Saturday, April 19, 2008

SurveykshaN 9: Desert Island Soundtracks of C Ramchandra

The ninth survey in the SurveykshaN series is here and as many of you may already know, this time we are going to track desert island scores composed by C Ramchandra.

To those who are new to SurveykshaNs, the idea of the exercise is to come up with a list of most popular Desert Island Soundtracks of the composer in question. As a participant you have to select scores that you would like to take along on a long trip to some imaginary deserted island. You can think of it as an exercise to select scores that appeal to you for their repeat value and solitary listening pleasure among other things.

I am thankful to for the basic list of Hindi film scores composed by C Ramchandra. Generous and quick corrective responses from Mr. Harish Raghuvanshi (through RMIMer Shri), Dhananjay Naniwadekar, and Urzung Sb have also been incorporated in the final list. I have not included co-composed movies that had less than 3 songs by CR. You are free to select CR-composed songs from those movies in the individual songs section.

Quick summary of rules:

* You can choose up to 15 albums.
* There's no lower limit.
* In addition to the albums, you can also select up to 15 songs, from films which are NOT in your selected albums list. Just think of it as a one-cassette/cd compilation of songs from those albums that you wouldn't want in totality, or those that are not in your top 15.
* You can submit your entry more than once. Just use the same name and email ID. Only the last submitted entry will be considered valid.
* Please use your popular name/alias and a valid email ID.

There are no changes in the interface and the format since the last SurveykshaN. If it is your first time, just make sure you read the instructions on the survey page. There's not much to go wrong anyway.

The poll page is self-explanatory. Apart from your selections, you need to provide your name and email address. Also, please provide your overall rating of CR's music. When you submit your entry, you will see a confirmation page with a list of the movies and songs selected by you. Please save the list so that you don't have to ask me for it later.

The survey will be open at least up to Wednesday, April 30th, 2008. It may then be extended further based on responses, requests, and other considerations.

The results of the survey will be posted here soon after its conclusion.