Yet another musical evening saw a spectrum of old and new, Hindi and Telugu cine
lilts at the Sri Thyagaraja Gana Sabha. 'Raagajhari', the musical group comprising
over 15 singers including child artists, kept the audience entertained throughout
by picking up songs at random, and each one was a pleasant rendering.
The classic humorous song Aha Na Pelli Yenta Oho Na Pelli Yenta had the
back-benchers standing up and dancing to the rhythm. And then, Hindi melody flowed
- Aane Se Unke Aaye Bahaar Jane Se Unke Jaaye Bahaar - followed by a romantic
rhythm, Telisindi Le.
These modern-day Ghantasalas, Kishore Kumars, Asha Bhosles and Janakis brought
back those times of gentle dreamy spirits, while songs like Andala Rakshasivo
and Snehituda Snehituda from recent films like Oke Okkadu and Sakhi
thrilled the younger lot.
Singers like Sri Mitra, Vinod Babu, Venkateswara, Srinivas, Madhusoodhan, Habib,
Suresh Durga, Kama Dasu, Master Sai Krishna and Baby Sindhuja sang with zest and
élan. Earlier in the evening, the program commenced with a brief dance recital
by a young Kuchipudi dancer Sai Shilpa. "Maha Ganapatim" and "Sarasi Janabha Sodhari",
the two numbers attributed to Ganesha and Parvati, were performed in a pleasing