Swarna Chamaram –Revisiting Melodies Of Times Past
Swarna Chamaram is a rejuvenating collection of timeless classics from Malayalam, Tamil and Hindi films, that fans to life memories of bygone decades of soulful melodies.
Launched on July 23rd and telecast every Friday at 11.30 am and Sunday at 7.30am, it is probably for the first time that a multi-lingual compilation of lilting selections from 3 different languages are presented cheek-by-jowl in the same programme. It is not only Malayalam songs that appeals to the Keralite ; he finds Hindi and Tamil equally engrossing. Any film based programme that juxtaposes a mournful Waheeda Rehman song next to a romantic Nasir Sheela duet, followed by a rousing MGR number is bound to be a refreshing and novel experience to the Keralite. It is to gratify this progressive taste that Swarna Chamaram weaves together evergreen songs from Malayalam, eternal favorites from Hindi and immortal strains from Tamil in unforgettable harmonious sequences week after week.
Swarna Chamaram rewinds back in time over half a century of celluloid music toproject enduring reels of ageless melodies -fervent songs from the honey-dewed 50’s, lively tunes from the vivacious 60’s and emotional numbers from the fervent 70’s.
The premiere show is anchored by Krishnachandran, Executive Producer, Amrita TV, a veteran playback singer who has more than 200 songs in Malayalam and Tamil to his credit. He rummages into the vaults of his rich experience to come up with nuggets of inside information to embellish his foreword to each song.
A nostalgic collage of exquisite film songs, Swarna Chamaram takes us on a sentimental trip to the cinematic era of a distant past that gave us innumerable hauntingly sweet tunes we cherish even to this day.