Wanted to check out on what’s going on in the FMs. So blasted FM this morning to listen to the husky Divya in Radio Mirchi 98.3 FM, who complained that she had a bad throat and even though she wasn’t sure if it will improve tomorrow, she wished her listeners a bright day ahead. However her choice of morning songs didn’t blend with the friday morning mood. Radio Mirchi is clearly following the typical American FM standards and it is the best for the travelers with weather and road conditions and their evening choice of songs which are good.
Then came Kanmani, the best compere till date on the FMs. Her programme Kaalai Thendral in Suryan FM 103.5 tops the best programmes in Chennai FM. With her jyothika like voice(though jyothika borows her voice from Savitha) and her intonations to match the morning mood, she really makes us jive. Especially today with the Chennai weather coming down to teens, she twined with the mood and played some realy cool numbers. All of them about rain. Some of them included Vaan Megam from Mouna Raagam, Gala Galavena from Rythym and Then Merkku from Karuthamma.
Though directly inspired from Dr.Alban’s song, Then Merkku is one of Rahman‘s all time hits. With the tune in the right tempo and the sound of rain drops heard so clearly, it beats the original Dr.Alban Song Om we rembwe ike.
There is an International Film Festival happening next week in Chennai. The last time it ever happened was 11 years back in 1991 and I was there in Abirami theatre to see some foreign film which I hardly understood and remember. Now it happens again in Film Chamber of Commerce and in Pilot Theatre starting from Dec 1st. 55 Films from more than 19 countries are screened. Take a spin. Worth it.
Chennai has already started getting the marghazhi coolness. And Sabha’s are preparing for the Carnatic Music Festival 2003 happening the whole of next month and goes on till pongal. Be there for some exciting carnatic music by the big names and the NRI’s who fly down just to perform in the Music Academy. Is it Nithyashree or Sanjay Subramanian, this time ?.