MSV – Creating musical history on the silver screen

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When a movie song becomes a hit with the audience it’s a recognition of the singer and the composer’s talent. One of the most prolific music composers for south Indian movies M.S.Viswanathan passed away today. 

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He had composed more than 750 film songs in different languages. He was given the sobriquet Mellisai Mannar (Tamil – king of light music). His songs would carry a range of emotions whether it was the nostalgic Atho Antha Paravai from the Tamil movie Aayarathil Oruvan or the exuberient Inimai Niraintha Ulagam from the Tamil movie Ninaithale Inikkum.

 

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He composed a few songs for Kannada cinema. Here’s one MSV song from the Kannada movie Benkiyalli Aralida Hoovu.


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Chitra Srikrishna is a Carnatic vocalist and writer living in Bengaluru & Columbus. Chitra blogs for Sruti, runs the podcast Raga Ruminations and produces RaagTime, a radio show on Indian music. Her albums include devotional poetry of Tamil Alwars & Dasa kritis, & thematic compositions on Rama and Hanuman. She's the musical half of a multimedia performance duo HumRaag. Her program BHAKTHI explores the journey of the mystics of India. Her latest Antah Prerna -A Musical Telling of an Entrepreneur's Journey debuted at Bangalore International Centre in 2018.