N.C. Vasanthakokilam

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#26

Post by meena » 03 Jun 2007, 03:02

sorry shankar,
Porumai kadalaagiya she has rendered it in her last film krishna vijayam

check ur email.
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Post by Sreeni Rajarao » 03 Jun 2007, 05:06

I had heard that the name change from Ranga Dorai to Randor Guy was to deal with a situation where Ranga Dorai had a lot of his submissions (cartoons?) rejected by magazine editors. I do not know how true this story is, or if I am even talking about the same Randor Guy.
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#28

Post by arasi » 03 Jun 2007, 07:43

VK,
I understand what you are asking. As you know, there are no answers. A cinema song goes like this: vidiyin viLaiyADal (Chittoor nAgaiyyA's). It is all a matter of fate. I would quickly amend, a matter of 'how things turned out to be'. Why? I don't want to turn NCV's thread into a religious/spiritual enquiry: are you a fatalist? :)
A biography is not history. So many points of view, missing pieces, emotional aspects AND, 'vidiyin viLaiyADal' too!

I was a child then, and until I read it here, I did not know Sachi was not married to her. He was visible in the concert in a way that after all these years, I still remember his face. he would flit around the place, orchestrating things. 'veLLIk kUjA' used to be the moniker for performers' husbands. Artistes, specially the Iyengar sort used kUjAs for whatever they drank while they performed (today's water bottle)--a lidded jug with a screw top to keep the beverage hot. A must- when you traveled. Well, he could have employed someone to carry the kUjA, I suppose, since he was a wealthy promoter. While I remember NCV's sweet voice, Sachi's face too, I have not forgotten. When I think about it now, it was exactly in the way one of the present day's gifted young star's father prances about the place, controlling things...
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Post by meena » 03 Jun 2007, 08:24

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#30

Post by arasi » 03 Jun 2007, 08:51

Thanks, Meena!
She IS pretty, isn't she?
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Post by meena » 03 Jun 2007, 10:21

yeah VERY pretty.
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Post by rajeshnat » 29 Nov 2008, 21:42

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#33

Post by arasi » 29 Nov 2008, 22:02

Rajesh,
Sriram Venkatakrishnan brings his usual flair for nostalgia in penning this piece about Spring Cuckoo NCV. He calls her a spring nightingale.
Our own spring cuckoo would be delighted to read this.
This picture of NCV does very little justice to her. I remember her to be a very attractive looking woman.
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Post by pgaiyar » 30 Nov 2008, 07:11

30-Nov-08

Dear All:

Can anyone please upload the NCV version of Unnai allal vere gathi of Kotiswara Iyer in Simmendramadhyamam?. God bless you all.

Regards

Guru
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#35

Post by vasanthakokilam » 04 Jul 2009, 11:29

Thanks r-t. That is quite an elaborate song. In the movie scene, the anthropomorphic portrayal of Vishnu with Lakshmi massaging Vishnu's legs is a bit amusing. Where is the purANic backing for that? :) Later on there was a camel along with elephants in the procession, I wondered why but the answer was forthcoming .. it was kamsan...north india... camel.. OK, alright!!
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#36

Post by arasi » 04 Jul 2009, 21:15

r_t,
Thank you for the vintage footage. Do you know the movie's name? NAradar is shown blown up on the screen because 'she' is the star!

VK,
It was common to see Lakshmi relieving VishNu of all the pain he sustained after all his travails which are listed in En paLLi koNDIR aiyyA which you know by heart! The turbulence in the sea was what amused me. Wonder if it was a float filled with air.They were bobbing up and down in that pool (?) as if it were the rapids!
Come! The camels very much belong there. Anomalies and anochronisms are part of our films. A tamizh warrior in chainmail and roman sandals...
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Post by ragam-talam » 04 Jul 2009, 23:20

Arasi, the description at the info section says the film is 'Krishna Vijayam'.

Btw, what are the ragas in this song - kambodhi, bhairavi, s'bharanam?
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#38

Post by Lakshman » 05 Jul 2009, 00:07

I thought I heard bilahari and nIlAmbari after kAmbhOji, then bhairavi and shankarAbharaNa.
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Post by bilahari » 05 Jul 2009, 00:16

I'm not hearing kAmbOji at all? Just bilahari, nIlAmbari, bhairavi, sh'bharaNam. Very nice clip--thanks R-T!
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Post by vasanthakokilam » 05 Jul 2009, 00:37

I think there is a 'm g p d s' in that bilahari segment which may have given the kambhoji impression.

Arasi: Yes, En paLLi koNDIR aiyyA was a clever device to tell the stories and bring them all together. Lakshmi has to be multi-tasking when Vishnu is zero-tasking ;)

That float appearing from under the water scared the heck out of me. Even more so, when it went under, I thought it was going to topple over!
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Post by ragam-talam » 05 Jul 2009, 02:55

Lakshmi has to be multi-tasking when Vishnu is zero-tasking
VK, that's so funny! I have to remember to use this quote :)

I went back and listened to the clip, and yes I could hear the bilahari and nilambari this time! Thanks.
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#42

Post by vasanthakokilam » 07 Jul 2009, 02:03

this is a small detour from this thread... but why is that 'asarIri' providing such a specific piece of critical information to Kamsan? Whose side is that asarIri in anyway?
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#43

Post by rshankar » 07 Jul 2009, 02:13

VK - AFAIK, aSarIrIs are not supposed to be on anyone's side - they just predict what is to be...
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#44 Re: N.C.Vasantha Kokilam

Post by venkatakailasam » 28 Feb 2011, 20:35

There is no postings for almost two years! This is how we forget people!!
Now you can hear her forgotten voice !

E'-SWARA-03-Smt. NC Vasantha kokilam-Kuzalosai ketkuthamma

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u3n6lvbai5A

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#45 Re: N.C.Vasantha Kokilam

Post by rshankar » 28 Feb 2011, 20:52

Very original, Sri Venkatakailasam!
By the way, we will never forget Smt. NCV as long as our very own 'spring-cuckoo' is around - IIRC, his ID on the forum was inspired by her!
A request - can you please correct her name? Her name is Vasantakokilam - no 'g'...Thanks!
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#46 Re: N.C.Vasantha Kokilam

Post by venkatakailasam » 28 Feb 2011, 21:06

stand corrected! thank you.

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#47 Re: N.C.Vasantha Kokilam

Post by satyabalu » 06 Nov 2014, 19:09

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#48 N.C. Vasanthakokilam

Post by varsha » 15 Apr 2016, 13:11

Once, he was taken to a wedding by his neighbours. That served as the inspiration for a successful venture he’d start much later. Carnatic singer N.C. Vasanthakokilam was performing at the high-profile wedding — she was specially invited to Sri Lanka for it. She noticed how Muthukrishnan was enjoying her music, and kept talking to the young boy during breaks. That a renowned singer had noticed him pleased Muthukrishnan no end. He decided that whenever he started a restaurant, he’d call it ‘Vasantha’. “Actually, there was no Vasantha in my family,” he smiles.
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http://www.thehindu.com/features/metrop ... epage=true
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#49 Re: N.C. Vasanthakokilam

Post by rshankar » 15 Apr 2016, 15:22

How interesting! From Smt. MS Blue to Smt. NCV's Vasantha Bhavan - amazing how inspiration flows....
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#50 Re: N.C. Vasanthakokilam

Post by SrinathK » 15 Apr 2016, 18:32

NCV had one of the best voices I've ever heard -- incredibly powerful with a gigantic vocal range, with seemingly endless power in the upper octave. She could hit stratospherically high notes almost easily with no need for a falsetto (just listen to her rendition of mAyE in tarangiNi) - by my reckoning, it was a greater range than even MS Amma -- while I didn't want to get into comparisons, I had no other yardstick. Sadly though, she wasn't blessed with the same longevity.
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