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Friday, June 16, 2006

The unsung series - Special # 6

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I consider two of the movies as the best ones done by Chevalier Sivaji in his later years., i.e., "Muthal Mariyathai" (1985) and "Thevar Magan". The roles in those two movies were matching his age and he'd done exceedingly well. His acting in some of the scenes was simply unbelievable.

Alongwith the Duo - Ilayaraja and Bharathiraja - Sivaji gave us one of his finest performance in his career in this movie "Muthal Mariyathai" (loosely translated as 'A matter of honour'). Alongwith him, Radha, a leading actress of yester years and Vadivukarasi, had done their best and almost matched with Sivaji in every scene.

Maestro's music was simply outstanding. Composing music for a village based subject must be something very close to the Maestro - the re-recording, and the tunes were awesome in this movie. SJ's 'Raasave onna nambi' gave me sleepless nights for several days and is still lingering in my ears! There are few more beautiful numbers viz.,
- Ye kiliyirukku pazhamirukku
- Eratha malai mela
- Ye kuruvi, sittu kuruvi
- Vetti veru vasam

I particularly love this song "poongatru thirumbuma?" (loosely translated as 'will the breeze ever come back?') sung by Malaysia Vasudevan and SJ, penned by Vairamuthu, which got him a National Award for the Best Lyricist. I consider this as the best of Malaysia Vasudevan as well.

Listen to how SPB sings this beautiful song in his own style!

1 comment:

கோவை ரவீ said...

xcellent song Sunder -- Covai Ravee