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Post by slmu on 2014-01-15, 14:32

Pongal celebrations at the Iyers.. full of religious fervor, happiness and a feeling of good times to come. The celebrations were really complete.. with .. wait for it...  'live nadaswaram' (for those wondering what I'm talking about - the nadaswaram is like the shehnai, but longer).

Seriously, this to me was completely overboard. The nadaswaram is very auspicious and played during weddings, thread ceremonies etc. They also have them in temples. Do families hire a nadaswaram troupe to perform for Pongal festivities? Not that I know off.

And are the CVs even aware of the decibel factor - small flat, loud nadaswaram. etc etc.

While fiction is fiction, some homework is necessary.

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Post by anusha.cochin on 2014-01-15, 14:39

slmu wrote:Pongal celebrations at the Iyers.. full of religious fervor, happiness and a feeling of good times to come. The celebrations were really complete.. with .. wait for it...  'live nadaswaram' (for those wondering what I'm talking about - the nadaswaram is like the shehnai, but longer).

Seriously, this to me was completely overboard. The nadaswaram is very auspicious and played during weddings, thread ceremonies etc. They also have them in temples. Do families hire a nadaswaram troupe to perform for Pongal festivities? Not that I know off.

And are the CVs even aware of the decibel factor - small flat, loud nadaswaram. etc etc.

While fiction is fiction, some homework is necessary.


I was thinking n the nadaswaram part as well.....In Kerala nadaswaram is played only during wedding and functions held in temples....

I tht nadaswaram n pongal celebration s not unusual as I dnt knw much abt Tamil Iyer customs.... Shocked 

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Post by slmu on 2014-01-15, 14:40

anusha.cochin wrote:
slmu wrote:Pongal celebrations at the Iyers.. full of religious fervor, happiness and a feeling of good times to come. The celebrations were really complete.. with .. wait for it...  'live nadaswaram' (for those wondering what I'm talking about - the nadaswaram is like the shehnai, but longer).

Seriously, this to me was completely overboard. The nadaswaram is very auspicious and played during weddings, thread ceremonies etc. They also have them in temples. Do families hire a nadaswaram troupe to perform for Pongal festivities? Not that I know off.

And are the CVs even aware of the decibel factor - small flat, loud nadaswaram. etc etc.

While fiction is fiction, some homework is necessary.


I was thinking n the nadaswaram part as well.....In Kerala nadaswaram is played only during wedding and functions held in temples....

I tht nadaswaram n pongal celebration s not unusual as I dnt knw much abt Tamil Iyer customs.... Shocked 

No Anu, its not usual. I don't think we even play a tape of it.

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Post by zuzana on 2014-01-15, 14:41

The show is always going overboard in depicting the southern culture.

The producer nor the director has any idea of the reality...just the costumes is not enough they should have minute details of how the lives of the present day South Indians are...otherwise they could have just shown a normal family instead of highlighting wrongly abt them

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Post by slmu on 2014-01-15, 14:45

zuzana wrote:The show is always going overboard in depicting the southern culture.

The producer nor the director has any idea of the reality...just the costumes is not enough they should have minute details of how the lives of the present day South Indians are...otherwise they could have just shown a normal family instead of highlighting wrongly abt them

Completely agree.. they've got absolutely no clue about the southern culture. Surely some homework is necessary?

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Post by zuzana on 2014-01-15, 14:56

as I said send ekta and the director to chennai and tie him up for one month in a house...

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Post by slmu on 2014-01-15, 14:58

zuzana wrote:as I said send ekta and the director to chennai and tie him up for one month in a house...

 :*lol*:  good plan

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Post by anurao66 on 2014-01-15, 15:43

Shanthi,

Where do they have nadhaswaram playing for any festivals. I would like to mention the nadhaswaram players themselves will be celebrating Pongal in their houses and not go out anywhere. At present we have holidays for four days and no one stepping out. Infact most of the shops are on leave.

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Post by slmu on 2014-01-15, 21:18

anurao66 wrote:Shanthi,

Where do they have nadhaswaram playing for any festivals. I would like to mention the nadhaswaram players themselves will be celebrating Pongal in their houses and not go out anywhere. At present we have holidays for four days and no one stepping out. Infact most of the shops are on leave.

Exactly Anu.. these CVs have absolutely no clue as to how South Indian households function.. its ridiculous.

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