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Better times ahead for classical music, says Pandit Mishra

Prakash Kamat
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‘Adwait Sangeet' gives a strong social message on Indian cultural tradition

Living legends: (From right) singers Sajan Mishra and Rajan Mishra addressing presspersons in Panaji on Friday.
Living legends: (From right) singers Sajan Mishra and Rajan Mishra addressing presspersons in Panaji on Friday.

“Indian classical music is gaining in influence and the audiences are flocking back to the theatres to listen to good music. Indian music is impacting other arts and I foresee better times ahead,” Pandit Rajan Mishra told journalists at the Media Centre here on Friday.

Pandit Rajan Mishra is featured in a documentary “Adwait Sangeet,” produced and directed by Makarand Brahme, that tries to capture the life of two living legends — Pt. Rajan Mishra and Pt. Sajan Mishra — and relive their personal and musical journey.

The two brothers from the Benares Gharana are considered to be living legends of Indian classical music. They have been singing together for 40 years.

The documentary was screened at the inaugural session of the Indian Panorama section of the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) 2011 here on Thursday. Director Brahme said his documentary tried to give a strong social message on Indian cultural tradition, family values, and its continuing relevance. He said the brothers contributed to the making of the documentary through their inimitable presence and style. The film was shot across Delhi, Dehradun, and Varanasi, and showed how the brothers coped with the changing times and, stayed steadfast in their values and traditions.

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