Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Classical Raja

Ilayaraja - 'Isaigyani' a perfect title for him, his knowledge about music is unbeatable. No music director has exploited the ragas in carnatic music as he has done...So many varieties,colours...hundreds of songs come to my mind when i think of his talent in these lines...let me mention some of my favourites..
Raagam - Shanmugapriya
I love 'Kannukul noou nilava' song from vedam pudhidhu..I saw this movie when i was very young..tat time when i used to listen to this song.. i waited for tat 'Guru brahma guru vishnu' part n sang along.. this song starts with high note swaras of shanmuga priya,..I was thinking this song is IR's and started talking abt this..but my blogger friends corrected me. Its by a MD called Devendran.
Other songs i like in this raga -- Sollayo vaay thirandhu(Mogamul) - an emotional melody, Kaadhal kasakudayya(aan paavam) - a fast number. Though these r of the same ragam they r of different moods..
Some more worth mentioning:
Endhan nenjil neengadha(Nalinakaanthi) -- soothening melody perfectly suited for kamal.
Thoongadha vizhigal rendu - Amrithavarshini
Kalyana then nila - Kaanada
Thanni thotti thedi vandha - Kaapi --- Super dappan kuthu song with lot of kutti kutti sangathis.
hey i just noted all the above were sung by Yesudas.. i cant forget to mention SPB for these beautiful songs in the following lovely ragas...
Panivizhum malarvanam(Chalanaatai)
Chalanaatai has very few cine songs.. and maestro can only compose such a song...
Poo malarndidum (Kharahara priya): This is such a brisk song with full essence of the raga.. with kamal n madhavi.. i love this song ...

One of my relative's friend Nama has contributed few lovely classical nos with their raagas of IR below..
Aadal Kalaye (Sri Raghavendra) - Charukesi
Aagaaya Vennilaave(Arangetravelai) - Dharbari Kaanada
Aagaaya Gangai(Dharmyudham) - Madhyamaavathi
Aananda Raagam(Panneer Pushpangal)- Simhendra Madhyamam
Aayiram Thaamarai(Alaigal Oyvadillai) Subapantuvaraali
Chinnathaiaval(Thalapathi) - Charukesi
Endan Nenjil(Kalaizhnan) - Nalinakanthi
Ezhuswarangalukkul(Apoorva Raagangal) - Pantuvaraali
Guruvayoorappa(Pudhu Pudhu Arthangal) - Abheri
Innum yennai(Singaravalan) - Tilang
Isayil Thotangudhuma(Hey Ram) - Hamsanaadham
Janani Janani(Thai Mookambigai) - Hameer Kalyani
Kaadal Mayakkam(Pudumai Penn) - Suddha Saveri
Mazhai varudhu (raja Kaiyyavachha) - Bhagyasree

Sunday, July 15, 2007

Ezhudugiren oru kadidham -- a great song by chinna kuyil

This song is from the movie kalki.. balachander's movie.. an evergreen song... though this movie was nt a big hit.. characters in the movie n songs were talked off.. Especially this song.. sung by chinna kuyil chitra and anuradha sriram.. chitra brings an awesome feeling to the song.....deva has scored the music... In the movie, actress geetha performed so aptly for the song.. Lyrics s the highlight of the song..i wud say... one can close their eyes n listen to it how manyever no of times...

Listen to Ezhudugiren oru kadidham

Friday, July 13, 2007

Ay Hairathe -- yet another pearl from ARR

I should say I missed to listen to tis song when it got released.. I dint even know it was from the maniratnam movie 'Guru'.. Heard tis first in tamil version when Srinivas who had sung it originally in Guru (Tamil) rendered it in a tv show.. it was 'hey maanburu mangaiye'.. it was so lovely.. later i realized its rahman's composition and heard the hindi version, ay hairathe aashiqui.. amazing lyrics.. sung by the grt Hariharan and alka yagnik.. Excellent duet... so soothening and wonderful ... simply touched..