music of Shakuntala

Music that is not orthodox Carnatic or Hindustani.
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Post by mohan » 15 Aug 2009, 19:00

Was listening to some of the songs from the old movie version Shakuntala (featuring GNB and MSS).

Are the lyrics and melodies by Papanasam Sivan? Many of the tunes do not sound very classical so I have my doubts.
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Post by mohan » 16 Aug 2009, 09:38

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Sakunthalai" (1940).
The film was directed by the 'American Tamil filmmaker', Ellis R Dungan.
With lyrics by Papanasam Sivan music was composed by Sivan, Thuraiyur Rajagopala Sarma and also S. V. Venkataraman..
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Post by gobilalitha » 16 Aug 2009, 10:16

All the actors samg in their original voices. In fact they were chosen for their proficiency in music There was a popular character actor Serukalathur Sama, who acted as Sakuntalai's father and sang 'endan kanne chendru vaa'unable to control his emotions when sakuntalai accompanied Dushyantan after marriage .As all of us are aware, SVSekhar is the son of SV Venkatraman gobilalitha
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Post by ragam-talam » 16 Aug 2009, 14:38

and this classic song from the movie
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Post by vasanthakokilam » 17 Aug 2009, 01:21

ragam-talam wrote:a lovely Sakunthalai clip
Indeed. Thanks.

The kambhodi here, a more sedate one, is the temple OduvAr thEvAram bANi and it fits very well the mood of the scene.
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Post by mohan » 17 Aug 2009, 05:02

GNB's Kambhoji is very nice indeed but I wonder if the real Dushyanta ever sat painting a canvas with pallet in hand!
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Post by vasanthakokilam » 17 Aug 2009, 08:21

If Dushyanta happens to catch this youtube clip, he may go 'Duh! that makes sense. How come I did not think of that' :)

When I watch these old clips I have to remind myself that we are dealing with two periods: the ancient period when the movie was made and the very ancient period that the move is about! :)
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Post by baboosh » 08 Sep 2009, 12:20

gobilalitha wrote:All the actors samg in their original voices. In fact they were chosen for their proficiency in music There was a popular character actor Serukalathur Sama, who acted as Sakuntalai's father and sang 'endan kanne chendru vaa'unable to control his emotions when sakuntalai accompanied Dushyantan after marriage .As all of us are aware, SVSekhar is the son of SV Venkatraman gobilalitha
A Small correction.This SV Venkataraman has nothing to do with SVeSekar
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Post by gobilalitha » 08 Sep 2009, 17:20

Is it so? gobilalitha
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Post by mohan » 14 Sep 2009, 12:07

I was recently involved in a dance production of Shakuntala. For the music we used the lyrics from the Shakuntala movie (MSS/GNB) but Sangeetha and I have retuned them in a heavier classical mould to suit bharatanatyam. Here is a sample of one of the songs:
http://sydhwaney.com/wp-content/uploads ... namiga.mp3
the singers are my wife, Sangeetha, and Anand Dixit.
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Post by mohan » 15 Sep 2009, 05:29

should also mention the accompanists - balaji jaganathan on violin, bala shankar on mrudangam and me on synthesizer
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Post by cmlover » 15 Sep 2009, 05:47

Very nice!
Do u/l other songs too..
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Post by rshankar » 15 Sep 2009, 18:50

Mohan - very nice!! Would love to hear the other songs - especially, prEmayil yAvum marandOmE
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Post by mohan » 16 Sep 2009, 04:59

thanks - not all the songs were used. There is a review of the program at http://sydhwaney.com/dance/
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Post by cmlover » 16 Sep 2009, 06:56

Thanks Mohan!
Can we also get to hear
Anandam en solvEnE (tuned in Bilahari); ManamohanAnga anange (Pantuvarali)
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Post by rshankar » 16 Sep 2009, 07:08

Mohan - nice embedded videos! The style is vazhuvvUr, right?
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Post by mohan » 16 Sep 2009, 07:21

Ravi - the dance teacher is a graduate from Kalakshetra but she has learnt dance from other styles as well so I am not too sure how you would classify the style!
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