Kallur's 'Thayambaka' brings rhythm to its aggressive heights
Ramamangalam: With his aggressive notes and powerful rendition, Kallur Ramankutty Marar enthralled the audience at the Ramamangalam Perumthrikkovil Temple. What started as a boom soon grew into a roar fusing energy into the air all around.
He seemed to have effortlessly won the battle despite the rythmic onslaughts from the 'idamthalakkar' and 'valamtharakkar' swaying to the clap of the 'ilathalam'. Ramankutty marar is a prominent exponent of the Palakkad style of thayambaka. In the performance that was shifted to a stage from the temple corridors where it was initially scheduled to be held, he soared above all expectations with his powerful left hand art.
Apart from the traditional style that culminated at 'nila', Marar also presented his own 'dhimikaram', 'chapu', ' pothu' and 'nakaram'. The 'idamthala' was lead by Kinavallur Vinod and Ranjith R Nambiar and the 'valamthala' by Chottanikkara Ranjith and Thazedath Muraleedharan Marar. 'Ilathalam' was led by Vengassery Gopalakrishnan and Chottanikkara Kannan.