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Sunday, April 09, 2006

Salilda gem in Tamil

My new phone has FM capability and hence I have become a regular listener of the "Oli 96.8" - The local tamil FM Channel in Singapore. Yesterday afternoon, they were playing a wonderful song " Poovannam Pola nenjam" sung Jayachandran & Susheela. The song seemed to be set in the Shivaranjani raaga.

I thought this song would be one of the many Illayaraja's gems of the 80's ( I have heard this song a few times before and had been amazed by its melody and orchestration). Was surprised when it was announced that the music for the song was by Salil Chaudhury ( The famous Bengali-Hindi composer of immortal hits such as Madhumathi,Anand,Chemeen). I am a big fan of Salilda, and hence was surprised to learn that he had composed a tamil song !

On googling, learnt that this song is from the movie "Azhiyadha Kolangal (*ing KamalHaasan,Prathap,Shoba) " , which was the tamil directorial debut of Balu Mahendra. Here is this wonderful Song ( The audio quality is a bit average ).


  • I thought IR was the music composer.. Surprising news that he was not the one.

    The movie was a completely different movie.

    We definitely miss Balu of those period.. [after watching in 'Athu oru Kanakaalam' on saturday in 'Vasantham central']

    By Blogger Ram C, at 1:45 PM  

  • This is an amazing song and Oli 96.8 FM plays it regularly on weekends.

    By Blogger Kaps, at 5:02 PM  

  • this is one of my best fav.

    By Blogger ILA (a) இளா, at 7:13 PM  

  • ram.c,kaps,ila -- terrific song !

    By Blogger Cogito, at 9:32 PM  

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