13
Feb
10

a few words about a great man..

Its been almost a week since I ve blogged.. Life had been taking me through various turn of events. There was this screening process going on for malavaadi’s actors, a few channel interviews, a lot of traveling through the length and breadth of kerala and the shocking demise of gireesh puthenchery.. But more than all this, what shook me up the most is the death of my music teacher, Sri. Balan Master – a great man behind all the name and popularity that I ve been gifted with!!

I joined “THE INSTITUTE OF MUSIC, TELLICHERRY” when I was in 3rd std. I went there till 9th. I should say I was a horrible student, like many other boys of my batch. We were a bunch of pranksters. Music institute was like a hang out place for all of us. It was just Balan master’s effort, because of which, many of these pranksters including me, gave a try in singing.

His voice would reverberate in the hall with such wonderful feel that u cannot help singing along.

This singing along is what shaped the singer in me.. If there is a little bit of feel or emotion in my voice today, its because of this great man..

I went to his house a couple of days back. Everything was over then. His two sons, Roshin [one of my best friends] and Sachin were there. We spoke for a long time. Roshin told me that he is going to take “the institute of music” to greater heights. He said he wanted to make his father proud. I felt so happy when I heard that. We all should make our parents proud. While parting, Roshin and I, decided upon doing a tribute show for  Sri. Balan Master. After malarvaadi’s release, that’s the day I am looking forward to, now..

“Institute of music” is not just an institute for music. Its much much bigger than that for so many students like me..

I can still feel Balan master’s voice, reverberating in the hall, with its classic feel!!!

Vineeth..


25 Responses to “a few words about a great man..”


  1. 1 Vaishakh John
    February 13, 2010 at 1:59 am

    hello, brother
    best wishes to your ongoing works.

  2. 3 priya
    February 13, 2010 at 7:31 am

    AND SUCH THINGS ARE HAPPENING AT A POINT OF TIME WHEN U REALLY CAN’T TAKE TIME OFF AND JUST RELAX OR FLOW BACK INTO SOME MEMORIES.WHEN WE LOOSE A PERSON DEAR TO US ALL WE WANT TO DO IS THINK ABOUT THE MOMENTS WE’VE SHARED WITH HIM.AND RIGHT NOW U WOULD PROBABLY WANT TO DO THE SAME AND WANT TO BE ALONE.BUT SINCE U HAVE TO MEET A LOT OF MEDIA PERSONS AND ASPIRING ACTORS EVERYDAY ,DURING THIS POINT U JUST HAVE TO KEEP A PLEASANT FACE.MIGHT BE REALLY STRESSING , WITH ALL THE WORK AND THE DEMISE OF SIR. BUT GOOD PART IS THAT THIS WORK IS KEEPING YOU AWAY FROM THE EMOTIONS FOR SOME TIME.TAKE CARE OF YOUR HEALTH AND THANK U SO MUCH THAT INSPITE OF BEING SO BUSY AND SO LOW DUE TO THE DEMISE ,U R SQUEESING IN TIME AND WRITING AT 11.55 P.M WHEN PROBABLY U MIGHT BE TIRED AND JUST WANT TO SLEEP.THIS JUST SHOWS THAT U THINK THAT WRITING IS ALSO IMPORTANT TO YOU AND U ARE NOT JUST WRITING FOR THE SAKE OF IT.THANKS FOR WRITING ABOUT ALL THE THOUGHTS WHICH COME TO UR MIND AND MENTIONING ALL THE PHASES YOU ARE GOING THROUGH. JUST SHOWS U CONSIDER US AS UR FREINDS AND TRUST US,WHICH IS THE MOST IMPORTANT PART IN A ANY RELATION. THANKS FOR THIS BLOG AS IT HAS REALLY HELPED ALL OF US TO KNOW YOU AS A PERSON…….WE KNEW YOU AS A LOVELY SINGER,WE KNEW YOU AS A LOVELY ACTOR AND NOW WE KNOW YOU AS A LOVELY PERSON AND NOW JUST WAITING TO KNOW THE LOVELY DIRECTOR……

  3. 5 joedaa
    February 13, 2010 at 7:51 am

    Bro, I understand how it feels to be in your shoes now. It was so nice of you to visit his place and condolence the rest of the family… Seeing your decision in doing a tribute for your great master, I’m sure his soul will rejoice in heaven. RIP Balan Master

  4. 7 Mini
    February 13, 2010 at 8:32 am

    Vineeth,

    Sorry to hear about your Guru’s demise. I can understand how it feels. You have already decided a good way of keeping his memories alive. Let me know when the tribute show is.

    I like Girish Puthenchery’s lyrics very much….., artists probably take nature’s warning bells too lightly….

    I am right now in Atlanta, USA, trying to find out more Vineeth fans and asking them to come to Kerala in July for Malarvadi release…….

    Take Care

    Mini

  5. 9 ♣♥♣╬ Łİkµ ╬♣♥♣
    February 13, 2010 at 12:06 pm

    hai vineeth,
    I hope you feel better now after sharing your feelings here. I feel so sad while thinking about those artists like Lohi sir,haneefka,muralichettan,rajan p dev,gireesh puthenchery,singer Sainoj and many more, checkout their ages,was that their right time to leave?..No!!…but they entertained us though media their own ways…so they ill live in us forever.
    Must appreciate Mr.Roshin’s decision and u who parting with him.
    Good luck for your malarvaadi project.
    May Sri.Balan Master’s soul rest in peace.

    http://liku-likant.blogspot.com

  6. 11 vigil
    February 13, 2010 at 2:30 pm

    u r right ……world is so funny…………………….??????????

  7. 12 Divya
    February 13, 2010 at 2:56 pm

    Hey Vineeth,
    Its nice to hear u share ur feelings here…Its really sad and funny wat s happening around us…But wat can u say,whattever happens only happens for the good..but it was really nice of u to plan a tribute show for him after ur movie…that is actually a very nice idea and a good way to show ur concern…wat ever it is you ve a lot of ppl behind u so will always support u…tke cre…

    Love,
    Divya

  8. 14 fazal
    February 13, 2010 at 3:19 pm

    gooood plans bhai…… as wel as dat shw, malarvadi can also b considered as a tribute to sarvasri: balan master.

    always wit support
    fzl

  9. 16 sethulakshmi
    February 16, 2010 at 2:58 pm

    hai vineethetta,

    nammalodu aduppam ullavar pirinju pokumbol anu avarodu namukkula sneham thirichariyan pattunathu,bt prinju poyavarudea ormakkai nammal nalla pravarthikal cheyyumbolea mattulavar avarudea vila manasilakku,so do the tribute show with ur best.all d best 4 that.

  10. 18 Abhi
    February 17, 2010 at 12:07 am

    my prayers. for your ” Film”……………..It was “my” desire to touch your father’s feet when i direct my first film. Any way you have stolen my chance.congrats.

  11. 20 manojk
    April 21, 2010 at 10:48 am

    dear vineeth i want chance your project

  12. 21 Sujith At
    May 4, 2010 at 5:40 pm

    നമസ്കാരം വിനീത് !
    ഒത്തിരി പ്രത്തിയെകതകള്‍ ഉള്ള ഒരു നാടാണ് നമ്മുടെ കൊട്ടയോടിയും ഒട്ടചിമാക്കൂലും ഒക്കെ
    നാട് വിട്ടു അന്ന്യ ദേശങ്ങളില്‍ വന്നപ്പോള്‍ ആണ് നമ്മുടെ നാട് എനിക്ക് എത്രത്തോളം പ്രീയപെട്ടതായിരുന്നു
    എന്ന് തോന്നിയത്.
    അവിടുത്തെ ജനങ്ങളുടെ സ്നേഹം , ആത്മര്തത ,നിഷ്കളങ്ങാത്ത അങ്ങനെ ഒത്തിരി പ്രതിയെകതകള്‍…
    ആ ഒരു സ്നേഹവും ആത്മാര്‍ഥതയും എനിക്ക് ശ്രീനിയെട്ടനിലും,വിനീതിലും കാണാന്‍ പറ്റുന്നു.
    ബാലന്‍ മാസ്റ്ററുടെ ആത്മാവിനു നിത്യ ശാന്തി നേരുന്നു…
    സുജിത്, ദുബായ്

  13. 23 Vinaya
    June 16, 2010 at 8:40 pm

    Hi Vineeth whatever you wrote about Balan master is absolutely right…Even I am also missing those good days…As you told “Institute of music” is not just an institute for music. Its much much bigger than that….Every time when I go to thalassery and passthrough that place always those memeories and master’s voice comes to my mind…
    Anyway very happy to see that Roshin has plans to continue to run the institue of music.. Let us also know when you are planning to have the show…Eventhough we are at different place let us also try to be part of that big show which is going to run as a tribute to our great sir…
    All the best wishes for your new project… And also as Roshin said on the behalf of all the students in that batch you make our great sir proud by achieving good heights and recognition in music..

    With regards
    Vinaya

  14. October 11, 2014 at 8:52 pm

    Was pained to read this. I took music lessons for a brief period at this institute. And what appealed to me the most about Balan master was his holistic way of teaching. He would talk about ragas and the moods each raga was associated with….he would quote numerous experiences pertaining to his music endeavours….he would take us right into the roots of classical music. After we moved out of Telicherry, I got busy with my course. And now, I have just been thinking of visiting…when I stumble on this blog…..
    May his soul rest in peace….


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