Monday, June 21, 2010

And..

I won the Best Female Playback singer for Varayo Varayo this year at the Vijay awards. This award was presented more than 3 weeks ago but thought it would be better to write about it after the telecast. All credit for this award goes to Harris sir alone and huge shout out thank-you to Red Giant movies. 
I remember Ravikumar sir announcing at the audio launch that his personal favorite is Varayo. Felt extremely grateful to him then and continue to do so.  And yeah the award is kinda heavy. Very heavy in fact.It would easily weigh some 7 kilos or something

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nF8fE984oCo&feature=player_embedded#!

P.S.: I was mighty tired that day and was coming straight after the final day of the shoot schedule of Sangeeta Maha Yuddham. Most of us from the team had gotten some sort of a fever and that added up to it. Hope that explains :)

65 comments:

Arun said...

Congratulations Chinmayi! After a few close finishes, this one was well deserved.

BriceColdPlayOnwards said...

This a great validation not only for you, but your fans as well! All those poor saps that chose to love Ke$ha over you are probably upbraiding themselves this evening for their lack of taste. Also, well played on keeping a 15 pound secret a secret! I'm trying to conceal my newly adopted doggy (now honorably name Chinmayi) from the landlord, and it's very difficult, so kudos to you! I'm actually pretty sure that you already know you beat out Bipasha on this year's FHM Magazine rankings, but you're too proper to let us know. Hehe :)

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Devanathan Ram said...

I saw that Chinmayee!!! Was too happy n Happy for you!!! Congrats... And the way you thanked everyone was brilliant than your vocal contribution to that song!!!

iyer said...

congrats .. you deserve more

Saranya said...

Were you not happy with the Vijay award? U didn't dress as amazing as you do normally and you sounded all nervous and unhappy. First time I saw you sounded nervous.
Anyhoodle, my hearty Congratulations chinmayi! U truly deserve the award :) for your amazing, melting voice in Varayo. And all the very best for many more lovely awards. *smiles* and *Hugzzzz*
Saranya

Truth said...

Congrats Chinmayi. And ah, if 7 kg is too much, you need some food imm :-)

Anonymous said...

Congrats chinmayi....Great going!!

thoppae kuduva said...

Chinmayi,
You deserve this and much more. I am so happy for you. I love this song and particularly 'lei lei lei kaadal leelai...sei sei sei sei kaalai maalai" at one stretch is beautiful, i have no words to describe.
with love
lakshmi

rajesh said...

congrats..congrats...you really deserved the award...i really loved the song...way to go

Ramya said...

Congratulations Chinmayi! Its my fav too, sum tunes sound simple but elegant n pleasing with the arrangement n lovely voices like this one!

Kishore said...

Dear Chinmayi,

I am happy to you on the stage, itz for your hard efforts to get there and i wish you all the very best in career.

Kalyan said...

Congrats

Srikhs said...

Sorry to ask this question here. What qualities does a person need to have to become a celebrity and have a good name with people? Like porumai or poramai. Please reply to this one. I just asked this in general and not only about you. Even criminals in the name of politicians and even good politicians are called celebrities. You are a great achiever and can be rightly called a celebrity.

Netha Hussain said...

Congrats for the achievement..Keep singing..

Chinmayi Sripada /Chinmayee said...

Brice: What FHM magazine?? And what is that in the first place? And what/who is Kesha?
Srikhs: First of, you need to have talent. Everything else will have to be imbibed.
Saranya: You ll see the same clothes in the 17th episode of Sangeeta Maha Yuddham.. Hopefully then it will make sense.. I came straight from shoot and in addition had a burning fever.

SARAS said...

Congrats Chinmayi expecting more from you. All the best

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BriceColdPlayOnwards said...

Chinmayi, although I still think you're feigning ignorance, I'll try to bridge this cultural agaadham as best I can. Firstly, FHM is a magazine here in the States that is mainly known for publishing a yearly list of the 100 most beautiful women. For the past couple of years they have been operating an Indian version of the magazine and publishing an analogous list of beautiful Indian women. Basically, the magazine can be seen as another insidious agent in the crass Westernization of your culture. Having said that, you may want to check your spam folder in your email account for solicitations from the FHM editor, I'd love nothing more than to be affirmed in my assertion that Bipasha can't hold a candle to you. (I once read a Telugu article about how Bips doesn't know how Bips can't tie a sari. Someone who can't be trusted with cloth surely can't be trusted with fire!)

Secondly, Ke$ha [sic] is a new-ish American pop singer. She's about as mellifluous as the worst contestant that you've ever had on Super Singer if they were punched in the throat and injected with horse tranquilizers. It is because of the influx of "artistes" such as her that I am so thankful that I have found musical refuge in your sweet melodies.

Sorry for bombarding you with such cultural abominations from America, but I hope I enlightened you at least a little bit and saved you a Google search or two! :) With a global audience, you just might have to become a kind of cranial Atlas, having to bear the weight of a world of knowledge. Anyway, congratulations again on your achievements, and I predict that in a decade or two, you won't be receiving the "Best Female Playback Singer" award, but rather the "Chinmayi Sripada Award for Playback Artistry." :D

Chinmayi Sripada /Chinmayee said...

Brice: Didnt know about it.. and no there is no mail from anyone even in my spam :) The Sari is a tough garment to drape and when she has her stylist to drape it for her, why would she need to learn? and as for the award thing, its slightly OTT... not many would agree with you :D

BriceColdPlayOnwards said...

Hehe, I just want you to know that the one talent with which I have been blessed is surprisingly specific foresight (albeit in rather inconsequential matters such as Vijay awards :D), so please don't be startled when such boons come to pass. :D

Also, you didn't have to justify Bipasha "sari" skills to me. That comment was with tongue firmly planted in cheek (right where one would find Bipasha's silver spoon)! =)

Deepa said...

Hi Chinmayi!

Congrats... I liked your attire, very chic.. but your hair was not! (So dishevelled :P )You sounded good and sang well on stage.

Your mother looked so serne and peaceful despite her heart brimming with pride, i'm sure! :)

royale said...

congrats, i saw the awards show, but do not tell anything about vijay awards even thanks too

வினோத்குமார் கோபால் said...

Congrats!!!

Karthik T said...

Hi Chinmayi,

Heartiest congratulations!!! You deserve to get more national awards for your voice. Surely you will get many awards if they give award for dubbing artists. All the very best.

Vinoth Kannan said...

Congradulations

Jayamurugan said...

Congrats Chinmayi

Shameem said...

ya...I was wondering why there wasn't a post from you about you winning the Vijay Award weeks ago...now I understand...

Hearty congrats for the Award...though this award should have come to a long time back ...however am sure this is just a beggining for you at Vijay awards and you will have lots of them in near future...shreya ghosal will be the only tough contender for your songs in the future also...

And about the show "Sangeetha Maha Yuddham", my request to you is not to make the show an exact copy cat of "Music qa maha muqabla", becoz we are already irritated a lot by some of the most indigestible copycat shows like Super Mom or Azhagiya Tamil Magan...it's high time we host the show using our own creativity..and am sure you have loads of it...

Anonymous said...

congrats chimayi.
and i too was thinking y u were luking so unhappy and unexcited.. hmm.. thought of asking it and found it in ur PS.. he he neways.. congratss....

-Arun

Saranya said...

Oh okies :) u still looked lovely. It was so touching when you thanked ur mum the way you said it, so natural and deep. Take care :)

Ram ven said...

congrats Chinmayi...that truly blonged to you for that song....the last line of the second para 'mudhal mudhalai ezhuthiya...' is truly awesome. I listen to this song atleast once a day.....keep rocking...epxecting many more such numbers from you

Raja Venkatesan said...

Congratulations... Great News. Keep up the good work. You deserve this award.

Vaishnavh said...

Really happy for you!:)
Vaarayo is one my favourite songs in my playlist.
Waiting to hear more songs from you...
All de best!

shylaja said...

congrats Chinmayi- i was very happy for you when i watched it. Now i know why you sounded like that!! but you were good ;)

santhosh p kumar said...

hi chin,
it was nice to see you in vijay award stage.
bye
santhosh p kumar

Shankar said...

Hey Chinmayi,

Firstly congrats on the award... You have been climbing UP on the learning curve pretty fast and have come a long way since you sang in Kannathil... You are probably ONE good tamil singer of our generation.

Looking back @ your career, you started at such an early age that you might have not probably had prior experiences of singing for movies but you have been amazing throughout. Do you at any point of time look back and say, "Well !! Maybe I could have done this a tad better" or " Damn!! I wish I had known this earlier" sort of stuff...?
You seem to be going at such amazing pace, do you ever procrastinate?? or from where do you get such energy for being the way you are??

-Shankar

My share of life said...

Congrats Chinmayi, yet another feather in your cap and you deserve it for all your dedication to the work!!

Rao Bagathur said...

Hi Chinmayi! Greetings from the USA and a big congrats for winning the award. Lol ...I don't buy the argument that you were tired that day from your brisk pace when going towards the stage. Poor Harris didn't even get a chance to congratulate you when you charan-sparshed him enroute and kept going!!!
Anyways, here's a youtube Hitler parody to lighten you up...the actual movie Downfall (Der Untergang) is a great watch if you haven't seen it yet. Cheers!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_cvmCne4pR8

Suthagaran said...

Well done Chinmayi. You truly deserved for this award. Congratulations.

Sreenni said...

Oru deivam thandha poove! Senthaazhmpoove!
oru thadavai solvaaya kirukka kirukka!!
Enna idhu please(sir) sandhippoma en uyir thozhiye!!
Enadhuyirae Nila Nee Vaanam kaatru Mazhai!!
O Minnale! Eppadi solvathu if u wanna come along
Thaneeril meen onru.. solla mudiyala I miss u
Khadal enbathu antha vaanam pola lesa parakkuthu manasu
Aaruyirae! Nee thanae Ennai Theendi vittai!!
Enna ithu Enna ithu Pudhu khadal!!
Kaadhalikkum aasaiyillai Azhage Azhage Nee Irukkum Naal Varaikum
Vizhiyai Vizhiyai!! Uyirodu uyiril!! Oru Nanban

Ippadiku Anbil Avan

Jayashree said...

Chinmayee,
Many congratulations! I liked the way you thanked your "amma". The words are still lingering in my heart. Very simple words, yet very strong expressions....

ராம்ஜி_யாஹூ said...

congrats for the award

You said earlier TV anchoring diverts your focus. I too agree with that.

I do not like that you have come back again as TV anchor for Sun TV programme.

anyhow all the best

Chinmayi Sripada /Chinmayee said...

Ramji: Well, this is to take a break from too much focusing. Its not a show that will drag for a few years.

Saravana said...

Congratulations Chinmayi. This is yet again a well deserved one. I agree with one of our friends here on your appearance/presence in the award function that it wasn't amazing/stunning. Even before you say anything, most of us knew that you were not feeling well that day. The thank-you note was so touching and simple. Keep it up. Best Wishes.

Samuel George said...

Congrats mam. Wishes to bag the grammy's one day.

Subramanian said...

Dear Chinmayi

Happy to see you receiving the Vijay Award. The right award that is a morale booster for you. Let this ward open up new avenues, renew your energy and induce your quest for new achievements.

Please remember Robert Frost's words " And miles to go before I sleep"
Warm Regards

Avinash said...

Congrats Chinmayi... Long way to go... You are one of the future Janaki & Susheela.. All the very best...

hanan said...

Hearty congradulation for vijay award. one of my favorite song from last year.You are One of my favorite singer. Your anchor style also very very nice.

About "Snageetha maga yutham" I watched your first episode it's grand opening. I hope it will be more intersted program. About your castume not impressive Coz,you weared saree like who doen't know wear saree.(சேலை கட்டத் தெரியாதவங்க கட்டின மாதிரி இருந்துச்சு) I don't know may be I am wrong. sorry.

Anonymous said...

Hi Chinmayi,

I'm a big fan of your's. I'm from Hyderabad. Your voice in Ye Maaya Chesave movie is simply awesome. I'm obsessed wid your voice lent for samantha..Way to Go..All the Best Maam :)

Regards n Best Wishes
Kiran

kalpu said...

awwww...tat's so sweet what u said about your mom..cudn't have said it better..ur mom must be really proud! :) congrats chinmayi!

சங்கீதன் said...

Congrats on this achievement.. Lovely song that one is.. and I happened to watch the Vijay awards video today.. Happy for you.. March on.. :)

M GANESAN said...

Congratulations for the Vijay Award . Kindly accept my wishes eventhough it is late.

Thanks.

Chandramouli G said...

Hi Chinmayi,

It has been a wonderful experience hearing you sing and also lend your voice for Actors.

A truely deserving award received gracefully.

I really liked the speech that you gave and your voice showed your gratitute to everyone you thanked especially your mother to whom each of your fans are also grateful.

This makes me wonder why couldn't Tiruvalluvar write "than magalai chaandroon yenakkeytta Thaai"!!

SundaR GS said...

வாழ்த்துக்கள்..! நீங்கள் பாடிய பாடல்களில் ஒன்று கூட விடாமல் ரசித்திருக்கிறேன், இவை அனைத்தையும் விட "Vijay Awards" மேடையில் அம்மாவை பெருமை படுத்தியது - சொல்ல வார்த்தை வரவில்லை, இன்னும் பல விருதுகளை வாங்க வாழ்த்துக்கள்..

Divya said...

Congrats Chinmayi.
Bring more and more melodies our way!

We here in US get to see the Vijay TV telecast 1 week later than in India.

Fatima said...

Was really happy to see you getting the award:)
The way you acknowledged ur mom,Music Dir Harris & Director Goutham is really wonderful:)
Keep it going Chinmayi...

R-ambam said...

Congrats Chinmayi ! u r a beautiful person.

Rekha

Ramya said...

Yeah same here in Singapore, 1 week deferred, waiting for the telecast, promos were interesting;)

Maheswari said...

Congrats Chinmayi...I cud see only 1 week later in Singapore....U brought in pride for your mother Chinmayi.
Waiting to c u on TV once again....
Godspeed good people.
Maheswari

mugush said...

Congratulations. well deserved appreciation in the form of award.. I am pretty happy to know about that

bhagath siva said...

hi
it is very nice;
all the best .

Vinodh said...

Congrats Chinmayee! You are a super singer!!! A real talent! All the very best to you!

Jayamurugan said...

Got a chance yday to see ur words after receiving the award in re-telecast of Vijay Awards. I liked the way u thanked ppl [especially ur "AMMA" - Thanks Amma. Thanks for teaching me MUSIC and still teaching] who made this award possible. All the very best to receive Filmfare award too.

siva said...

chinmayi the great singer living in the universe