Published by Aparna on 28 Jun 2008 at 11:05 am
There is a saying in Tamil that goes ‘vilagi poanaal virumbi varum’. Well that’s how it has been with me and T.M.Krishna’s Todi! Todi turns out to be the main raagam in most of his concerts that I go for. And the worst part is that I miss many of his concerts where Todi is not the main. I missed the concert where he sang Sahana RTP too! Before you start off saying that his Todi is excellent, etc., etc., having listened to way too many Todis of his, I know it very well too. Yet I am just not interested in listening to Todi in every other concert! Just last Saturday, he sang a RTP in Todi in a concert, which, by the way, was superb (That concert deserves a separate post. I will write about it soon). So I least expected Todi to be the main raagam in yesterday’s concert. But when that is exactly what happened, I left the concert the moment he started the Todi alapana.
Yet one thing about TMK’s Todi main concerts that I went to last year was that I got to hear excellent RTPs in most of those. The concerts where he sang Kedaragowlai, Latangi, Janaranjani RTPs and the 3-raagam (Ahiri-Lalita-Varali) RTP all had Todi as the main raagam!
While I get to listen to TMK’s Todi so often, I can’t remember the last time I listened to Sanjay’s Todi in a concert! All those concerts of Sanjay’s that I don’t go to, turn out to be the ones where he sings Todi!