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“Just Time pass”
Review of Kathakali

Kathakali
Ranked #8 of 58 things to do in Alappuzha
Certificate of Excellence
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Hyderabad
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
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“Just Time pass”
Reviewed 20 April 2012

Can enjoy the cultural show but not an exciting event to watch. The show is very expensive than a movie in a multiplex theatre...!! It doesn't hold the interest of audience for longer time
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Visited December 2011
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Festus, Missouri
Level 5 Contributor
38 reviews
19 attraction reviews
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“A worthwhile event”
Reviewed 27 March 2012

The performance was aimed at tourists, and began with the performers putting on their elaborate makeup on stage for us to watch, and then gave a demonstration of the methods of telling the story by facial expressions and body language. A wonderful introduction to a unique performance style

Visited February 2012
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Brussels, Belgium
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
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“An experience”
Reviewed 18 March 2012

We went for a performance in Kochin , nicely organized and even had a seat in the front row .. unfortunately it was very loud .. great , but for just once in a life experience ..

Visited March 2012
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Pune, India
Level 6 Contributor
63 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
“Kathakali in munnar”
Reviewed 28 February 2012

I watched this show in munnar, however it feels Terrible & no cost worthwhile.
I Paid 200 Rs each pass & we did not understood a word, not expressions as well -- i was under impression of fantastic dance with Masked personnel shown on DD National channel's theame song "BAJE SARGAM HAR TARAF SE" .... but in reality it was teerrible..... may be the performers were not good...but overall outlook is not worth 200 at any ways... instead you spend those bucks in food

Visited February 2012
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Trivandrum
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87 reviews
21 attraction reviews
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“A temple art form”
Reviewed 24 February 2012

The temple art form Kathakali is now highly commercialised which in fact has spoiled it's charm. If you visit Kerala during some festive season, try watch a performance in some temple or some programme conducted by the Ministry of Tourism ( during Onam festival ) . If you wish to meet the masters of the art, visit Kerala Kalamandalam at Trissur or Margi at Trivandrum.
There are some Kathakali theatres where you can pay and watch a performance, but it is like paying to watch a church mass.

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