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Sunday, November 04, 2007

Keeping more desire

What's with this indescribable feeling one gets when listening to "Asai adhigam vechu" from Marupadiyum?
Is it the Sindhu Bhairvai, is it Janaki amma, the interludes or is it the master with yet another master trick?
On another note, is it influenced by Balu Mahendra's narration to mottai?

P.S: The corny picturization is deliberate, just to make things clear!

7 Comments:

  • The pallavi ends at a low note (mama...) and a charanam begins relatively high ('chinna ponnu naan..'). The music in between acts as a sort of ladder making the transition so smooth. One other song I recall this happening is thenmadurai vaigainadhi.

    When the problem is solved, the solution looks simple !

    btw Sindhu Bhairavi eh ? The only film song rAgam I manage to recall is 'Sudhdha DhanyAsi' :P

    By Anonymous msp, at Sun Nov 04, 10:30:00 PM  

  • >>btw Sindhu Bhairavi eh ? The only film song rAgam I manage to recall is 'Sudhdha DhanyAsi' :P >>


    LOL@msp - enakku athOda sErthu innoru pAttOda raagamum theriyum - VM punniyathula - "keeravAni.." :P

    By Anonymous Roshan, at Tue Nov 06, 12:02:00 AM  

  • The pallavi ends at a low note (mama...) and a charanam begins relatively high ('chinna ponnu naan..'). The music in between acts as a sort of ladder making the transition so smooth. One other song I recall this happening is thenmadurai vaigainadhi.
    MSP,
    Good point.
    Though Sindhu Bhairavi is not considered a "heavy" raagam, i have found it to be very deep.
    neenga sonna point is a nice point of discussion in itself.
    Actually there are a lot of songs where Raaja has done this. Others might have done it too but seldom can we see such a radical and yet seemless 'shift' without deviating from the course of the song.

    "nirpadhuvE" - Bharathi
    "bUpALam" - Pudhiya Vaarpugal(?)
    "kadavuL uLLamE" - Anbulla Rajinikanth
    ......
    and so on. Any attempt to *list* Raaja songs based on any classification is bound to be a futile excercise :)

    Here is one song where the opposite happens (the pallavi starts in not such a high picth alright but the charanam starts at a groovy lower note)
    "iLavattam kaithattum" - My Dear Marthanadan

    P.S: One other song I recall this happening is thenmadurai vaigainadhi
    Moreover, when the opening line goes "then madurai.." from low to high, the piano goes from high to low, something similar to the bass lines of Thumbi Vaa...

    Roshan,
    :)
    @ the VM connection?
    You mean the Karthik-Bhanupriya song "Keeravani"?

    By Blogger Bala (Karthik), at Tue Nov 06, 12:40:00 PM  

  • >> You mean the Karthik-Bhanupriya song "Keeravani"? >>

    Yes ! VM penned the lyrics - "KeeravAni..iravilE pagalilE pAda vaa nee " (Lovely tune and beautiful lyrics). So I could guess that the song was based on "Keeravani" raagam :P

    By Anonymous Roshan, at Tue Nov 06, 01:36:00 PM  

  • roshan, Vm didnt have much hand in that. The telugu original went Keervani..and our bard couldnt really work out a tamil substitute for that. Not much credit to him - not that it is something to be held against him but it isnt something Id credit him either

    By Anonymous raj, at Wed Nov 07, 03:19:00 AM  

  • >> roshan, Vm didnt have much hand in that. The telugu original went Keervani..and our bard couldnt really work out a tamil substitute for that >>

    Thanks Raj for the info :-) I wasn't aware of the Telugu original. And I dont think there was a need for a substitute, when the song itself was based on keeravani raagam.

    By Anonymous Roshan, at Fri Nov 09, 11:01:00 AM  

  • bala
    BoooopaaaaLam isaikkum
    is Thooral ninnu pochu

    By Blogger V.P.Jaiganesh, at Mon Dec 03, 04:03:00 PM  

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