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- From: bb (@ 126.96.36.199)
on: Wed Dec 24 00:28:08 EST 2003
Song of the Day: Two Songs from Kashmir Kaadhali.
- The last in Saravanan's series on G.K.Venkatesh:
2 songs from kAshmir kAdhali. Music by GKV.
‘sangeethamE en deiveegamE’ by JC & PS.
‘azhagiya senniRa vAnam’ by SPB & SJ.
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So we come to the last pages of the GKV chronicle.
GKV continued to be in demand in the Kannada circuit in the early 80s and his works in films like Haavina Hede and Hanabalavo Janabalavo-both 1981, Haalu Jenu-1982, Eradu Nakshatragalu-1983 and Adhe Kannu-1985 became popular hits. However, the emergence of newcomers like Hamsalekha and Vijayanand, coupled with the sustained presence of stalwarts like Rajan-Nagendra, Upendrakumar and M.Ranga Rao saw fewer and fewer films coming his way as the decade progressed.
In Tamil, we meet him next in 1983 with Chitrapriya’s Kashmir Kaadhali. The film was directed by Mathioli Shanmugham, and starred Rajkumar & Rajni Sharma. Rajkumar (in real life, Lata’s brother and Sripriya’s husband) first appeared in Naan Naanethaan- 1980, and later acted in a few films like Deiva Thirumanangal, Anbulla Rajnikanth, Unmaigal and Kaadhal Parisu. Rajni Sharma made her debut in the title role of the Hindi film Balika Badhu-1976. She followed it up with noteworthy roles in insignificant films like Bolo He Chakradaari, Sweety, Aur Kaun etc, and insignificant roles in noteworthy films like Mr.Natwarlal, Prem Geet etc. She also acted in landmark Punjabi films like Lambardarni-1979 and Chann Pardesi-1982. Meanwhile, deciding to woo the susceptibilities of the hapless filmgoers south of the Vindhyas, she arrived as the heroine of Megathukkum Dhaagamundu-1980. Kashmir Kaadhali was the next assault.
The film was unceremoniously sent back to the cans within no time of its release, but our man had yet again come up with an amazing album:
Pooppondra penngalae- KJY. Lyrics: Thanjaivaanan
Sangeethamae- JC & PS. Lyrics: Pulamaipithan
Pudhu sugam- SJ. Lyrics: MG Vallaban
Azhagiya sennira vaanam- SPB & SJ. Lyrics: Pulamaipithan
Both ‘sangeethamE’ and ‘azhagiya senniRa vAnam’ are delectable duets, replete with rich interludes and exciting sequences. PS’s curtain-raising enchantment and the sedate, soulful delineation of ‘nAn koNda sendhooram undhan nenjilE, nAL thoRum sErattum konjum anbilE’, JC’s pleasant, pliant voice ushering in the rapture of romancing amidst gently falling snowflakes in ‘Kashmirin sAral, panneerin thooRal—poonkARRu vAzhthu solli pOginRathO’, SPB’s amused manly wonder at the woman’s eccentricities in ‘Ennenna thAn nANamO bAvamO’, followed by SJ’s indolent, sensuous drawl of ‘azhagiya senniRa vAnam’ and her delicious variation in the repetition of ‘AgAyam bhoomi angE onRAga Anathu’ are some bewitching moments that bring to our recall the magic that these artistes were capable of.
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1984 saw the belated release of Seshasayee Films’ Azhagu, which was years in the making. The film produced by A. Sundaram and directed by K. Vijayan, holds the distinction of being Nadigaiyar Thilagam Savithri’s last film. Its other distinction was, of course, Radio Ceylon’s favorites like ‘Devi vandhaal thanimaiyil ullasam theda’ (SPB/SJ), ‘Mounamalla mayakkam’ (JC/SJ), ‘Azhagenum kavithai aayiram varaindhaan’ (PS) and ‘Nalla saapadu’ (SJ, SPS & Chorus)- all wonderful GKV- Vaali collaborations.
‘Inaindha Kodugal’- 1985 was GKV’s last film in Tamil. Indha vizhalukku Venkatesh vArtha neer: ‘Ennai konjam thirumbipaaru’ (VJ), ‘Azhagiya malarkkodi, pazhagiya manikkili’(KJY/VJ) and ‘Ananda bodhai ennodu’(VJ)
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When MSV and IR came together to make history in AVM’s Mella Thirandhadhu Kadhavu-1986, GKV had a small part to play—he acted in the role of Mohan’s musician father. His nonchalant cameo won favorable reviews. Ironically enough, his dialogues were dubbed by V.Gopalakrishnan!
Left with no films, in 1987 GKV made the big blunder of turning producer, and the alarming failure of the Ramarajan-Revathi starrer Gramathu Minnal-made him prudent and penniless.
IR then took him into his fold, and GKV remained an essential element of IR’s ensemble till 1993, when years of bacchanalian indulgence finally took their toll, and GKV made his final bow---‘kAlam vandhadhu, kadhai mudindhu pOgiREn’—as the lines of his song go.
And in his death, he brought together two of his old friends. After years of very little communication, MSV and TKR met at his funeral, and as they hugged each other and wept over the loss of their old associate, their differences seemed to disappear. And thus GKV left on his last journey, IR and GA leading the mourners, MSV and TKR following the convoy--
Singer--Music Director--Actor---GKV has left behind his firm footprints in the varied sands of time. ‘A highly talented composer, dynamic and imaginative in his arrangements’ says PBS, who notched up a significant tally of songs under GKV’s baton. VJ echoes the same sentiments ‘An unassuming man, he was also a technical wizard- even in his last years in IR’s troupe, he was in charge of ‘balancing’ in which he was an acknowledged expert’ she recalls.
20 odd Tamil films, and save two, all were colossal catastrophes. These were the cards that destiny dealt him, but hey, GKV played his hand to the best of his ability.
- From: vijay (@ 188.8.131.52)
on: Wed Dec 24 02:56:06 EST 2003
Saravanan/bb, thanks for all the informative writeups and songs
- From: G.Ragavan (@ 184.108.40.206)
on: Wed Dec 24 03:49:47 EST 2003
Both the songs are very good. Somehow "Azhahiya Chennira Vaanam" resembles "Poojaiku Vandha Malare Vaa". "Sangeethame" song is ultimate.
- From: OISG (@ 220.127.116.11)
on: Wed Dec 24 14:51:30 EST 2003
Superb tunes.JC's voice deliberately shows a laziness in delivery.PS's lovely voice for the not-so-lovely Pimple kapadia..er..sorry..Rajini Sharma.Nijamana "Paruva"peN.
(Her dance for Adalama anna nadai in Megathukkum Dhagamundu wherein she is supposed to seduce Sarath Babu ....SB kku PeNNasaye poirukkum).
SPB and SJ ....effortlessley done by both the singers.The modulations attempted in the first lines of the charanams shows innovations of all concerned.
Why GKV who had managed the lovely tunes for the above songs should offer listless interludes in both the songs.The Thavil sounds synthetic in Sangeethame...A fall from the scintillating interludes of MegangaLE and Ragam puthu ragam.
Did GKV do "Andala Rasi"the telugu movie starring Rajkumar(Latha's brother) and Rathi Agnihotri.
Nice effort Saravanan.Aana "Eruthamma"from Murugan Kattiya Vazhi podama emathittenga.
- From: * (@ 18.104.22.168)
on: Wed Dec 24 16:25:17 EST 2003
----Rajni Sharma made her debut in the title role of the Hindi film Balika Badhu-1976----
Was the song Bade Ache Lagte hain from Balika Badhu? Remember this movie being telecast on DD Sun even around 87-88...
- From: Ramki (@ 22.214.171.124)
on: Wed Dec 24 16:58:46 EST 2003
Prabhu yes..(balika badhu is one of my fav hindi film). DD has shown this film few times now..Rajini sharma made an amazing debut and Sachin gave an equally amazing performance.
- From: Jeera (@ 126.96.36.199)
on: Wed Dec 24 18:31:04 EST 2003
Can you point us to the full article of saravanan.
- From: Thangaratnam (@ 188.8.131.52)
on: Wed Dec 24 19:14:33 EST 2003
adhula Sachin emma run adichaaru?
- From: Saravanan (@ 184.108.40.206)
on: Thu Dec 25 00:31:48 EST 2003
Binny International's Andala Rasi-1979 had music by Ramesh Naidu.
Sorry- I don't have 'Eruthamma eruthamma' on CD.
Prabhu/Ramki, Yes, Shakti Films' Balika Badhu (Directed by Tarun Majumdar, Produced by Shakti Samanta) is among my favorite Hindi films as well. 'Bade Ache lagte hain--ye dharti--ye nadiya--ye rehna' - a memorable RDB creation- sung by Amit Kumar. I guess it was Rajni Sharma herself whom we hear asking 'Aur' each time before 'Aur tum'! However, in the 24th Fimfare Awards (1976) Balika Badhu was represented only by Asrani (Comedy), Kajri (Supporting actress) and Bijoy Chowdhry (Editing).
- From: vijay (@ 220.127.116.11)
on: Thu Dec 25 02:20:12 EST 2003
Saravanan, you are abnormal man, seriously! Remembering who represented whom in an awards ceremony 27 years back :-))
- From: Mystified (@ 18.104.22.168)
on: Thu Dec 25 12:47:27 EST 2003
the two songs come from two different styles of composing and two different melody schools. Sangeehtame is entirely IR and the choice of PJ/PS is typical IR for a typical IR tune, pallavi and charanam unmistakbly IR, interludes without doubt IR. this is another IR guru kaanikkai to GV I am sure. some people challenged this assumption earlier in the forum, but after reading bb' intro of GV, what can u say that IR is providing emotional support to GV
- From: Mystified (@ 22.214.171.124)
on: Thu Dec 25 12:51:21 EST 2003
bb, if you can get some Sathyam, Ramesh Naidu, Rajan Nagendra - Tamil songs, it will be great. they had some exotic and supremely unusual tunes for TFM in the late 70s. radio Srilanka was fascinating because of this great mix of unknown songs from unreleased or dubbed films that Ungal Viruppam did not play at all. eg: Anandam Adhu Ennada; Ramba Urvasi Menaka etc...
- From: NagaS (@ 126.96.36.199)
on: Fri Dec 26 03:11:51 EST 2003
Sahitya Academy vaangina KaLLikkaattuk kavinjarukku ethuvum dedication song illaiyaa ? ;-)
What about 'kaadu, potta(l)kaadu' in BharathiRaja's voice ? :->
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