’7 Notes to Â Infinityâ€™, a 60-minute documentary film on Indian Classical Music is set to be premiered in Trivandrum on the eve of World Music Day â€“ June 20, 2012. Directed byÂ ShrenikÂ Rao, the film explores the universality of music through the infinite compositions created from the 7 musical Notes â€“ Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Da Ni. Â Through interviews and songs, the film draws parallels between Indian classical music and other forms of music across the world while presenting lyrically beautiful compositions of renowned musicians.
Padma Vibhushan Dr. M Balamuralikrishna, Padma Bhushan T V Gopalakrishnan, Prince of the Royal family of Travancore, A T Rama Varma, the direct descendant of the great music composer Maharaja Swathi Thirunal, Sanjay Subhramaniam, Amrutha Venkatesh, Ghatam Karthik, and a group of enthusiastic children eager to learn music, feature prominently in the film.
Shot on location in Kerala at Kowdiar Palace, Kuthiramalika Palace, Padmanabhaswamy Temple and Padmanabhapuram Palace, the film throws light on Maharaja Swathi Thirunal’s music and also traverses through Chennai, Bangalore and Perla.
Speaking about his experience,Â ShrenikÂ Rao, the director of the film says, â€œVisually and lyrically juxtaposing Indian classical music with other forms of world music and finding interlinkages between them was like an exploratory voyage into the world of music. When ‘Bollywood music’ is being recognised as the world standard on Indian music, I chanced upon the idea of telling the story of Indian classical music and I am glad I had this opportunity. This film has six beautiful songs and this film will be a treat for music enthusiasts.â€
7MB (7 Media Broadcasting Pvt. Ltd) produced the film and is said to have a limited theatrical release in select cities in India. Apart from the theatrical release, the film is set to be screened in Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston, University of Pittsburgh, Carnegie Mellon University and Cornell University.
State Bank of Travancore is the main sponsor of the film premiere in Trivandrum. â€œMaharaja Swathi Thirunalâ€™s contribution to Indian Classical Music is priceless and its a privilege for SBT to be associated with this film and in being instrumental in premiering this film in Trivandrum on the eve of World Music Day.â€ Said, Mr. Nandakumar, Managing Director, SBT.
About 7 Media Broadcasting Pvt. Ltd. (7MB) The film is produced by 7 Media Broadcasting Pvt. Ltd (7MB), a global media company that provides end to end communication and branding solutions. Dolsun Media is the multi-platform production wing of 7MB and specializes in creating innovative high quality content across genres in diverse categories for Television and New Media platforms across the globe. The companyâ€™s most recent productions â€˜Mugabeâ€™s Zimbabweâ€™ and ‘TreeCycle withÂ ShrenikÂ Rao’ have gained international recognition and have been licensed in over 25 countries.