Raagas in Films: Sindhu Bhairavi

17 Apr

It is quite a task to write about one of the most loved raagas in Indian music, the versatile Sindhu Bhairavi. It is versatile because it gives a lot of scope for music composers to experiment. There have been innumerable tunes in this raaga but the beauty is all of them sound different! Another feature of this raaga is that it can be used for a variety of situations. Here is a list of the immortal tunes in this raaga. As always I have only posted some of my favourite Sindhu Bhairavi songs here, which showcased its beauty.

  1. Unnakenna Mele-MSV-Simla Special-Composing at its best, a very unique song with a varying tempo.
  2. Enna Satham-Ilaiyaraja-Punnagai Mannan
  3. Muthu Mani Maala-Ilaiyaraja-Chinna Kounder-Happy Sindhu Bhairavi, A case study on Sindhu Bhairavi composing. Period.
  4. Nilave Mugam Kaattu-Ilaiyaraja-Ejaman-This is Sad Sindhu Bhairavi for you. How many raagas will this man, Ilaiyaraja, play with?
  5. Maargazhi Thingal-A.R.Rahman-Sangaman-Brilliant song, very well sung, the pathos in the raaga rises to the fore!
  6. Nilavu Paattu-Ilaiyaraja-Kannukul Nilavu-Sindhu Bhairavi+Jazzy interludes, an unusual but captivating concoction!
  7. Ovvoru Pookalume-Bharadwaj-Autograph-Great tune+Inspiring lyrics+soulful singing
  8. Soll Soll En Nenje-Vidyasagar-Pirivom Sandippom-You will not imagine a song like this, especially the chords in the charanam.
  9. En Uyirukkul-Vidyasagar-Mahesh Sharanya Mattrum Palar-One of my recent favourites, splendid orchestration.

3 Responses to “Raagas in Films: Sindhu Bhairavi”

  1. Vinith May 5, 2009 at 11:09 am #

    Hey Prakash,

    How u doing.

    A blogger by name Vajra had asked me about some doubts in ragas. I could not help him as I’m devoid of Carnatic. I wish you can help him out.



  2. vajrakrishna May 6, 2009 at 6:46 am #

    Thank yu very much Vinith, very sweet of you. Yes, I have been trying to enlisth Prakash into the cause… I am hoping he will when he gets some time. 🙂

  3. Prakash Srinivasan May 29, 2009 at 3:04 am #

    Guys, very SORRY for my super-late reply, I am deputed out of Bangalore now, so did not have an internet connection for long. I will have a look at Vajra’s site and get back to him soon!

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