Two Great Voices! - Tribute to Lord Shiva

This is a song from the movie Agathiyar featuring two of the Greatest Voices of all time, paying their tribute to Lord Shiva through music. T R Mahalingam and Sirgazhi Govindarajan who have played the roles of Agathiyar and Naradhar in this movie have rendered this song impeccably in their own inimitable styles. Such true original voices are extremely rare, combined with such talent has created a timeless classic. Credit goes to the multifaceted legendary exponent and music composer Kunnakudi Vaidyanathan for having showcased the divine talent of such great singers with his composition. The lyrics for this movie was written by one of the unsung heroes of the Tamil Movie Industry, Ulundurpettai Shanmugam.

Comical Song from CID Shankar - 1970

This is a comical song from the 1970 hit movie CID Shankar starring Jaishankar, CID Shakunthala, VS Raghavan, RS Manohar, Thengai Srinivasan and others. The movie was directed by R Sundaram and produced by Modern Theatres. The music was composed by Vedha. This particular song was sung by Ponnusamy and L R Easwari. The song was written by Kannadasan.

Tribute to Mahatma Gandhi

This is a hit song from the movie Naam Iruvar (1947), starring T R Mahalingam, T R  Ramachandran, V K Ramasami, T A Jayalakshmi, Baby Kamala and others. This song features Baby Kamala who later went on to become a dancing super star of the Tamil Movie industry in her own right. The plot is as follows. T R Mahalingam plays the part of Sukumar, the son of a black-marketer  who falls in the company of evil friends and invests his money in making a film in accordance with their advice. However, the film never sees the light of the day and leaves Sukumar heavy in debt. He is eventually questioned by financiers and when he fails to pay them, is dragged to court. How he is rescued from his perilous situation forms the climax of the story. At the end of the movie, Sukumar becomes a nationalist and a Gandhian. Nam Iruvar also marked the debut of V. K. Ramasamy who plays the role of an evil old man who desires to marry Sukumar's lady-love Kannamma. The film had a prominent comedy track provided by T. R. Ramachandran of Sabapathy fame. (Courtesy Wikipedia) Music was composed by R Sudarsanam and the song was written by Kothamangalam Subbu. The song was sung by M S Rajeswari. The movie was produced and directed by AVM.

Birds of Several Kinds! - 1963

This is the 'Title Song' of the movie Iruvar Ullam starring Sivaji, Saroja Devi, MR Radha, TR Ramachandran, SV Ranga Rao and others. The movie was directed by L V Prasad and was written by M Karunanidhi. Music by the Great K V Mahadevan, Sung by the Great TMS and Lyrics by the Great Kannadasan. The best clip for this song on Youtube happened to be from the beginning of the first part of the full movie upload and hence used instead of a clip of just the song. There was a time when this movie was not available anywhere and now it is miraculously available for everyone to enjoy! Several actresses appear in this song along with Sivaji and the final one to appear is actress Jayanthi whose debut film was in the same year Jeenu Goodu (Kannada).

Comedy Movie Comical Song - 1968

This is a comical song from the super hit comedy movie Galatta Kalyanam (1968) starring Sivaji Ganesan, Jayalalitha, Nagesh, K. A. Thangavelu, Cho Ramaswamy, A. V. M. Rajan, V. Gopalakrishnan, VS Raghavan, Senthamarai, Sachu, Manorama and others. The movie brought Sivaji and Jayalalitha together for the first time. This movie showcased Jayalalitha's flair for comedy. Gopu had once said it was Jayalalitha who had introduced him to the works of the great comical genius P G Wodehouse whose works were the inspiration for some of of Gopu's directorial successes such as his debut movie as director Kaasedhaan Kadavuladaa. This movie was written by Gopu, working for the first time on his own, away from his partnership with Sridhar. Incidentally this movie was directed by Sridhar's cousin C V Rajendran. Music MSV, Lyrics Vaali, Singers, TMS, PBS, P Susheel and L R Eashwari.

Tribute to MSV - The Greatest Composer Ever!

This outstanding composition by the Great MSV is from the movie Apoorva Raagangal (1975) directed by K. Balachander. The film features Kamal Haasan &  Srividya in lead roles with Rajinikanth, Jayasudha, Nagesh, Major Sundar Rajan in supporting roles. The Kannadasan - MSV pairing is truly an act of God done in order to give the world innumerable timeless classics. There are so many stories behind this song and this movie. This is Rajnikanth's first movie. Srividhya plays the role of a Character inspired by her mother the Great Carnatic Vocalist M L Vasanthakumari. This story is inspired by the 25th story of the legend of Baital Pachisi from 2500 years back. Kannadasan has given a concise and precise extract of the Bhagavad Gita in just this one song. Two creative geniuses have come together to create this timeless classic. Incidentally this song has been sung by Vani Jayaram who came to the Tamil Movie Industry from Bollywood.

Another Comedy Song

This is a comedy song from the movie Thenali starring Kamal Hassan, Jayaram, Jothika, Devyani and others. This song features Kamal dancing with Jothika and Devyani and has been picturized as a dream sequence. The music for the movie was composed by A R Rehman.

Kamal Prabhudeva Hit Song

This is a hit song from the movie Kaadhalaa Kaadhalaa starring Kamal Hassan, Prabhudeva, Rambha, Soundharya, Nagesh, Vadivelu, Sri Vidhya, MSV and others. This is a song featuring Kamal, Prabhudeva, Rambha and Soundharya. The movie is a hilarious comedy with non-stop comic sequences from start to finish. Karthik Raja has composed the music for the movie and the movie was directed by Singeetham Srinivasa Rao. This is a rare movie wherein MSV had showcased his acting skills!

Hit Song from 1967

This is a hit song from the movie Pattinathil Bootham starring Jaishankar, Nagesh, K R Vijaya, Balaji, Jawar Seetharaman and others. The details about the movie can be seen in an earlier post. This song was written by Kannadasan and the music was composed by R Govardhanam and not MSV as is the popular belief. The songs in this movie had all been very popular and great hits. Comic genius Nagesh's antics and expressions are something which one can never fail to notice, appreciate and enjoy, particularly children.

Sun's Thousand Arms! - Shivaji Hit 1964

This is a hit song from the Cult Classic Hit Movie Karnan starring Shivaji Ganesan, NTR, Asokan, Muthuraman, Savithri, Devika, Rajamma and others. This song written by Kannadasan as a prayer and tribute to the Sun is on par with the great classics from thousands of years ago. The music is by MSV and the song has been impeccably rendered by the three legends of Tamil Movie Industry TMS, Sirgazhi Govindarajan and PBS. Shivaji has not just portrayed but personified the great Karnan in this movie! Enjoy the song!

MGR Hit Song - 1975

This is a hit song from the movie Pallaandu Vaazhga starring MGR, Latha, M N Nambiyar, P S Veerappa, V K Ramasami, R S Manohar, Thengai Srinivasan and others. This movie was released in 1975 just two years before MGR made history in Tamil Nadu. There is a stanza in this song which says Tomorrow History might be Created by us! He did exactly that! These visionary lyrics were penned not by Vaali as one would suppose it to have been but by the famous lyricist Pulamaipithan who started his film career with the MGR Movie Kudiyiruntha Koil. Amazingly he has recently written a song for the 2014 movie Arima Nambi, starring Sivaji's Grand Son, 50 years after beginning his career!. The Thirukkural bit which is originally in the beginning of this song which makes it more classy is sadly missing in this clip. Music - K V Mahadevan.

Classic Hit Song from 1958

This is a hit song from the movie Vanjikottai Vaaliban, Starring Gemini Ganesan, Padmini, Vaijayanthimala and others. The other popular song from this movie is the famous dance off between Padmini and Vaijayanthimala. This particular song features Gemini and Vaijayanthimala.






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