Actors in the process of applying makeup for a performance at the Kootu Pattarai Theater
Koothu-P-Pattarai is a prominent Tamil theatre group that has organised plays for 31 years. The group has its base in Chennai, Tamil Nadu in South India. out speech training in a theater speech laboratory and conducts workshops teaching "elements of traditional theater art forms" as well as presenting lectures in educational institutions in order to raise awareness about folk theater's significance to modern theater.
The style of theater has been described in The Hindu newspaper as "an intense physicality coupled with powerful ideas", and was described by India9.com as being "native folk arts in a contemporary style".