Dejected, Abhimanyu with his mother goes to meet Arjuna who is in exile. On their way in the forest, they come across Ghatotkaccha, the son of Bhima and Hidimba. Not aware of his identity, Ghatotkaccha challenges Abhimanyu for a fight, but through an intervention by Subhadra, he comes to know their identity and takes them to his house. Ghatotkaccha finds out about Abhimanyu and Shashirekha's love and the reluctance of Balarama to their marriage. He gets angry and takes an oath to get them married. He goes to Dwarka and requests Krishna for help. On his directions, using his magical powers, Ghatotkaccha kidnaps Shashirekha and marries Lakshman Kumar in her disguise. Later, Balarama repents marrying his daughter to Lakshman Kumar instead of Abhimanyu. On Krishna's advice, he then goes to meet Ghatotkaccha and apologizes to everyone. He meets his real daughter and gets her married to Abhimanyu.
The Legacy of Surabhi theatre began in a Village called Surabhi (originally called Sorugu ), a tiny hamlet in the Kadapa district of Andhra Pradesh. The ancestors of this theatre family migrated from Maharashtra in the early 18th century. Members of the Vanarasa family, the earliest Surabhi ancestral family in Andhra mastered the art of ' Tholu Bommalata' the traditional shadow-puppet play. In the year 1885, a theatrical effort was initiated by Vanara-sa Govindrao and Chinna Ramayya. They were invited to perform at a wedding in the house of patrons, Rami Reddy and Chenna Reddy where they staged 'Keechaka Vadha' an episode from the Mahabharata, which was till then depicted using leather puppets. This Production was a huge success and a turning point for the puppeteer family, which decided to further promote the live drama, and thus began the Surabhi theatre movement in Andhara. The baton of stage was thereon transferred from one generation to the next and presently it is with the seventh generation.
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