Bright Yes.But depends too much on the Tune of Vathapi for Survival.Most krithis and renderings seem to be some small variants of the THE ONE BASIC TUNE(Amir Khans Tharana , Jasraj's Pavaan Putra Hanuman and Kishoris Ganapatha vighna Haran...included)
It is for these reasons I treasure Seerkazhi Govindrajan's rendering -Here is a Clip from the full song , the second half.
Some very original Treatment.http://www.sendspace.com/file/x2el47
Here is a fine moment with Pallavi Srirangam Iyengar in the Company of Lalgudi-PMI
PMI particularly seems to be enjoying very much.http://www.sendspace.com/file/0xsu70
and another track of Parveen at Academy.
I once played it for a bunch of friends while travelling by cab to Kancheepuram-one of the friends was giving a vocal concert.
As she ended the alapana , I could sense everyone was looking forward to the usual composition of hers , but all of them had a mild shock when she was found to take up a new line.
After the song was over , Trivandrum Balaji asked the Driver to stop the playback and instead joined the others and tried out so many variations all the way back home.Each one tapping some part of the Maxi cab , hammering it at times and doing a multipronged Jugalbandi.
Hope you can catch some idea of that excitement here as well..http://www.sendspace.com/file/fyc6n7
Though we generally catch it only while while searching for our seats in the auditorium.
Ps wish I could use the Notations for swaras to explain myself.Kansen that I am , have to contend with phrases like Tune of Vathapi etc...