My fav Baritone


In response to todays Daily Prompt : Voice Work

Your blog is about to be recorded into an audiobook. If you could choose anyone — from your grandma to Samuel L. Jackson — to narrate your posts, who would it be?

Well, this is a “no-brainer” for me.

If it is my choice, I can think of no one other than the legendary Mr Amitabh Bachchan, once described as a One Man Industry to do this. He has aged now, but his baritone still holds the same fascination for me as it held  when I was a teenager , ages and ages ago. I find a ring of truth in his voice when he talks, recites or mouths any dialogue. Perhaps that is why any inane piece of dialogue he would spout in his heydays, whether romantic or full of suppressed angst would touch a chord deep within me. And I would hear it over and over again.

Whether he is reciting his father’s poetry or lending his voice for a voice over for movies like Happy Feet or Lagaan , to me, its pure magic.  To think that he was once rejected by a state owned  Radio station sounds blasphemous!

So if wishes were horses, and I had a choice someone to narrate my posts, it would have to be him. Even my humble posts would sound magical in that magical voice…..

I am unable to add any media files to my post as of now. … But maybe these links would work.Will edit the post later.

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12 thoughts on “My fav Baritone

  1. sweetykannoth September 11, 2014 / 7:37 pm

    so so true….I agree with you..he is an awesome orator…love his baritone ….

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  2. rajivkrishnan57 September 12, 2014 / 8:24 am

    Your dream-choice is the very best. There can be nobody better than him for almost three generations of Indians who remain mesmerized by his voice even today.
    Your adoration for his baritone is no secret amongst your family and friends.
    Yet another well written piece. You must seriously think of writing as a parallel profession

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    • ripplesnreflectiontimes September 12, 2014 / 3:30 pm

      Thanks Rajiv…..is that a closet fan speaking?😊😊
      Might just take u seriously n switch careers ….will u promise to turn publisher??😃😃

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  3. sujanvi September 12, 2014 / 8:59 am

    I fully endorse your choice. He is blessed with a magnetic voice that matches his charismatic personality. The modulation and expression he brings to his recitation, reading, singing and dialogue delivery is truly awe inspiring.

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  4. ripplesnreflectiontimes September 12, 2014 / 3:33 pm

    Very well said Sujanvi! Hearing him recite Madhushala is a treat!😊😊
    Too bad I sound like a ‘Fangirl’!😀

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  5. Nicole Martin February 4, 2016 / 4:41 pm

    I now need to hear him. I was about to go to bed and my eyes are very heavy, but your words have enticed me to listen to this man, Love your blog. I am an Intensive Care Nurse, now working in Medical Imaging, but my real passion is storytelling. Have a lovely day, Nicole

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  6. Nicole Martin February 4, 2016 / 4:48 pm

    Wow! He is spectacular. His voice, his intonation, his everything! I need to show my husband! Thanks for introducing him to me, and also for introducing you to me!!

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    • Aruna @RipplesnReflections February 6, 2016 / 12:29 am

      That’s such a lovely Comment, Nicole …. am returning to my blog after a long time and it was so wonderful to be greeted by you….

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      • Nicole Martin February 6, 2016 / 4:58 am

        Likewise Aruna! Did you feel you needed a break from blogging, or did life simply take a different path for a while? In any case, I’m glad you have returned. Lovely to meet you, Warmly Nicole

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  7. Marianne @ Along the Side of the Road March 30, 2016 / 8:09 pm

    Good choice for sure, and some of the others noted above too. My pick would be Morgan Freeman. Even have a magnet on my fridge saying “I wish Morgan Freeman narrated my life”! 🙂 Marianne

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