Sivaramakrishnan wrote:Under Kingly K.harapriya, Charulata has indicated the film number 'PACHAI NIRAME' (Rehman hit in Alai paayuthe)as largely based on the raga!
No please, such examples will be grossly misleading the average rasika however hard u justify it!
Once during a programme a few years back at BV bhavan,she listed 'Unnodu vaazhaadha vaazhvenna vaazhvu' another film song under HAMSADHWANI! The scale is just OK only in the first line of the pallavi. The song takes all the filmy freedom thereafter!
If the exercise is NOT INTENDED to train listeners in raga spotting, I wonder what exactly is the purpose served in just mentioning the name of ragas! It would only serve to demean the classical scales.
Kindly do not take shelter under the 'coincidental/ accidental' factors.
and are meant above all to entertain and to highlight the fact that enjoying CM or appreciating the beauty of a raga does NOT require training or indoctrination
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