Raag Revathi in Films

Revathi is the first raagam that I learnt on my small keyboard 10 years ago. Here is the arohanam and avarohanam:

a: S R1 M1 P N2 S
A: S N2 P M1 R1 S

Western notations: C C# F G A# C

This is not used much in films may be due to the classical / devotional flavor. The first film song I knew in Revathi is the "Ye Mera India" from the film "Pardes". It is a very good composition in Revathi. It suits the patriotic flavor too very well.

Other songs in Revathi include:

- Sangeetha Jaathi Mullai (1st half)
- Mandhira Punnagai from Manal Kayiru
- Some portions of Vizhigal Medaiyaam... Julie I love you from a Mohan film, Kilinjalgal
- And the more recent title song from "Naan Avan Illai"

I was listening to the Naan Avan Illai song, kaakha kaakha, today morning on Radio and hence this blog post. It was interesting how the composer, Vijay Antony, had used Revathi for a peppy song.

Ooh La La La Forms available

The registration forms for the much awaited Ooh La La La contest for music bands is available on the official website http://oohlalala.in/

It is basically a contest for music bands in Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh. The bands in Tamil Nadu have to basically compose tunes for Lyricist Vaali's lyrics on the topic Nambikkai. Judges would be Vasundhra Das along with other celebrities. The judge for the finals is none other than A R Rahman.

For more information on the contest, you can also refer to the website http://ooh-lalala.com/ which is maintained by a Rahman fan. This is an unofficial site on the event.