Mohanlal to release book on 4 theatre artists via Facebook on June 1
Actor Mohanlal will release the book titled 'Munpe Peytha Mazhayilanu Ippol Nanayunnath' which tells the story of four actresses who survived ordeals in their lives through stunning stage performances. The book is penned by Bhanuprakash and published by Mathrubhumi Books. Due to the COVID restrictions, Mohanlal will release the book on June 1 at 10 am through Facebook.
The book tells the hardships faced by Savithri Sreesharan, Balussery Sarasa, Elsy Sukumaran and Usha Chandrababu, who have been in the theatre industry for over 50 years. It also gives an account of the history of Malayalam theatre. The life of the four actresses are written in four parts in the book.
Savithri Sreedharan narrates her life story from the memories of political leader AKG's life in hiding. Balussery Sarasa was a helpless daughter who had to go for theatre performance even before her father was taken to the pyre. Elsy Sukumaran had to face terrible experiences from her own family after she married a man of another religion. Usha Chandrababu who won the state award for best actress four times also went through a life of struggles.
Renowned theater artist and film actor KPAC Lalitha has stated in an initial note in the book that nobody can read the book without shedding a drop of tear knowing the sacrifices and ordeals these women had to go through.
Writer Subhash Chandran has noted in the foreword of the book that author Bhanuprakash penned the book by clearly depicting how each life was smeared in tears. An emotional note by Dr K Sreekumar also is included in the book.