Geet Bandish Milan – Live Musical blend of Hindustani Bandish and Popular Film Hits. Rendered by Renowned Hindustani Classical Vocalist Pt.Jayateerth Mevundi and Popular Kannada, Tamil, Telugu & Hindi Playback singer Priyadarshini. This rare conceptual musical event is directed by Talented, Creative Director Mahesh Mahadev. Show comprises of famous Bandishes & most popular film hits based on various Rag! Event will be held on Saturday, May 16th at Ambedkar Bhavan, Bangalore. First show will begins in Bangalore and series of shows will be performed all over India and Abroad subsequently/later!! whichever you prefer.
A rare and unique musical show conceived by Multi Talented Artist, & Creative Director Mahesh Mahadev Unnathi’s Geet Bandish Milan – featuring Popular Playback singer Priyadarshini and Renowned Hindustani Classical Vocalist Pt.Jayateerth Mevundi was witnessed by huge audience on Saturday, May 16, 2015 @ Ambedkar Bhavan, Bengaluru. This was organised by Shivashakthi Events & PRISM Foundation. Unnathi Group, India sponsored first show which began in Bangalore.
The beautiful evening commenced with a ‘Ganesh Vandhan’ – A colourful Kathak performance by ALAP team. As Playback Singer Priyadarshini and Pt. Jayateerth Mevundi entered the Grand Stage there was cracker celebration and the show began with Rag Yaman. Priyadarshini started off with a very melodious ‘Kogile Haadide’ based on raag Yaman and Pt. Jayateerth on bandish ‘Piya ki Nazria’. It was soulful rendering by both. Pilu Rag had both Kannada & Hindi musical medley by Priyadarshini which was impressive and Jayateerth ji rendition of Ustad Bade Ghulam Ali Khan Sahib’s Thumri ‘Khatena bhiraha ki raat’ was praisable.
The concept of Mahesh’s musical blend got conceptualised when Playback Singer Priyadarshini went on to sing a very challenging Hindustani Bandish ‘Gaana Vidya Badi Khatin Hai’ from the Movie ‘Gaana Yogi Panchakshari Gawai’ sung originally by Dr.SPB. She managed the taans very effectively and made the audience speechless with her excellent rendering. Renowned Tablist Vidwan Venu on the dias, who performed for the song in the movie originally was all in praise of Priya singing this song which no one has ever sung live on stage. Lahari Audio & Public TV Velu stated that it was a very commendable Musical Show.
Sri Mahesh, Managing Director, Shivashakthi & Sri Ram, Chairman, PRISM Foundation honoured the Unnathi Group, Lahari Velu, Shivaram, Vasudev Adigas, BIG FM for their support in this event. Media Partner Public TV covered this event. Sanjeev Kulkarni and Pushpanjali Mahadev took the audience through this mega musical show.
Another interesting part of this event was the transformation of Playback singer singing Bandish followed by Pt. Jayateerth Mevundi, a Hindustani Classical vocalist performing a film duet ‘Mere Dholna’ along with Priyadarshini. What a heart stealing performance by them. Pt.Jayateerth was at his best in a film song.This concept of exchange was tremendous and both singers were so impressive and did justice to the concept. Dr.Ravindra Katoti, renowned Harmonium player and Pt.Udayraj Karpur, a renowned Tablist were at their best in their accompaniments.
Rag Bhimpalas had multilingual songs like ‘Gaganavu Ello’, ‘Naino mein badra chaaye’ ‘Telusa Manasa’, Tamil, Malayalam numbers. It was a perfect song selection and soulful rendition by Priyadarshini. Actor Shivaram who witnessed the show appreciated Priya for her keeping her energy levels consistent in spite of singing all the songs solo throughout the show. Pt Jayateerth Mevundi’s Rag Shivaranjani Abhang ‘Raj Sa Sukuma’ was extremely good and received huge applause. Priyadarshini enthralled the audience with ‘Tere Mere Beech Main’, ‘Jaane Kaahan’, ‘Shilegalu Sangeetava’ & ‘Nee Meetidha’ in Raag Shivaranjani. This was followed by ALAP team who performed Kathak which was colourful and eye-catching.
Overall, it was a remarkable performance by both singers and all the musicians were at their best. Audience had a pure music dedication and enjoyed throughout the show with this new rare musical concept by Mahesh Mahadev, Organised by Shivashakthi Events & PRISM Foundation. As this show goes to more cities and across world let’s wish this team a huge success.