Pandit Bhimsen Joshi

Brilliant documentary on Pandit Bhimsen Joshi, the doyen of Hindustani Classic Music in India. It traces his history when he was a young kid to the various stages of development of music in him. There are scintillating live performances in the documentary including some of my favorite compositions of the Panditji, besides many ragas which Pandit has sung for the film. Panditji belonged to Kirana gharana of Hindustani classical music which had Smt. Gangubai Hangal as its famous exponent. Pandit stayed with Sawai Gandharwa in the guru shishya parampara and started organising the Sawai Gandharwa Music Festival in Pune in honour of his guru. Highly recommended viewing for all the connoisseurs of Hindustani music.

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