Want to watch actor Siddharth crooning a Michael Jackson hit? Or MK Stalin singing pianist Anil Srinivasan’s composition? Or maybe you want to watch Gautham Menon narrating a situation and Madhan Karky penning the lyrics to it. Well, if any show featured these, music lovers would be in for a treat to be sure.
Classical pianist Anil Srinivasan and Tamil lyricist Madan Karky are going to do just that. They are all set to host a new show on Zee Tamil, the channel has said in a press release.
In a promo for the show, Karky says that the show will talk about the music that has influenced our favourite celebrities. It will touch upon the coming together of music in their lives and ours.
On the pleasantly surprising collaboration between a classical pianist and a Tamil film lyricist, he says, “Karky and I are long time collaborators and we’ve been talking about this for sometime now. I did a version of it on YouTube with Anil Talkies. The forces finally came together on a progressive platform like Zee Tamil. The central idea of the show is that music is part of all of us.”
Asked about the show itself, Anil Srinivasan says, “We believe music is part of all us. You don’t have to be a musician in order to appreciate, enjoy or even perform it. Everybody has music in them. We’ve all grown up with music as part of our sensibilities. The idea was to look at how music has shaped the life of these well-known people. Whether it is Krishnamachari Srikkanth, Khushboo, Gautham Menon or RJ Balaji, the idea is to get them talking about their life using music as a metaphor.”
But what about the cross-section of guests from the two worlds – classical/Carnatic and the film industry? Will we see Carnatic musicians as well?
Anil replies, “Karky and I are approaching this as two very close friends. That cross-section is the point of the show. And yes, there are guests from the Carnatic world.”
He adds, “We even have politicians for that matter. MK Stalin has consented to be a part of our show.”
The show also promises to bring to viewers a demonstration of the process of creating a song.
உங்களுக்கு ரொம்ப பிடிச்ச பிரபலங்களோட வாழ்க்கையில் அவர்களுக்கு பிடித்த பாடல் என்னவெல்லாம் மாற்றங்களை செய்தது,— Zee Tamil (@ZeeTamil) December 22, 2017
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