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Saturday, November 12, 2011

Raasathi Ona Kanatha Neju

Here we go with another Illayaraja's hit from the 1984 Tamil feature film Vaidhei Karthirindhal. If you'd recall, R.Soundarrajan who currently does character roles in several Tamil movies once use to produce and direct offbeat films such as Payanangal Mudivathillai,' 'Amman Kovil Kizhakale', this is one such venture of his.

During that time Illayaraja was unstoppable and anything he did turned out to be a super hit number and I am sure folks from that genre will appreciate this song which was at the top of the charts for sometime. Originally sung by Jeyachandran, this song was enacted on screen by Vijaykanth & Revathi.

A very simple song without much importance to the singer, the focus on this song was more towards its lyrics and background score. Illayaraja's use of violins in this song with such brilliance brings out the fragrance of this melody. Though it might belong to the group of pathos, I still liked it for its melody and smooth tempo. Enjoy the song and leave your comments.

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  1. Shiv,
    Only after listening to your effort, I realized the difficulty in the pitching and tempo of this song. Apparently, Jeyachandran has sung it so casually we didnt realize this. This is certainly a great effort. Your voice gave a non-pathos version of this song. One correction; Payanangal mudivithillai is produced by Kovai Thambi who along with Mohan owe their prosperity to Ilayaraja.

  2. This also brings a pleasent memory. This movie was released in 1982 and I was in my college. One of my batchmate, Sasikumar was RS's assistant director (I believe) for this movie. One of my prized possession for a very long time is a cassette containing the original recordings of these songs with Ilayaraja's voice correcting the musicians. In fact there was an additional stanza in Kathirinthu..kathirinthu..songs. Good old days!Hmm....