Sunday, July 15, 2007

Vande mataram: Carnatic singers

This is one of my favorite videos of Vande mataram. A 'Kamaas' ragam composition, this piece was the brainchild of the singers themselves. Composed and shot in less than 24 hours, this song brings back wonderful memories of the composing session at Panchathan studio and the filming at Dakshinachitra on the outskirts of Madras, in June 1997. The singers met at the studio one late evening and the jamming session went on till the wee hours. Once composed and recorded, the shoot commenced the next day at 6am and completed before noon.

Composed and sung by: Bombay Jayashree, Sanjay Subramaniam, Sowmya and Unnikrishnan
Directed by : The team of directors for Vande mataram short films
Cinematography : P S Vinod
Shoot Location : Dakshinachitra

Up next: Venugaanam.. Vande mataram

8 Responses:

Karthik Sriram said...


@ Ambi,

Oru vaati (comment, first)adicha appeatu
rendavathu adicha repeatu!!!

Good video!

Nice concept to change the raagam from desh.

Btw, is the LIC ad where balamuralikrishna sings also desh?


The Practical Idealist said...

Excellent composition and brilliant execution. Sanjay and Jayashree excel, IMO.

ambi said...

superrrrrrr. kep it up.

eagerly waiting for Venugaanam.. Vande mataram. :))

@karthi, sari, chinna payan, b'day vera yest, adhaan giftaa pashtu placea kuduthutten.
munaavathu vaati solli adi paarpoom! thoongara singathai sorinju vidathaa kanna! :))))

@blogwari, potti rejults enga? konjam kooda poreppe illaiye? :p

ambi said...

disci: sorry for dropping the sec comment, nenga thittinaalum paravayilla, i couldn't control this time. :p

mulaga bajjiyaa? LOL :)
adhellam naame namba kaiyaala senju saaptanum! :p

Karthik Sriram said...


Was thinking if you can come with soem contest like, Tag lines for some products(fictitious) and we can come up with the tag phrase...

What say?


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Unknown said...

hi friend,

its a relief to listen to Vande Mataram in Kamas....and flawless singing by Sanjay and Jayshree.. beautifully executed film.