'7 Notes To Infinity' Premieres
As part of World Music Day, as a tribute to the legacy of Music in Kerala, a 60 minute documentary film on Indian Classical Music was screened | By Yentha
On Jun 21, 2012


Trivandrum: The world of music was unveiled at the state capital with the screening of '7 Notes to Infinity’, a 60-minute documentary film on Indian Classical Music on June 20. The premier was graced with the presence of the Maharaja of Travancore, His Highness Uthradom Thirunal Marthanda Varma, along with other members of the Royal Family. Some of the prominent dignitaries present at the event were Actor Madhu, Southern Air Command Chief S P Singh, Air Marshal Rakesh Jolly, Director T K Rajeev Kumar, and Producer Suresh Kumar, to name a few.



“This film originally started as an exploratory journey into the world of music and I discovered through this journey that Kerala has a unique identity as the state where the arts are truly encouraged as part of daily life. This film is my tribute to that legacy left by Maharaja Swathi Thirunal and I am honoured that SBT partnered with us in this initiative to promote Indian Classical Music,” said Shrenik Rao, while sharing his experience of making this film.

The film explores the universality of music through the infinite compositions created from the 7 musical notes – Sa Ri Ga Ma Pa Da Ni. 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 and a direct descendant of the great music composer Maharaja Swathi Thirunal, Aswathy Thirunal Rama Varma, Sanjay Subramanian, Amrutha Venkatesh, Ghatam Karthik and a group of enthusiastic children eager to learn Music, are featured prominently in the film.



The film was shot in Trivandrum, at the Kowdiar Palace, Kuthiramalika, Padmanabhaswamy Temple and Padmanabhapuram Palace. It throws light on Maharaja Swathi Thirunal's music and also traverses through Chennai, Bangalore and Perla.


“At SBT, we nurture an environment that encompasses the physical, social and cultural aspects of society and our association with the documentary film – 7 Notes to Infinity was an initiative in the cultural domain. It was also our tribute to the Royal Family of Travancore as they have contributed tremendously towards Indian classical music since the era of Maharaja Swati Thirunal,”said Jacob, Chief General Manager SBT.

The film is produced by 7 Media Broadcasting Pvt. Ltd (7MB), a global media company that provides end to end communication and branding solutions.

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