Naan Oru Sindhu- Movie-Sindhu Bairavi
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Sindhu Bhairavi is a 1985 Indian Tamil language drama film directed and produced by K. Balachander starring Sivakumar, Suhasini, Sulakshana, Delhi Ganesh and Janagaraj. The film’s score and soundtrack are composed by Ilaiyaraaja. The songs in the film were sung by K. J. Yesudas and K. S. Chitra. The film won three national awards in 1986 for Best Actress, Best Music Direction and Best Female Playback Singer.
This was a film where Balachander was considered successful in reflecting the thoughts of Ilayaraaja. Innovatively there is no use of Mridangam in the song “Mahaganapathim”. This is picturized in the film as a scene where Gurumoorthy (Mridangam musician) arrives drunk to a concert and is asked to leave the orchestra and hence, the day’s concert performance has to happen without Mridangam. And the most important fact is all the songs are composed under the sindhu bairavi ragams and few being composed under the branches of sindhu padham.
The way the folk song “Paadariyen” merges with the Carnatic song “Mari Mari” is admirable. This is picturized in the film as a scene where Sindhu challenges JKB at a carnatic concert. Ilayaraaja is said to have believed that all the emotions, feelings and depth found in the carnatic songs are adequately, if not, equally available in the folk tunes. When Balachander is said to have narrated the situation to him that Sindhu sings a folk song and most unexpectedly switches to a carnatic tune. Within 24 hours he came with up the song which became the biggest controversy in his career, he faced staunch opposition from certain classical musicians for having changed the original raga from Khamboji to Saramati
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