Sanjay Subrahmanyan @ Rama Seva Mandali , Fort High School Grounds 07 Apr 2012

08 Apr

Vocal : Sanjay Subrahmanyan

Violin : S Varadarajan

Mrudangam : B Harikumar

Ganjira : Venkataraman


01  everEmi bOdhana ( varNam) – sahAna – Patnam Subramanya Iyer

02  paralOka sAdhanamE – pUrvikalyAni – Thyagaraja ( S )

03  rAma ninnu vinA – SankarAbaraNam – Thyagaraja

04  mAmava pattAbhirAma – maNirang – Dikshitar ( A,N,S )

      neraval & swara @ ‘ vichitra maNimaya simhAsanE navaratna maNTapE’

05  nIyE sharaN shanmukhA – kAmbOji – Papanasam Sivan

06  endukO nI manasu – kalyANi – Thyagaraja ( A,N,S,T)

     neraal & swara @’ sharaNAgata vatsala nammiti tAaka nAma parAtpara’

07  chalamlarA – mArgahindOLam – thyagaraja

08  RTP – sAvEri – tisra tripuTa

     pallavi line ‘ varaTTum, manamE varaTTum, iru manamE varaTTum, patarAdiru maname – varaTTum..’

     pallavi in rAgamAlika sAvEri, Anandabhairavi, hamIr kalyANi, mOhanam

     ragamalika swaras in sAvEri, Anandabhairavi, hamIr kalyANi, mOhanam

09  mAtADa bAradEnO – khamAs – Narahari Dasa

10  kaLilO hari caraNamokaTiyE – kApi – Muthaiah Bhagavathar

11  viruttam ( vizhikku tuNai ) – mAND

      ArumO Aval – mAND –  Kannan Iyengar

12  mangaLam – saurAshtram – Thyagaraja

Another brilliant concert by Sanjay at the Fort high School grounds. The cracking swaras of Purvi kalyani, the outstanding manirang, the sangatis of the rare sankarabharanam kriti and saveri alapana stood out in a remarkable day.

Concert started with the sahana varnam in the typical two speed variation. The purvikalyani kriti came quick follwed with some fabulous swara singing, despite the dampener came in the form of power interruptions. Power outage seems to be following Sanjay here almost every time ( last time while he was concluding a mesmerisig everi mata main ). While he was at the cresendo ( so to say) with some superb swara the power went off to the dismay of the listeners. Sanjay , unperturbed continue singing, but was harldy audible to people sitting in the back rows.

A rare Sankarabharanam kriti of Thyagaraja came in next. The only knowledge I have of this kriti is a BMK version (I was told that there is another by Dr.S Ramanathan). The elaborate sangati’s he sng for nannu rakshimpa’ was phenomenal. If this wasgood, what followed was fabulous. A 7-8 minutes of manirang alapana followed by the predictable mAmava pattAbhirAma’. Neraval , interestingly was taken up at ‘vichitra manimaya’ ( this kriti provides ample possibilities of neraval lines). Neraval, to say the least, was just briliant, so was the swaras that followed.

A short shanmukhapriya came in before the main. Sanjay started the main with few shortish phrases. an unplanned, uncontrolled yawn broke out from me, and I immeditely sensed the ‘kalyani’ on its way. I dont know if it’s only me, but the kalyani alapana did not give many aha or ‘tsch, tsch’ moments. However, the kriti with rather shortish neraval and swaras were good enough to cover the main. Harikumar and the young Venkataraman gave a spirited, well received tani avartanam.

To make up, sAvEri alapana was very very good. All that was missing in kalyani was her e. He received the maximum applause after the brilliant saveri alapana. Tanam was just good. Pallavi was interesting. After few rounds of pallavi neraval , he changed the raga to Anandabharabi, hamir kalyani nd mohanam. He did it in a tricky ( may be a it gimmicky) way with these combinations as :saveri , saveri+ anandabhairavi, saveri+anandabhairavi+hamirkalyani,  saveri+anandabhairavi+hamirkalyani+mohanam easing from one raga to other for the same line. ragamalika swaras folowed the same pattern in the reverse order.

The support cast did a great job to make this concert memorable. Varadarjan was following Sanjay near 100%. His retunrs for manirang , kalyani and saveri were top class, so was his swara returns. Harikumar also gave a great support, along with the Ganjira aritst.

Post main had only  couple of songs. I was expecting a longer version of viruttam, before arumo aval. Apart from the small glitch in the power, the rest of the concert was very very good.


Posted by on April 8, 2012 in Concert songlist


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10 responses to “Sanjay Subrahmanyan @ Rama Seva Mandali , Fort High School Grounds 07 Apr 2012

  1. Jayan

    July 17, 2012 at 6:08 pm

    Its available here.

    Thanks for the prompt. I now figured out the charanam is ‘kalilO hari caraNamokaTiyE’..

  2. jayashree rajeev

    July 17, 2012 at 4:40 pm

    Can anyone please give me the lyrics of Kalilo harismarana in Kapi made anaswaram by Sri Sanjay

  3. Prakash.N.Rao

    April 14, 2012 at 5:22 pm

  4. Prakash.N.Rao

    April 10, 2012 at 6:04 am

    Ardent fans of Sri.Sanjay Subrahmanyan kindly visit

  5. Jayan

    April 9, 2012 at 4:43 pm

    My mistake, corrected it. Thanks for pointing it out

  6. Prakash.N.Rao

    April 9, 2012 at 2:26 pm

    If Mr.Jayan is keen in carnatic music, why can’t he record at least the concert of Sri.Sanjay in a mobile as I am doing and post it in youtube? Such recording and posting is possible. If anybody has any doubt, click on this link.

    So at least from next concert of Sri.Sanjay Subrahmanyan, please try to record his concert and I am very proud to say that Sri.Sanjay Subrahmanyan never says “NO” to any request for recording of his concerts, either audio or video!!!

  7. Prakash.N.Rao

    April 9, 2012 at 2:19 pm

    Which is the correct year of Sri.Sanjay Subrahmanyan’s concert?2011 or 2012?

  8. sridharsaligram

    April 9, 2012 at 12:22 pm

    jayan, wonderful review… but i dont think he sang Shanmukhapriya!!!

  9. Jayan

    April 9, 2012 at 9:05 am

    Thanks Meena ( on both counts)..

  10. meena

    April 9, 2012 at 5:52 am

    Hi Jayan

    Nice, clean format.
    Mand composer is Kannan Iyengar.


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