Looking back with reverence

remembering The dancers performing to a song by Shamitha Malnad and Chinmayi.

At the event called Santoshakke Haadu Santoshakke, Shankarnag: Sihi Nenapu, organised by Fever 104 FM, the audience was treated to some of the old and famous melodies from Shankar Nag’s films. It was indeed a feast for the senses.

Some of the close associates of Shankar Nag like Master Manjunath of Malgudi Days, Ramesh Bhat, Mandeep Rai, Sihi Kahi Geetha were present at the event.

They expressed their immense respect and gratitude for the actor and spoke about his timeless contribution to films.

Basant Kumar Patil, president, KFCC, who was present at the event said, “Shankar Nag was one of the best actors that I have ever known. His films have always conveyed a social message that had a great impact on the audience. His loss is irreplaceable and he will be remembered by all of us through programmes like these.”

Singers Nanditha, Shamitha Malnad, Chetan, Chinmayi, Badri Prasad and Archana Udupa rendered melodies from Shankar Nag’s films.

The programme began with the song Nanna Aase Hannagi by Nanditha and Chetan from the movie Auto Raja. It was a romantic number which set the mood of the evening.

The following number was Ondu Gandu Hennu from the film Gedda Maga, which is a song that speaks of the beautiful relationship between a man and a woman.  This song was sung by Shamitha Malnad and Chinmayi, accompanied by dancers from the ‘Hot Shot’ dance team.

They succeeded in enthralling the audience.   After this number, the popular song from the movie CBI Shankar called Idu Maya Bazaaru was presented by Badrinath and Nanditha which stole the hearts of the audience.

The other songs included Tu Tu Tu and Ninna Kandu Nanna Kannu from the movie Preethi Maadu Tamashe Nodu.  The most awaited song of the evening Santoshakke Haadu Santoshakke, from the film Geetha, was sung by Badri Prasad.

Jotheyali Jothejotheyali, also from Geetha, was rendered by Archana Udupa and Badri Prasad.  These were hot favourites with the audience who started clapping and cheering.
A special mimicry item by Mimicry Dayanand also added to the entertainment quotient sending the audience into peals of laughter.

Sudhindra, a retired bank employee, who was at the programme, said, “I was in a state of complete trance listening to these inimitable melodies from Shankar Nag’s films.
His songs have the power to transform and transcend all boundaries. I was truly captivated by these numbers.”  

Ajay, an IT professional who had come to watch the programme, said, “I’m a die-hard fan of Shankar Nag and I’m so glad someone has taken the initiative to pay tribute to such a great actor. I truly enjoyed the programme to the fullest.”

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