Many people still ardently love film classics, and some periodically arrange programs
of old melodies. Madhu Music Academy is one such group of persons. And it not
only patronises light classical musicians, it also caters to many persons who
flock towards these programs. The organisation is planning to dedicate one evening
in the last week of every month to legendary film music composers by staging a
musical tribute to them.
"Saluri Swara Chitra Lahiri" is their first such attempt, and it saw a packed audience enjoying the pleasant melodious compositions of Saluri Rajeswara Rao, who had once set the trend of touching and romantic melodies in cinema. The evening saw young musicians singing solos and duets, backed by an orchestra rendering these old magical tunes for an audience of both old and young. Every one seemed to hum in tune as they were at once transported to the visuals of black and white cinema and to those innocent sentimental romantics.
"Neelimeghala Lo, Gaali Keratala Lo", "Yenta Hai Ee Reyi", "Pagale Vennela Jagame Vuyala", "Ninna Leni Andamulo", "Na Hrudayamu Lo Nidurinche Cheli", "Chamanti Yemamdi Ee Vela Ee Vinta", "Mansulo Malella Maala Ugela", "Aakasha Vidhi Lo" and so on, the lilting, light and luminous songs carried that nostalgic aura with them. Over 14 singers like Madhusoodhan, Habib, Sravanti, Vasundhara, Laxman Rao and Veera Swamy and 4 instrumentalists participated in the evening's program.