Kutukutu is a popular and entertaining game played during the festival of Onam. This game is full of fun. It is very much like the popular game of Kabaddi played in several parts of India. This game is simple in nature but it is extremely challenging. The game tests the player’s strength, speed, tact and the power of lungs.
Rule of Kutukutu:
In order to play the Kutukutu game, the court is divided into two equal halves. A line is drawn in the middle of the court. Players are also divided into two teams. They are placed on either side of the line.
The game begins as soon as a player from one team crosses the dividing line. The player enters the area of the opposite team while saying ‘Kutu Kutu’. The player must say these words loudly and clearly in one continuous breath. Simultaneously the player has to try to touch a player of the opponent team. This challenging player or raider has to smartly return to the central line without getting caught.
The challenging player gets caught by the players of the opposite team. He is out of breath before being able to touch the central line. Then, he is out of the game. The Kutukutu game continues in a similar fashion with all other players of the same team. When all players exhaust their chance, the game enters its second half. The opposite team sends its players one by one.
Kutukutu is very much popular in Kerala. Hence, it draws several enthusiastic participants who are players and onlookers.
All Onam Sports:
Onakalikal, Talappanthukali, Kayyankali, Attakalam, Ambeyyal, KutuKutu