The longest dance marathon by an individual was 123 hours and 15 minutes and was achieved by Kalamandalam Hemaletha (India) at the Kerala Sangeetha Nadaka Academy in Thrissur, Kerala, India from 20 to 26 September 2010. Hemaletha danced the Mohiniyattam dance.
The longest performance on a hand drum was 501 hours and was achieved by Kuzhalmannam Ramakrishnan (India) at the Rhythm Therapy Hall, Nandavanam Hospital, Ottapalam, Kerala, India, from 5-26 July 2009. An incredible achievement, beating the previous record by 177 hr! Kuzhalmannam already had a record in this category before, with 101 hr, which was beaten in May 2009.
The longest mouth harp marathon lasted 24 hr 11 min and was achieved by Ghantasala Satya Sai (India) in Hyderabad, India, from 23-24 Feb 2009. A mouth harp is a musical instrument, mainly used in the Carnatic music of South India and Sindh (Pakistan). It consists of a metal ring in the shape of a horseshoe with two parallel forks which form the frame, and a metal tongue in the middle, between the forks, fixed to the ring at one end and free to vibrate Continue reading →
The longest sitar marathon lasted for 25 hours exactly and was achieved by Renuka Punwani (India) at the Pancham Academy of Indian Music, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India, from 26-27 November 2011. Renuka is a respectable 76 years old but shows no sign of her stamina fading: she has accompanied other students of the Pancham Academy on previous music marathon record attempts including singing and playing the santoor.
The longest continuous concert by a choral group is 31 hr 45 min, by the Durg – Bhilai Lifecraft singers at the Kalamandir Civic Centre, Bhilai, Chhattisgarh, India from 5 to 6 February 2005. They sang traditional prayers, rather than pop songs.
The longest marathon playing the Santoor is 29 hours and 29 minutes and was achieved by Dhari Pancham’ Da at the Gajjar Hall, Gujarat, India from 26- 27 April 2011. Dahri played from 10.29am on the 26th April- 4.02pm on the 27th April 2011. The type of music played on the Santoor consisted of 33 Bandishs of 29 Classical Indian Raagas, and the event was organised by the Pancham Academy of Indian Music. The exact time she played for was 29 hours, 29 minutes and Continue reading →
The longest time spent watching films is 120 hr 23 min and was achieved by Ashish Sharma (India) at the KDDC Movie Theater, K.D Dental College, Mathura, India, from 11-16 June 2008. Ashish watched 48 films in their entirety taking rest breaks in between each film of no more than 10 minutes, as stipulated in the guidelines.
The record for the longest theatre performance marathon is 72 hours, achieved by a team of students of Loyola College (India), who performed 13 plays at the Bertram Hall, Loyola College Campus, Tamil Nadu, India from 19 to 22 September 2006. The whole attempt was filmed and footage submitted as well as numerous pictures and press articles. They performed 13 bible stories acted out in Tamil language. 12 students took part in the attempt and only one retired before the 72 hours.
Love and God (Qais aur Laila) (1986) took more than 20 years to make after running into a series of difficulties, including the deaths of lead actor Guru Dutt in 1964 and director K. Asif in 1971. The incomplete film was finally released in 1986, with Sanjeev Kumar taking over the lead role. K. Asif w also the director of Mughal-e-Azam (1960), which took more than 14 years to complete following the death of the lead actor Chandramohan. He was replaced by Dilip Kumar.
The record for the longest saree offered to Goddess Padmavathi measured 642.3 m (2,106 ft 10 in) and was achieved by His Holiness Sri Sri Sri Vasanth Gurudev Shakthipeetadhipath, founder of Sri Parshva Padmavathi Seva Trust in Chennai, India on 1 May 2007.