This is a classical hit from the movie Konjum Salangai starring Gemini Ganesan, Savithri and others. The music for this movie had been composed by one of the great music directors of the yesteryears S M Subbaiah Naidu. The song was written by the famous lyricist Ku Ma Balasubramaniam who has also written such famous songs as Aadaatha Manamum, Yaaradi Nee Mohini, Kunguma Poove, Chithiram Pesithadi to name a few. There were quite a few legends in Tamil Cinema prior to the period of dominance by MSV and Kannadhasan. This song also showcases the talent of the legendary Nadaswaram Exponent Karukurichi P Arunachalam and has been composed as sort of a duet between his talented exploitation of the divine instrument and S Janaki. The effortless way in which Savithri has lip 'synced' this difficult song is a lesson in acting to all modern day actresses. The simple reason why the song has come out so well is because it has been dedicated to Lord Muruga and has received his blessings in full! The song also features Gemini and others.