The duo head-started the concert with the kaanada varnam,embellished with the exceptionally edifying chittai swarams and mukthayi swarams,exploding brigaas and elucidating saahithyam!! Kinda perfect start….actuating and eliciting the audiences with a brilliant experience ( more to come,you see ……… !!)and then the mellisonent mohana kalyani piece-siddhi vinayagam,with two equally mellifluous voices delighted the audiences………
Soon the duo started drawing crowd……….wingies,friends,profs,some surprising crowd from boys bhawan……. Two cute gals singing you see !!(wink!!)vsp’s mom and dad had also graced us with their presence,hmm hmm…….an inordinately large crowd though !!
Here comes the ‘seethamma maayamma’ in the rigorous and cogent pace of the vasantha educing the resplendence and the glory of ‘seetha’.Appending more beaut to the song is the pattern of the swaram with the kinda jockeying effect wherein u have the hop-skips in the ascension and declension of the swaram,an awe-inspiring jugalbhandhi!……..orey vocal chord fight dhan machee!!!kudos ganesh !! I would be remiss in my duty if I don mention the intensifying effect of the mridhangam that enhanced tempi of the swaram……………orey sirippu vera thaangala rendu perukkum !!the two gals flashing a cute lil smile here and there exchanging glances,their nice brilliant rapport, adding gusto to the concert !!
Hehee,the next piece is one of the fav of padma ma’am’s pupils……………the uncanny flavour of the raagam-poornalalitha,a quite rare compositon of thyagaraaja,is on anjaneyar,ahem……this song specially goes out to all the anjaneyar fans ……!!!!!
For the kinda mukhari mixed gaanamoorthe blend tat it had ( as anuraagini calls it …….mubbula irukkara maadhiri ,hehe…….. ) imparting exotic effect in the ambience……..was a good hit too !
The main piece !!!!
Poorvikalyani……….ahem……..i would warn u guys to tighten the seat belts at this juncture….for the kinda ostensibly slow paced rendu kala choukka start-off of at the inception of the song and the kinda pace that instigates the audiences towards the denouement,with a resplendent pattern of swaram,and the unexpected splendid changes in the pattern of the jathi of the mridangam symphonically orchestrating to the rhythm of the song,authenticating the expertise of jaggu here,astounding motifs of jathi!kowtow jaggu !!! Escalating the already heightened spirits of the audiences sitting in ET,with a surprisingly large crowd(I told,u !!!)the duo,entertained us all with an enlightening experience of poorvikalyani, transcending the whole crowd to the mesmerizing world of music,leaving behind a dubiety and ambiguity as to if its really some kinda music gods exchanging talks in poorvikalyani medium,I would say the duette were in their full form!!!not to mention the cognitive skilfullness of jaggu!!!ohh my!! what detonating jathis with the kinda a one-lakh wala cracker exploding effect!! Deepavali vera varudhonno innu one week la ………adhe nyabagam polarku jaggu ku !leaving the crowd spell-bound to digest the brilliance of the impact created herewith.
Much awaited ‘arupadai veedu’ song of the day!! Duo,sriram,myself and most of the raagamalikans exchanging glances here n there ………a nice combo of raagamalika,not to mention again the brilliance of jaggu and ganesh here !
The penultimate piece of the concert ,govardhana giridhari with a soothing darbhari kaanada added refreshment to the already poorvikalyani-refreshed minds of the crowd.orey HEAVY refreshment dhan inniki ! adikkadi ipdi yaaravadhu paadindrundha ……..”I wanna break freeeeeeee from the tut and tests and reports and submissions and deadlines.” Makkal can take a break and come over to the raag concerts,rejuvenate and get back to work , u see !
The final resplendent revathi thillana is the kinda perfect utopian concluding piece I would say for any concert.Again, jaggu’s cracker effect of the jathi’s…….we were kinda having a mini diwali experience here……..heehee…i was tempted to doubt if Nandi god,on the spur of the moment has incarnated in jaggu and playing the mridangam or something!!!!ohh my ! astounding experience!!!asperity and the severity of the raagam,depicting the sternness and the crux of the song.
Finally !!!!!!! concert is over …..phew!! wat a brilliant concert man!!
Sriram imparting his SEC- advices to the club makkal….. “so we all understand that practice makes man perfect…….,adhanale next concert lendhu idhemaadhiri practice venum,dedication venum, !!”PPL……CAN U SMELL RAJIV NOSTALGIA IN THE AIR?hehee…I can !!
We then headed to c;’not ………orey MNB’s yellarum!! courtesy-jaggu !!we then took leave of jaggu and other boys.
The concert was an amazing hit because of the enormous dedication and the tremendous effort that the two put in,ganesh’s swaram’s ofcourse!and jaggu’s apropros presence on campus !!!
THE DAY!!! for the duo,of the duo,by the duo!!