India’s original superstar Rajesh Khanna’s films were a celebration of music and love. Songs more often than not dominated the script, catapulting the actor to instant stardom. Well-known playback singer Srinivas presents a Rajesh Khanna evening, where he teams with the young and popular voice of many hits Naresh Iyer as well as talented young singers Madhushree and Saptaparna Chakraborty to travel back in time and recreate the Rajesh aura that once drove fans wild. The singers will be accompanied by a 16-member orchestra.
The evening will present romantic numbers such as ‘Kora kagaz tha yeh man mera’, ‘Roop tera mastaana’, ‘O mere dil ke chaine…’, which can still make your heart skip a beat while the high-on-emotion ‘Chingaari’, ‘Kuch toh log kahenge’ and ‘Zindagi ka safar’ leave you misty-eyed. Remembering Rajesh promises to pay a nostalgic tribute to the star through some his best-known solos and duets. It’s time for another Shaam Mastaani…
Srinivas is an award-winning playback singer with more than a 1,000 songs to his credit. His runaway hits include ‘Maana Madurai’ and ‘En Uyire’, and he has also sung in several Hindi films such as Sapnay, Lagaan, Dil Chahta Hai, Yuvvraj and Robot. This engineer-turned-singer was presented the 'Kalaimamani' title by the Tamil Nadu government. Srinivas also composes music for Tamil and Malayalam films, and ad jingles.
Chennai’s popular singer Naresh Iyer’s big hit ‘Roobaroo’ from Rang De Basanti won him the National Award. His other popular numbers include ‘Mundhinam Parthenae’ from Vaaranam Aayiram and ‘Oru Vetkam Varudhe’ from Pasanga. Naresh also has his own band called Dhvani.A familiar voice in Rahman compositions, Madhushree is best known for ‘Kabhi Neem Neem’ from Yuva, besides which she has sung in Aayitha Ezhuthu, Kal Ho Naa Ho, Anbe Aaruyire, Kuch Naa Kaho, Guru, and Rang De Basanti.
Haricharan, who trained in classical music under K.V. Narayanaswamy, T.M. Prabhavati and P.S. Narayanaswamy, made his debut at 17 with ‘Unakkena Iruppen’ for the film Kaadhal. Besides his recent hit ‘Thuli Thuli’, Haricharan has sung for Ko, Deivathirumagal, Avan Ivan, Velayudham, Rajapattai and Vettai.
Trained in Hindustani music, Mahalakshmi Iyer has sung over a 1,000 songs in different languages. She made her debut in Dus with Shankar Ehsaan Loy. Her hits include 'Ae ajnabi', 'Kya yeh sach hain', 'Hindustani' and 'So ja chanda', and she was part of the Oscar-winning 'Jai Ho' song.
Shweta Mohan, daughter of famous singer Sujata Mohan, has won several awards for her playback singing. She has sung for more than 50 films in Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu, and Kannada. She is famous for her Hindi songs in Guru and Raavan, among others.
A familiar voice in Rahman compositions, Madhushree is best known for ‘Kabhi Neem Neem’ from Yuva, besides which she has sung in Aayitha Ezhuthu, Kal Ho Naa Ho, Anbe Aaruyire, Kuch Naa Kaho, Guru, and Rang De Basanti.
Saptaparna comes from a small village in Sikkim and made it to the limelight when she became a finalist on STAR Voice of India 2, a music reality show, where she was clearly the judges’ favourite.
Duration: 2 hours with no interval
Dates & Venues:
Nov 3 Bangalore, Chowdiah Memorial Hall - Srinivas, Naresh Iyer, Madhushree and Saptaparna Chakraborty - Book tickets for Bangalore show
Nov 16 Coimbatore, Corporation Kalai Arangam - Srinivas, Mahalakshmi Iyer, Haricharan and Saptaparna Chakraborty - Book tickets for Coimbatore show
Nov 21 Chennai, Music Academy - Srinivas, Naresh Iyer, Shweta Mohan and Saptaparna Chakraborty - Book tickets for Chennai show