Kathakali, the classical dance-drama of Kerala, is based on mythological themes and combines devotion, drama, music and dance. In Kathakali, the make-up creates the superhuman effect. It takes nearly three hours to complete the make-up which is done in stages. Chutti (photo) is the second and the most crucial stage of make-up as it differentiate the character. In the phoro one of the 5 main Kathakali characterrs, the Pacha (green). The other four characters are: Kathi (knife), Thadi (beard), Kari (black) and Minukku.