Mazhavillu is a children’s theatre wing of Lokadharmi which is an offshoot of a children’s theatre workshop organised at Changampuzha Park during May 2001. Since then the group was functioning regularly on the evenings of all Saturdays, and also conducts workshops on midsummer vacation. The group is officially inaugurated on 15th of December 2002 with the premiere show of children’s version of Charandas Chor, in Malayalam directed by Chandradasan.
Mazhavillu has produced many plays including Thathamaram(Chandradasan), Bommanahalliyile Kinnarayogi, (Chandradasan), Panjarasala (BV Karanth), Alibabayum 40 Kallanmarum (Chandrasekhar Kambar) directed by Chandradasan, Mugdhadhara (Rabindra Nadh Tagore) Tom and Jerry, (Arun Puthezhathu) both directed by Sudheer Babu, and Girl in the photograph and Chipko, Chipko, both written and directed by Shirly Somasundaran. These plays have been performed in carious festivals in Kerala, New Delhi and Ahmadabad.
Mazhavillu, the children’s theatre group aspire to be a permanent centre for children’s theatre activities, so as to link the children with the culture, tradition and social realities of the day and to give them training and exposure to theatre.