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Hi everyone!! This is Charulatha Mani. I have taken up blogging to interact with my rasikas worldwide. I would like to thank all of you for your support and appreciation for my Isai Payanam show on Jaya TV, "Isai Cafe" on Raj TV and live concerts. I am here to blog on my concerts, latest film songs, and updates on Isai Payanam and Sahitya Payanam. Happy reading :-)

Friday, July 16, 2010

Albums Release Function

At a function on 16th  July at Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Mylapore, singer Charulatha Mani’s latest albums produced by Rhythm Music - “Sankirtanam – Popular Telugu Kritis”, and “Isai Payanam – Live in UK” were released. The chief guests of the evening were Sangita Kalanidhi Dr. N. Ramani, renowned flute maestro and Sri. S. Ve. Shekher MLA, and Theatre Personality.

Sri Ramani said that Smt Charulatha Mani’s voice has a divine charm and that she has sung the Telugu songs with the correct pronunciation and devotional fervour. He blessed her for all her future endeavours. Sri S. Ve. Shekher spoke on the album contents and praised the artiste's effort in presenting such an album to the rasikas of music. He also complimented the recording quality and said that the “Isai Payanam – Live in UK” is a treat to Classical music and film music lovers.

Smt R. Amaravathy, Proprietrix, Rhythm Audio too spoke on the occasion and expressed her gratitude to the artiste and the guests.

The function was followed by Charulatha Mani’s “Sahitya Payanam” concert, in which she explained the meaning and background stories behind well-known classical kritis and then presented them in a concert form. She was accompanied by Sri Bombay Anand on the violin, and Sri Thillaisthanam Suryanarayanan on the mridangam.

Video of Release Function:

Click here for Concert Audio Excerpts (MP3)


  1. Dear Ms.Charulatha Mani,

    I hope the programme went off well,with the participation of Shri.Dr.Pappu Venugopal Rao(who,I understand is an authority in Annamacharya Kritis)and the well-known theatre personality,Shri.S.V.Shekhar as Chief Guests.I am sure you would have sung very well and would have given glimpses of your albums.I would like o know the brief details of your CD albums of this function.I am interested in rare/not sung often ragas like 'Simhendra Madhyamam','Dhanyasi','Gowri Manohari''Dhenuka''PoornaChandrica' etc.,and some of the common(to both Hindustani and Carnatic systems)ragas like Charukesi(very lilting in Hindustani),Keervani,Jenjhorti/Senchuruti
    'Sindhu Bhairavi(light tukkada raga in Carnatic)/'Bhairvi(ghanarag in Hindustani)and 'Bhimpalasi'.I wonder whether I can get these raga
    recordings of "Isai Payanam".
    Next time I will make it a point surely to attend your concert.
    With best wishes

    Santhanam, Chennai

  2. Abheri/Bhimplas is in album 'Isai Payanam - Volume 4'
    Simhendra Madhyamam is in album 'Isai Payanam - Volume 5'
    Charukesi is in album 'Isai Payanam - Volume 6'
    Sindhu Bhairavi is in album 'Isai Payanam - Volume 7'

    For details of Isai Payanam albums, see:

  3. Dear Ms. Mani,

    I am a great fan of your uploads on youtube. While I was in India, I used to follow your program on Jaya TV. In fact, I started paying more attention towards the raga basis of commercial songs as a consequence. I am not trained in classical music but have acquired a certain "Kelvi Gnanam" about some ragams.

    I was trying to identify the raga on which "Bombay Theme" by A.R.Rahman is based on. I could relate certain notes to Shankarabharanam as well as to Ananda Bhairavi. I would be really obliged if you could kindly clarify on this.


    Pradeep Venkataraman
    New Orleans, Louisiana
    United States of America