Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Bhavana Radhakrishnan at Thamarankulangara Sastha temple at Tripunithura.(

When film songs sung by professional Carnatic vocalists become a hit these maestros attract a big audience. Once when the late Jayasree, playback singer, sand at the Tripunithura temple there was a large gathering, a majority of which was looking forward to her hit song ‘Swapnangal Alangarikkum’ sung under the baton of Dakshinamoorthy for the movie, namely, Chumadu thaangi.
Bhavana Radhakrishnan shot into fame with the awrdwinning Kaithapram song in ‘Kaliyattom.’ There was a huge gathering at the Thamarankulangara Dharmasastha temple in Tripunithura when she performed in connection with the Makaravilakku festival. Being well trained vocalist under doyens like Mavelikkara Prabhakara Varma, she was able to prove her mettle by making the concert a sprightly one.
Her raga outlines were crystal-clear and the diction fascinating. She gave a solid footing to the concert with Gananathanai in Natta by T.Lakshmanan Pillai. Thenit was the turn for Pahimam Rajarajeswari in Janaranjini by Ramaswamy Sivan, a familiar one for Malayalam film music lovers.The delineation of Malayamarutham was dainty and Sastharam by Thulasivanam was in perfect harmony with the occasion and the surroundings. The sketch of Arabhi with Narasimhamamavam in Jhampa by Swathi displayed the conceptual clarity of the singer when yoked to a swara sequence. Vasantha was developed on delicate curves and Harihara Puthram by Deekshithar with its fabulous construction left a deep imprint. Edappally Ajith kept good company with the violin. Elenjimel Sushilkumar (mridamgam) and A. Anilkumar with the ghatom gave enthusiastic percussive support.

By Courtesy The Hindu-Kochi-21.3.05.


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