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Wednesday, June 15, 2005

TFM Tag Virus, has bitten me too....

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I didn't expect me to be bitten by the TFM tag virus so soon. But it happened.. Thanks to Nithya's ennangal. (TFM is nothing but Tamil Film Music).

Tamil Film Music is a big ocean. So, bear with the length of this post.

I was not a music 'paithiyam' from my childhood. But I used to be "..." for films, eventhough from time to time I appreciate some songs with friends. Only for the last couple of years I had the opportunity to dwell upon TFM. Probably, I might have started enjoying the romantic lines after marriage, including those songs of the pre-marriage era. Even then, I have a tremendous list of favourites.

No. of albums I own:
I am carrying around 30-40. That's too high, considering the MP3's impact on the music world. I used to get MP3s from India and burn CDs as I wish, nowadays.

Last Album that I bought:
I didn't want to wait for "Anniyan" to come out in MP3. So, I bought the CD immediately after
listening to them in the net.

Currently Listening to:
'Noothana' by Chinmayi from 'Karka Kasadara'. Nice music by Prayog. But, need to wait and watch if this guy can really make it big.

Albums that I'd want to take with me if I am alone on an Island:
IlayaRaja & AR.Rahman's melodies. Particularly movies like Nizhalgal, Alaigal Oyivathathilai, Roja, Minsara Kanavu, Jeans etc.,

Songs that you are most likely to hear me sing or hum (Song – Movie / Singer(s) / MD):
It is a long list.. I didn't want to leave most of those songs, which I have hummed or wanted to sing on the stage. (I didn't have the confidence to sing on a stage, irrespective of the fact that my voice may not be a magnetic one like SPB, Karthik, Unnikrishnan). Still, I am restricting myself to 10, here in this section.

1) Nizhalgal
ithu oru ponmaalai pozhuthu, vaanamagaL naaNugiRaaL veeRu udai puuNugiRaaL (இது ஒரு பொன்மாலை பொழுது, வானமகள் நாணுகிறாள் வேறு உடை பூணுகிறாள்).
A nice combo by SPB - IR - Vairamuthu, which is an evergreen song.

2) Punnagai Mannan
enna saththam intha neeram uyirin oliyaa (என்ன சத்தம் இந்த நேரம் உயிரின் ஒலியா).
No match to this song of SPB with IR.

3) Kizhakku Vaasal
pachcha malaip puuvu nii uchchi malaith theenu, kuththangkuRai eethu nii nanthavanath theeru (பச்ச மலைப் பூவு நீ உச்சி மலைத் தேனு, குத்தங்குறை ஏது நீ நந்தவனத் தேரு)
I still remember seeing this movie on the first day. By SPB with IR.

4) Sathya
valaiyoosai sala sala salavena kavidhaigaL padikkudhu kuLu kuLu thenRal (வலையோசை சல சல சலவென கவிதைகள் படிக்குது குளு குளு தென்றல்)
By SPB & Lata mangeshkar - IR. First in tamil by Lata.

5) Captain Magal
entha peNNilum illaadha onRu eedhoo, adhu eedhoo, adi eedhoo unnidam irukkiRadhu (எந்த பெண்ணிலும் இல்லாத ஒன்று ஏதோ, அது ஏதோ, அடி ஏதோ உன்னிடம் இருக்கிறது)
Wonderful one from SPB with Music Director Hamsalekha

6)Minsara Kanavu
veNNilavee veNNilavee viNNaith thaaNdi varuvaayaa viLaiyaada joodi theevai (வெண்ணிலவே வெண்ணிலவே விண்ணைத் தாண்டி வருவாயா விளையாட ஜோடி தேவை)
That soothing voices of Hariharan, Sadhana sargam with ARR's tunes, reminds me those days when I felt as if I lost something in the world. Even now, when I listen to the song, it rekindles the same thoughts of those days.

7)En Swaasa Katre
thiRakkaatha kaattukkuLLee piRakkaatha piLLaigaL poolee aanoom (திறக்காத காட்டுக்குள்ளே பிறக்காத பிள்ளைகள் போலே ஆனோம்)
Beautifully tuned by ARR with Unnikrishnan, Chitra - Nicely picturised too.

8) Kadhal Samrajyam
iru kaNkaL sollum kaadhal seythi un kaathal seyyum liilai ingkee konjcham illai (இரு கண்கள் சொல்லும் காதல் செய்தி உன் காதல் செய்யும் லீலை இங்கே கொஞ்சம் இல்லை)
Nice one by YSR and sung by Balram & Gopika Poornima. But unfortunately, this movie
by Agathiyan never got released.

9) Minnale
vasiigaraa en nenjchinikka un pon madiyil thuungkinaal poodhum (வசீகரா என் நெஞ்சினிக்க உன் பொன் மடியில் தூங்கினால் போதும்)
A nice one by Bombay jayashree in this first movie of Haris Jeyaraj. But I didn't like the way song was picturised in the middle. The Pole dancing sequence by Reema Sen didn't fit the song.

10) Thaayin Mani Kodi
nuuRaaNdukku oru muRai puukkinRa puuvallavaa (நூறாண்டுக்கு ஒரு முறை பூக்கின்ற பூவல்லவா)
I don't know the composer. But it was a movie of Arjun. Sung by Gopal sharma & Devi.

Favorite Singer(s):
None other than SPB, Karthik, Unnikrishnan, S.Janaki, Chitra, Sujatha.

My favorite lines…
Here also, I am trying to restrict myself to a limited set.

1) Thambikku Endha Oooru - Another great delivery by SPB & IR. I can still remember that Solidaire (or Dyanora) TV ad with this song. Just see these few lines in 'kaadhalin thiipam onRu..(காதலின் தீபம் ஒன்று)

ennai naan theedith theedi unnidam kaNdu koNdeen
ponnilee puuvaal aLLum punnagai minnudhee
என்னை நான் தேடித் தேடி உன்னிடம் கண்டு கொண்டேன்
பொன்னிலே பூவால் அள்ளும் புன்னகை மின்னுதே

2) Pudhu Pudhu Arthangal - One more hit of SPB & IR combo in this song 'kalyaaNa maalai koNdaadum peNNee (கல்யாண மாலை கொண்டாடும் பெண்ணே)

vaalibangkaL oodum vayadhaagak kuudum aanaalum anbu maaRaadhammaa
maalaiyidum sontham mudipootta bantham pirivennum sollee aRiyaadhammaa
வாலிபங்கள் ஓடும் வயதாகக் கூடும் ஆனாலும் அன்பு மாறாதம்மா

மாலையிடும் சொந்தம் முடிபோட்ட பந்தம் பிரிவென்னும் சொல்லே அறியாதம்மா

3) VIP - This music Director Ranjit Barot has completely moved out of the tamil film industry. This song by Hariharan & Chitra has beautiful lyrics.

minnal oru koodi enthan uyir theedi vanthathee, oo..
latcham pala latcham puukkaL onRaaga puuththathee
un vaarththai theen vaarththathee
மின்னல் ஒரு கோடி எந்தன் உயிர் தேடி வந்ததே, ஓ..
லட்சம் பல லட்சம் பூக்கள் ஒன்றாக பூத்ததே
உன் வார்த்தை தேன் வார்த்ததே

4) Jeans - Hariharan & Anuradha Sriram beautiful combination with ARR, still melts me in this 'anbee anbee kollaadhee (அன்பே அன்பே கொல்லாதே )' song.....

meegaththaip pidiththu meththai amaiththu
melliya puu unnaith thuungka vaippeen,
thuukkaththil maadhu veerkkinRa poothu
natchaththiram koNdu naan thudaippeen
மேகத்தைப் பிடித்து மெத்தை அமைத்து
மெல்லிய பூ உன்னைத் தூங்க வைப்பேன்,
தூக்கத்தில் மாது வேர்க்கின்ற போது
நட்சத்திரம் கொண்டு நான் துடைப்பேன்

5) Amarkalam - Nothing much to describe my wife's favourite song (mine too.. since it implies me, isn't it!!). Just read, you will know. Nice one by Chitra in Bharatwaj's tunes.

unnoodu vaazhaadha vaazhvenna vaazhvu, en uL nenjchu solginRadhu,
puuvoodu peesaatha kaaRRenna kaaRRu, oru puunjchoolai keetkinRadhu
உன்னோடு வாழாத வாழ்வென்ன வாழ்வு என் உள் நெஞ்சு சொல்கின்றது,
பூவோடு பேசாத காற்றென்ன காற்று ஒரு பூஞ்சோலை கேட்கின்றது

6) Boys - Ale Ale song. By Karthik & Chitra Sivaraman in ARR's tunes. Mesmerising location too.

egiRik kudhiththeen vaanam idiththadhu, paadhangkaL iraNdum paRavaiyaanadhu
viralgaLin kaambil puukkaL muLaiththadhu, puruvangkaL iRangki miisai aanadhu
எகிறிக் குதித்தேன் வானம் இடித்தது, பாதங்கள் இரண்டும் பறவையானது
விரல்களின் காம்பில் பூக்கள் முளைத்தது, புருவங்கள் இறங்கி மீசை ஆனது

7) Dum Dum Dum - From that 'un peeraich sonnalee uL-naakkil thiththikkumee (உன் பேரைச் சொன்னலே உள்நாக்கில் தித்திக்குமே )' song sung by Unnikrishnan & Sadhana Sargam in Karthik Raja's music.

onRaa iraNdaa, oru koodi njaabagam uyir thinnap paarkkuthee,
kaNNee thuNdaay thuNdaay buumiyil vizhuntheen, engkee nii en kaNNee?
ஒன்றா இரண்டா, ஒரு கோடி ஞாபகம் உயிர் தின்னப் பார்க்குதே,

கண்ணே துண்டாய் துண்டாய் பூமியில் விழுந்தேன், எங்கே நீ என் கண்ணே?

8) Rhythm - The intial lyrics of this song are very striking. By Unnikrishnan & Kavitha, tuned by ARR.

kaaRRee en vaasal vanthaay medhuvaagak kathavu thiRanthaay
kaaRRee un peeraik keetteen kaadhal enRaay, neeRRu nii engku
irunthaay kaaRRee nii solvaay enReen,

-svaasaththil irunthathaagach solli chenRaay
காற்றே என் வாசல் வந்தாய் மெதுவாகக் கதவு திறந்தாய்
காற்றே உன் பேரைக் கேட்டேன் காதல் என்றாய், நேற்று நீ எங்கு
இருந்தாய் காற்றே நீ சொல்வாய் என்றேன்,
ஸ்வாசத்தில் இருந்ததாகச் சொல்லி சென்றாய்

9) Kaathal - The Latest sensational song by Joshua Sridhar, has a nice start. Sung by Haricharan & Harini. (they are different from the existing Hariharan & Harini Tippu)

thottuth thottu ennai veRRuk kaLimaNNai siRpamaaga yaar seythathoo
thottuth thottu ennai pattaampuuchchip peNNai thittam ittu yaar venRathoo
தொட்டுத் தொட்டு என்னை வெற்றுக் களிமண்ணை சிற்பமாக யார் செய்ததோ
தொட்டுத் தொட்டு என்னை பட்டாம்பூச்சிப் பெண்ணை திட்டம் இட்டு யார் வென்றதோ

Now, I tag all these music lovers...

Kaps - For his MP3 interest
Thennavan - For his interest in romantic to kaanaa songs
Harish - I know, he loves music
Keerthi - He too
Narayanan - Am expecting some classics from him

Guys, it is your turn to march forward... don't worry about the numbers. You can restrict to even 5, as before in the book tagging.
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22 Comments:

Blogger thennavan said...

Appa saamy, indha tagging vilaiyaattukku maaththiram naan varallai. It will be the longest post since I don't want to leave out a whole lot of goodies and erkanave maththavangaloda list le en paattukkalum irukku. So, idhukku maaththiram konjam excuse pannikkunga

Goundamani style le: EXKISS ME :-)

Wednesday, June 15, 2005 6:40:00 PM  
Blogger Ram.C said...

emaaththatheenga thennavan..emaaththatheenga..niraya ethirparkkirom

Wednesday, June 15, 2005 6:51:00 PM  
Blogger Munimma said...

ram.c, you have another tag waiting at my blog.

Wednesday, June 15, 2005 7:17:00 PM  
Blogger Cogito said...

tamizh paatu tag-a aduthathu ! hmm...eclectic choices . Some of ur choices are my favs too ..

Wednesday, June 15, 2005 7:39:00 PM  
Blogger Kaps said...

Ram,

Looks like I need to take off from work to complete this. I already have Book tag, personal tag and movie tag pending.
This tag is spreading faster than email virus.

Will comment later about your choice of songs.

Wednesday, June 15, 2005 7:57:00 PM  
Blogger keerthi said...

ram, thanks for the tag. taggin on my blog.

thennavan, Goundamani style is "Yechchuse me !". You made a vocabulary error !!

Wednesday, June 15, 2005 7:58:00 PM  
Blogger Adaengappa !! said...

மிக அருமை ஆனால் எனக்கு வேண்டும் பொறுமை !! Keep tagging ..!!

Wednesday, June 15, 2005 8:29:00 PM  
Blogger Chez said...

Quite a long post..

I loved every single song that u said u were huming often. great melodies..

Hm.. 2 tags waiting for me too.*sigh* :-)

Thennavan.. athepadi ungala mattum vittuda mudiyumaa.. Ok. everybody.. let every tag arrows focus the newly acquired target.. Chennai Central..!!

Wednesday, June 15, 2005 8:32:00 PM  
Blogger Nithya Swaminathan said...

Nice list...:) So many tags doing the rounds these days!!

Wednesday, June 15, 2005 9:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ram

Many of favourites in your list - wnat to go home and listen to these.

Thuglak

Wednesday, June 15, 2005 9:53:00 PM  
Blogger G3 said...

Nice collection! Melodies naraiya kepinga pola

Wednesday, June 15, 2005 10:46:00 PM  
Blogger VeeKay said...

Ram, super post. Classic songs. Enna dhan pudhusu pushusa makkal vandhalum IR dhan king. Btw, Thayin Manikodi music Vidyasagar.

Thursday, June 16, 2005 12:17:00 AM  
Blogger Harish said...

Awesome songs.

i have been working on this from 1 AM its now 4.30 AM.. not only did i have to write a big post, but as soon as a song that comes to mind, i sit back and listen to it!!! Thankfully I wasnt book tagged or anythng like that.

Thursday, June 16, 2005 1:17:00 AM  
Blogger Ram.C said...

thanks guys..

Munimma... I like that tag, thanks... Will work on it. It's my passionate one, isn't it. Eppadi viduveen...

adengappa.. why suddenly, the tamil fonts of the sender name, are not shown here? do you know?

Vijay.. thanks for that info on Vidyasagar.

Harish... definitely, it takes time. I agree.. not an easy task.

Gayathri.. I have some favourite fast beats also. (latest fast beat is 'coimbatore coimbatore ponnu neeyaa, sollu' from 'jithan'). But Melody overrides Fast beats.

Magnus.. Thennavana vidatheenga...

Thursday, June 16, 2005 2:34:00 AM  
Blogger Chakra Sampath said...

nice list of songs...

Thursday, June 16, 2005 4:21:00 AM  
Blogger thennavan said...

Ram, sari naan ezhudaren but give me some time. I will make it a weekend one since it will be long and I have already lined up something for this weekend.

Keerthi, thanks. Aduvum sollalaam but naan sonnathu maadiri kooda kelvi pattirukken (maybe not from Gounds) :-)

Thursday, June 16, 2005 5:20:00 AM  
Blogger Anjali said...

wow lovly list "Tag Epidemic:)

Thursday, June 16, 2005 6:11:00 AM  
Blogger Ram.C said...

chakra / anjali .. thanks

thennavan... nalla neram eduthukangoo.....intha vaara special, ennavooo???? 'eskiss me'.. sonnathu 'vedi'velo...

Thursday, June 16, 2005 7:32:00 AM  
Blogger Arvind said...

Ram,

'Thayin mani kodi' is by Vidyasagar...it was the season of Arjun's round as the in-form hero and his combo with VS was producing chart busters

Thennavan,Keerthi

yeskoosme'a vittuteengale !

Thursday, June 16, 2005 10:50:00 AM  
Anonymous GP said...

Ram, nice list of songs.. Yesterday I posted mine..did u check out?

Thursday, June 16, 2005 3:27:00 PM  
Blogger crsathish said...

Ram sir, pretty good list.

Friday, June 17, 2005 5:20:00 PM  
Blogger Ram.C said...

arvind / GP / sathish.. thanks.

Friday, June 17, 2005 11:07:00 PM  

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