‘Aboobackerinte Umma Parayunnu,’ a solo act by Rajitha Madhu, delineates the Kayyur incident through the voice of the mother of one of the victims.
It happened almost seven decades ago, and to the new generation, it hardly exists. It is as if the Kayyur incident has been conveniently forgotten by the post-globalisation world as a tale about class struggle. But actor Rajitha Madhu takes a page out of a now quiescent chapter in the history of Kerala and reminds us that “it is easier to forget; it’s remembering that’s difficult.”Rajitha’s solo drama titled ‘Aboobackerinte Umma Parayunnu,’ evolves around the death of four young men during the pre-independence struggle at Kayyur, a village near Neeleswaram in Kasaragod district. The sharply etched script emerges through the bold voice of the mother of one of the victims.