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Topic started by Sam (@ 126.96.36.199) on Sat Jan 11 15:49:40 EST 2003.
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Sadhna Sargam is the greatest singer in Tamil films today.
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- From: interpreter (@ 188.8.131.52)
on: Fri May 23 21:10:54 EDT 2003
I believe ARR introduced her in Tamil with "Nenje nenje" from Ratchakan, which she sang with KJY.
- From: - (@ 184.108.40.206)
on: Thu May 29 04:16:02 EDT 2003
The first of Sadhana was "Vennilave" from minsara Kanavu. Then came the Ratchagan song.
- From: g (@ )
on: Sat Feb 14 03:08:54 EST 2004
Sadhana is the daughter of reputed classical singer and music teacher Neela Ghanekar. Influenced by the musical environs of her home, Sadhana began to learn singing and classical music from the age of four. She won a Central Government scholarship at the age of 10 and this led to a 7 - year learning stint under Pandit Jasraj. From childhood she was also learning and performing with the late maestro Vasant Desai for his documentaries, children’s films and stage shows. Desai advised her mother that Sadhana was competent enough to handle both classical and light music and should remain in touch with both, as her mother wanted her to take up light singing. In fact, it was Desai who recommended that she learn under Pandit Jasraj.
Sadhana’s mother knew arranger – composer Anil Mohile, who was then arranging music for Kalyanji – Anandji. He introduced Sadhana to them, and she was in the children’s chorus in ‘Pam Pararampam, Bole Jeevan Ki Sargam’ sung by Kishore Kumar in G. P. Sippy’s Trishna (1978).
Impressed by her voice and skills (she had a private audience with him and sang ‘Humko Man Ki Shakti Dena’ from Guddi), Kalyanji took her under his wing and designed says Sadhana gratefully, a “complete course in music for me”. This included a special emphasis on ‘bhaav’ (expression), modulations and Urdu diction, which Sadhana learnt under a moulvi (Muslim priest) sent by Kalyanji.
Struggle and Rise
Sadhana made her playback debut in Kanku Pagli, a Gujarati film with their music. Her first Hindi song was the solo ‘Door Nahin Rehna’ in their Rustom. However, Rustom got delayed and was released only in 1985, and Sadhana’s first released film was Subhash Ghai’s Vidhaata (1982) in which she was one of the seven singers for Padmini Kolhapuri in the chartbuster ‘Saat Saheliyan’.
Sadhana continued to sing for her mentors in films like Taqdeer, Pighalta Aasmaan, Raj Tilak, Karishma Kudrat Ka (in which she was the only female singer) and others, but it was only with ‘Har Kisiko Nahin Milta’ (Jaanbaaz / 1986) that she was really noticed. Highly impressed, Rajesh Roshan shouldered the entire score of Khudgarz on her. This film and its songs like ‘Yahin Kahin Jiyara Hamar’, ‘Mai Se Meena Se’ and ‘Log Kehte Hain’ also demonstrated her range, as all three duets were different.
Khudgarz was followed by Khoon Bhari Maang (1988) and Sadhana also began to sing for other composers like Anu Malik, R. D. Burman, Anand – Milind and sparingly under Laxmikant – Pyarelal. Her main hits continued to be with Rajesh Roshan, which included ‘Jab Koi Baat Bigad Jaaye’ / Jurm, ‘Radha Bina Hai’ / Kishan Kanhaiya, and songs in Dariya Dil, Aasmaan Se Ooncha and Jaisi Karni Waisi Bharni.
She got a major boost from Tridev (Kalyanji – Anandji – Viju Shah) in 1989 in which she shone in ‘Main Teri Mohabbat Mein’ and ‘Gajar Ne Kiya Hai Ishara’, effortlessly overshadowing co – singers Alka Yagnik and Sapna Mukherjee (also Kalyanji – Anandji proteges) in the latter song.
In the early 90’s, Sadhana soon emerged as the busiest singer after Alka Yagnik. Anand – Milind, Na 1000 deem – Shravan, Anu Malik, Jatin – Lalit, Bappi Lahiri and Dilip Sen – Sameer Sen were among the frontline composers who used her dulcet assured voice. The list of her greatest hits include ‘Saat Samandar’ (Vishwatma) and ‘Na Kajre Ki Dhar’ (Mohra) under Viju Shah. ‘Bhangra Pale’ under Rajesh Roshan in Karan Arjun: ‘Maine Ghar Choda Hai’ (Dil) and ‘Kya Mausam Aaya Hai’ (Anari) under Anand – Milind. With Jatin – Lalit she had ‘Pehla Nasha’ (Jo Jeeta Wahi Sikandar) and the title song of Raju Ban Gaya Gentelman: ‘Imli Ka Boota’ (Saudagar / Laxmikant – Pyarelal), ‘Teri Ummeed Tera Intezar’ (Deewana) and the title track of Dil Kya Kya Kasoor under Nadeem – Shravan.
From the mid – 90’s, Sadhana has definitely lost ground, but as her mother says, “with four singers supported by four big music companies, non - aggressive singers like my daughter cannot move ahead so fast only on merit.” In the post – 1995 period, Sadhana has sung much less, but has had a decent share of hits and has enhanced her skills, progressing in her art, devoting considerable time to Kala Veer Academy (Kalyanji’s training school for upcoming talent) and to her pursuit of classical music, with the Academy and otherwise. Her classical performance at the recent Dinanath Mangeshkar Centenary celebrations in Kolhapur won her rave reviews and frank admiration from none other than Hridaynath Mangeshkar.
Her post – 1995 hits include ‘Dil Mein Kuch Hone Laga’ (Army / Anand – Milind), ‘Kuch Mere Dil Ne Kaha’ (Tere Mere Sapne) and the songs of Gupt (Viju Shah), ‘Chanda Re’ (Sapnay) and the classic ‘Banno Rani’ (1947 – Earth) under A. R. Rahman and other popular songs in films like Ziddi, Duplicate, Masoom and others.
She has also sung a Ghazal album with Pankaj Udhas and regularly sings the successful cover – version albums on Wings Music, besides doing regional films and albums.
At first hearing, Sadhana’s voice – quality and singing style are amazingly similar to Lata Mangeshkar. She is unwittingly responsible for the break – up between mentors Kalyanji – Anandji and Lata because Kalyanji compared her to the senior singer. However, in her songs in the recent serial Noorjehan, she has sung at a lower scale in which she seems to resemble Asha Bhosle more! The fact remains that Sadhana (who was given the attractive suffix Sargam by mentor Kalyanji) has evolved a distinct style of her own over the years. With her thorough foundation she cannot be a mimic even if she wants to. Unfairly branded as only a ‘sober’ singer, Sadhana has proved her range with her songs, from the devotional ‘Mohan Radha Ka Sansaar’ / Noorjehan to the seductive ‘Main Teri Hoon Jaanam / Khoon Bhari Maang. Her recent frothy number ‘Banno Rani’ from 1947 – Earth is evidence enough to silence those who label her as a staid, ‘classically – oriented’ singer.
Barely busy in Bollywood today, Sadhana is unperturbed and continues to get (and expect) work on merit. She is planning to do a private album and has just released Humsafar, in which she has a couple of songs with Pankaj Udhas.
“Her goals are much higher than just playback singing,” says mentor Kalyanji proudly about his most illustrious protégé. Today Sadhana Sargam is recording an album with Roop Kumar Rathod that has been composed by none other Ustad Amjad Ali Khan. She continues to train rigorously in her favourite medium of classical music.
- From: thayalan (@ )
on: Sat Mar 27 05:53:40 EST 2004
- From: DJ (@ 220.127.116.11)
on: Fri Apr 2 11:31:14 EST 2004
Is she Malayalee? just curious.
- From: Ravi (@ 18.104.22.168)
on: Fri Apr 2 16:46:24 EST 2004
Her bio is on her website, sadhanasargam.com. Judging by her parents' last name, Ghanekar, she is of Marathi origin?
- From: Madhan (@ 22.214.171.124)
on: Sun Apr 4 06:34:09 EDT 2004
venilavae venilavae - Minsara Kanavu
Churidhar Anindha -Poovellam Kettuppar
Enna Solli - En Mana Vaanil
Vaanavile - Ramana
Kurukku Chirathavale - Muthalvan
Ragasiyamai - Dum Dum Dum
En Jannal Nilavukku - Sokka Thangam
Udhaya Udhaya - Udhaya
Poi Solla Koodathu - Run
Thesigu Raja--Dum Dum
Anbe Anbe-Anbe Anbe & more
too good songs
- From: Madhan Raja (@ 126.96.36.199)
on: Sun Apr 4 06:38:47 EDT 2004
Have list down few of Sadhana Sargam's Hits:
Out of these 90 % of songs were huge hits.
Snehidhane Album: Alai Payuthey
Thaazhampoo Album: Album
Thathalikudhey Album: Album
Onne Onne Album: Alli Arjuna
Anbe Anbe Album: Anbe Anbe
Poo Vaasam Album: Anbe Sivam
Paattu Solli Paada Solli Album: Azhagi
July Malargale Album: Bhagavathi
Shyo Shyo Album: Bhagavathi
Boom Boom Album: Boys
Chikkimukki Kallu Album: Citizen
Chanakya Chanakya Album: Dum
Ragasiyamai Album: Dumm Dumm Dumm
Un Perai Sonnalae Album: Dumm Dumm Dumm
Deewana Deewana Album: Gemini
Putham Pudhiyadha Album: Kadhal Sadugudu
Konjum Mainakkale Album: Kandukonden Kandukonden
Mottu Onru Album: Kushi
Kutti Kutti Album: Manadhai Thirudivittai
Manja Kaattu Maina Album: Manadhai Thirudivittai
Iniya Naal Album: Manasellam
Iniya Nadhi Album: Manasellam
Nee Thoongum Nerathil Album: Manasellam
Vennilavae Album: Minsara Kanavu
Kurukku Chiruththavale Album: Mudhalvan
Hello Mr Kadhala Album: Naam Iruvar Namakku Iruvar
Azhage Sugama Album: Paarthale Paravasam
Kadhal Vettukili Album: Parasuram
Chudithar Aninthu Album: Poovellam Kettupar
Kadhal Vandhadhum Album: Poovellam Un Vaasam
Maankutty Maankutty Album: Priyamana Thozhi
Nenje Nenje Album: Ratchagan
Anbey Album: Rhythm
Mottukale Mottukale Album: Roja Koottam
Minsaram En Meedhu Album: Run
Pani Katrey Album: Run
Poi Solla Koodadhu Album: Run
Mogathile Kannirandum Album: Samrat Ashoka
Vidiya Vidiya Album: Samudhiram
En Jannal Nilavukku Album: Sokka Thankgam
Manasukkul Oru Puyal Album: Star
Thanthana Thanthana Album: Thavasi
Swasame Album: Thenali
Udhaya Udhaya Album: Udhaya
Venaam Venaam Album: Vaseegara
Hello Hello Album: Villain
Pathinettu Vayathil Album: Villain
Nijama Nijama Album: Virumbukiren
- From: anjali (@ 188.8.131.52)
on: Mon Apr 5 18:38:47 EDT 2004
OK, i have a problem with her, why cant she pronounce things the way they are supposed to be pronounced or is that the new fashion??
- From: Kum_Laden (@ 184.108.40.206)
on: Mon Apr 5 20:31:43 EDT 2004
Answer is as simple as tamil is not her first language??!
I bet how many people spitting on Sadhana, has a better tamil pronounciation!
MDs know who is the best for a song they put hard work to develop. Pudikalainna Kekatheenka!
- From: C~P (@ 220.127.116.11)
on: Tue Apr 6 00:42:55 EDT 2004
Mr. Laden..TFMPage-kae vaettu vekkaraa maadhiri theriyudhu?! :-)
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