Madhyadharanyazhi (Mediterranean Sea of the Middle class)


Madhyadharanyazhi a play focusing the reality and hopes of the lower middle class family of Kerala.

Sudhakaran, a government employ and his wife Sunanda living in a one bedroom apartment with their two children. They have to struggle with their little income like all other lower Middle class.  One day while coming back from his office Sudhakaran found a packet from the Road side and he bought it to his home which made havoc in their life. They dreams that it would be a nidhi and it will change their life, but things were become more complicated and forced them to face the reality. Can they survive the situation? Madhyadharanyazhi depicts the complexities of the middle class life in Kerala with sorrows and hopes.

Madhyadharanyazhi bagged several awards including Kerala sahithya Academy, Edasserry Award, KEFKA award, SBT literary Award.

Joy Mathew   ( Play Wright )

As an Actor, Play Wright and Director the contribution of Joy Mathew in the Malayalam theatre scenario is outstanding. He started his theatre activities from his school days and bagged several awards including the Best Actor Award in University Drama festival  continuously for three years from Calicut University .Apart from the University awards he had won T R Sukaumaran Nair Best Actor award, Cochin Shipyard Theatre Festival Award for his stunning performance in the title role of Caligula, A play written by the Nobel laurete, Albert Camus  and adapted by Madhu Master

As a stage performer Joy Mathew has enacted in several plays under distinguish directors. His noted performances like Caligula in Caligula written by Albert camus, Spartacus in Spartacus an adaptation by Badal Sircar, Pavel  in Amma, a play written by Berthold Brecht based on the Novel MOTHER  by Maxim Gorky and directed by Madhu master, Mark Antony in Julies Cesar and Bhaskara Pattelar in Baskarapattelarum Thommiyude jeevithavaum written by Paul Zachariah and directed by Suveeran

Besides  from the theatre performances Joy Mathew done several screen performances. Purshan,the protagonist in Amma Ariyan,which known as the  first peoples film  made by the small contributions from the people of Kerala and directed by the noted  film director John Abraham .Joy Mathew himself produced a Tele film Uyirthezhnellpu, telefilms directed by Shyamaprasad which secured  four state Television awards

Joy Mathew was actively participated in the cultural moment of people’s cultural forum and revolutionary student’s organization. As part of the cultural wing Joy Mathew pioneered the Campus Theatre Moment in 1980 and for that he started writing plays Started writing plays for campus theatre. He has written more than twenty plays in Malayalam and honoured  by  kerla sahithya academy and Sangeetha Nataka academy for two plays in 1995 and 1996 .

His noted plays are :

Kandamrigum (An adaptation of Ugine Ionesco’s Rienoserous (1988)

Athirthikal- 1989

Sisu- collection of One – Act plays 1993 (won Sahithya academy award 1995)

Madhyadharanyazhi -1994(sahithya Academy award 1996, Edasserry award 1995, S B T Award 1996, Keska Award 1996)

Sandakan -1996(Kerala sangeetha nadaka academy award 1995)

Pretoria Oct 18-(1996)

Chile 73(A translation of short plays by Mario fretti) 1997

Raktha table-(1998)

Veedukal Kathunnu (1999)

A post Graduate in Mass communication and journalism he worked for different media since 1986.Now working as an executive director in News Pluz, the ever first Malayalam Hyper Local internet news channel.

Play write - Joy Mathew

Manager of the team-                                                      Sethumadhavan M.T

Manager Property-                                                           Chandran T

Manager Costumes-                                                         Raghu

Art Director-                                                                    Santosh Chirakkara

Asst to Art director-                                                          Prabhosh

Director of Music-                                                             Prevege Prabhakar

Makeup-                                                                         Muraleedaran Prayanjeeri

Asst to makeup-                                                               Purushu K.T

Programme coordinator-                                                    Prakashan P.K

Choreography-                                                                  Vinod Kavil

Light Designer-                                                                 Purushothaman Cherukulathoor

Direction of lighting-                                                          Sreejesh

Sculpture Design-                                                              Johns

Digital support-                                                                 Mathew J.M

Associate Director-                                                             Priyan

Director- A.Ratnakaran

Secretary Theatre Group-Prashanth T.P



K.K Santhosh


Girish C.K


Joshi T.K


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