Despite etymological and regional differences, Chhau is commonly associated with religious occasions such as the spring festival of Chaitra Parva in April, Gajan Festival honoring Lord Shiva, and the Sun Festival.
Ahmed hails from a family which practises the Kashmiri folk theatre form, Bhand Pather, which has a long history in the valley. With his interests across various practices, Ahmed brought into his performance elements of Bhand Pather.
The tape recorder splutters and stops abruptly, as the spool manages to entangle itself in an infinite warp.
John also has the responsibility to understand that people like their own kind of ‘peace’ and ‘civilization’, Satan is at best a philosophical idea, and if at all a Satan exists, he lives in and off the church.
In spite of a few shortcomings, this film succeeds in providing some cursory information to its audience about the life and times of Shastriji.
There are thousands of such arts across the country which play a very significant part in the social, political, economic and cultural history of the country. Every region had a unique storytelling technique paired with distinct musical instruments, interesting accessories and also an outfit that stands out during the performance. Each one of them even have a very beautiful story behind their techniques, instruments and attires. Above all these artists treated their art with the greatest reverence only next to the almighty.