Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Karpoora bommai ondru

This mother sentiment song is my all time favorite one by maestro.. Originally rendered by the legend P.susheela maam.. Here is my version.. Since I recorded it online, please bear with the disturbance and give ur valuable feedback.

Karpoora bommai ondru | Upload Music

Sunday, September 14, 2008

ஓடோடி வந்தேன் கண்ணா

Composer: OOthukaadu venkatasubbiar
Raagam: Dharmavathi
Thalam: Adi

I tried this classical song recording online with muziboo with no acompaniment..Its poorly recorded. Just wanted to give it a shot. will soon revise n repost the song properly .. waiting for ur valuable suggestions to improve myself

Ododi vandhen kanna | Upload Music

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Kuzhaloodhum kannanukku

This is a wonderful song sung by Chinna kuyil Chitra. I tried to attempt it in the original pitch itself. But I am not at all satisfied with the output. I lost sruthi in many places. Still I wanted to post it because I would avoid my mistakes carrying the valuable feedback of the bloggers in mind.. Thanks to Ameer who recorded n mixed this song for me..

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Friday, June 13, 2008


Bhajans played a great role in my life. When I was young , I used to go for Sai bhajans. I totally enjoy myself singing them. Recently, I got new headphones with mic. So , wanted to begin singing with a devotional number.. I have presented here a small bhajan on lord ganesha here.. Do leave your feedback.. thanks in advance..

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Wednesday, May 14, 2008


I am very much obsessed with the song "Isaiyil thodangudamma" from Hey Ram.. I was listening to it everyday for a week.. then took a break,.. felt something void n get bac to it again.. really addictive.. what a singer(Ajoy chakraborty).. Apdiye kozhai lerndhu thanni kotra madri(water gushing out of the tap) sangathiya kotraar Ajoy.. with so much of ease n so much of emotion.. singing it perfectly is one short term goal of mine.. Million thanks to the man who composed it... Vazhga IR...

Behind the song(Source:Blogosphere n hearsays)
IR said kamal that there is a scope for one more song(this song) in the movie and kamal welcomed it happily.
It seems IR usually builds the basic structure of the song ,expects that perfectly & gives lot of freedom to the singers, esp this singer, so the sangathis in the song might be the singers' only.
Ir has penned the lyrics for the song.

Monday, May 5, 2008

Ad Music

I prefer watching advertisements to the main program, that too during mega-serials, I wait for the ads. There are various kinds of advertisments - humorous, graphical, emotional, musical, colourful ads.. Most of the saree and jewellery ads have peppy numbers with a whole lot of men, women, children dancing in various colours..some are popular for their brand ambassadors... ads with cute children and pets attract everyone's attention.. Some Ads which i love to watch for its music..
1. IR song, 'santhathil'(auto raja) in saravana jewellery starring actress sneha,. this song is originally from malayalam 'thumbe vaa' sung by janaki for IR.. the ad was done in violin and flute.. it was so great..sneha was not that beautiful as its music..
2. Recent ad for saravana jewelery starring shreya is ' kaatrinile varum valaiyosai..' in shanmugapriya raagam sung by nityashree..
3. Another IR song where I heard some mind blowing fusion for saravana jewelery staring shreya is 'Edho mogam'.. it was so good.. its a must listen n see ad.. shreya s also ..hm.. not bad..
4. Actress padmapriya starrer ad..for sum jewelery again.. its a fusion of a old song, ' aasai adharku mele'.. very nicely choreographed.. she looks really beautiful here..
5. Wow.. ARR Airtel song.. everyday sum mobile or the other rings this in different instruments,,..
6. "You and I.... in this beautiful world.. " and the new vodafone song , pug and the lil gal scenes r so sweeeeeeeeeet.. am hunting for the song to set my ringtone..
7. Khazana jewellery ad song is another grt one..begins wit' Pa ma ga, sa ri ni sa'.. and proceeds melodiously...
8. A cute lil gal practises bharatnayam , making of chapathi by actress sneha and the little gal's dance steps synchronizes so well with the swaras sung by the singer.. this is the ad for Aashirwad aata..
9. I like those kuthu/folk based songs for soft drinks like fanta - 'adhe colour, pudhu figure' starred trisha n one smart guy.. coke - 'coke adida rap adida kanavula kalaaikalam' starred vijay n katrina kaif..
10. Last but not the least the Evergreen Titan song by our ARR...

Friday, April 18, 2008

My Voice

Hi All, this is my first attempt on posting my own song.. i have tried 'netriilladha' from the movie 'pudhiya mugam' sung by Sujatha menon. This is my all time favorite song and here is my version. Please bear with the echo(keep your volume less especially in the beginning). Do listen to it and send your valuable feedback.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Idea Star Singer - A great show indeed!

'Idea Star Singer', a reality music show(music competition) as they call it, being telecast in Asianet from 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM on week days is a treat to all music lovers. The Scale and grandeur of the program is much bigger than 'Airtel Super Singer' which was telecast in Vijay TV. I came to know about this program recently when one of my friend asked me to watch it. Since my mother in law is from Palghat, in laws also watch the program. My god. All the singers sound like professionals.The foremost thing which got me stuck to the program is that they sing a lot of tamil/hindi songs and not only malayalam. Since then i became a fan of this program. It seems this had been there since last year(I really missed something great). The versatility of the rounds in this competition is simply fabulous.
The judges include playback singer M. G. Shrikumar, music director Sharath, and our pop queen Usha Uthup. Usha Uthup is sweetly called as 'DhiDhi' in the program. And others, shriyetta n sharath yetta.. While Usha Uthup concentrates on the finer details like confidence, breath control, attitude and presentation, Shri and Sharath are excellent singers, they get too technical, concentrate every swaram of the song sung by the contestants, point out their mistakes, make them repeat and correct them. Its a superb learning ground for those highly talented singers. For the finals of the program, there were five rounds which were unique n was never in the history of any music competition.
1. Carnatic kutchery round
2. Thillana round
3. Non-Malayalam round
4.Dakshinamoorthy swamy round(He is a very very great music director in malayalam like IR, IR and gangai amaran were said to be playing guitar for him in their initial days in cinema.DS songs were pearls...)
5.Judge's choice(this judge is one celebrity judge(definitely some musician) who keeps changing..people like MSV,gangaiamaran were there..
How can i not mention about the bold and beautiful hostess ' Ranjani'.. She has a terrific voice with lovely emotions..(she is missing this week,some other gal is interviewing the singers..ore mokkai..this female speaks mallu too fast..i dont understand only:(..)

Just Imagine how talented the singers should be to go through all these rounds.. all the rounds were awesome. many are in you tube..
6 (Najim,Hesham,Tushar,Durga,Amrutha,Arun gopan) were selected for the Finals out of which 2(Amrutha,hesham) were eliminated and 4 are getting ready for the mega finals.
Whats in store for the winner???? any guesses???

First prize:40 lakh worth flat in cochin
Second prize:Hyundai Santro
Third prize:Alto
Fourth prize: 1 lac rupees
Two of them who got eliminated was awarded 75,000rs..

More than these awards, they stole millions of hearts by their mesmerizing voices one of those being mine. Thats the greatest award!

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Male Duets

When I think of the word 'Duet', two things comes to my mind, one is K.B's movie 'Duet' where ARR scored some evergreen numbers , other thing is any Male-female duet. For a change, I thought of listing Male-Male duets but got only few numbers.. let me know more songs in this category..
Here goes the list..
1. Ponn ondru kanden(Padithal mattum podhuma) - TMS-PBS
2. Ennai kaanavillaye(Kaadhal desam) - SPB-O.S Arun and a little is sung by Rafi
3. Thendrale(Kaadhal desam) - Mano-Unnikrishnan
4. Romeo Aatam pottal(Mr.Romeo) - Hariharan-UditNarayanan
5. Neeye unaku(the famous maama maaple song) (Bale Paandiya) - TMS & M.Raju

I forgot some great songs..thanks to raju for reminding me these..
6.Kaatu kuyilu(thalapathy) - SPB - KJYesudas
7.Kaadu potta kaadu - Malaysia Vasudevan -Bharathiraja

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Favorite Hindi Songs

Since my childhood, the only hindi song i knew till my seventh standard was 'Ek dho teen'. Then ' Hum aapke hain kaun'.. I convinced everybody at my home to watch the movie..around 15 of them went.. none of us understood hindi that time..it was so funny..many places the title wud come in the dialogue and w wud ask each other ' atleast title ku artham enna'.. that was the second hindi movie i watched.. first was 'tezaab' wit my parents when i was in 3rd.. tat too some relative took us.. later i started watching lot of hindi movies n when we moved to bombay, there was no choice...pop albums were more fascinating than the movie songs..
Coming back to my favorite movie songs..
let me limit the count to 10 for now as thr r lots..
1.Ek dho teen(Tezaab).. simply loved it for madhuri's dance n the music
2. Pahla pahla pyaar hai(HAHK) - soothening romantic melody
3. Pahla nasha(KSKT) - After i saw the remix i downloded the original n watched.. great song..
4. Churaliya hai tumne() - I came across this song in music competitions.. then later in tv.. then became my altime favorite..hv sung tis in many places..
5. Yaayre Yaayre(Rangeela) - crazy abt tis song for rahman's music,urmila's dance, asha bhosle's voice n tat small kidoos part..
6. Raja ko rani se(Akele hum akele tum) - Aamir-Manisha pair was so beautiful.. i love tat cycle scene in the song..
7.Hum ko manki(guddi) - I watched this jaya bachan movie in DD, she was so cute.. n liked tis prayer song in 'Ameerkalyani' vry much..
8. Aye ho mere zindagi(Raja Hindustani) - tis song has got lovely lyrics.. again i heard first in my school music competition n later in movie..
9. o..mere ladki & Pyaar hua(1947,a love story) - o..mere ladki song was so popular tat time..anil kapoor was quiet smart.. and manisha's solo soong 'Pyaar hua chupkese' s a cute melody..
10.last but not the least , 'Mere sapnon ki Rani ' and 'Chandha hai tu' from Aradhana

I feel very disappointed about my ignorance in old hindi songs even though some very popular songs i download n listen to like kabhi kabhi, baharaon phool barsao,jeena yahaan..
From remixes i discovered some great songs n listen like dil kya kare, jhumka gira, o mere sona re, raat shabdnami, Piya tu, khata laga..
I still have a thirst to explore old hindi songs.. if anyone has some grt collections..gimme sum links..

Friday, March 28, 2008

Rahman Tamil Classicals..

ARR - World Renowned Music Director.. rolemodel for thousands of youngsters..

He has gained this popularity and recognition majorly through his fast peppy numbers much westernized with different instruments, rare voices etc
When it comes to classical based numbers there r not as many as other types and i thought of picking such classical melodies..
1. En veetu thottathil(Gentle Man)- This song sounds very familiar to Arunagirinadhar's 'Nada vinthu kalaadi namo'.. a very nice duet though..the humming in the beginning speaks the raaga of the song, 'Senjurutti'.
2. Kannodu kaanbadhellam(Jeans) - Lovely song in the raaga 'Abheri' excellently rendered by Nityashree.. another 'Abheri'song tat comes to my mind is 'Singara velane deva'(super challenging number) by S.Janaki..
3. Narumugaiye(Iruvar) - Bombay Jayashree simply rocks singing this number.. its in the raaga 'Naatai'.
4.Enna sonnalum ketka villai(Kadhal virus) - Sweet sangathis n brihas by harini made this song a hit though the movie was a flop.This is also of 'Senjurutti' raagam
5.Alaipayudhe (Alaipayudhe) - A keerthana by Uthukaadu venkata subbiar made to a cine song in the 'kaanada' raagam also sung by harini.
6.Minsaara kanna(Padayappa) - Competition song b/w rajini n ramya krishnan sung by Srinivas and Nityashree.
7.Sowkiyamaa(Sangamam) - Songs in this raaga(Maandu) are quiet rare. i can think of only 'Oru naal podhuma' by Dr.BMK sir.. if anyone can think of more cine songs in this raaga plz post.
8.Achil vaartha(Varalaaru)
9. Maarghazhi poove(May Maadham)
10. Maarghazhi thingallalavaa(sangamam) - Scintillating Sindhu Bhairavi
11. Last but not the least .. Ennavale(Kadhalan)
More songs r welcome..
By shri
12. Kannamochi yenada(Kandukonden Kandukonden)
I missed a super dooper hit by harini..
13.Nila kaaigiraDhu(Indra)

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Heroine Introduction songs

Any entertaining masala movie you get ready to watch, right in the title music or in the very begining there will be a long bgm with all instruments showing every part of herione.. legs , hands n finally the face... n there the song will begin..
Such favourites of mine are
1. Chinna Chinna Aasai(Roja)
2. Rahatulla Rahatulla(Gajini)
3. Malargale(Pudhukotailirdhu saravanan)
4. Sha la la Sha la la(Gilli)
5. Megam karukkudhu(Kushi)
Suggest some intro songs which you can think of...
By jenni:
6. Venmegam mutta (Guru)
7. If you wanna (New)
8. Laysa laysa (Laysa Laysa)
9. Kutti kutti (Poi)
10.Naan tharai (Rameshwaram)
By Renu:
11. pull veli pull veli thannil(aasai)
12. athiri pathiri( dum dum dum)
13. sontha kuralil paada(amarkalam)
14. poo pookum osai(minsara kanavu)
15. alagu puyalai ultra modern ai (pista)
By Raju:
16.Konjum Mainakkale(kandukonden Kandukonden)
Another evergreen hit, introducing sridevi..
17. Sendhoora poove(16 vayadhinile)

Tuesday, March 4, 2008


I think of those childhood days when i used to sit in front of my first music teacher(Mrs.Mohana,my relative) and repeat whatever she sang.. those times i never concentrated on raga,shruthi,..nothing. just listened to her singing and repeated it back..i used to even doze off when singing.. also hit my face against hers..:) but the beauty is when i was nt aware of these technical things, i made less mistakes,..anyway now i realize how much it takes to sing a krithi.. not only krithi,also varnams,thillana,..carnatic music or any song..
I believe the foremost thing that decides the splendor of a song is shruthi..if one is able to uphold the same shruthi throughout the song whichever raga he sings, he is identified as a good singer.. Then another essential thing is Thaalam.. Songs with adi taalam n roopaka thaalam are much easier to sing than in taalas like misra chaapu.. there are some krithis where the lyrics just fit into the thaalam.. one tat comes to my mind is bhogindra shaayinam(kuntalavaraali).. a lovely fast krithi.. but some really prove a challenge...
Next i feel control over the breath is very essential.. In many cine songs, we hear the hmm.. breathing sound of singers , most prominent s harini's..does the MD's purposely do it to give it a feeling or something?? If the singer breathes loudly in improper places,swallowing the lyrics, the charm of the song s definitely lost..
Bold singing is something which i had to correct myself on and feel am improving....Perfect example is SPB sir.. all his songs can be identified easily as in his voice s unique n bold..be it ilaya nila or megam kottatum or vannam konda... evry one shud hv their own style of singing.. n shud nt imitate any particular singer . I loved the way Krishnamurthy(Airtel super singer) sang.. he sang so many challenging numbers excellently in his amazing voice..
Pronounciation also plays a grt role.. I hate some northy singers like sadhana sargam , shreya goshal who spoil the beautiful tamil language like anything evnthough they have lovely voice.. why r nt the music directors correcting them.. thr r so many talented properly pronouncing singers in our state only.. i agree tat they r really great singers..but y spoil our language.. i feel we should not give up our language for big shots singing thm..

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Kaadhal songs

How many songs begin with love..the word "Kaadhal" 30,40,..
Lets C if we can hit 50 or even more..do not repeat the ones below plzz..
The foremost tat comes to my mind moment i think of is "Kaadhal Rojave" from the movie ROJA.. Such wonderful BGM n lyrics...legend SPB rokzz in this song.. video of this is incredible.. i always thought the movie cud hv had a female version for this song sung by chitra.. So i begin here..
1. Kadhal rojaave - Roja
do number the songs n send..
By renu:
2. Kaadhalin deepam onru
3. Kaadhal kaadhal kaadhal.. en kannil minnal modhal(frm PooChudava)
4. kaadhal vandhal solli anuppu
5. kaadhal vandhiducchu aasaiyil ( includes both original and remixed versn frm Simbu :))
6. kadhal pisase(frm Run)
7. kaadhal kadidham theettave(frm Jodi)
8. Kaadhal maharani kavithai por thoduthaal(frm Kaadhal parisu)
By shreekanth:
9.kadhalikku pennin kaigal (kadhalan)
10.kaadhal sadugudu (alaipayudhey)
11.kadhal enum thervu ezhudhi (Kadhalar dhinam)
12.kadhal vandhadhey aaha vandhadhey (my composition) :)
By jenni:
13. Kadhal Kadhal (Kadhal Konden)
14. Kadhal illamal (Thaalam)
15. Kadhal kadhal (Jeyam)
16. Kadhal vaithu (Deepavali)
17. Kadhal konjam (Pachai Kili Muthu Charam)
18. Kadhal illai (ABCD)
19. Kadhal mazhaiye (Jay Jay)
20. Kadhal valarthaen (Manmadhan)
21. Kadhal yanai (Anniyan)
22. Kadhal neruppin (Veyil)
23. Kadhal vanthum (Saravana)
24. Kadhal oviyam (Alaigal oivathillai)
25. Kadhal enbathu (Oru Kallooriyin Kathai)
26. Kadhal azhivathillai (Kadhal Azhivathillai)
27. Kadhal vaaniley (Raasaiya)
28. Kadhal vanthathum (Poovellam Un Vaasam)
29. Kadhal periyatha (Satham Podathey)
30. Kadhal kadavale (Thoondil)

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Aaraaro aariraaro....

I was not blogging for 8 months since i took a break to welcome my son to this world.. he is five months old now.. sweet naughty lil one.. he enjoys his mom singing to him.. i sing a variety of songs(classical,movie numbers,nursery rhymes,bhajans,hindi songs) with lot of expressions to attract his attention.. later i stop those expressions and sing only the song and he is hooked to the song..
Here are few of his favorites..
1.chinna papa enga chella papa( an old black n white movie song)
2.karpoora bommai ondru(keladi kanmani)
3.ringa ringa roses(when i say that Husshha busssha, he giggles so much),twinkle twinkle..baba black sheep...etc
4.Radha samedha krishna(bhajan)
5.mannava mannava(valter vetrivel)
6.ammavum neeye appavum neeye(kutti kamalhassan sings in kalathur kannamma)
7.laali laali(since i dont know this song properly,i took the first line and composed the rest myself..wil post tat soon)
8.malarnthum malaraadha( evergreen song from the evergreen paasamalar)

more thaalaatu songs r welcome...