

Vaazgha Vaikuntam

Amma retire aagiraal

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