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Marakka Mudiyuma?

Date : June 26, 2005
Venue: YMCA Royapettah Chennai

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Report By Kamala Narayan | A Report By Adhepalli Rajagopal


Before the function:

The Live in concert by our Melody Queen "Marakka Mudiyuma" is to be a grand affair. Posters, Banners and hoardings are seen prominently in Chennai, while Radio Mirchi a sponsor gives the tickets to its listeners/participants. MSV, TKR, TMS are to participate.

In its June 24th edition, Dinathanthi carries the interview by Mrs. P. Susheela at the press meet yesterday.

Report on the Function:

An excellent show. I am yet in the clutches of the show memories and still unable to free myself. The great lady literally stole the hearts of the audience, who were spell bound with her presence, voice, rendition and grace. At 70, what an energy, to stand throughout and render the songs continuously without a break. Music was provided by UK Murali.

Melody queen started off with ‘Raman Ethanai Ramandi’ at 6,30 pm . In the first few songs once could see the age peeping in her voice. At 8 pm the honouring session had TKR, PBS, Manorama, Geethanjali, Revathy Shankar on the dais. PBS and TKR praised her attributes and said that there are so many qualities imbibed in this great woman, that you will find time a constraint if listed. Manorama’s presence and speech changed the atmosphere and said that only singer she likes is PS and none else. She described her voice to a silver stick when inserted in your ear, touches your brain. Though somewhat crude description, but that is what PS voice does. It reaches your brain and lingers.

Post this one should have seen madam PS. She was at her very best and in a great form. When the break was announced she said “No break” and continued singing.

Kannukku mai azhagu…….Indha padalukku Suseelavin kuralum bhavamum azhagu. Variamuthu illayE. Anubavithu paadinaar. Her rendition excelled the original. Her voice was the music in every word. Only now did she realize Vairamuthu’s lines “Ilamaaran kannukku epOdhum naan azhagu” and sang the lines pointing to herself. Ammamma from Vennira Adai was a masterpiece. The humming which takes different pitches (3 times) was done with ease and a perfect foil to the original. Thunderous applause every time she finished the humming. All these must have raised her energy levels.

Thamarai kannangal.. Appappa solla varthai illai. Athe inimai athe kuzhaivu. The next was Malai pozhuthin mayakkathilE. Unnai kaanatha kannum was another feather. Towards the last line PS sang pointing her hand to the audience “Neengal illaamal naanum naan alla…” This presence of mind increased the duration of the applause.

MOC Fathima Babu did a fabulous job. She said that those present were blessed since they could watch this rare programme live, though millions could see the same on TV. One could see her engrossed into the songs that every time she had to realize the song is over and commence her compering. In between the song she listed the awards, titles and other achievements. PS is still a big threat to today’s singers.

The entire programme kept the audience glued to their seats but for the somewhat long felicitations by PBS and TKR. PBS and PS sang Roja malare rajakumari. Due respect to PBS (thaangavillai). While one appreciates his eagerness to sing this song, the voice and age did not co-operate, while PS was smooth and sweet.

The most exciting moment for me personally was when madam PS called me over the microphone to the stage, when I had the honour of presenting a shawl to our Sangeetha Saraswathi and said a few words about our site. The compere also announced the creation of the site by her fans.

Much to my surprise I was flocked by enthusiastic fans asking details about the site, my address, contact numbers, etc.

At the end eager fans thronged madam and she had to be escorted to her car and seen off.

Eppozhuthum Marakka Mudiyathu. Ithanai yarrum marukka mudiyuma. Appadi oru iniya aridhana nigazhchi.

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