Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Isaiaruvi Awards 2009 Launch

Happened the past weekend. Decided to show up for something after quite some dismal times.
And that was the right thing to do.
They had come up with the idea of getting Singers and Music Directors to turn up and walk the ramp. Right from Madhumitha, her sister Charulatha, Srilekha, Suchitra, Deepa Miriam (of Kangal Irandaal), Sumangali, Mahathi and Shwetha Mohan, Benny Dayal, Rahul Nambiar, Ranjith, Krish, Karthik, Vijay Yesudas, Naresh Iyer and Belli Raj made up the singers. Ms Rohini, Bobo Shankar who has composed for Kulir and James Vasanthan represented the composers. FYI, I wasn't part of the gala on stage but I cheered from the first row.
And believe me, I think to be a part of the audience was the best thing. Its funner.:) Though I usually take the womens' side the men somehow stole the thunder. And the best amongst the singers walking the ramp IMHO was definitely Vijay Yesudas. Enough attitude to give a professional model a run for his money. Benny and Krish were brilliant too. And the three got the maximum cheering from the audience. Suchitra looked super professional amongst the women - her fitness regime definitely shows. And I think she must have taken some kind of a Markandeya Varam or something for eternal youth :D She looks even younger than she looked several years ago.
But overall I think the new kids on the ramp had super fun and we were given to understand that the choreographer was pretty impressed with all the singers. Vijay Adiraj hosted the show and really there aren't too many like him in India who can pep a live audience.
Khushboo cast her first votes to choose her favorite stars. And if you would like to do so, I guess there is an option of voting online. The invite says, you could do so at www.bharatstudent.com, but for the life of me I cannot see where the link is, if there is one.There is a promotional truck going around and there is a talent hunt also and 10 winners will be trained by Srinivas sir.
As for the awards, its quite a huge list and I found my name under Chinnamma Chilakamma and Avarampoo. I think there are songs chosen from every movie that released last year. Or so I think.
The grand finale happens on the 11th July.
The post event party was enlivening as well and we finally found our smiles back. Got an opportunity to speak with Vijay Anthony and he keeps proving time and again that he is quite a forthright person and stands for his beliefs. Met up with other several people I had not seen in ages. Photographers I had met at the beginning of my career, journalists as well. Also happened to meet the cameraman who was first part of the team that had me, the director and cameraman. Remembered the good times we had and the funnest times was with this cameraman called Saravanan who prefers to be known as "Aryan". Shooting with him had always been a super happy time along with Rajkumar because he used to keep tripping on Saravanan and all that I could do was prevent myself from rolling on the floor laughing. I realize that no matter what happens if we somehow remember to hang on only to the good memories, remember the good people, things are much better. But yes, it takes a while to forgive and forget the instances that make the bad ones. But once that is achieved there is a lot more peace.
The pictures are up on Galatta and Behindwoods have a look and God bless

59 comments:

Bala.Venkataraghavan said...

Chinmayi,
Thanks for sharing your experience in the Isai Aruvi Awards.
I did see the pictures in behindwoods and felt Vijay Yesudas was great out of the lot. I felt only a handful of them were okay and many of the singers make-up were loud. I did see you and decided you were not in the ramp:-)
Congratulations on the nominations. I like Avaram poo of yours. The tonality of your voice in this song was brilliant. Wish you win one or even two.

Mridhool said...

Good to hear that you had a memorable time after a dusk.. Definitely memories keep us going.. Dont worry these are just passing clouds.. May b one month down the line, you will feel happy that something like this (whatever u experienced) happened.. You shdnt spoil ur day/moment for those who dont care to respect your feeling.. I know it is easy to say than to get it done..but letting us down is a victory for the ppl who want to see us down.. So keep smiling.. thro ur worries.. and things wud get better.

*silent reader of ur blog.. tempted to reply today..

Prayers
Mridula

Cute Cadre said...

Hi Chins,
I cant find the link for voting in bharatstudent.com. I would like to vote for Avarampoo. Love that song.

Mutharasan Ilango said...

hi... reading your blog for the first time... how come i didn't know abt yr blog for all these days... may be bcoz i am not in chennai... came to know abt your blog after the cover page in metro plus weekend... may be it was fun for you to be among the audience but we fan would have like it if you had been on ramb... however.. take care...
rgds
muthu

jishu. said...

Hai akka,
To add to the universal truths present in the world,your songs are awesome,mind blowing,mesmerising&++...... none can prove it,as a false statement.I did'nt find any link for voting yet,if my eyes sees that,hurrah!CHINMAYI gonna get that award.Both songs are in my favorites list.To do the justice means,the huge nomination list should carry only ur name,from the begining to the end.
Advance wishes!
-jishu.

MADHAV said...

Hi Chinmayi

Nice to note that you are out of it now. Go out and have some fun. Eat some good pastries and things will be fine!
Cheers
Madhav

Lydia said...

Hi Chimayi,
Greetings from Singapore....

Thank you for being so open and expressive with regards to your feelings and thoughts....

I do hope that your career blossoms and all the best with all your future endeavours... God Bless Take Care...

N dont forget to catch Hugh Dancy on The Confessions of A Shopoholic...

Lydia

கொருக்குபேட்டை கஜா said...

Hi Chinmayi,
I read your previous blog that you published last week and did not understand what it was about then. Now I have understood it and am also deeply hurt with what has happened. I dont know why this is happening...

We will miss you on AIR. I used to listen to you everyday on aahaa and have called you quite a few times on the live show to share my thoughts. Past 2 days I have simply been skipping that channel and switched over to another one... without you it is no longer the same...

I was not happy to see that you were not on the special invitee list on the live show in Airtel Super Singer 2008 show on 5th... you are some one closely involved in the grooming stages of those singers and should have been invited as special guest... what they have done this week.. that too, in coincidence with the Hindu publication this weekend is deeply deeply hurting.. That too the same irritating person who is half as good as you... as a replacement for you ???.. really really bad... I am really sorry...

I am sure this will throw much more newer opportunities for you and we will get to hear you and talk to you in newer mediums in the future... I pray for it !. Let us be positive... All the best !. Take care !.

As ardent fans of your social conciousness, we will be with you, all the way in whatever you do !.
Take care..

Akil said...

Hi Chinmayi,
Iam glad you are on your right track now... Keep rocking. Remember this saying " This too will Pass"! I hope you feel better by now. Everyday i checked your blog hoping that you would recover from that particular incident. Eventually you did. Iam so happy for you. Nothing can stop you for what you deserve. After all, you have a wonderful Mother who is always there for you.. My love and respect for your wonderful Mom. I wish you more success and happiness in your life.
Cheers,
Akil

Venky said...

ya read this thing this morning in times of India, i agree with you Vijay Yesudas looked the best.

Venky said...

when i read i found out that you wrote funniest as funnest, please change this typo. DO NOT PUBLISH THIS COMMENT

Chinmayi Sripada /Chinmayee said...

Thanks Bala
Thanks Mridhool
Cadre: Thanks good to know that you like the song
Mutharasan: :)
Jishu: thats OTT kind :D
Madhav: Thanks
Lydia: :)
Kaja: Hopefully its all for the good.
Akil: I hope so.. I am being taken round the bend
Venky: It was meant to be "funnest". Not funniest. Its a new term I put together meaning a lot of fun. I thought lot of fun would be cliched to say. Believe me there was nothing funny in that show ;)

Swamy Srinivasan aka Kittu Mama said...

Hi Chinmayee,
eppadi irukkeenga? This is kitcha, who had sent you some long mails to ur gmail a/c but don't know if you ever had a chance to read it :)

Anyways, thanks for sharing your experience. Infact by the way you explain things, felt like watching all the moments live. BTW, i'm a great fan of your voice.

Kitcha
http://www.youtube.com/prohomestudio

Anonymous said...

Hi,

Jus came across an article about you. You really have a magic in your voice.

http://www.chennaitvnews.com/2009/06/talking-myena.html

Wishing you Good luck

Thanks
Loga

Sathiya said...

Chinmayi~ If you were part of the ramp, I'm sure you also would have got the maximum cheering from the audience:)

I was also confused about your earlier post but now I understood what has happened after reading Gaja's comment. As you said, it's all for good. Like what Prakash Raj say's in the Movie Arai En 305'l Kadavul, all these people around us are like sculptor's and they are making a beautiful statue out of us. We should infact thank them;)

Anonymous said...

I agree with u chinmayi. May we know why u r not actively using Myspace profile. many of ur fans are using it.
Mansi

vinod said...

Greetings from USA.

I love Lesa parakkuthu song from vennila kabadi kuzhu. The texture that you gave to this song is simply amazing. I really feel bad that this song didn't take an entry in the nominations. ever since the song was online, I hear it all the time. Nevertheless, I would choose aavaaram poo among the two nominated.

Please post the link once you get it right.

Priya said...

hi chinmayi,
thanx for sharing ur events wit us.i saw ur orkut profile and blog recently.was very happy on seeing ur's in both.thanq for doing so.most of the celebrities wont do so.thanx thanx and thanx a lot.I like both Chinnama Chilakkamma and aavarampoo.both are super hit songs.Wish u Good Luck.Will pray god tat U get award for both.

Priya said...

hi chinmayi,
thanx for sharing ur events wit us.i saw ur orkut profile and blog recently.was very happy on seeing ur's in both.thanq for doing so.most of the celebrities wont do so.thanx thanx and thanx a lot.I like both Chinnama Chilakkamma and aavarampoo.both are super hit songs.Wish u Good Luck.Will pray god tat U get award for both.

Kalpana Harikrishnan said...

Good to know that you are coming out of the sad happenings.... Praying for your happiness.

Btw, I sent you a mail on May 12th, plz read it when you get a chance.

Jayamurugan said...

Hi Chinmayi,
Its been a long time since I commented in your blog.
First of all, wishing you for getting an award from Isaiaruvi.
Happened to hear Malini hosting the show 'Aahaa Coffee club'. I couldnt think that you are not going to host the show. As per the comments in ur blog by few visitors, I came to know that you wil not be hosting.. It will be a great loss for the show, as I think it is the first interactive show where civic concerns where keenly taken and dealt in a nice manner.

About the previous post 'You know', I neednt say anything more as you already mentioned that your mother's life inspires you to withstand all the issues. But, I have an opinion/suggestion: Better avoid those people who are getting upset due to the fact that you are multifaceted. There are many people who gets admired and inspired by you.. Think that and be positive..

Just came to know that there are 2 toll gates between Dindivanam and Chennai for which the contract[Given to some malasiyan companies] had already ended before one year, but still they are collecting money..

Jayamurugan said...

Forgot to add one more thing..
I was surprised to see you in Kamalhassan's Screenwriting workshop.. How was the experience? Are you taking screenwriting next?

sonia said...

you've got to leave something to gain something. And I believe that God has planned something greater for you ahead. And he 'had' to make you leave somethings which were close to your heart so that you'd have more time to allocate for his great plan... :D
you've earned plenty of followers along your journey. and we'll be here to cheer on for every step that you put forward, darling. be great, stay the way you are. gambateh!

Ur Fan said...

Chinmayi,

As Iam going through your blog, ur programme is being telecasted in Kalaignar TV. U r good in dancing too :-)

Also watched your interview in Mega TV last sunday.. Iam a regular listener of ur FM shows.. But unable to hear ur voice nowadays :-(

santhosh P kumar said...

Hi Chinmayee,
Today i watched your show in Kalainger Tv It was good and i felt soory that you was not there in Airtel super singer finals.

God is for everyone

take care Bye

"Express lifes new Episode"

Santhosh P Kumar

ramji1992 said...

Hi Chinmayi Akka.. :)

Congrats for your two songs being nominated .....

You will get an award definitely.. :)

Always With Love

-Ramkumar R

Venky said...

i get it now thanks Chinmayee

Kalpana Harikrishnan said...

Good to see that u have cheered up...

Kalpana Harikrishnan said...

Good to see that u have cheered up...

Hariharan said...

Hi,

Good to hear that ur spirits have soared considerably from the previous post after the show....i am sure it will peak once u give a stage performance at these awards...looking forward to seeing you give one..wish u perform for chinnama..miss you da and my all time favourite "Kannathil Muthamital"...and preformance na chumma illa...chumma adhiranum..more like the A R Rahman concert that i had the luck to see for the first time in chennai for times of india launch...u were the cynosure of all eyes with that big gown giving a giant like appearence...give such a kind of performance and am sure u will forget even d slighest of bad memories that cling on to you

Sangeetha said...

Hi Chinmayi,

Got to see your performance yday at Kalaignar TV.. Maiya Maiya was too good.. Liked your costume too.
You carried it off very well.

/Sangeetha..

Karthikeyan said...

Hey i saw about the isaiaruvi awards in chennai times....I saw u standing very calm.....It's very sad for me that ur not coming for aha coffee club..I miss u a lot in coffee club....But i am very happy u are back to ur smiling faces....We all want that old chinmayi back...Comeback soon to aha coffee club....U have sang one song with mahathi named athoram putha maram....I saw that video...it was just out of the world....hey cum back to soon to entertain us....

Vishnu Priya said...

hi chinmayi,
i recently saw ur blog.missed yrs of blogging and now i had a good time in reading your blog and i enjoyed a lot.i feel happy tat i also had a chance like this.

jishu said...

Hai akka,
I saw your performance in''Elamai saravedi' which had been retelecasted in kalaingar channel.Awesome,once again.No links for voting in Bharatstudent.com akka.
-jishu

Anonymous said...

Glad to hear that you are coming out of(emotionally) the bad phase. I am sure you will climb to greater heights. Even the great Yesudas, endured much pain before reaching the heights he did. Just one in many. I think, you are more of an optimistic person than most of us, so certainly don't need these words.

Good luck and Best Wishes,
Kajan

Krithi said...

Hey Chin, Am commenting in ur space aftr a long time. Its abt ur prev post. When i read it I dint undstand much. But now aftr seeing the above comments I do undstand the happenings n just wanted to tell u now that u knw d person who is upset abt u being successful nd multi-faceted dont let 'em hurt u again n b better conscious d nxt time. Nd jus get ovr evrytin u r destined to get something more n even better I tell u. U 've inspired me in a lot of ways n I've always looked upon u n ur talents with awe. U r such a gr8 talented person n a humane as well. I knw u deserve a lot better.. Godspeed good ppl! Take care..

Vishnu Priya said...

hi chinmayi,
Everybody can now vote for the best singer,music director and for more in bharatstudent.com.voting lines are open.

g said...

what is happening?????????

hi !!! chinmayi :)
im a big fan of u....
thanx for sharing ur experience...
i think u wont mind me asking a question here????
why u stopped coming in ah ah coffee club show??
i used to listen to tat show since becoz u were doing it..
bt it is now hosted by somebody...
so i stopped listening to tat show....
i got already disappointed becoz of ur absence in airtel super singer show..
we all want u back in ah ah coffee club show..
so plz come back...

jishu said...

Hai akka,
Atlast found the voting link,saramaariyaaga ungal name meedhu mouse pointer kuthivittadhu,manikkavum.Adhu maelum thodarum....I nominated ''CHINMAYI'' for the best best... play back singer female and also nominated ur both songs that was constantly highlighting in my mind.Bonquet of wishes akka! time hogayee,back to bharatstudent.com.
-jishu

Krithi said...

Hey Chin I watched tis interview of urs n mega tv last nyt. U looked really cute. D 1000 watts smile u had whn u wer offered kaju katli n rasagula;) oh wow tat was really nice to c Chin gleaming n lookin so happy:)
God bless!

Anonymous said...

Hi everyone,
pl vote for CHINMAYI and her songs in
bharatstudent.com

jishu said...

Hai akka,
Today Airtel Super Singer's Bloopers episode is going to be telecasted,so, i am eagerly waiting to see ASS & u after a looooooong time.
-jishu

Ur Fan said...

Chinmayi,

Please dont make us wait for a long time for your blog... U have been a icon of motivation for me.. Ur personal life resembles mine to some extent. I was really surprised by the way you take it and learnt a lot from you.. Want to hear your voice daily
I really miss u :-(

Trying to compensate this with your song collection.

I pray our Divine Almighty to be with you and padma aunty forever and bless u a peaceful life ahead!

B said...

Chinmayi, its more than a week now & unable to fill the gap between 8 & 9 am.

As usual, me & my wife were heading to office. She was scanning one channel after another to check if we can hear something good in the morning. Absolutely nothing. She was so annoyed.

Yours was the only program which was really dedicated to serious issues & listeners views. Its crazy that its not on air? Is the management wrongly informed/misguided (or) are the Chennai people so useless that they don’t have the appetite for such a good show.

Though I don’t want to negatively comment on anyone, I can’t stop comparing you with the current host. The person does not have an opinion. And I always felt that your show was so distinct & good because you had your opinion. Quite a few times, I have not agreed with your point of view, but I always felt that you spoke with complete conviction. And that kind of “character” is exactly what is missing on other channels & other programs as well.

We deserve many more such serious programs in this country, I hope & pray that you will soon start a similar show on some other Radio or TV…

Gowtham said...

Whoa Chin its you.. I used to be your junior in School. Still remember those days where you sing on stage and practice music with the Music Teacher in school :P

Deepa said...

Great write-up! Enjoyed reading it :-)

jishu said...

Hai akka,
Sorry for the wrong Info. which i gave u in my last comment that,ASS bloopers are going to be telecasted this Monday..but they showed some of the songs which was not telecated in the show due to the lack of time.In the ASS advertisement, i saw some of ur blooper shots thats why i mentioned it above and i apologize for that.And hence i got a gr8 BUN(Big Unexpected Nosecut.)
-Jishu.

saravanan said...

I know this is not the right place but still, i write this. yesterday i saw ASS. The enthu which u have cant be matched by any one. I am not saying this to praise you, but it is the truth. We miss you....

பிரியமுடன்... said...

Hi...How things are going on? Hope...Fine! Mmmmmm.......All d best!

Sathish srinivasan said...

thanx for sharin tis maam

கொருக்குபேட்டை கஜா said...

What happened Chinmayi ????..
Missing in action for 2 weeks now ???
This is the longest silence you have gone into for quite a while now.
Now that you are not even on air, we are getting worried. Hope you arent depressed, or anything like that.. Hope you are simply busy with work.. Please confirm...

Anonymous said...

Hi chinmayi,
why arent u blogging these days?? pls do ma..

McNath said...

Hey Chin...Its rather a shame that I just found u...Well, I dont get to listen to much tamil songs so... dont blame me...I was just browsing you tube n I heard u singing Udhaya Udhaya in this Super Singer show...my jaws just dropped...magnifying, mesmerising, hypnotazing voice u have. I m ur fan since though its only been a week.:-) I m gonna be listening more of ur songs now/

My share of life said...

Chinmayi,

Time to do another blog post now :)

Athan said...

Hey Chin...I just discovered u. I dont get to listen to tamil songs much in here. Was browsing thru You Tube n happened to listen to u singing Udhaya Udhaya briefly in Super Singer. Then I remember hearing u in one of the Vairamuthu poet show...I thought u were brillant that time but hearing u now...wow...wow...very mesmerizing, hypnotazing, what a voice n vocal acrobatic u have girl. Just loved it...n been ur fan since though its only been a couple of weeks. Keep it Chin... Advice me which other songs I should listen if u have the time to reply ya...:-)

பட்டாம்பூச்சி said...

Good to know that you are back in Form!!!
Write-up was good and thoroughly enjoyed it too :-)
I would like to vote for Avarampoo song. As I had always mentioned, that is going to be in my all-time favorite list ;-)

Deepa said...

//Believe me there was nothing funny in that show ;)//

That was one hell of a tongue-in-cheek comment. I thought I read something in between lines.
Happened to see the show and my god, I could hardly keep a straight face thru out the brilliant ramp walk. :-)))))))

Chinmayi Sripada /Chinmayee said...

Sheesh Deepa :) it was not meant to be tongue in cheek actually. In their defence I would say none of them have been taught to walk the ramp or the typical poise one should have while up there. All of them mostly doing it for the first time but despite all that it was novel and fun. Not funny :) And nothing tongue in cheek there. :)

Deepa said...

//All of them mostly doing it for the first time but despite all that it was novel and fun. Not funny :) //

I will take your word for it! Happy dear? ;-)