GS Mani sir talks about the late PU Chinnappa in the Kathanakuthukalam demonstration. He also sings a track viz,. Aandarul Jagadamba... in this ragam. Can you please, PLEASE let me know the film name and the song details?. God bless you sir!!!!!!!!!.
I bought many cvd's & dvd's of the oldies where the great Papanasam Sivan wrote the music; Jagadalapradhaban starring P.U.Chinnappa & SIVA KAVI starring M.K.Thyagaraja Bhagavathar & S.Rajam(his last appearance in a movie; His wife asked him not to act in movies anymore!). The discussion(by NAGESWARAN & CMLOVER) & the mere mention of the names of G.S.Mani (&S.Rajam) inspired me to carefully watch both movies after 65 years! First time I saw them I was too young & NOW I realise HOW GREAT THEY ARE! Please allow me to share my current EXCITEMENT with you..... I am going to comment ONLY on the music part-written by Sivan- as I do not have the ability, excellence,& knowledge of Sri.Randor Guy except to say thet if allowance is made for advances in Technolgy in the past 70 years these movies are OUTSTANDING to say the least.....
My interest in Carnatic music I HAVE NOW CONCLUDED started when I saw the Tamil movies in which Sivan was responsible for the music. It has been said- I totally agree- that whether one sings for 30 seconds, 3 minutes or 30 minutes the ESSENCE & TOTALITY of the raga & music should be conveyed. Ariyakudi Ramanuja Iyengar was the PRIME EXAMPLE of this & all the musicians of the GOLDEN AGE(1945-1975) tried to emulate him.Sivan's music for films exemplifies this principle & a SAHITYA KARTHA of his stature inspired M.K.Thyagaraja Bhagavathar to write into his contract that SIVAN should compose the music for him to act in the movie! Madurai Mani Iyer(quoting S.Rajam) was the first person who brought out the greatness of Sivan's compositions by making them HIS own!
We should be ETERNALLY grateful & thank M.K.T. & M.M.I. for pointing out the greatness of Sivan to all of us....
THE BEST WAY TO LEARN HOW TO IDENTIFY RAGAS is to just listen to SIVAN'S music for the movies. No wonder the very talented & capable as well as intelligent musician & scholar G.S.Mani has used his music to explain the subtelities of ragas etc......VKV