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Chekka Bommalata, literally meaning Wooden Puppets' Show, is a form of wooden-string puppetry tradition from the state of Telangana in India. It is one of the rare folk art forms of India that uses life-size puppets made of wood. These puppets are about hundred years old and stories from Ramayana, Mahabharata and other local legends are performed through this art form. The puppeteers who perform are known as 'Bommalollu'. This art form is practiced by families belonging to the Beda Budiga Jangama caste who are at the bottom of the social order of caste hierarchy. Currently there are two troupes that are active - one troupe is in Ammapuram village and the other is Venkatapuram village. Both these villages belong to Warangal district in the state of Telangana and both the troupes belong to the same family of Mothe's.  



Director :Ajit Nag Language :Telugu Country :India
Producer :Chitralekha Studios Pvt. Ltd. Editor :N/A Screening Type:2D
Cinematographer :N/A Year :2016 Duration:75 Mins


Director Name

Ajit Nag

Director Biography

With a bachelor’s degree in Psychology, sociology and philosophy, he has done courses in Photography and Film Appreciation from the Film and Television Institution of India, Pune. He has assisted Mr. Prahalad Kakkar in advt. films and worked on multinational brands like Pepsi, Kit-kat, Halls, Nirma, Iodex, Nestle, Maggi, and many more during his two year tenure. He was also associated with Mr. B. Narsing Rao on the award winning films like Aakruti, Matti manshulu and Harivillu.  

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