The legacy set by nation pride playback singer Dr SP Balasubramanyam ‘Ede Tumbi Haduvenu’ in ETV Kannada for 16 years in 768 weeks of wonderful treat is back after six years of gap with the same name in Colors Kannada popular television channel says cluster head Mr Parameshwar Gundkal addressing the media on Monday evening.
Sadly Dr SPB is not heading the one man show `Ede Tumbi Haduvenu`that was liked by the people as rightly said by V Harikrishna – Sri Ramayana and The Mahabharata TV serials were liked.
The new season hitting in Kannada Colors TV channel from 14th August is on Saturday and Sunday at 9 pm., Curiosity on how this new phase of `Ede Tumbi Haduvenu` is framed has built up.
The judges for this new season of course the replica of Dr SPB – Rajesh Krishnan in the forefront, with century films music director V Harikrishna and eminent rock singer and music composer Raghu Dixit will be judges. There will be occasional judges too. One among them is none other than SP Charan, son of Ustaad of playback singing Dr SPB.
Ankitha known as Mayoori in TV serials of Colors Kannada is doing the anchor job.
For Parameshwar Gundkal head of Colors Kannada the thought to bring back the very popular `Ede Tumbi Haduvenu` was since 2018 and he had discussed with SPB over a pleasant cup of coffee. The Corona pandemic delayed the project and in the meantime, we lost, the legend remembers PG. PG recollected a letter hand written by SPB and that came as e-mail to him. This is the one with no Kalmasha and`Divya Parampare` set in by SPB is our fortune. At the same time, the height of responsibilities on judges feels PG. The audition process is over. We have 16 t0 18 contestants. There is no age limit. The prize money for the winner is Rs.10 lakhs, says PG.
Raghu Dixit considers SPB as Dronacharya for innumerable singers; Rajesh Krishnan says SPB is like ‘Devru’ to him. He is part of our history. SPB sir once asked why you sing like me, from this Ede Tumbi Haduvenu we try hard to keep the legacy and his observations alive. The feel is like `Hitavada Sumadhura Anivarya`he adds in a nutshell on the strength of SPB.
Like how we used to watch Sri Ramayana and the Mahabharata on TV, we used to watch Ede Tumbi Haduvenu` with great respect - now the question is do we have the ability to keep up his legacy? V Harikrishna humble submission. This platform is also to correct ourselves, he adds.
SP Charan son of SPB was present as guest to congratulate the effort of the team of Colors Kannada. I had very few opportunities to spend time with my father. He was so busy in southern states singing. I was jealous of Rajesh Krishna who is my father pet. The Tamil version of `Ede Tumbi Haduvenu` was not possible and at the same time when the program stopped my father was upset, explained SP Charan. I will be occasionally visiting this show he promises.