Review by Padma Ramani – Sid Sriram Concert

A power packed high energy Carnatic performance today in Pune by Sid Sriram and team for Poona Sangeeth Sabha . At the Creaticity amphitheater under the open sky after a prayer  to lord Ganesha  he started with Eranapai in thodi and followed it with Kapali in mohanam  and Sri satyanarayanam upasmahe in Subha panthuvarali . Then a quick Akhilandeswari Rakshamam and Raghuvamsa Sudha in kadana kuthuhalam .. which definitely made all swing along with the song .Following this was the elaborate Kalyani raagam and the Kriti Etavunara … the rendition was beyond imagination.. both the neraval at Seetha Gowri and the Kalpana swaras took everyone in trance .. and what an accompaniment by Bhaskar on violin .. mesmerising it was !!And Pathri Shivakumar on mridangam and Ghatam Karthik enthralled the audience ..the Thani avarthanam was just superb .Enna Kavi paadinalum, Radha sametha , Jagadodharana, a thirupugazh , a nottu swaram, a shlokam on Rama Shapasya Kausalya and a Tillana .. all followed in quick succession leaving the audience just spell bound .And when he started Bhavamana in flow , the audience wasn’t satisfied yet and wanted a few of his film hits too.He did oblige and sang indru poi naalai va and maru vaarthai and then sang the Mangalam .His loud resonating voice in high pitch under the open sky is sure to have reached the heaven today .A divine experience indeed .Thank you Poona sangeeth Sabha