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Sunday, June 25, 2006

A divine song from the greatest movie 'Mahanadhi'

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“Art is ageless, culture is borderless, and value is timeless “

Preface

Ever to be swayed and charmed by a well-composed song, in aided with some good support of voices? May be, every one of you will come up with a thousands of songs, starting from the period of old ages to modernized music. Well, ever feel a moment, some seconds when you feel everything around you is very much perfect, some kind of nostalgia, you feel loving everyone and everything around you, and you feel to scream the Archimedes’ ‘eureka’ (non-naked, though!!) by listening to the crystal clear voices, ever happened? Don’t get envy on me, I’m getting this everyday! Want to know reason, better one wants to get the same feeling which I’m getting everyday, right? If so, just listens to “Sriranganadhanin” song from MAHANADHI.

Recognition first, appreciation, next
MAHANADHI is a movie acted by KAMAL, one of the greatest actors this universe ever produced. In point of words, you can say, Mahanadhi is a life subsisted by the greatest performer Kamal. Honestly speaking, I never cried while seeing movies, I swear you, I didn’t cry for even “Thulaparam”, “Saandha Sakkubhai”, but this film, Mahanadhi did something on me, I cried literally, and decided not to see this film again, I agree I’m cowardice. Still, this film influenced me a lot; you know I supposed to get a capital punishment for killing two persons. Thanks to my dream, it saved three persons, “Thulukanam” shankar, VMH Haneefa and Balu, the Me.

Can you define a great person, one can define by means of art, hardwork, inimitable work, dedication, and etc, but I can define a great person by showing Kamal as an epitome who is having all the above. Once he quoted, “if I were a septic tank cleaner, in that I should be the topper”, this is what made me to define Kamal as a great person. My dear friends, artist don’t want your appreciation, more than that they want some recognition from you all, otherwise, we’ll, not only miss the artist, but also the ART.

The royal touch, the Raaja’s
He knows how to compose a devotional song with folk effect, listen “mariyamma marriyamma”, he knows how to compose a devotional song with classical effort, listen to “Janani Janani”, and he knows how to compose the mixing innovation of semi-classical devotional, just listen to this song from Mahanadhi. This song is a musical extravaganza, I wont ask, how come it possible for him, but I'll ask how come it’s possible only for him? His usage of traditional instrumentation in this song made me dumbfound. He is the maestro; others are merely mortals, Raaja, the royal touch.

God is different, and Divine is
Stop the nonsense of calling him as a “GOD”, just stop. “Theerthaam”, just listen the articulation of this word in the second stanza of this song, then you’ll stop to call him a “GOD”, it may be thousandth time I’m telling you this, GOD is different, and Divine is, which gives birth to Goddess. SPB is a Divine act, so please stop to call him as a GOD.

This song is not a first “Cauvery” song to SPB, he sang some numbers before, but this is a different one. How many of you know that, SPB loves the river cauvery? Still I vividly remember my first meeting with SPB, Jan 26, 2000, I introduced myself a MCA student from Bharadhidasan University, SPB raised his eye- brow, “Oha, are you from Trichy, great and you are blessed, in Trichy only the famous Rockfort temple is there, Srirangam-Cauvery is there,” before his finish, I over enjoyed and proudly screamed “Sir, I’m from that SRIRANGAM, only”

The Regional Feeling, the River Feeling
Cauvery, whenever I utter this name, I find myself into some astonishing world with full of flourish, prosperity, opulence and no poverty. Till date, the only thing I proudly can able to say in any stage is that I’m belonging to Srirangam, where the river cauvery flows.

What I can say about river cauvery, all said before by my own city lyrist Vaali, the great, “Kannadam Thai veedu Endrirundhalum”, I happened to see many rivers, but the cauvery is different. Whenever I visit “Haridhwar-Reshikesh”, I remember the lines “Gangayin Melana Cauvery theertham” .

About Srirangam, as the line reads “Oorvannam enna Kuruven Daivalogamedhanadi”, word have no feels, come to Srirangam you’ll. Now I’m in the capital city New Delhi (Bharadhatin Thalainagarili Theddu Thedu Vellai Theedu Thambiiii, Vaatradha Gangai Endrum Valamana Ponni Endrum Katthadha Allilaiyappa), but my city, my srirangam, my rengan temple, my cauvery bridge, my rockport, my ragavendra, chakrathazhvar temples, my dear beautiful girls(hehehehe), “Vereengu Sendra podhilum indha inbhangal edhedi”

IF INDIA IS MY MOTHER, CAUVERY IS MY MOTHER DAIRY.

Fact File
After the recording, Illaiyaraja kissed Shobana, and Umaramanan praised her as a budding singer.

After a long gap, Shobana recorded a song in a film called “Aaravindhan”, which was Mastero’s son Yuvan’s first song, and the co singer is SPB!!!


Quiz

Nobody is answering to my quiz, I don’t know even all of you are checking my blog or not, but still the below is this blog’s quiz.

SPB sang another great song in Kamal movie which eulogizes the river cauvery, identify the song.

With Love

S.Balasubramanian.
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Have you ever felt going weak on your knees on hearing some amazing songs. Some songs make you feel heaven. Some songs touch your heart and keep ringing in your ears for ages. There are some good numbers in this category, which don't fall into the 'typical' tamil film song types.

The movie Mahanadhi (1994), THE BEST of Kamal Hassan, wakes us from the sleep with a big jerk. If I further get into its detail, I won't stop. Secondly I'm not prepared to go thro' the agony again! We can keep that as a separate topic for discussion in some other day.

Maestro's re-recordings and tunes are simply awesome in this movie. Specifically, this song 'Sriranga Ranganathanin' is a great song and is very memorable all the times. Especially for those who's been to Srirangam and has tasted Kaveri atleast once, will love this song from the bottom of his/her heart and will always cherish listening to it.

The moment it starts, it switches off all the noises in our mind instantly and lets us go through a divine feeling. An amazing tune from the Maestro with great interludes make this song very special. Vaali, a native of Srirangam, has written great lyrics. Shobana, a then girl, and SPB have wonderfully rendered their voices.

Whenever I hear to this song, it kindles my days on the bank of Kaveri, and I feel like I should shake off the sand from my foot.

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Very rarely, we get some songs which have beautiful picturization also. This one is a rare number in that list.

Enjoy.

-Sundar.

10 comments:

Masilamanis said...

yes. its a wonderful song.

"வற்றாயிருப்பு" சுந்தர் said...

masilamanis

Thanks for your visit and comments. Glad you liked this.

"வற்றாயிருப்பு" சுந்தர் said...

Hi Balu,

//Quiz

Nobody is answering to my quiz, I don’t know even all of you are checking my blog or not, but still the below is this blog’s quiz.

SPB sang another great song in Kamal movie which eulogizes the river cauvery, identify the song//

I won't miss this Quiz for sure! :)

Co-incidentally I was thinking about the 'same song' just last night, before i fell asleep! :)

Songs from Salangai Oli are long-due and I'm still finishing the article - hopefully will be posting it in a week time!!!

There is one song which was cut in the movie... (I want to write about those songs which are available in tape,CD - but not appearing in the movies!- there are atleast a few wonderful songs).

This song is 'Kaveri Mangai Vanthalamma ennudam kai serthu' with a beautiful prelude, sung by SPB for the Salangai Oli album. :) It's an awesome song and will appear soon with the other songs from S.O. - another GREAT MOVIE OF THE GREATEST ACTOR OF OUR TIMES KAMAL!

I don't know why this song was cut in the movie - or did I miss this out?? :(

S.Balu said...

Dear Sundar

Thanks for Answering My Quiz, And U R Correct Asusual. Actually, the Song "Cauvery Mangai" didnt exclude from that movie, It was after the Song "Nadhavindohangal ". Did U Remember (How Come One Forget) the Scene, the mono acting from Kamal, it was actually included in that portion, but later on its removed and only the actor's part. I like SPB's Charming articulation of "Pachilam poovu Paavadai Katti", Appadi Avan Avandhan.

And Sundar, in this context, I wanted to remember one more song "Mouname Parvaiyai Pesikondam" from Anbe Shivam, a Movie I put it second to Unnal Mudium Thambi, which changed my Life Style and Career. This song was well sung by SPB along with a newbie Chandramaye. There are Many songs like this Sunar, S We've to make a note of those songs, Done, We'll. And Also We've to Do SPB's Version of Songs sung by other singers, like in all the Hindi Songs sung by Udit, sung by SPB in Tamizh, and Tamizh version of Hariharan and KJJ by SPB in Telugu.

And U Know the film "Anbe Shivam" was supposed to be SPB-Kamal Combination, then it was changed to "SPB-Aravindsamy", then Finally it came "Kamal-Maadi".

And I thought of asking this question to U:

http://www.tamiloviam.com/nesamudan/page.asp?ID=110&fldrID=1

in the above blog Who is "Kamal Rasighan", is it U na??? hehehehehehehehehehhe

Pradip Somasundaran said...

Hello,

Came here throug Aravind! Wow! great blog..
I am a playback singer in Kerala and have 60 songs posted so far on by blog. The 60th song is dedicated to S.P.B on his 60th B.day! Please do listen and leave your comments...

Pradip

"வற்றாயிருப்பு" சுந்தர் said...

Dear Pradip,

Thanks for your visit and comments. Appreciate it.

//I am a playback singer in Kerala and have 60 songs posted so far on by blog. The 60th song is dedicated to S.P.B on his 60th B.day! Please do listen and leave your comments...//

That's great to know. I'll surely visit your blog.

I've started this english version recently and hence you'll find only few posts. The original blog is in Tamil at this link: http://myspb.blogspot.com which has approx 200 posts so far. I'm yet to move / translate all old posts to this blot and am hoping to complete it in a few weeks time.

Regards

Incognito said...

Dear Mr.Sundar,
Is the song Kaveri mangai vandalamma from the film Salangai oli is available on the internet to hear?If so,how to get it ?Please help!
With Regards
Savitha R Bhat

Incognito said...

Dear Mr.Sundar,
Is the song Kaveri mangai vandalamma from the film Salangai oli is available on the internet to hear?If so,how to get it ?Please help!
With Regards
Savitha R Bhat

Incognito said...

Dear Mr.Sundar,
Is the song Kaveri mangai vandalamma from the film Salangai oli is available on the internet to hear?If so,how to get it ?Please help!
With Regards
Savitha R Bhat

Incognito said...

Dear Mr.Sundar,
Is the song Kaveri mangai vandalamma from the film Salangai oli is available on the internet to hear?If so,how to get it ?Please help!
With Regards
Savitha R Bhat