Classical Music based films - the good & the botched up

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jodha
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#1 Classical Music based films - the good & the botched up

Post by jodha » 08 Oct 2018, 18:45

We do read the mention of the film Shankarabharanam by our members as a trend setter that really made even a cart vendor hum Sankara.....
The music was catchy the story had enough emotions to make it a hit.
But subsequently they made Thyagayya directed by Babu with Somayajulu as the lead.SPB had sung as usual with lot of emotion that sounded good to laymen but drew flak from pundits.Thyagayya was a flop.They too screen this film once in a while in TV.When I see it now it looks more like a documentary may be the reason for its failure.
But 2 tamil films that created great expectations but bombed at the box office were Thodi ragam & Mridhanga chakravarthy.the reasons could be poor casting, bad music and dull story.
I feel there came good successful films in malayalam like his highness abdullah.there were other films too whose names I don't remember esp.the film that had music I think by Bombay Ravi that had ragasudharasa (Andolika)sung by Dasettan.
My knowledge about kannada films is absymal.
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#2 Re: Classical Music based films - the good & the botched up

Post by MaheshS » 08 Oct 2018, 19:45

I can think of Bharatham and Sargam in Malayalam. And you forgot the classic Sindhu Bhairavi in Tamil.
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#3 Re: Classical Music based films - the good & the botched up

Post by Pratyaksham Bala » 08 Oct 2018, 20:16

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#4 Re: Classical Music based films - the good & the botched up

Post by thanjavooran » 09 Oct 2018, 11:53

Hamsa geethe in Kannada
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#5 Re: Classical Music based films - the good & the botched up

Post by advaitin » 09 Oct 2018, 13:23

there was a malayalam movie named "Gaanam" quite some time back(1980s). It had V Dakshinamoorthy as the music director. BMK and Yesudas sang at least 2 to 3 songs in that.
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