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Sriranjani does a proud job
CHENNAI, December 25: The audience at Sivagami Pethachi Auditorium was waiting to hear the daughter of vidwan Neyveli Santhanagopalan sing. And, Sriranjani delivered it well. A late entry saw V V S Murari bowing away effortlessly the Kambhodi ragam. And, how well he played! His father must have been enormously proud of Murari. Sriranjani chose `Shri Subhramanyaya Namaste', considered as one of the toughest compositions to sing. One was wondering how in the available 30 minutes Sriranjani would deliver the song ... usually with an elaborate pallavi, complete with neraval, kalpana swarams and tani. She began with the briefest rendition of the pallavi - just 6/8 of them, and she was already into the anupallavai Bhoosuradi. A quick neraval was followed by an equally brisk kalpana swarams. This meant that the accompanists got a decent opportunity to display their skills.

And, due to paucity of time, she wound up the song sans the charanam. One felt disappointed that the madhyama kala rendering of the charanam did not follow. Yet, one must admit that Sriranjani had indeed presented a nice concert on the evening of December 9, 2012.


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