The musical odyssey was aimed at raising funds to support on-stage musicians
It was a bliss of sorts for the music lovers across the Internet to witness the virtual musical event hosted by the team of the Netflix anthology, Navarasa, on Thursday evening. The event titled Symphony of Emotions was based on the theme of nine emotions or Navarasa, where artistes from all over the country showcased different emotions through their musical performances.
Here are some of the highlights from the event held before the release of Mani Ratnam’s Navarasa.
From the flute concert to 50-member choir, it was a musical extravaganza
The musical odyssey kicked off with an addressal by anchor Dhivyadharshini, and had many highlights performances that made it a grand event. Nine emotions - anger, disgust, love, surprise, compassion, bravery, concern, laughter, and peace - were expressed by the artistes through their language of music.
The performances were composed of flute virtuoso Naveen Kumar, Abhishek Kumar, KC Loy, Viveick Rajagopalan and the adventurous tuners Mahesh Raghavan, Nandini Shankar, Shashaa Tirupati, Anantha R Krishnan, Ricky Kej, and Kunal Naik. The heartwarming event also included a 50-member voice choir programme headed by maestro AR Rahman.
Towards raising fund
The preview event to the Tamil anthology Navarasa was aimed at raising funds to support on-stage musicians. The stage artistes across the country have been going through financial ordeals since the start of the pandemic, with the lockdown and social distancing putting a stop to live shows, which were the only source of livelihood for many.
This show was aimed at seeking donations to Bhoomika Trust, an NGO helping those from the South Indian music industry whose lives have been at a standstill due to the pandemic.
Teaming up of two legends to ‘find a 10th rasa’
The film Navarasa marks the combined effort of the Tamil film industry, led by two legendary filmmakers Mani Ratnam and Jayendra Panchapakesan, and fans are hoping the collaboration would bring much joy.
To the audience’s delight, both of them addressed the event. Mani Ratnam thanked everyone who joined them for the event, and said that the team is proud of the talents who have added colours to the film. Adding to that, Jayendra talked about how the directors, actors and technicians worked through the pandemic and how they put their heart and soul to the project.
“We wanted to make lots of films to support more people in the industry to participate in it. In fact, Mani even suggested that we should find a 10th rasa if that means bringing more people on board,” the filmmaker said.
More about Navarasa
The Tamil anthology, which is streaming on Netflix, is a series comprising nine stand-alone episodes. Based upon the Indian concept of navarasas (nine emotions), the series is helmed by Priyadarshan, Karthik Subbaraj, Vasanth, Arvind Swami, Bejoy Nambiar, Karthick Naren, Gautham Vasudev Menon, Sarjun KM and debutant Rathindran R Prasad.
Under the banners of Madras Talkies and Qube Cinema Technologies, the renowned filmmakers Mani Ratnam and Jayendra Panchapakesan produced the film respectively.