May 24, 2004

Sahana - Sindhu Bairavi - Part:2

{Oops, 17 days without a blog. Thats too much. To make up for it, this lengthy ones that has been due for quite sometime...}

Sahana - SIndhu Bairavi - part 2 is over! Despite Malachikkal Mama YG Mahendran's histrionics, the serial was overall a wholesome entertainment. Sahana deserved special mention in the clutter of mega-serials hounding the Satellite Channels arena.

1. The story moved quite well, and no character was left unattaended too, there was a logical conclusion for all characters introduced

2. No frivolous and gross scenes that have become mainstay in today's serial war on channels. When I mention frivolous and gross, I mean scenes like two women bad-mouthing and filthy-talking each other or some other person, or ever-crying melodramas.

3. Nice songs were interpsersed throughout the serial. Credit goes to Rajesh Vaidya for the good music.

4. A subtle humour element, as such available in most of our lives, had blended into the story.

5. Venkat, whom I have known as comedy script writer to S.V.Sekar's plays, and few 'thunuks' in Anada vikatan, kumudam, was a co-director in this

6. Some of the comedy scenes involving TV world and the serials shooting, were quite hilarious. Only K. Balachander can take a dig at TV serials in a TV serial.

My top 4 characters, worth mentioning, in order of their performance and characterization:

Sahana: Enacted by Kavya Sekhar. Simply superb characterization, and a perfect fit. Kavya fit into the role like Malavika fit in as Anni. Charming voice, expressive eyes, good body language, nice dialog delivery. Am sure many thdukku girls would have identified with her. Her characterization as a bold, honest person refusing to fall into patterns and rules set by ourselves, but ready to be bound by affection and love will linger in mind for some time.

Enacted by Prakash raj. Good characterization - a free man, business man interested in listening to songs and a good Ghazal singer. Though O.S.Arun's voice didnt match well with strong base voice of Prakash raj, we hardly noticed it once the song picked up. "Enakkaen veen vambu" ghazal still keeps resounding in my ears. Need not say about Prakashraj's histrionics. He brings in a great life into the role, who ultimately marries (S)Indhu. A well-deserved marriage for a character who is straightforward, very clear about certain lines in life.

Sindhu alias Indhu: Enacted by Anuradha krishnamoorthy. Again, initially she didnt fit into Sindhu's sparkling character. Also, her acting also left a lot to be desired. But through the course of serial, it is shown clearly how Sindhu has mellowed down. So the initial shock of soft-spoken Sindhu was hardly noticed by later. Indhu had blended into the story very well, and showed remarkable improved in acting.

Meera alias KaMEEkaRA: Enacted by KB favorite Renu. She did her part quite well. Her introduction as a 'Muthir kanni' waiting to get married, and like many ladies today thinking all tele-serial characters as living, shedding tears for them, getting engrossed with serials, living a life with TV serials was a good characterization. The character slowly gets married, hurt by the excess doubt by husband, quits wedlock, struggles, faces reality, comes up in life to be a successful entrepreneur. There was enough story in this character itself to be developed as a mini-serial. As an ignorant English-unknowing lady uttering "Adhai chollu", and as a dignified business lady uttering "wonderful", Renu has handled her role quite well. Excellent example of self-belief.

Other characters worth mentioning for their characterization and histrionics include:
Surya - JKB & Sindhu's son
Bairavi - Sulakshana - without losing the streak of Bairavi in Sindhu Bairavi
Sakthi - As JKB's sishyai, and a good singer singing tunes for 'Thirukural'
Sivanesan - Newsreader Varadarajan impresses as JKB's sister's husband, who is forever at loggerheads with JKB
Rasi - JKB & Bairavi's daughter
Mridangam Gurumurthy - Veteran Delhi Ganesh lives upto his reputation
Kumaran - Rasi's husband and son of Judge Kumaraguru who asks "bilahari" ragam as varadakshinai

Sore point (s):
JKB: JKB enacted by YG Mahendran. Gambeeram, chaturyam, vidhya gauravam of JKB of Sindhu Bairavi was missing completely with JKB of Sahana. Ok, one can argue the time has mellowed him down, but then the story doesnt go that way. So, I would remark YGM has not done his part effectively, and I would state that K. Balachander did not do justice in selecting YGM as JKB.

YGM's dialog delivery has earned him the name Malachikkal Mama. Forever, he would talk as though he is under constipation. Worse, when JKB's voice breaks down, he further combines PILES with Malachikkal.

Meera's ex-Husband: Enacted by Madhan Bob. Though bit humourous initially, later on started talking dialogues which was easy to relate to a 'Metty oli' or a 'Geetanjali'

Sahana was a class of its own. Sad that the serial has come to an end so soon.


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Gayathri said...

i need all the songs in sahana.. will any one tell me how to get all songs in this serial.???

praba said...

i also want sahana songs

Anonymous said...

i need sahana