The Karadi Tales Under the Banyan presents folk stories from different parts of India. Adapted by Dr. Vayu Naidu and Sandhya Rao the stories are brought alive through the wonderful narration of the inimitable singer Usha Uthup and the effervescent and vivacious actress Nandita Das. Set against the backdrop of a vibrant musical score by 3 Brothers & A Violin, the stories transport the listener to the land of its origin.
The illustrations and music of each story reflect the unique flavour of the region from where the story hails, giving the child a veritable cultural feast of the sights and sounds of India.
A folktale from Punjab. Wrestling Mania is a folk fantasy from Punjab. Big, burly Tarlochan and Paramjit want to wrestle with other but there are no spectators! Then an old woman offers to watch and they get 'carried away'. Illustrations : Srividya Natarajan;