After two-and-a-half hours of playing, Mridangam loses its tonal quality. The mridangist becomes physically tired & exhausted. The audience too need a break after hearing continous music. They are thus forced to stretch or go out for a brief walk & refreshment. However great be the performer, the ability to make the audience sit through & enjoy the Thani, with all the above mentioned disadvantages around, is a big question mark.