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Updated: January 1, 2011 14:21 IST

Thukkada – The actor in a dancer

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Senior dancer and teacher V.P. Dhananjayan. Photo: S. Thanthoni
The Hindu Senior dancer and teacher V.P. Dhananjayan. Photo: S. Thanthoni

When veteran Bharatanatyam exponent V.P. Dhananjayan plays mythical characters, they come alive on stage and leave the audience awe-struck. Recently, his appearance in a Malayalam television commercial for Nerolac Paints has pleasantly surprised his fans.

His subtle expressions and body language bring out the fine actor in him. The commercial, made by cinematographer-film maker Rajiv Menon, also features playback singer Madhu Balakrishnan.

The jingle has been composed by singer Srinivas. It is a beautiful transition from the popular Jonpuri raga composition ‘Eppo Varuvaro’ in Srini's voice to the western Minor Scale, evoking memory of the earlier Nerolac advertisement tune.

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