Witness Kathakali, a 300-year old legacy of dance drama, evolved from other performing arts of Kerala. The striking feature of this dance form is the elaborate face make-up and vibrant costumes. Based on mythological themes, usually enacting themes and stories from epics, the performance is visually arresting, extremely graceful and magnificent in execution. Kathakali represents a synthesis of all that is best in dance, drama and music and has been recognized by connoisseurs of art, the world over as a `total art form of immense sophistication and power’. It is the impression created by make-up and the costumes that make Kathakali a visual par excellence.