Source: The Hindu; Author: Veejay Sai; Photo Courtesy: B. Jothi Ramalingam

Srinidhi Chidambaram’s ‘Chennai – A Margam’ at the Bharat Kalachar managed to capture the city’s many fleeting moments. ‘Mylai,’ composed by celebrated vocalist Aruna Sairam, took the form of a varnam strung out of Papanasam Sivan’s famous compositions such as ‘Kapaali’ and ‘Karunai Seyeida’ and worked well for Srinidhi to express her love for the indubitable part of the city: Mylapore with its old world charm, the devout clamouring around the Kapaleeshwara temple and the buzz around the myth of it.  A final tribute to poet Subramanya Bharati ended this new margam on a note of patriotism gone astray.

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Srinidhi Chidambaram. Photo:B. Jothi Ramalingam.