Even though I had wanted to listen to Sikkil Gurucharan & Anil Srinivasan’s album Madhirakshi for quite sometime, it was only after attending a lec-dem by Anil Srinivasan during the December Season in which Sikkil Gurucharan sang Pirava Varam in the end, that I wanted to listen to it asap. The ambience at Vinnyasa Art Gallery, where the lec-dem happened, latAngi, which happens to be one of my favourite raagams and Gurucharan’s voice (Hasn’t he got a beautiful voice!) with Anil Srinivasan’s piano– it was magical. (I wanted to write this here on the day of the lec-dem itself. But never got around to writing it. Anyway, better late than never!)
Coming back to Madhirakshi, I did listen to it finally sometime in January end. Apart from piravA varam, Omana tingaL is the other song that I liked very much. Aarabhi is, after all, another most favourite raagam of mine. I like these two so much that, till now, I have listened to the remaining songs in the album just once, since the moment I think about Madhirakshi, these two songs are the only ones that I feel like listening to. 🙂 I was listening to these two songs on a repeat mode yesterday evening. And even now, that is what I am doing. Lost in the beauty of the contrasting soft and melodious Latangi and Aarabhi pieces!
By the way, only after listening to Omana thingaL, I realized that the Malayalam lines that come in Kuluvalile, the song in Muthu, are the opening lines of this song.