Topic started by Chiranjeevi (@ 126.96.36.199) on Fri Mar 2 09:00:36 EST 2001.
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It is beyond doubt that MSV has served the tfm industry in its golden period. His tunes are still ringing on the air beyond generations. In an era of lacking facilities, non digital, full orchestra, single track recording, MSV has done great tuning, orchestration and a variety of rhythm arrangements. This doyen has no replacement in the industry and is unique. His melodies are still listened to in the radio, TVs and also sung in almost all the stage performances.
This great master with a variety of voices in his songs, variety of lyrical beauty with outstanding lyricist, has NOT GOT EVEN A SINGLE NATIONAL AWARD RECOGNITION TILL DATE. SO WAS THE CASE WITH HIS SINGERS LIKE TMS, SIRKAZHI GOVINDARAJAN, PBS etc., who worked for tfm.
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- From: Mystified (@ 188.8.131.52)
on: Mon Dec 22 12:51:55 EST 2003
listen to songs of Avanthaan Manithan, Anbe Vaa, Ulagam Suttrum Valibhan, Ninaithaaley Innikkum, Aayirathil Oruvan,Thangapathakka, Gauravam - with songs super hits, and how? see the majesty of the compositions. Royal Tunes, royal passages, cannot find a flaw in those tunes and so suited for the personalities of Sivaji and MGR. IR saying that is nothing surprising, because IR had to find another way to define musical personality as the best one came from MSV!
BUT, THE BEST NEWS IS THE BIOGRAPHY AND HOPEFULLY MORE SUCH BIOGRAPHIES OF OTHER COMPOSERS ALSO COME OUT.
- From: Mystified (@ 184.108.40.206)
on: Mon Dec 22 12:58:34 EST 2003
" The programme started off with a kid singing Kurai ondrum illai
Since naushad ali had to leave early he released the book & Veteran V.Dakshinamoorthy received the first copy. "
exactly that Kurai Ondrum Illai!!!!
i missed this one. I didn't know that VDak was still alvie. V Dak was the closest to MSV is the traditional sounds and MSV style tunes, flawless and in a ways dark type feel in the tunes - comprising, sentimentality, nature evocativeness, classical, temple sounds, heart breaking - good example - Valayku Vankiya Veena late 60s Malyalam. (don't forget Nanda En Nila by SPB in a Tamil film)
- From: pennathur (@ 220.127.116.11)
on: Mon Dec 22 14:06:07 EST 2003
In the days when I used to travel often to Bangalore I would take the auto from Adyar via FS Estate to Central and there at 9.15 pm on a Sunday evening you would find MSV walking around talking to the common folk and high and mighty alike. His daughter has told me that one time MSV would walk out for a coffee around the corner and wouldn't get back home until evening tiffin having eaten at everyone's place here and there. The man's warmth is boundless and his effortlessness and natural gift for music is a treaure forever. Yet with all that it is difficult to get him to talk about himself. And MSV the singer? That's another chapter/book by itself. When will we get to hear IR and MSV sing together with just a harmonium and guitar between themselves? Do we have to wait for deivasankalpam? And IR as usual had to at a function felicitating MSV come there as a student. While one can write volumes about this gnani's music, the book about his character hasn't been written yet. It awaits the work of a scholar - one who is yet to be born. IR's greetings to MSV reminds me of Mammootty's tribute to Sivaji where he said that at the moment of the thespian's death he stood just as another one of his millions of grieving fans. I have been listening to Rafi everyday for the last one week to and from work - it starts with Chaudvin ka Chand and goes on thru "Man tadpat hari sharshan ko aaj" (Baiju Bawra) and yesterday I heard Ulagam Sutrum... I don't know where Naushad ends and MSV begins. Who do I thank? Kurai ondrum illlai
- From: pennahtur (@ 18.104.22.168)
on: Mon Dec 22 14:07:48 EST 2003
Andd now comes the news of MSV receiving the ISai Peraignar award from Tamizh Isai Sangam. How apt.
- From: Kupps (@ 22.214.171.124)
on: Mon Dec 22 16:49:02 EST 2003
The award had to wait so long for itself to get honoured.
The mere attendence of stalwarts like Naushaad, V.Dakshnamoorthy, IR etc shows two things:
1) The musical genius of MSV
2) THE PERSON MSV
- From: rameshp (@ 126.96.36.199)
on: Tue Dec 23 06:08:45 EST 2003
you rightly said "The award had to wait".
I bought this book yesterday. Specific mention from IR and you shoud read it to experience the emotion. Last line from IR "I am surrendering all my fame&recognition (if at all I earned all these years) to MSV feet. Rare gesture from IR to genius.
- From: Aswathama (@ 188.8.131.52)
on: Tue Dec 23 09:58:09 EST 2003
Some more excerpts from MSV book in AV
- From: Music4ever (@ 184.108.40.206)
on: Tue Dec 23 10:13:59 EST 2003
As for "Kurai ondrum illai" I remember MSV mouthing a few bad words about cinema ulagam being a world with no gratitude. This was, I believe, during SPB's 30th-anniversary-in-cinema function.
Gangai Amaran was the chief presenter and he had excellent words of praise for MSV and said everybody, including IR, learnt a lot from MSV.
TKR's statement is a little intriguing, though.
- From: Anbe sivam (@ 220.127.116.11)
on: Thu Dec 25 13:11:26 EST 2003
I long back told about this humbleness of IR in one of the threads. I don't know whether you remember it or not.
MSV is gem and down to earth person whom everybody will love. From what I understand about IR from some of the inputs about IR is
1) He speaks his mind.
2) When somebody rubs him even slightly on wrong side, because of high self respect, he denies to work with them any further.
3) There was even a say earlier that he ill treated MSV!! This incident clearly proves it wrong.
4) Also IR is really loyal to people who are loyal to him.
5) He has a good integrity.
6) He don't like talking to journalists much.
While you see apparent humbleness in ARR and MSV, IR had that trait hidden. This is my opinion.
- From: DABEER ZAFAR (@ )
on: Fri Jan 16 01:32:03 EST 2004
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