All India Radio has directed stations throughout the nation to broadcast radio performs on the digital platform
Hearken to actors Mohanlal, MG Soman, Karamana Janardanan Nair, Jagadish, Bhagyalakshmy and Aranmula Ponnamma in a radio play Jeevanulla Prathimakal (1993). Maybe the primary radio play of Mohanlal’s, the play is amongst ten iconic radio performs which were uploaded on the YouTube channel of All India Radio to attach with listeners through the lockdown.
That is a part of nation-wide directive given by All India Radio (Akashvani) to its stations. Akashavani Thiruvananthapuram uploaded all of the performs on April 21. “Akashvani has had a practice of broadcasting performs since its inception and so they have been widespread till different technique of leisure got here in. It was Shashi Shekhar Vempati, CEO of Prasar Bharati, who steered that the lockdown must be seen as a interval to revive individuals’s curiosity within the performs. That’s when it was determined to carry a few of the greatest works into the general public area,” says Amlanjyoti Majumdar, director, Exterior Companies Division, All India Radio (AIR). He says that whereas regional stations have began importing performs individually, AIR has plans to centralise the identical on its official YouTube channel, the place they are going to be categorised on the premise of language.
Among the many performs uploaded by Akashavani Thiruvananthapuram are works by legendary playwrights and writers of Malayalam equivalent to Kainikkara Kumara Pillai, TN Gopinathan Nair, Nagavally RS Kurup, N Krishnapillai, P Padmarajan and Pirappancode Murali. Well-known voice-artistes and actors equivalent to TP Radhamony, Bhagyalakshmy, KPAC Sulochana, MP Manmadhan, TR Omana and Saraswathy Amma may be heard at their greatest in these performs. Additionally on the listing are variations of great literary works, equivalent to these of Perumbadavam Sreedharan’s Oru Sankeerthanam Pole, William Shakespeare’s Othello and Leo Tolstoy’s Conflict and Peace (Yuddhavum Samadhanavum, broadcast in 1963).
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In the course of the annual radio drama pageant, mainstream actors are additionally roped in to be a part of the productions and a few of these star-studded productions from yesteryears have been included within the playlist. One among them is Ithilkkanni, first broadcast within the early 60s. It has lyricist P Bhaskaran and actors Sathyan, Prem Nazir, Jose Prakash, Sheela and Adoor Bhasi within the solid. The household drama was written by N Krishnapillai and directed by TN Gopinathan Nair.
Jeevanulla Prathimakal (1993), written by M Rajeevkumar, former programme government in AIR, and directed by Satheesh Chandran, focusses on man’s battle with nature, which is informed via the story of a bunch of people who find themselves out to hunt birds. “The content material was nicely forward of its time,” remembers Jagadish, who has acted in lots of radio performs. He provides that because the movie actors have been busy with their movie assignments, the play was partly recorded in Kozhikode.
Translations of performs that have been broadcast as a part of month-to-month nationwide drama pageant have additionally been uploaded. One such play is Upayogashoonyamaakunna Shabdarekhakal, translation of a Bengali play, directed by N Vasudev, programme government of the station. “Radio performs had devoted listeners. The performs on this listing belong to completely different genres,” says Vasudev.
- Akashavani Thiruvananthapuram has uploaded following performs: ‘Omanathinkal’, ‘Ithilkkanni’, ‘Upayogashoonyamaakunna Shabdarekhakal’, ‘Oru Sankeerthanam Pole’, ‘Chilappathikaram’, ‘Valarthu Malsyangal’, ‘Jeevanulla Prathimakal’, ‘Yudhavum Samadhanavum’, ‘Pazhassiraja’ and ‘Othello’
AIR has over 10,000 performs in its assortment. “Moreover languages that come underneath the eighth schedule of the Indian structure, we air content material in 179 dialects as nicely. Performs in these dialects are based mostly round tradition and life-style of that neighborhood and thus now we have a repository on the custom and tradition of our nation,” Amlanjyoti says.
Just a few Malayalam performs have been uploaded on YouTube even earlier than the lockdown. In line with an official with Akashavani Thiruvananthapuram, a few of these performs have gotten extra views after the lockdown, an instance being Copper Seashores-the Sherlock Holmes sequence directed by Vasudev.
Hearken to the Malayalam radio performs on the YouTube channel, All India Radio Thiruvananthapuram, or go surfing to the Fb web page, Akashavani Thiruvananthapuram