Ahaaa!!! Back to blogging after a loooooooooong time. ;-)
This time I have a couple of songs in mind, I want to write about.
The first one is “enna samayalo” from unnal mudiyum thambi. Raagamalika, consisting of Mohanam, Vasanath, kalyani, madhyamavathi, did I miss anything?
Man, the lyrisict has to be commended more than the music director himself. Excellent lyrics, that makes absolute sense. The beauty lies in how the swara sthanams and the names of the ragas that are used, appropriately, to make sense with the flow of the song.
“Sa dha ma ga dha ma dha ma”, meaning sadham aga dhamadhama!!
Notice how the ragas have been hand picked to render swarams which would lead to words that could be used in the lyrics. In the above example the verse is sung in Vasantha with its raga latshanam kept intact. This is followed throughout the song.
First I thought it ought to be Vaali or Pulamaipithan who penned the lyrics for the song. To my surprise it was IR himself. Excellent is the word!!
The second one is “en ulle en ulle” from Valli. The movie produced by Rajnikanth. He has also acted in the movie in a guest role.
I think the song was sung by Swarnalatha, but some sites have it listed under Latha Rajnikanth’s name.
Boy!!! I have not heard any other song in Indian film music arena that is anywhere close to this song. The way he has used rhythm chords and base chords is exceptional. Both are of classic style. I guess this is one of the very rare songs where IR has used classic style with Bass guitar. In the charanams, check out the harmony. Mindblowing!! Yet another song that never got its due credit.