Kathakali is an aesthetic blend of literature, music, gesticulation, dance, and musical instruments. It is the visual expression of poetic composition and is a pantomime in which the performers neither speak nor sing, but interpret the emotions through the medium of gestures, hand poses, and vibrant facial expressions. The characteristic features of this dance are intricate facial make-up, headgear, and costumes. A unique feature of kathakali is the exclusive use of percussion instruments.
The unique attire and face painting in kathakali takes you to another level in the realm of beauty. The blend of colors, costumes, and jewelry add to the grandeur of this art form. It is important to keep kathakali, the art form that got its life in our land, kottarakara, in the mainstream and prevents it from sinking into the abyss of the modern world. To invoke interest in our young generation and to help them learn more about our Kathakali, a museum has been set up at our college. It is aimed to be a non-profit, permanent institution in the service of society and its development, open to the public which acquires, conserves, researches communicates, and exhibits the tangible and intangible heritage of humanity and its environment for education, study, and enjoyment. The museum aims to nurture Kathakali and to impart the greatness of this art form to future generations in its full life and spirit.