MalayAlasanGeetham.info provides a database of music composed for malayalam movies
MalayalaSangeetham which translates to Malayalam Music, is the name of the site that brings together the information on the songs created for movies/musicals during the past 80 years ever since its inception in the 1930s. Malayalam is one of the key languages in India spoken by about 50 million people worldwide. It is one of the 23 official languages in India.
This particular website malayalasangeetham.info lets you find out, understand, analyze and assimilate the trends and the pulse of all the songs ever created for musicals in this language. This is a not-for-profit site that is maintained by a worldwide network of malayalees (people who speak this language) and continuous updates are made to the site 24x7 by its contributors.
Why MalayalaSangeetham ?
MalayalaSangeetham.info is a one-stop shop on the internet, to get historical information on songs compiled for malayalam movies. There are several sites on the internet where you can listen to streaming malayalam music for free, download them for a fee or check out new movie releases before you buy the CD. However when it comes to historical information regarding themusic itself, there are very few well maintained sites that provides insights into times and works of the creators of this great genre of music. MalayalaSangeetham.info is a non-profit effort to address this specific issue.
If you travel through the internet you can find malayalasangeetham or MSI as it's popularly known as being referenced in many places. (see #External links)
What can you do with MSI ?
Typical music lovers who merely loves to listen to music might ask what they can get from MSI.
You cannot listen to music in MSI ! My guess is that about 50% of music lovers will drop off right away. Ok, you can neither see the lyrics of the songs (at least for now). Now, that takes out another 30% of the music lovers. So we have the rest, and they would love MSI because this is a site for the serious malayalam music lover.
Here are some of the things you could do with MSI
In addition to the Movies and Songs database, there are several other related resources provided in this website A list of unreleased movies as well a list of Dubbed movies along with their songs information are provided by some of our major information contributors More than a 100 Pattupusthakams from 1950s, 75s, 70s and 80s are available for browsing An exclusive Photo Gallery of malayalam music personalities is being built by several of our active members listed above As an experiment, we have started building a list of Tharangini Album Songs and KPAC Drama Songs. The information is provided by many of our regular contributors.
- http://www.orkut.com/UniversalSearch.aspx?origin=box&exp=1&q=malayalasangeetham A good example is Orkut, a popular social networking site for young Malayalees
- http://launch.groups.yahoo.com/group/malayalasangeetham/ a small group of enthusiasts in yahoo
- malayalasangeetham.blogspot.com (go directly to site) Some comments and perspectives from the administrator is available on the blogspot