Thursday, November 22, 2007

A Commitment - Good Entertainment

A Commitment by Shankar, Ehsaan and Loy solid Entertainment. Last Saturday (Nov 17, 07) Shankar, Ehsaan and Loy performed in Chennai as part of their all India tour. They enthralled the crowd with their music and had them asking for more.

A Commitment concert in Chennai - Shankar Mahadevan
The program was supposed to start at 6:30 PM and wanted us to be seated by 6:15 PM. However, people were trickling in when we went around 6:25. The program started only around 7:00 PM and even then half the stadium was still empty.

Shankar Mahadevan and team
We went to this program expecting 'fusion' music as to be expected from a Shakthi Foundation program. But this concert was anything but close to that. Shankar and team played foot tapping hits from their hits from Dil Chahtha Hai to Don. (Picture - Shankar ably supported by Akruthi & Raman. I have never heard of Akruthi & Raman before but they surprised the audience with their renderings.)

Shankar Mahadevan & Akruti
Shankar Mahadevan was awesome. His versatility in various forms of singing is simply mind boggling. Even though I would liked him to have seen sing some Tamil songs, all his Hindi numbers were great.

Shankar Mahadevan working the crowd
Shankar Mahadevan working the friendly crowd. The over zealous security guys weren't too happy with that. They were going around disciplining the crowd when Shankar encouraged everyone to be foot loose much to the chagrin of the security guys.

Kalanidhi Maran spotted at the 'A commitment' concert
Spotted Kalanidhi Maran at the concert. Is SunTV broadcasting this program? Most likely not as Shankar sang mostly Hindi songs...