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For the Love of Music- Part II


For the Love of Music- Part I

This is a music oriented post πŸ™‚ But, [a nice term I picked up at OG’s space :P] Mallu-centric :P!

This is part II, of Nimmy’s Tag. To share with you 10 songs from two languages, that are personal favourites. I have already shared the English Songs, HERE πŸ™‚

This is Part II- a few Malayalam Favourites πŸ™‚ There will be many who may not follow the language, but then they say, don’t they, that the language of Music is Universal?

For those who do listen to Malayalam songs, I do hope you will find favourites here as well… πŸ™‚ As said earlier, this is only a list of a few that came to my mind, and I know that I shall find more to add. However, Nimmy has very clearly said, on 10!
1. Manushyan Mathangale Srishtichu, by Yesudas

This has to be one of the simplest, most profound, and most telling songs on the times we now pass through. This evergreen, priceless song, as treasured for its music as for its lyrics, and not to mention the gorgeous voice of Yesudas, speaks of how man created religions which then created Gods, and together, the three entities divided the land and hearts of men! The famous trinity of Devarajan Master [music composer], VayalarΒ  [lyricist] and singer, Yesudas have come together to create this historical song, so filled with a worldly and universal wisdom. This has to be all time Song No. 1!!! πŸ™‚

2. Kannadi Koodum, from the film, Pranayavarnangal [starring Manju Warrier, Divya Unni, Suresh Gopi], a sweet romantic film, with some great songs.

The ever so slight, graceful and beautifully rhythmic bobbing of the head, Manju’s, is believed to have been her own addition to the choreography, because the music, the rhythm , the beat of the song simply made her do that while dancing. It is one of the most entrancing performances, and that too impromptu, that I have seen πŸ™‚ KS Chitra’s voice is superb as always, but this one song it becomes so very charming too!

3. Ethrayo Janmammayi, from the film, “Summer in Bethlehelm”

This video does not show the song itself, but clippings from the film, which was a superhit, several years ago πŸ™‚ The humming by Sujatha, and her singing, along with Yesudas is simply melodious. And the lyrics are a romantic’s dream πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ [Translated to mean: I have been looking for you in so many lifetimes… I have so much of love -ishtam- for you… :P!]

4. Enthu paranjaalum nee endethalle vaave πŸ™‚ from “Achuvinte Amma”. Meera Jasmine and Urvashi come together is this lovely family story πŸ™‚

Simply translated the song is a sort of lullaby, a gentle rumination of lovely memories of a mother about her daughter, who is upset with her, and has left home… πŸ™‚ She sings, “No matter what you say, you will always be my baby πŸ™‚ ”

5. Yesudas’s “Arayanname” from Vasanthageethangal [Evergreen Songs], which is not from any film, but a collection of non film songs πŸ™‚

This celebrates the Swan, believed to have been the messenger between the lovers Nala and Damayanti, in the story of Nalacharitam πŸ™‚

6. The Bucket Rap… howlarious song put together by the students of CET, Trivandrum [Oye, OG, ariyaathirikillallo :P!]

7. From “Chitram“, a Mohanlal starrer, this beautiful classical song πŸ™‚

8. Sukhamaanee nilaavu, from “Nammal”, sung by Jyotsna, a young lady, who just passed out of our school about 4 years back πŸ™‚ She won the state award for the song πŸ™‚

How lovely is this moonlight and the light breeze, and when you are beside me, the evening becomes magical… πŸ™‚

9. From “Mazhathullikkilukkam” [the tinkling sound of falling rain drops :)], this absolutely gentle melody πŸ™‚ “Therirangum Mukile

The lyrics again here, are just lovely, as is the mellifluous voice of Jayachandran.

10. The trinity [Vayalar-Devarajan-Yesudas] again, with “Aayiram Paadaswarangal Kilukki” from “Nadhi” an old film, that was a hit πŸ™‚

This has been a landmark film that Prem Nazir acted in πŸ™‚

So that is it, for now, with this tag! Now, Nimmy has asked only for two languages, but this is getting to be so very interesting, that I am going to do part III later, with Hindi songs… Till then au revoir; pinne kaanam [will see you later :)]

Enjoy the music, for it is, as the Bard said, the food of love πŸ™‚

27 May, 2009

Edited to Add:

A few favourites from Ajit, OG πŸ™‚

Nee manimukilaadagal, from Vellithira, starring Prithviraj and Navya Nair πŸ™‚

Ariyaathe ariyaathe, from Ravanaprabhu, starring Mohanlal and Vasundhra Das πŸ™‚

Swayamvara chandrike, from Chronic Bachelor πŸ™‚ Rather funny, this song :P!

Author: Usha Pisharody

A rambler, pretends to be a teacher, loves to dream, and go on Quixotic Quests in the Realm of Romance With Life...

27 thoughts on “For the Love of Music- Part II

  1. Ushus, this reminded me of my post in the draft. I have the list ready but forgot to publish it πŸ˜€

    One song is in my list too ‘enthu paranjalum’.

    Some here I have not heard. I think the new ones. I know mostly late 80s-early 90s Malayalam cinema.

    Solilo, I think I have heard you speak of your fondness for it, and Peanut’s too? And her ammamma’s? I love that song so very very much πŸ™‚

    Waiting to see and watch and listen to yours too πŸ™‚ There are ever so many more… just picked a random few πŸ™‚

    Thanks for dropping in so promptly πŸ™‚


  2. Oh! I like Nammal song. ‘Sukhamani nilav’.

    A favourite here too!


  3. Also, Chitram. All songs esp. doorakizha udikkum.

    And the other classical, for which I could not find the video, “Swaminaatha Paripaalaya…”

    Doorakizhakkudikkum is such a hilarious song too, when one watches πŸ™‚ That movie is one of Lalettan’s bestest πŸ™‚


  4. geee… i dont have speakers at office… and havent heard or seen any of these… !!

    I ll wait for hindi songs…. !! πŸ™‚

    Lol, Dhiren, you probably would not have πŸ™‚ That’s ok πŸ™‚ I hope the Hindi list will be more to your understanding and taste πŸ™‚ Thank you for being here, all the same πŸ™‚


  5. OMG!!!! dont tell me that you have heard the bucket song!!! hahahahahahaha, classic πŸ˜› πŸ˜› πŸ˜› usha!!!! LOL… I cant stop laughing here πŸ˜›

    classic songs in the list…. I just love jayachandrans voice….his pronounciation of malayalam is unparallelled……
    My fav of his are:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AFPIp9jk7Dg :ariyathe ariyathe
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pWQODZX8ELg&feature=related : Nee Manimukilaadakal
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W63oESrKne0&feature=related : Swayamvara Chandrike
    and a lot more πŸ˜›

    ush: Ajit, glad that it got you to wonder :P! Of course I have heard the song… :P! I have an engg student at home, remember?? Lolzz! Heard it first on his mobile about 2 years ago, and it was an instant hit. The video was made later, when the song got popularity πŸ™‚ I agree, itz a classic!

    The others yes, all favourites..
    ariyaathe, from Ravanaprabhu.

    Nee manimukalaadaka, from Vellithira

    Swayamvara Chandrike, from Chronic Bachelor πŸ™‚

    Love them all too! Thanks for sharing your favourites.. I wonder if te links work, else I shall edit post and add your list too..:) Incidentally, why dont you take it as a tag and do it??
    Thanks, in anticipation!!!


  6. I dont think I have put the links in correctly…….
    sorry for that πŸ˜›

    πŸ™‚ I dont know either, till I publish this from quickedit πŸ˜› :P!


  7. Gud to see some beautiful songs here, some of my favourites like “sukhamanee nilavu n ethrayo janmammay” n sme r my parents fav like ‘aayiram pathasarangal n enthu paranjalum”….beautiful songs, waiting 4 ur hindi list…

    Thanks sreelakshmi πŸ™‚ Glad to know your parents’ favourite is also here πŸ™‚


  8. except song no.5, all others are my favs too ..

    BTW, u mentioned about manju warrier’s steps in pranayavarnanagal//

    How dare u miss mentioning ‘mr.commisioner Suresh Gopi’s ‘shit’, ‘just remember that’ steps in the same song…I heard that those steps were also impromptu πŸ˜›

    Praveen, Lol@ Suresh Gopi’s classical steps πŸ˜› ! Now that you have metioned it, I shall only underscore it:P! See? It is underlined :D!
    You know what? Seeing you here, reminded me that I forgot to add Avial, and I really did want to, so here it is, with this comment :D!

    Nada Nada by Avial, a rock band in Kerala πŸ™‚

    Having heard it often at home, it has become acquired taste :P!


  9. ah! I didnt knw our choices differed this much πŸ˜€ For once, I dont like any of the songs you have posted here..hehe!! Maybe “ethrayo janmamayi” wud be de only exception…hehehe!! πŸ™‚ N yea, Bucket Rap… Ash influence aanalle?? hehe!!

    sorry, dont hv anythin to share this tym!! nxt tym, alle? πŸ™‚

    Lol! Sash… πŸ™‚ Inganeyum aavaam πŸ™‚ Aisa bhi hota hai :P! Yeah, the Bucket Rap is Ash Infuluence, as is Avial :P!

    As you say, next time :P! Thanks for being here, even though you found only one!


  10. Ushus I have no clue about the songs here πŸ™‚
    but I do love the tunes though πŸ™‚

    will wait for the Hindi tag πŸ˜€
    and in the meantime OG and Solilo are teaching me Malayalam.. πŸ˜€

    I keep picking up words from their blog πŸ™‚
    as from yours too πŸ™‚



  11. Thanks for compiling a list of songs… Nice..hmmm


  12. Some really lovely songs Usha. But my list if it were put together would be totally different. Do you know the song, Ethra sundari ethra priyngari ente hrudayeshwari??’ One of my all time favs. Also, ‘Chaitram chayam chalichu’ AND Hrudayeshwari nin neduveerpil jnaaan oru madhura sangeetham kettu’ and ‘Alliyambal’ the eternal fav, ‘Maana maine varu’… and many many more. Among the newer ones I like that song from Perumazhakkalam, ‘Raakilithan” and ‘Oru chiri kandal’ as also ‘Ennodenthini pinakkam’ and ‘Kuyile poonkuyile’ and ‘Kai thudi thaalam kotti’ and…… oh I better stop now!!


  13. Usha, Will come back to comment on this post πŸ™‚ I wanted to let you that you have been tagged πŸ™‚
    Please do take it up πŸ™‚


  14. The list is beautiful, Usha…I got goosepimples reading it…My favs are there too especially ethrayo janmamayi ninechan thedunnu….


  15. I had never thought that blogging would introduce me to so many wonderful songs πŸ™‚ I am a bit ashamed to say that I had not heard most of the songs – but have loved all of it!! Wonderful collection!!! You even had ‘Bucket Rap’ πŸ™‚ Loved the songs.. Will be listening to quite a few in your collection again πŸ™‚

    By the way, I love that detox alert – I feel the need for such a detox too πŸ™‚


  16. Sorry for so getting here late,Usha.Barring a few,I have heard much of your choice and I love them.
    ‘Endu Paranjaalum’ was in my list too.And ‘Nagumo’ just takes the cake!I’m not a great fan of MG Sreekumar.But this one song he was sheer magic!
    And the first song,yes I love purely because of its lyrics and the way the trio of Devarajan maash,Vayalarsir & Yesudas have created magic with those words.


  17. Hi Usha, you have been awarded! Do come over and pick up your well deserved award from my latest blogpost!


  18. {{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{Hugs}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}

    Miss you, Ushus.


  19. Ushus. Sorry. Not been able to comment on this post.
    Well I liked the beats and the sound of their music.
    (Don’t understand the language though 😐 )


  20. Hi,Ushus…been missing your posts terribly…please come back sooooon. I know you must be neck deep busy with your sessions. I keep hearing about the session-duridam from my Ma too,you see πŸ™‚

    Waiting to read your posts eagerly!


  21. missing u lady!! have something for u on my blog!


  22. Hello ushus………. where are you?


  23. Thank you, all you dear friends, who keep dropping by to ask… πŸ™‚

    Just taking time out… to re organize and prioritize and then will come back again..:) That is a promise πŸ™‚ (A threat too.. lol!)

    I miss you all too, and your lovely spaces, and words.. and the thought that I shall get there, hopefully soon, keeps me going πŸ™‚

    Thanks everyone, once again… I shall be back πŸ™‚ Till then take care and keep well.. and God Bless you and yours πŸ™‚


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  25. Hi Usha,
    Stumbled at your blog on this fine blog-trotting day! Awesome list, most of them are in my favs too.

    Jaanaki Jaaane rama, Vathilpazhuthiloode…kumkumam vaari vitharum thrisandhya pole….are two i would love to hear over and over!

    Hope to be a regular when the phoenix rises again to pen πŸ™‚
    Till then would cover up the posts so far and smile along all those innumerable smileys here πŸ™‚
    Take care


  26. the surprise packet was the bucket song πŸ˜€ hehehhehee..
    nice melodies all!and my favs too…
    wud’ve loved to see ‘aaro viral meetti’ in the list too..and some more songs from ravindran maash….but then a list of 10 is always tough πŸ˜›

    You know I like the bucket song, Praveen. Lol! Couldnt not! first heard it when my son had joined up for engineering .. hehehe..
    “Aaro viral meetti” …mmmmmmmm… love that song too! Great seeing you here, too, Praveen… πŸ™‚


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