Wednesday, 5 October 2011

நான் அன்றி யார் வருவார் Naan Andri Yaar Varuvaar

Film: Maalai Itta Mangai (1958) [Bride who enters into wedlock]
Music: Viswanathan - Ramamurthy
CAST: T.R. Mahalingam, Mainavathy
Song: Naan Andri Yaar Varuvaar
Ragam: Abohgi & Valaji
Artists: T.R. Mahalingam, A.P. Komalam
Lyricist: Kannadasan

The song starts with a racy savour of Abhogi and is then gently nudged into Valajii later on. The charanam in my opinion completely bevvied in Valajii and then again towards the end of it hoicked / yanked back to sounding like Abhogi. Apparently there was some discussion about this song on a Television music based talent hunt some years back and the verdict was that it had both Abhogi and Valajii ragam mollified on it ( experts can confirm).

Mahalingam singing in an unusual lower sruthi. MSV-TKR are the composers. Manorama made her debut in this movie. This movie had the terrific hit song senthamizh thenmozhiyal which is a great hit even now.

Aarohanam: S R2 G2 M1 D2 S
Avarohanam: S D2 M1 G2 R2 S
Valaji :

ārohaṇa : S G3 P D2 N2 S 
avarohaṇa : S N2 D2 P G3 S

The displacement of each swara in the arohanam, from its harbinger. The first swara is ‘sa’. The second swara (or) note is displaced by a ‘full tone’, i.e. two semi-tones. The third note is displaced from the second by a semi-tone. Tout de suite, the ‘m1′, is a full note away from ‘g2′. Moving on, the ‘d2′ is 2 notes away, and finally another 1.5 - 2 note gap completes the set.

When sorted as a line analysis, it looks some what like this: S R2 G2 M1 D2 S

On the contrary, the decending note also considering the voids to be fixed, the ‘panchamam’ or the ‘Pa’ swaram.

When re-arranged to a better fit, P D2 N2 S G3 P, close to definition gives, S G3 P D2 N2 S. Considering the arohanam and to complete the notations, invert the complete chronological sequence. Writing the ascending and descending notes together in a more pertinacious fashion,

Arohanam: S G3 P D2 N2 S
Avarohanam: S N2 D2 P G3 S,

The above notations are of ragam
Valaji . I deeply cerebrate this is as why roughly film songs fuddle many. When this song sounded like Valachi and people say it is Abhogi. Konja Neram Konja neram came there were claims that it is Abhogi. Hunky-dory, it is not Abhogi, because of presence of the Ni (N2), which eventually Sri Ranjani S R2 G2 M1 D2 N2 S .

My mind was saying it is not as said by many and probably might be Ragam Valachi, with a some stray notes. I hashed out with some musician friends on this. corollary Sri Ranjani ragam can be similar to another ragam that I recently stumbled upon when I was browsing through some sites .

Sri Ranjani:

Arohanam: S R2 G2 M1 D2 N2 S
Avarohanam: S N2 D2 M1 G2 R2 S

Applying the similar psychoanalysis, Sri Ranjani breaks down to S R2 G2 M1 D2 N2 S. Further, the Pa as the broach of the chronological sequence, we arrive at the following set of notes: P D2 N2 S G3 M1P. Re-arranging we get, S G3 M1 P D2 N2 S. I bumbled on a ragam called Pravriti a Chakravaham derivative.


Arohanam: S G3 M1 P D2 N2 S
Avarohanam: S N2 D2 P M1 G3 S


Arohanam: S R1 G3 M1 P D2 N2 S
Avarohanam : S N2 D2 P M1 G3 R1 S

However, film music is that the composers might had a totally different notation. this song Naan andri yaar varuvar meticulously follows the grammar of the ragas. A.P. Komalam had indeed said in a TV programme the song is a Abogi and 
Valaji blend.

Being a novice in Carnatic and use only sounds to find the raga, these points were compiled with help of my musician friend whose help I have to commend!

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