Monday, April 7, 2014

Happy Birthday to the new daddy in town!

One of the biggest stars of Tollywood who was blessed with a baby boy just two days ago, Allu Arjun celebrates his birthday today. Allu Arjun entered into the industry a little more than a decade back and ofcourse he did not need even a 3 years to make it big in the industry. His first hit was Arya which released in 2004 directed by Sukumar. With Devi Sri Prasad composing scores for this song, one cannot not expect a hit! Ofcourse, one can say the history was rewritten and records broken where Arya 2 was released by the same director.Well we are ofcourse not forgetting the track ‘Ringa Ringa’ which made a whooping success all over the country. Be it any sangeet, to college functions to anything close to fun, this song is the firs choice anyone wants to shake a leg to. Such is the impact the powerful beats of this song creates.

Listen to Allu Arjun Songs on Raaga.com

With atleast a 20 films to his credit, Allu Arjun is ofcourse the heart throb for all girls following the Telugu Film Industry closely. The movie Julayi was where he acted with the slim and trim Ileana, also famously known as the ‘Idipu Azhagi’ in the Kollywood Town. Another hit was ofcourse Vedam where he was seen sharing the screen with Anushka. His role in the movie Badrinath that released in 2011 starring Tamanaah as the female lead received a lot of constructive criticism as well.

AlluArjun has been lauded by many for his powerful acting and commendable role enacting techniques and is ofcourse a favourite for many directors.With Race Gurram set to releasing this April, Allu Arjun has more hopes and more happiness coming his way this birthday. Raaga.com wishes the star a very happy birthday.

THE MAN WHO MADE HIS MUSIC SPEAK

Pandit Ravi Shankar needs no introduction! The sitar maestro whose 94th birth anniversary falls today was known to all as the ‘godfather of world music’. Raaga.com pays tribute to this gem today.

RaviShankar acknowledged as the global ambassador of Indian classical music, learned sitar from his guru Allaudin Khan. Thanks to the wonderful training, Ravi Shankar soon became the music director of the All India Radio, New Delhi radio station. During his tenure, he composed various pieces merging classical and western instrumentation.

Listen to Ravi Shankar Hits on Raaga.com

The twice Grammy Award winner passed away on the 11th of December, 2012 in San Diego, California losing fight to some respiratory and heart ailments.  Ravi Shankar is the brain behind some wonderful compositions like

RaviShankar was also known for his distinct style of music. His concert pattern infact influenced many of his contemporaries too. His performances always began with a solo alap, jor, and jhala (introduction and performances with pulse and rapid pulse) influenced by the slow and serious dhrupad genre, followed by a section with tabla accompaniment featuring compositions associated with the prevalent khyal style. He often closed his performances with a piece inspired by the light-classical thumri genre.

Ravishankar is the reason behind the creation of now popular raagams – ‘Nat Bhairavi’ ,’Purvi kalyan’ , ‘Aahir Lalit’ ‘Charu kauns’. Such is the brilliance of music imbibed in him! One can say it was Ravishankar who took Hindustani Music to a global level. Not many know that Ravi Shankar bagged the prestigious Oscar nomination for his score in the film Gandhi by Richard Attenborough. 

The documentary on Pandit Ravi Shankar titled ‘Raga’ and shot by Howard Worth was released in 1971; which ofcourse is worth a watch. The man whose records can never be re-written, he remains immortal and his music never fails to melt our hearts.