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Thursday, July 06, 2006

Sweet Surrender

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In my early days of collecting SPB songs DB, I used to record SPB’s songs randomly, and labeled it very recreationally like SPB HITS vol-1, hence each of my Audio cassettes included with songs varies from devotional to drunk and intoxicated disposition. On a ‘Goghilashtamai’ (Birth of Lord Krishna) evening, my mom requested me to sing a Lord Krishna song, I neglected very diffidently (hehehehehe) and took one of my SPB collections which included the song “Aayar paadi malighayil” song and played that cassette. Suddenly to my mom’s scream, the next song in that cassette was “Ithoda Serthu Naalu glass, naandhanda ippa devadas”, from Thannikattu Raja. My mom annoyed me like anything and frightened that Lord Krishna will perforate my eyes that day night. But, Krishna didn’t pierce my eyes, may be he intoxiacated with ‘thalai’ SPB’s voice, but somewhat I realized something, and started to collect songs based on some styles, in that my first audio cassette label was “Sweet Surrender” and recorded my favorite SPB’s TOP 20 melodious songs (Sony 90 la avaludhanpa varum) , in that the first song was “Poondhenil Kalandhu” from “EEnipadighal’.

Eenipadighal is a musical hit movie even though it included with only three songs, music composed by KV Mehadevan. KVM was an excellent composer and many people were considering him a composer of film based devotional songs. But he was a good musician, composed many everlasting melodies, and this song “Poondenil” is one among them.

SPB is, as you all knew, a versatile singer can sing any kind of songs. But in my view, melodious with some improvisation work songs are SPB’s cup of tea. Sometimes there aren't any words to describe what you're experiencing; I’m searching those words while listening to SPB’s voice for this song. The way he starts this song just amazing, he starts with honey-filled “Poondhenil kalandhu”, and continues very furtively “Ponvandu ezhundhu”, then musically “sangeedham padipadhenna”, and some inebriated “Thalladi nadapadhenna”.

No superlative, neither adjective will help one to praise SPB’s improvisation; actually he uses to give feel to each word of the songs. Take this song; listen to the ‘hop’ effect in “Thulli vizuval”, ‘airborne‘ effect in “vaanambhadiyaval”, and to the high of all an intoxicated effect in “oru maayakam”.

Once, I happened to chat(thanks to Galatta.com) with AR Rehana, sister of the great ARR, I asked about her favourite singer, she told me SPB, and she added that SPB is a good emotion represent singer, one will agree AR Rehana’s view whenever listen to this song.

Fact file

1. There is one female version also there for this song, sung by the ultimate P.Sushila
2. KVM used to perform stage shows in the late 70’s and starting 80’s, and he always preferred SPB’s voice for those stage shows, and Shankrabharanam songs and this song always decorated those shows.
3. Still the argument is going on that which one was the actor sathyaraj’s first movie, there are many movies in that list like “Sattam En Kaiyil”, "Paghadai Paneerendu”, and this “Eenipadighal”


In this film, SPB sang one solo and a duet for Sivakumar, we all aware of this. But, in this film SPB sang a song for another male actor also, but it’s not included in the audio cassette, but one can enjoy SPB's Voice while watching this movie. Who is that actor? And identify that song.

S. Balasubramanian


Pradip Somasundaran said...

Wow....wonderful song...
Please do have a look in my blog. Am a playback singer and am an SPB fan too. Have sung and dedicated a song to him recently!


கோவை ரவீ said...

To Sri Pradip Somasundram

I saw ur website it was excellent. Kindly join as a member in our SPB Fan Group.