AN IMPREGNABLE TRIBUTE TO MOVIE GHAZALS OF GOLDEN ERA
Music is all about the sublime content, substance and the connoisseurs who’re enthralled by those lilting moments aided by pulsating music through gifted musicians of yore.
‘IMPRESSIONS’ provided all these sumptuously on Friday, 09 June 2017 evening @ Chowdaih Memorial Hall, Bengaluru under the aegis of our own ARCHANA UDUPA’S GAANDHAR Forum
Popular Singer Vijayaprakash, Actor and born Singer Sunil Raoh, Veteran Nagara Srinivasa Udupa along with a seasoned Archana herself took the audience back to memorabilia of Grand old Movie Ghazal hits, avidly followed by those discerning even today.
May it be chartbuster movie ghazals from Kashmir ki Kali, Hum Dono, Arth or the Medley by Archana, consisting of ghazals from movies Umrao Jaan or Nikah, not only all singers did perform Excellently but were very aptly accompanied by most gifted artistes on the instruments and percussions – Veterans and Young alike – to create an aura of its own alongside the most celebrated Trumpet Player of this era, the Legendary Sri Kishore Sodha, a treat to listen. Seasoned Percussionist Venugaopalaraju and Ace Guitarist Srinivasachar stole the thunder, were impeccable as always. Violinist Ranjan Beura, Drummer Arun Kumar, veteran Sitarist Sumarani, the very talented flutist Ashwini Koushik and other accompanists were just exceptional and excellent, filling in when solicited with their subtle underplay. It would be embarrassing should some names miss while I wrote. Anchor Rubina deftly handled the show in her own bubbly infectious manner.
Such musical treats always romp home by lilting nature, making the audience get glued to seats with effervescent songs presented in an aesthetic manner and style.
ARCHANA deserves a pat for organising memorable concerts of such magnitude to Bengaluru music connoisseurs year after year without entry fee, is a matter of pride that she’s resolved to return the adulation recieved, indicative in a befitting manner, needless to mention considering the huge involving expenditure for such an event.
It takes one’s emotional toll to manage such shows though looks very colourful at the outset since its not just the matter of bringing alive the music one yearns to listen after all, but also to satisfy the huge expectations, a challenge by itself as the acerbic tongues wag no end should something go haywire on the dotted day despite assiduous preparations. It’s easier said than done as everyone understands.
Let us celebrate music that suffices more than anything else !