Re: [racchabanda] Memorial Day movie Marathon 2019

 

Sharmila was about 14 or 15 when she acted in the film. In those days of strict censoring, Ray had a kissing scene in the movie! I watched it long ago, but not my favorite.  Charulata, in my opinion and also ray's, was his best movie! 



On Monday, May 27, 2019, 1:14:45 AM EDT, 'V. Chowdary Jampala' cjampala@gmail.com [racchabanda] <racchabanda@yahoogroups.com> wrote:


 

The movie, Devi, was based on a short story by Prabhat Kumar Mukherjee.

Regards  - V Chowdary Jampala

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This memorial day,  lots of T.V... channels seem to be into movie marathons. There are some delightful light comedies and romances.  Some Old favorites and I am watching them on and off.

 

Last night, suddenly on the movie guide, on TCM -I saw two Indian movie names scrolling, 1. Pather panchali 2. Devi.


I never got into Satyajit's Ray's movies, may be because mostly the copies are so bad. I could not see or hear anything clearly, except for some snatches here and there.  I gave up on them.

 

Maybe TCM had access to better prints and this movie 'Devi' from 1960s is pretty visible. It has Sharmila Tagore in it. I got interested. I watched it. I did not expect such a content. The movie scared me. Really scared me.

  

The hero's father in the movie is a worshipper of Goddess Durga/Kali, he prostrates himself in front of statues, in his puja mandir, lights incense. etc. Most of Indian households has a puja room. Thus far, nothing unusual for me, an Indian born...

 

But this man - Hero's father in this movie suddenly had a dream, and after the dream he starts thinking, his young daughter in law (played by Sharmila Tagore) is the Goddess Durga herself and starts calling her Maa. Maa. Maa.  (Why does this story line - dream and Goddess mother - sound vaguely familiar to me? Did I possibly read such writings in Telugu language right here recently? No!  Did I? No! Did I?) in the movie, the father in law starts touching the daughter in law's feet, and starts praying to her. He presents her to the villagers as Durga maata. The movie gets really eerie after that.

 

I thought the movie 'The Shining' from 1970s with Jack Nicholson in it, is the scariest movie that I saw so far. But that is just one individual going raving mad. This Indian movie Devi is a big part of a village going mad. And staying mad. God! This movie is so scary in a different way.


The host who introduced the movie Devi on TCM, said the movie almost did not get released in 1960s, for the fear it may offend the sensibility of vast majority of Indians. It seems Jawaharlal Nehru intervened, and supported its release. He said -let people watch and decide themselves. Something like that.

    

Well, I decided. There will be no second time watching. Once is more than enough. I will go back to Hallmark movies. They are pleasant and current, featuring simple happinesses life offers to simple humans. Like me.  


Lyla




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Re: [racchabanda] Memorial Day movie Marathon 2019

 

The movie, Devi, was based on a short story by Prabhat Kumar Mukherjee.

Regards  - V Chowdary Jampala

On Sun, May 26, 2019 at 11:34 PM lylayfl@aol.com [racchabanda] <racchabanda@yahoogroups.com> wrote:
 


This memorial day,  lots of T.V.. channels seem to be into movie marathons. There are some delightful light comedies and romances.  Some Old favorites and I am watching them on and off.

 

Last night, suddenly on the movie guide, on TCM -I saw two Indian movie names scrolling, 1. Pather panchali 2. Devi.


I never got into Satyajit's Ray's movies, may be because mostly the copies are so bad. I could not see or hear anything clearly, except for some snatches here and there.  I gave up on them.

 

Maybe TCM had access to better prints and this movie 'Devi' from 1960s is pretty visible. It has Sharmila Tagore in it. I got interested. I watched it. I did not expect such a content. The movie scared me. Really scared me.

  

The hero's father in the movie is a worshipper of Goddess Durga/Kali, he prostrates himself in front of statues, in his puja mandir, lights incense. etc. Most of Indian households has a puja room. Thus far, nothing unusual for me, an Indian born..

 

But this man - Hero's father in this movie suddenly had a dream, and after the dream he starts thinking, his young daughter in law (played by Sharmila Tagore) is the Goddess Durga herself and starts calling her Maa. Maa. Maa.  (Why does this story line - dream and Goddess mother - sound vaguely familiar to me? Did I possibly read such writings in Telugu language right here recently? No!  Did I? No! Did I?) in the movie, the father in law starts touching the daughter in law's feet, and starts praying to her. He presents her to the villagers as Durga maata. The movie gets really eerie after that.

 

I thought the movie 'The Shining' from 1970s with Jack Nicholson in it, is the scariest movie that I saw so far. But that is just one individual going raving mad. This Indian movie Devi is a big part of a village going mad. And staying mad. God! This movie is so scary in a different way.


The host who introduced the movie Devi on TCM, said the movie almost did not get released in 1960s, for the fear it may offend the sensibility of vast majority of Indians. It seems Jawaharlal Nehru intervened, and supported its release. He said -let people watch and decide themselves. Something like that.

    

Well, I decided. There will be no second time watching. Once is more than enough. I will go back to Hallmark movies. They are pleasant and current, featuring simple happinesses life offers to simple humans. Like me.  


Lyla




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[racchabanda] Memorial Day movie Marathon 2019

 


This memorial day,  lots of T.V. channels seem to be into movie marathons. There are some delightful light comedies and romances.  Some Old favorites and I am watching them on and off.

 

Last night, suddenly on the movie guide, on TCM -I saw two Indian movie names scrolling, 1. Pather panchali 2. Devi.


I never got into Satyajit's Ray's movies, may be because mostly the copies are so bad. I could not see or hear anything clearly, except for some snatches here and there.  I gave up on them.

 

Maybe TCM had access to better prints and this movie 'Devi' from 1960s is pretty visible. It has Sharmila Tagore in it. I got interested. I watched it. I did not expect such a content. The movie scared me. Really scared me.

  

The hero's father in the movie is a worshipper of Goddess Durga/Kali, he prostrates himself in front of statues, in his puja mandir, lights incense. etc. Most of Indian households has a puja room. Thus far, nothing unusual for me, an Indian born.

 

But this man - Hero's father in this movie suddenly had a dream, and after the dream he starts thinking, his young daughter in law (played by Sharmila Tagore) is the Goddess Durga herself and starts calling her Maa. Maa. Maa.  (Why does this story line - dream and Goddess mother - sound vaguely familiar to me? Did I possibly read such writings in Telugu language right here recently? No!  Did I? No! Did I?) in the movie, the father in law starts touching the daughter in law's feet, and starts praying to her. He presents her to the villagers as Durga maata. The movie gets really eerie after that.

 

I thought the movie 'The Shining' from 1970s with Jack Nicholson in it, is the scariest movie that I saw so far. But that is just one individual going raving mad. This Indian movie Devi is a big part of a village going mad. And staying mad. God! This movie is so scary in a different way.


The host who introduced the movie Devi on TCM, said the movie almost did not get released in 1960s, for the fear it may offend the sensibility of vast majority of Indians. It seems Jawaharlal Nehru intervened, and supported its release. He said -let people watch and decide themselves. Something like that.

    

Well, I decided. There will be no second time watching. Once is more than enough. I will go back to Hallmark movies. They are pleasant and current, featuring simple happinesses life offers to simple humans. Like me.  


Lyla


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[racchabanda] మేఘసుందర - మాత్రావృత్తము #mEghasuMdara - mAtrAvRttamu#

 

మేఘసుందర - మాత్రావృత్తము

ఆధారము - కల్పితము 
మాత్రా వృత్తము - నాలుగు సూర్యగణములు, ఒక గురువు
స్ఫూర్తి - రామదాసు 

శ్రీరమేశ - చిద్విలాసుఁడా 
భూరమేంద్ర - భువనమోహనా 
మేరలేని - మేఘసుందరా 
హారి నాకు - హర్ష మీయరా 

ముదము నీయ - ముగ్ధమై సఖీ 
మధురగీతి - మఱల పాడుమా 
మదియు పొంగు - మమత హెచ్చఁగా 
వదన మలరు - వారిజమ్ముగా 

ప్రీతి నిచ్చు - ప్రేమమూర్తియో 
భీతి నిచ్చు - వీరముర్తియో 
మాత నీవు - మమత రూపమే 
యీతనువును - నిత్తు నీకు నేన్

ఈ అమరికతో నాదగ్గర ఉండే పట్టికలో నాలుగు వృత్తములు ఉన్నాయి. అవి - మనోరమ (చిత్రకవి పెద్దన), అపరవక్త్రా (నాట్యశాస్త్రము), భాసితసరణి (వాగ్వల్లభ), త్వరితగతి (నాట్యశాస్త్రము). 

మనోరమా - న/ర/జ/గ III UI UI UIU
10 పంక్తి 344

కలలు చాలు - కళ్లు విచ్చరా 
మెలకువైన - మేలు నీకురా 
పిలిచె నిన్ను - వెల్గురేక లీ 
లలిత భాను - లాస్య లీలలో 

అపరవక్త్ర [(సు)భద్రికా, ప్రసభ] - న/న/ర/లగ III III UI UIU
11 త్రిష్టుప్పు 704

మధువు లొలుకు - మందహాసమా 
సుధలు కురియు - సుందరాస్యమా 
ముదము నలరు - మోహనాంగమా 
యెదను గులుకు - హేమకుంభమా 

భాసితసరణి - భ/న/న/స UI III III IIIU
12 జగతి 2047

వేంకటగిరి - విభుని దలువఁగా 
పంకజముఖి - పదముఁ గొలువఁగా 
సంకటములు - సరళమవునుగా 
నంకురమగు - నమృతలతికలే 

త్వరితగతి (లఘుగతి, చపలా, హరవనితా) - (న)4/గ 
13 అతిజగతి 4096

మురళి పలికెఁ - బులక లొసఁగఁగా 
విరులు విరిసెఁ - బ్రియము పెఱుగఁగా 
సిరులు వెలసెఁ - జెలిమి వఱలఁగా 
హరుస మొదవె - నలర వలపులో 

రెండు పాదములకు మధ్య ఒక వంతెన పదమును కలుపుతారు పాటలలో. ఉదాహరణముగా క్రింది పద్యమును తీసికొందామా? ఎనిమిది మాత్రల పదములను వంతెనగా ఉపయోగించినాను. రామదాసు తన భద్రశైల రాజమందిరా పాటలో ఎనిమిది మాత్రల శ్రీరామచంద్ర అనేపదమును వరణముగా ఉపయోగించెను. 

శ్రీరమేశ - చిద్విలాసుఁడా - శ్రీరాఘవేంద్ర 
భూరమేంద్ర - భువనమోహనా 
మేరలేని - మేఘసుందరా - మృదువచనభాషి 
హారి నాకు - హర్ష మీయరా 

విధేయుడు - జెజ్జాల కృష్ణ మోహన రావు
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mEghasuMdara - mAtrAvRttamu

aadhAramu - kalpitamu 
mAtrA vRttamu - nAlugu sUryagaNamulu, oka guruvu
sphUrti - rAmadAsu 

SrIramESa - chidvilAsu@MDA 
bhUramEMdra - bhuvanamOhanA 
mEralEni - mEghasuMdarA 
hAri nAku - harsha mIyarA 

mudamu nIya - mugdhamai sakhI 
madhuragIti - ma~rala pADumA 
madiyu poMgu - mamata hechcha@MgA 
vadana malaru - vArijammugA 

prIti nichchu - prEmamUrtiyO 
bhIti nichchu - vIramurtiyO 
mAta nIvu - mamata rUpamE 
yItanuvunu - nittu nIku nEn

ee amarikatO nAdaggara uMDE paTTikalO nAlugu vRttamulu unnAyi. avi - manOrama (chitrakavi peddana), aparavaktrA (nATyaSAstramu), bhAsitasaraNi (vAgvallabha), tvaritagati (nATyaSAstramu). 

manOramA - na/ra/ja/ga #III UI UI UIU#
10 paMkti 344

kalalu chAlu - kaLlu vichcharA 
melakuvaina - mElu nIkurA 
piliche ninnu - velgurEka lI 
lalita bhAnu - lAsya lIlalO 

aparavaktra [(su)bhadrikA, prasabha] - na/na/ra/laga #III III UI UIU#
11 trishTuppu 704

madhuvu loluku - maMdahAsamA 
sudhalu kuriyu - suMdarAsyamA 
mudamu nalaru - mOhanAMgamA 
yedanu guluku - hEmakuMbhamA 

bhAsitasaraNi - bha/na/na/sa #UI III III IIIU#
12 jagati 2047

vEMkaTagiri - vibhuni daluva@mgA 
paMkajamukhi - padamu@M goluva@MgA 
saMkaTamulu - saraLamavunugA 
naMkuramagu - namRtalatikalE 

tvaritagati (laghugati, chapalA, haravanitA) - (na)4/ga 
13 atijagati 4096

muraLi palike@M - bulaka losa@Mga@MgA 
virulu virise@M - briyamu pe~ruga@MgA 
sirulu velase@M - jelimi va~rala@mgA 
harusa modave - nalara valapulO 

reMDu pAdamulaku madhya oka vaMtena padamunu kaluputAru pATalalO. udAharaNamugA kriMdi padyamunu tIsikoMdAmA? enimidi mAtrala padamulanu vaMtenagA upayOgiMchinAnu. rAmadAsu tana bhadraSaila rAjamaMdirA pATalO enimidi mAtrala SrIrAmachaMdra anEpadamunu varaNamugA upayoegiMchenu. 

SrIramESa - chidvilAsu@MDA - SrIrAghavEMdra 
bhUramEMdra - bhuvanamOhanA 
mEralEni - mEghasuMdarA - mRduvachanabhAshi 
hAri nAku - harsha mIyarA 

vidhEyuDu - jejjAla kRshNa mOhana rAvu
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[racchabanda] రచ్చబండ కవితలు

 

Empirically

 

Any given day

I feel this way, Darling!

If you kiss me right smack on my lips

I will burst into a song

Like a lark.

No, in my song there will be no Rhythm

Or Rhyme to hark

Or a theme to embark.

It is your smooch! Sweetie!

Its 90 proof scotch

There will be no such hotchpotch.

 

Lyla


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Re: [racchabanda] గరుడగమన #garuDagamana#

 

cAlA  bEgumdamDI.
mUrti.

On Sun, May 26, 2019 at 10:39 AM 'J. K. Mohana Rao' jkmrao@yahoo.com [racchabanda] <racchabanda@yahoogroups.com> wrote:


గరుడగమన - 

ఆధారము - కల్పితము 
స్ఫూర్తి - రామదాసు 
నడక - 3,3,4 - 4 - 3,3,4 మాత్రలు; యతి, ప్రాసయతి 

గరుడగమన - 

గరుడగమనుఁ డీవే - కనఁగా - నురగశయనుఁ డీవే
సరసలోలుఁ డీవే - స్వామీ - సరసిజాక్షుఁ డీవే
గిరిజ కన్న వీవే - కృష్ణా - కరుణ జలధి వీవే 
హరి యనంగ రావా - హరుసపు - నురుగు చల్లి పోవా 

కనులయందు నీవే - కామిని - మనమునందు నీవే 
ప్రణవమందు నీవే - భామిని - ప్రణయమందు నీవే 
దినమునందు నీవే - తెల్లని - ననలయందు నీవే 
వనమునందు నీవే - వల్లకి - స్వనమునందు నీవే 

వేంకటేశ రావా - వేగము - సంకటమ్ముఁ బాప
బింక మేలనోయీ - ప్రేమకు - టంకసాల నీవే 
పంకజాక్ష నీకై - ప్రార్థన - శంకలేక చేతు 
ఇంక జాల మేలా - యీ నా - వంక జూడరాదా 

పూలు పూచె వనిలో - మోహన - మాల వేతు మెడలో 
నీలవర్ణ గగనము(నం) - నీదో - నీలమైన వదనము(నం) 
బాల కనక చేలా - పాడెద - లీల లిపుడు చాల(లా) 
ఏల నన్ను గనవో - హృదయపు - గోల లేల వినవో 

ఎన్ని పిలుపులోరా - యెందుకు - కన్న వినవె యౌరా 
సన్నుతింతు నిన్నే - స్వామీ - యన్ని జన్మలందు 
వెన్న మనసు వాఁడా - వేదన - నెన్నఁ దరము కాదా 
చెన్నుగాను రావా - శ్రీపతి - నన్ను జేర రావా

విధేయుడు - జెజ్జాల కృష్ణ మోహన రావు
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garuDagamana - 

aadhAramu - kalpitamu 
sphUrti - rAmadAsu 
naDaka - 3,3,4 - 4 - 3,3,4 mAtralu; yati, prAsayati 

garuDagamana - 

garuDagamanu@M DIvE - kana@MgA - nuragaSayanu@M DIvE
sarasalOlu@M DIvE - svAmI - sarasijAxu@M DIvE
girija kanna vIvE - kRshNA - karuNa jaladhi vIvE 
hari yanaMga rAvA - harusapu - nurugu challi pOvA 

kanulayaMdu nIvE - kAmini - manamunaMdu nIvE 
praNavamaMdu nIvE - bhAmini - praNayamaMdu nIvE 
dinamunaMdu nIvE - tellani - nanalayaMdu nIvE 
vanamunaMdu nIvE - vallaki - svanamunaMdu nIvE 

vEMkaTESa rAvA - vEgamu - saMkaTammu@M bApa
biMka mElanOyI - prEmaku - TaMkasAla nIvE 
paMkajAxa nIkai - prArthana - SaMkalEka chEtu 
iMka jAla mElA - yI nA - vaMka jUDarAdA 

pUlu pUche vanilO - mOhana - mAla vEtu meDalO 
nIlavarNa gaganamu(naM) - nIdO - nIlamaina vadanamu(naM) 
bAla kanaka chElA - pADeda - lIla lipuDu chAla(lA) 
Ela nannu ganavO - hRdayapu - gOla lEla vinavO 

enni pilupulOrA - yeMduku - kanna vinave yaurA 
sannutiMtu ninnE - svAmI - yanni janmalaMdu 
venna manasu vA@MDA - vEdana - nenna@M daramu kAdA 
chennugAnu rAvA - SrIpati - nannu jEra rAvA

vidhEyuDu - jejjAla kRshNa mOhana rAvu
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