Just got back from my three day shoot at Cochin. The sets were just out of the world..that itself got us working harder.Initially mixing with the other colleges were a little hard cos each one was treating the other one as aliens, but representing the women's college, Trivandrum , attracted a lot of eyeballs .After the long 5 hour journey, the food served was like adding salt to injury.But once we commenced with the practice sessions it was totally rocking.It was pure competition .Even while rehearsing the opposition teams were 'acting' ignorant when we were on full swing.The rooms we were given for staying too were pretty big. It was like a dormitory.In the night we had a complete 'girls day out' in the room.
4 hours of sleep is what we got.With yawning faces ,Monday morning was expected to be tiring and hectic.Reaching the venue at sharp 7:30 made our lives easier as we got to get the dancers ready for their performance.After the dance sessions, we had the music sessions at around 8 in the night.We were performing Raapadi from 'Ente Suryaputhri' ,composed by Illayraja sir.Screaming our lungs out we were completely dead by the end of the day.The only relief we got were the pastries we got to have from the bakery.One of the dancers, Richu was celebrating her b'day today. So we got her a surprise cake to make the trip more merrier.
4 hours of sleep reduced to 3 and a half and with yawning faces ,we again made it this time but at 8 to the'Bright studios'.Gulped down the so called 'breakfast' and rushed for recording.When we had decided on singing Raapadi during our screening, many objected because they felt we could sing something more classical(being music students). So with negative response from our fellow students we went ahead with the song and made it upto today.But it was different this time. We had some improvisations done.Added few sargams and aalaps and made it look versatile.Our mentor, Unni sir, was very adamant about making improvisations because out of the 4 colleges who were taking part ,we are the only college which have a music department.Sriram sir went completely gaga over our performance for two obvious reasons:one-his wife is one of the aluminis of our college,and two,we perfomed fantabulously well (which my sixth sense told me even before we performed).Infact what completely impressed Sriram sir were those extra stuffs we added on .Will soon upload the video into my video blog. After extracting awesome marks from the judges, we had to come first :) and the second round will be held somewhere in Jan.The Airtel Starwars is shown everyday from 7:30 to 8:30 on Kairali tv.Will update you guyz about the telecasting of our episode. Till then catch a few pics of the shoot at snapshots(my photo blog).
*yawn* Need some sleep desperately :D