Thursday, April 06, 2006

Musical Film of Feast -- Thoughtful Entertainment

Musical Film of Feast -- Thoughtful Entertainment

Thanks to Raj TV that they telecasted the film called Sindhu Bhairavi, which was directed by Kavithalaya under the prime leadership of K. Balachander. While flipping the TV Channels on Monday, I chanced to observe the advertisement of the film being screened on Wednesday 9 PM. My Todolist and Hotmail calendars automatically blocked these hours for Sindu Bhairavi.

I had some schedules though and could start by 7.30 PM but interestingly the most heavy traffic Velacherry Checkpost, Madippakkam stretch gave way and the little fast bus B51 just zipped its way to get the TV channel at the right time.

There are a lot of things that could be discussed as a plus for Sindhu Bhairavi. I don't think no one can discuss all the features in one shot though some bullet points would be ok.

  1. A pure musical film and a story of a singer [JKB -- Starring Sivakumar] who is so attached to music but his wife [Bhairavi -- Starring Sulakshana] not so much. His passion for music attracts him to a school teacher [Chinthamani (alias) Sindhu -- Starring Suhasini]. While JKB and Sindhu's friendship is purely on musical front, the world with its corrupted vision, sees it otherwise. KB (K Balachandar) has done a meticulous job of portraying this in a music world language.

    The upward scale of JKB has been portrayed as Arohanam, which symbolises the ascending scale of notes. The temporary downfall that he encounters because of stupid worldly vision is being portrayed as Avarohanam, which symbolises the descending scale of notes.
  2. KB has also done a meticulous job picturising and emphasizing the bane of liquors and how much ill-effects it pronounces on the family and the society.
  3. Inspite of the fact that JKB has a pure musical friendship with Sindu, because the world sees it otherwise, he wants to cut off the relationship with her, just for the sake of the world. The song he plays on his Tambura to indicate this, really brings out his emotions and his force even cuts the strings of the instrument and he bleeds on his fingers. You can check out the lyrics of this song here.
  4. Towards the climax of the movie, the song "Kalaivaniye Unaithane..." is more consoling and gives great heights of pleasure to the music world.

There are lot of more things to describe and glorify this movie. But this would be a smaller narration and as a reader, if you have some thoughts, do share with others.

P.S.: The success of Sindhu Bhairavi can be more succinctly observed with the fact that KB and RajTV have also directed and produced a tele-serial called Sahana -- Sindhu Bhairavi (Part II). Check out this article on The Hindu: "Sindhu Bhairavi to Sahana"

More on Sahana later...

1 comment:

Srini said...

Well said Deepak. Also one more big plus for the movie, which had typical KB touch in it, is his ability to convey the need to have the divine music sing on Tamil too :) Eg: "Manadhil Urudhi Vendun"

Also one more correction, the sequel - Sahana was done by Jaya TV.