Popular Indian singer, Karthik, took the audience by storm at a two-day concert titled, ‘Voice of Tamil Nadu, Karthik — live in Kuwait’, organized by Al Mulla International Exchange Co. on 4 and 5 September at the American International School in Hawally. Emanating charm and talent, Karthik performed a mix of popular songs and contemporary classical renditions in his rich vocals and enticed the crowd to appreciate the nuances of the lyrics. His performance delivered a variety of musical hits and probably the best part of the show was his interactions with the audience who enthusiastically joined in.
The stirring combination of upbeat and mellifluous sounds, with a good splash of theatrics from Karthik brought out the best in the concert. 'Mahaganapathirn', a Camatic Kriti of prayer and invocation pleased his admirers more with the spiritual lyrics, and the applause-inducing songs, ‘Oru Maalai’, ‘Vizhi Moodi’ and ‘Hasili Fisili’ had refreshing vitality.
His distinguishing, arresting sweet register gave an emotionally convincing interpretation to the classic 'Om Kaara Nadhanu', and then, he crooned ‘Ennadi’, ‘Usure Poguthey’,’ lliayanila’ and ‘En Iniya Pon Nilavae’ and a list of other lyrical songs, sustaining the musical energy all the way through the concert.
His powerful, sweet voice weaved beautifully with harmonies from the band to create an unforgettable experience. Karthik, for whom this is a second performance in Kuwait, said in an interview that it was great that people in Kuwait were open to songs in different languages and genres.
Aside from Karthik, two talented singers Madumita and Niranjana, who got hearts racing with their catchy tunes and swaying to slower lyrics, were a captivating part of the concert.
Following his introduction by legendary Indian composer A.R. Rahman, Karthik rose to fame to become a successful singer amassing an awe-inspiring repertoire of over 4,500 songs, sung in multiple languages, and has shared the spotlight with great singers namely George Brooks, Louis Banks, Kai Eckhardt and Osam Ezzeldin. As a testament to his talent, he has won five Filmfare awards for his playback singing as well as others awards. Fans have praised his albums and his performance in various venues. Moreover, he appears to be adding to his list of accomplishments with new exciting projects and collaborations, a new fusion band called Arka and new releases as a music director in Tamil and Telugu.