JAYACHANDRANS COMMENTS AND TALENTS
SHORT BREAK FROM FILM MUSIC
DIFFERENCE BETWEEN OLD AND NEW SONGS
Jayachandran feels that these days film songs have lost their identity and individuality. According to him earlier songs were the result of a combined effort. The producer, the director, the writer, the composer, the lyricist, the singers…. were all very deeply involved in the making of film and its songs. This sense of togetherness contributed greatly to the quality of the film and its music. Nowadays these people do not even see each other. Another point to be brought into light is that the earlier songs were closely related to the theme of the film. They evolved naturally in a movie. But new songs come from nowhere and some times appear a forcible entry.
According to him, the blind run after western music has damaged film music to a large extent. He feels that the advancement in the field of music technology has done much harm to films. In most cases the increase in the number of instruments used, adversely affect the quality of music. He is of the opinion that the deteriorating quality of our film songs can be imputed to the track singing system.
And Comments About Other Singers
He was an expert in mastering the combination of Bhakthi and Bhava". I am also a fan of Raghavan master as his voice had a touch of folk in his music." "M.S.Viswanathan is really a genius in music. If I could, I would crown him as the greatest music composer of the whole world, he has got a style of elegance combined with his tenure" "Ilayaraja is unique with his own style. His music is a combination of the folk and western music". "A.R.Rahaman is a musician who gives paramount importance to music technology. He cares much for the quality of sound recording and mixing". From this we can generally conclude as to how our great singer has the capability of evaluating and grasping the good and bad points of various musicians and singers.
It is probably because of the sanctity of his soul and the magical melody of his transparent love for music that nature has instilled in his voice the power of music. Through the well known songs of Upasana and the famous 'Harshabashpam Thooki' Jayachandran won the prestigious award that Yesudas garlanded him. Unexpected prizes are priceless, that is why this award was so tenderly accepted by Jayachandran .
He thought that
moments of receiving the award was truly unbelievable. He contributed
beautiful songs for a whole generation to hear and to devour.Jayachandran
believes that since the rhythm of today's songs are fast, the songs are
also faster which now proves to be a great dent for Malayalam songs. He
holds a bright future for Malayalam songs that will return to the old
hygiene of lyrics and tone of the voice.
Do you agree with
the policy of imitating voices while singing?