Saturday, October 23, 2010

16 episodes on Yuvan Shankar Raja

Vijay TV to air 16 episodes on Yuvan Shankar Raja    
Vijay TV will be airing a 4-week, 16 episode serial on Yuvan Shankar Raja (Yuvan) as a run-up to a live concert at Chennai. Each half-hour episode will be broadcast Monday to Thursday at 10.30 pm. The creatives and the production of the series will be by Vijay TV. The episodes will revolve around Yuvan, his music, his journey through the eyes of his friends, family and colleagues from the industry. They will also feature the career ascent of Yuvan, as well as insights into his family which has its roots in the town of Pannaipuram.

The theme of the ‘Yuvan Live-In Concert’ is ‘Celebrating music that’s young and fresh’. Yuvan would also be composing an album which would cater to the audiences across Tamil Nadu . The album is likely to be released on the date of the concert. The event is likely to feature an array of singers like Hariharan, Shreya Ghoshal, Shankar Mahadevan , Vijay Yesudas, Karthik, Haricharan, with Yuvan in the lead. A special segment named ‘Band of Brothers’ would be staged where for the first time the entire family comprising Yuvan and his siblings Karthik Raja, Venkat Prabhu, Premji Amaren, Bhavatharini would perform.

The highlight of the concert will be a segment “Unforgettable’ for which Yuvan and the maestro – his father Ilaiyaraaja - will perform together. International dance acts are also a part of the concert, informed a source.
Vijay TV plans to bring on board as many personalities as it can and has yet to announce the date. “The concert will be anytime between the last week of December and the middle of Januray,” revealed a source at Vijay TV. A road show to promote Yuvan’s album has been planned. Yuvan would travel to Madurai and Coimbatore to promote the same apart from promoting it in Chennai.

Yuvan is an Indian Tamil film score and soundtrack composer, singer and occasional lyricist. He has predominantly scored music for Tamil as well as Telugu films. He has won two Filmfare Awards; the Best Music Director Award in 2004 for his score in the drama 7G Rainbow Colony at age 25, remaining the youngest winner of the award, and the Special Jury Award in 2009 for his Telugu musical Oy!. Besides, he received two nominations for Filmfare Awards, one Tamil Nadu State Film Award in 2006 and the Cyprus International Film Festival Award in 2006 for Raam, becoming the first and only Indian composer to win it.

Courtesy - Indiantelevision

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