English Documentary on M. S. Subbulakshmi
An NCPA Presentation
Madurai Shanmukhavadivu? Subbulakshmi (1916-2004), popularly known as M. S., was a legendary Carnatic vocalist whose name is etched in golden letters in the history of Indian music. Her appealing voice, crystal clear enunciation and expressions laden with devotion (bhakti) made her music truly divine. This biographical film traces the journey of the ‘Nightingale of Indian Music’ from a humble beginning in Madurai to performing at many national and international arenas including the UN General Assembly and becoming the first Indian musician to receive the Bharat Ratna, India’s highest civilian award. A series of interviews with people who had the privilege of watching her from close quarters, and some rare footage of her concerts including devotional renderings in Sanskrit, Hindi, Marathi and Bangla make the documentary interesting.
Directed by Rajgopal V.
Produced by Films Division (2000)
Admission on a first-come-first-served basis. NCPA Members will get preferential seating till 6.20 pm.