Some of the greatest creations began in this period
with the staging of the epics and mythologies like, It has always been Hema Malini’s endeavor to present something new to her audience. With her knowledge of the technical aspects of film-making, she successfully brought onstage a creative mix of the classical arts and stage technique in a ballet form.
Meera, depicting the journey of the Beggar Princess,
Ramayan, the greatest epic of our times depicting the life of an epitome of virtue Rama and his consort Sita.
Durga – The Goddess of power and a destroyer of evil… the Universal Mother along with her nine avatars. A thrilling stage presentation, this has been one of the greatest productions by Natyavihar Kalakendra.
Savitri, one of the most powerful women, a yogini, a princess, who fought Lord Yama to bring her husband, Satyavan back to life. With a desire to connect to the Supreme, Hema Malini staged
Radha Krishna, a ballet that brought onstage the pastimes of the flamboyant Krishna with his Divine lover, Radha and the Brajwasis till his journey to Dwarka.
Mahalakshmi, the Goddess of Wealth and abundance is narrated in this ballet from Her emergence as the main aspect of the Tridevi and her sojourn on Earth till She returns to Lord Vishnu in Vaikuntha.
Yashoda Krishna brought out Mother Yashoda’s trials as the Mother of the Supreme Lord, Krishna.
Draupadi, is a grand endeavor by Hema Malini to bring to the audience the life and times of one of the most powerful women in Indian mythology, a protagonist of the greatest epic, the Mahabharata and for whom the great war of Kurukshetra was fought. Draupadi has proved to be another feather in her cap with the latest techniques in stage-craft and technical elements.
Parampara the handing over of values and traditions to the next generation, is a presentation that brings on to one stage, the mother, Hema Malini, with her daughters, Esha and Ahana Deol, who weave a classic narration of the arts, the traditions of our country and the story of the Indian woman down the years from the Vedic period to modern times. This ballet strikes a chord with the audiences as an emotional and spiritual experience. The latest to be added to the gamut of Hema Malini’s presentations is
Radha Raasbihari. This is a dramatic production with a judicious amalgamation of the classic and the modern in its narration and presentation. The music and lyrics transport the audience to the higher echelons and the audience experiences the life of the greatest Brajwasi through this journey.