Tirlok Malik, a pioneer of films about Indian-American immigrant themes and a New York Emmy Award nominee, has done many roles in the movies, televisions, and theaters. Recently, he played the role of Bharat (Lord Rama’s brother) in Ramayana, staged at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City. The November 10th, 2013 presentation of Ramayana at the 708 seat state of the art theater packed with multicultural audiences enjoyed the performance of the epic.
To a standing ovation, the show was performed by the East-West School of Dance, choreographed and directed by Satya Narayana Charka. The performance in English language was backed by great music and dance. The cast was also multicultural, consisting of Americans and Indians. The show was hosted by Thomas P. Campbell, Director and Emly K. Rafferty, President, and the Multicultural Audience Development Initiative. In addition, Lal K. Motwani, the chairman of NFIA and Metropolitan Museum of Art Multicultural Advisory Committee Member, was an integral part of bringing the show to the audiences. The Ramayana show was done as a celebration of Diwali which conveys the message of victory over evil.