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Monday, April 24, 2006

One Man (No)Show

Update: Due to some technical problems in blogger yesterday, i accidentally posted this piece thrice and i deleted the duplicate posts [rather hastily] . If they had any comments i'm sorry about that...
And Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar celebrated his birthday yesterday. Long Live The Lion!!!

Utterly disappointed. Next time you book tickets for a concert, demand the set list and see if you are fine with it. In the ocean of Isaignani Ilaiyaraaja's repertoire, all they could come up with was this?
If the pomp, ceremony and thunderous and glittering fireworks in Ilayaan's intro was a misleading precursor for the evening to unfold, as what followed was one big anti-climax. The compere Abaswaram Ramji reminded me of Suryan FM's panappaakkam sugumar. The lyricists invited on stage got booed out from the stage, and rightfully so. Lengthy uninspiring speeches only added up to the disappointment. The crowd was huge but a lot of them trickled out of the ground in the second half. We left when "En mana vaanil" [Kasi] was being played.
To sum up,
Me: Ithana naala thookkam varama kashta patta enna, ippadi ground-liye thoonga vechiruvainga pola irukku :(
My friend: Chumma irunga Bala. Ilayaan paattu edhuva irundhaalum kekkalaam. Nalla irukkum
Me: Naan illa ne sollaliye. Ilayaan paattu kandippa nalla thaan irukkum. Aana idam porul eval irukkulle? Indha madhiri thirandirukkum audience, adhuvum open ground na, tempo maintain pannanum. Indha paattu ellma naama veetliye kekkalame? 1000 ruba kuduthadhu idhukku thaana? Kelambuvom
kaathu varattum...


  • 1000 rooba ticket ku "En mana vaanil" paattellam romba aniyayam! akramam!
    You (crowd nu vaasingo) should have demanded a refund, I say!

    By Blogger Viji, at Wed Apr 26, 05:27:00 PM  

  • Viji,
    Naalu bhakthi paattukkal to begin the show was just TOO much! [One was 'poovar senni mannan' from Thiruvasagam but only Ilayaan could have done justice to that].
    Engalukku irundha 'surudhi' ellam erangi pochu by that time, and the slow tempo songs [without grand orchestration] didn't help either :(

    However, there was one dancing white woman in the gallery who enjoyed the show more than us!

    By Blogger Bala (Karthik), at Wed Apr 26, 06:20:00 PM  

  • Aah, one more thing. 1000 ruba kudathadhukku ore oru silver lining - No Rajini songs :-))

    By Blogger Bala (Karthik), at Wed Apr 26, 06:21:00 PM  

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