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19th December 2004, 01:24 PM
in ravanaprabhu the song sung by Jayachandran--" ariyathe" has got the real look of vidyasagar's "manimuttathavani" from dreamz.yes suresh peters is good but he will have to strive hard than ever to create a symphony like "entharu mahanu" from devadoothan which vidyasagar has done excellently.even suresh peters copied his master A.R.rahaman. the bit between Thenkasippattanam's "oru simham" is the same as we heard it in "avaishanmughi".last year thenkasippattanam was a big hit but there were no nominations for suresh peters.but every year vidyasagar has his own style. 1996--azhakiya ravanan.1997--varanappakittu,krishangudiyil oru pranayakalathu.1998--pranayavarnangal,summer in bathlahem,oru maravathoor kanavu.1999--usthaad,niram,chandranuddikkunnadikkil.2000--millennium stars,sathyam sivam sundaram,dreams,madhuranombarakattu,raakkilippattu ,devadoothan.2001--dhosth,randam bhavam.he is a legend.

19th December 2004, 01:24 PM
just don't say vidyasagar plays for money.u say he does several films a year. that's because he can do any music.he is the same one who did shukriya from niram and the classical yadhuvamsh yamini from dubai.even mohan sithara does several music a year.why didn't suresh peters' songs come in the vanitha top ten list in 1998 and 2000 when his punjabi house and thenkasippattanam released.but from 1996, vidyasagar had his first movie azhakiya ravanan's songs in the charts. then every year we had his songs.

19th December 2004, 02:29 PM
thats good

20th December 2004, 12:39 PM
Malayalam mp3 section at coolgoose:


22nd December 2004, 11:33 AM
I'm basically from tamil background. I started exploring malayalam songs only during college days, and am hooked since then. I just love the strongly melodic side MFM.

On this page I'll be posting songs with links (one at a time) that I recently found a linking for. Everyone is welcome to post songs that they liked recently or would recommend to others. It could be any song from MFM, but a link for the song and writing 2-3 lines on why you like it, is most appreciated.

22nd December 2004, 11:48 AM
I'll start with this song: 'orangalil' from Thalolam.

Thalolam (1998)
Director : Jayaraj
Lyrics : Kaithapram Damodaran Namboothiri
Music Director : Kaithapram Viswanathan
Singer : Sudeep Kumar
Year : 1998


I have heard about sudheep. Though sounds like MG sreekumar, he has done a good job in this song. Resembles 'pramadavanam' (his highness abdullah) to some extent, but very melodious. I think it's based on Jog.

22nd December 2004, 05:19 PM
the king of music is none other than Jayachandran.He was/is able to sing all the varieties of songs.He is the only singer with variety.He never is pitch out while singing like other even famous singers

he maintains the form even at this age.that is his speciality

23rd December 2004, 08:04 PM
'shiva garuda' from Kochu kochu sandhoshangal.

Kochu Kochu Santoshangal (2001)
Actors : Jayaram, Kavya Madhavan, Samyukta Varma
Lyrics : Kaithapram Damodaran Namboothiri
Music Director : Ilayaraja
Year : 2001

kiru introduced this album to me. This has to be my favorite in this album. A composition by ilaiyaraja with a different flavour (for someone familiar with his tamil songs). Set in subhapantuvarali, gives a nice pathos touch. Chitra has done full justice to the song.


26th December 2004, 02:47 PM
'chella charukaatre' by Venugopal and humming by Chitra.

Lyrics : Shibu Chakravarthy
Music Director : Venkatesh S P

This is a simple melody. I believe it's picturised on scenery background, for which the song sounds apt. Sung nicely by Venugopal too.


26th December 2004, 08:37 PM
I dont remember seeing that song in Sainyam. Can you point out the exact scene?

29th December 2004, 05:37 PM
No idea. Havan't seen the movie.

29th December 2004, 05:46 PM
'maanasa nilayil' from Dhwani.

Dhwani (1988)
Director : Abu A T
Lyrics : Yusuf Ali Kechery
Music Director : Naushad
Year : 1988


A very sweet melody. Right from the hummimg by KJY, this song will take you to a world of peace and harmony, every moment of which you'll relish. Aberi shades are there, but this light classical number can be enjoyed just for the tune & KJY. A classic from Naushad.

8th January 2005, 07:53 AM
'varuvaanillaarum' from Manichitra thaazhu.

Manichithra Thaazhu (1993)
Director : Fazil
Lyrics : Bichu Thirumala
Music Director : Radha Krishnan M G
Year : 1993

http://www.musicindiaonline.com/l/20/s/movie_name.3529/ (last song)

What can I say... soothing number in the beautiful voice of Chitra.

14th January 2005, 10:09 PM
Nice thread. I've been looking for something like this for a long time!

So now, may I ask a question: you guys know about Ouseppachaan's second film, 'Chilambu', directed by Bharathan? What I would like to know is, are there any songs other than 'Thaarum Thalirum' and 'Kudamurai Kalyaanam' in the album, or is it just these two songs? These two songs are the only ones available at sites like musicindiaonline, so I'm wondering... were there any other songs that didn't get recognition?

I am allowed to post queries like this, aren't I?

15th January 2005, 07:03 AM
Nitya: pls.. no formalities, anything on MFM is ok.

'Harikrishnans' was by him, rite? Haven't heard 'Chilambu'. Can you tell me about the two songs you mentioned?

15th January 2005, 07:16 AM
'azhage ninmizhi' by KJY,Chitra.

Amaram (1991)
Director : Bharathan
Lyrics : Kaithapram Damodaran Namboothiri
Music Director : Raveendran
Year : 1991

Nice melody... I thought this song had an unusual usage (very light) of Kanada

16th January 2005, 04:47 AM
RR, what I can say is, both songs are available to listen at musicindiaonline and other Malayalam music sites. 'Kudamurai Kalyaanam' is a semi-classical song based on Aarabhi or Sudhasaveri raagam, and has some awesome and intricate orchestration, including harp, naadhaswaram, kanjira, etc. Its singer is KS Chitra. 'Thaarum... Thalirum..' sounds like a pathos or semi-pathos duet song by KJ Yesudas and Lethika. This song also has some extravagant orchestration. I don't think this is a song that can be mapped to any raaga, so let's just say the scale used is a juxtaposition of the Western natural and harmonic minor.

These two songs sound infinitely more classy than so many of the half-baked tunes Ousepachan has given of late. :huh: Could this have been due to Bharathan's assistance? I think so!!


16th January 2005, 07:39 AM
nitya, both are superb finds. Yes, 'pudamurai kalyanam' seems to be in the suddha saveri family. The orchestration is cool, at the level of 'kaadhal mayakkam'.
I found another song 'poovenna poo' here:
http://malayalamsongs.allindiansite.com/chilambu.html (warning: popups)
This too is nice. I think it's in Arabi.

17th January 2005, 02:10 AM
RR, 'Poo Veno Poo Veno' is from 'Deshadanakili Karaiyilla', which was by Ravindran.

17th January 2005, 04:25 AM
Oh, any other good songs in that movie?

20th January 2005, 07:23 PM
'iniyum parimava' by KJY & chitra.

Kaikudunna Nilavu (1998)
Director : Kamal
Lyrics : Girish Puthenchery
Music Director : Kaithapram Viswanathan
Year : 1998
http://www.musicindiaonline.com/l/20/s/movie_name.3465/ (first song)

I saw the tamil version of this movie ('nilave unakkaaga') in 1999 and liked this song instantly. Since then I've been looking for the original but couldn't find the malayalam title until recently.
This is a beautiful abogi-based song. very sweet on the ear. In the movie, shalini is picturised as learning the song from her guru. Chitra who has given her voice has excelled in this song. Just listen to the short neravals and high pitched swaras at the end.

22nd January 2005, 08:12 PM
RR, have you heard - Katte nee veesaruthippol...kare nee peyyaruthippol ...
the movie is kattu vannu vilichappol...
the same movie has another beautiful song..."ormakal vazhunna.."

23rd January 2005, 11:11 AM
Cindy: No, just found it at


Good one! Flowing melody.. Rare to hear Chitra giggle in a song :) Thanks for the recommendation.
Couldn't find 'ormakal' :(

24th January 2005, 11:49 AM
Sorry pa..

it was Poomakal Vazhunna...

Also check out.. Nee januaryil viriyumo... from the movie Akale..... yea its the same old symphony from Beethovan

25th January 2005, 05:17 PM

25th January 2005, 06:58 PM
I searched for 'nee januaryil' but couldn't find it here:
So explored each song and found it's been called 'rose blue rose' (last but first song in the list). Pretty good attempt 'remix-ing' Beethoven's Fur Elise, in the lovely voice of sujatha. I like it.
Akale is a very different, and a bold album. Did it become a hit?

26th January 2005, 10:24 PM
I dont know... i dont think it became a hit.. that was a movie *ing Sheela, Geethu, Prithvi.

most of the time when the songs become a hit.. the movie flops.. so is the case with Five star hospital.. the songs are too good. maranno nee nilavil... is my all time fav.

hope u know malayalam ... or how can u understand these...

30th January 2005, 08:57 PM
How are u ppl searching for songs?

Can any one get me "Palazhi poomange..." its an old song starring Balachandramenon.. dunno the movie's name.

31st January 2005, 08:02 AM
If you the movie name, it's quite easy to find in musicindiaonline (if available). If only song is known, I haven't had much success on M.I.O. But you can try your luck google-ing.

2nd February 2005, 01:23 PM
Here is the First Malayalam song by P.Suseela

Song: PAatu paadi urakkam jnan
Movie: Seetha
Music: V.Dakshinamoorthy
Lyrics: Abhaydev

This is considered to be the best lullaby ..

Great lyrics by Abhayadev and Beautifully sung by PS


listen and post your comments

2nd February 2005, 02:08 PM
Wow .. Rajesh .. this is like the grapewater advertisement...

When i was a kid, my mother used to sing this to me... and now i lull my kid with this song...

this song really does that magic... even now.. i would sleep peacefully hearing this song.. also the "Omanathinkal kidavo... " by irayimman thambi..

2nd February 2005, 03:22 PM
Omanathongal kidao was written when Swathi Thirunal was born.Amazing that it is still so popular.

3rd February 2005, 02:40 PM
Rajesh: very nice one..

Great lyrics by Abhayadev
I wish I could understand.. :?

3rd February 2005, 02:56 PM
RR as such lyrics are simple

i'm not a malayalee but started to concentrate some years back.

coming to this song

"Ninnal ee pul maadam poo medaiyayada "

which all are simple

she sings because of him(the kid) the autmn became spring ..

4th February 2005, 03:20 PM

Pls join Our Malayalam Film Music Group for healthy and informative discussions on Malayalam Music


4th February 2005, 03:37 PM
I like all these songs like kilichilachu,thirayum theeravum,usshassam and so on.I feel that these songs are not getting their due and their music dir m k Arjunan is not getting much credit.Are there any arjunan fans here?

4th February 2005, 04:12 PM
RR as such lyrics are simple

i'm not a malayalee but started to concentrate some years back.

coming to this song

"Ninnal ee pul maadam poo medaiyayada "

which all are simple

she sings because of him(the kid) the autmn became spring ..

rajesh, this is song is sung by seethadevi as a lullaby for her kid when she was at the rishi ashram.. pulmadam here is the hut of that rishi and she says even such dry hut began to bloom around on his arrival...

4th February 2005, 04:25 PM
yes cindy i meant that only ..but have put different words
i've not seen the movie. Thanks for describing the scene

4th February 2005, 04:41 PM
Next mal pick

Song: "chandana pallakil "

Movie: Paalattu koman
Music: M.S.Baburaj
Lyrics: Vayalar
Singers: A.M.Raja & P.Suseela

Vayalar's Lyrics and Baburaj's tune mesmerize us. the tune is like a nagin dance. AM.Raja & PS have sung beautifully


listen and enjoy

this is a beautiful song

5th February 2005, 08:34 AM
Good again, Raj. Resembles the hindi song 'man dole' to me.. (this has a tamil version too..)

9th February 2005, 12:40 PM
Next mal pick

Song: "Chethimandram thulasi"

Movie: Adimagal
Music: G.Devarajan
Lyrics: Vayalar
Singer: P.Suseela

G.Devarajan - no introduction needed for Malayalam music lovers.

Such a wonderful who along with Vayalar & P.Suseela gave some memorable songs..

hear this beautiful song by PS and great lyrics by Vayalar.


13th February 2005, 07:36 AM
I'm curious which year this movie was released because it sounds so similar to 'poi vaa magale' (Karnan). You noticed too right? Maybe just because both are in Ananda Bairavi.

15th February 2005, 01:09 PM
Adimagal was released in 1969.

The next mal pick

" Priyathama Priyathama pranayalekanam"

Movie: Shakuntala
Music: G.Devarajan
Lyrics: Vayalar.

One of my favourite PS song under Devarajan master

beautiful lyrics by Vayalar
& Soulful rendition by PS

this song was picturised on K.R.Vijaya


listen and pour in your thoughts abt this song

17th February 2005, 04:44 PM
Hey please tell me which movie this song belongs to-thirayum theeravum.I just love this song.

21st February 2005, 01:30 PM

22nd February 2005, 10:45 PM
There's a song with lines " Ee manohara theerathu tharumo iniyoru janmam koodi enikkiniyoru janmam koodi" ... How does this song begin... Which film is it...I 've been thinking long to crack it but have been unable to..

22nd February 2005, 10:49 PM

The Hindi song u've mentioned is from "Julie" an adaptation of the Malayalam Chattakkari. The music is by Rajesh Roshan.

23rd February 2005, 03:24 PM
this week's malayalam pick

"Poonthenaruvi pon mudi "

Movie: Oru penninte katha
Music: G.Devarajan
Lyrics: Vayalar

A beautiful song picturised on Jayabarathi.

Listen to this melodious song sung beautifully by PS

Give your comments about this song



23rd February 2005, 07:49 PM
There's a song with lines " Ee manohara theerathu tharumo iniyoru janmam koodi enikkiniyoru janmam koodi" ... How does this song begin... Which film is it...I 've been thinking long to crack it but have been unable to..

It is Chandrakalabham charthiyurangum theeram...

28th February 2005, 10:39 AM
The song is from Kottaram Vilkaanundu, a Prem Nazir starrer in the mid-70s. Lyrics - Vayalar, MD - Devarajan.

3rd March 2005, 04:28 PM

Let me share this moment of acute grief..Music Director Raveendran master expired today at Chennai.. He was suffering from throat cancer..

4th March 2005, 10:55 AM
It's very sad that Raveendran master is no more.

As a tribute let me share his composition as this week's mal pick

Song: Hrudaya geethamai
Movie: Ammakilikoodu
Music: Raveendran
Lyrics: Kaidhapuram
Singer: P.Suseela

Amma kili koodu is nest of mothers which had Prithviraj, Navya nair,Saritha, Kaviyoor,sukumari and many others. (nandanam team)

This song is for sukumar and Raveendran wanted PS to sing this. He came to her house and took her for recording .

she praised him for his music and the respect he had for singers.


listen and pour your thoughts


15th March 2005, 02:24 PM
this week's mal pick

"AAkasha gangayude karayil"

Movie: Omanakuttan
Music: G.Devarajan
Lyrics: Vayalar

A beautiful song from the GD-Vayalar-PS trio..

Listen and enjoy


15th March 2005, 08:07 PM
Just listened to 'hrudaya geethamaai'. Very different composition. PS slows down initially, and suddenly catches up. (Maybe the picturisation has something to do with it..?) Anyhow musically rich.
which year this movie was released?

16th March 2005, 09:07 AM
thanks RR..for those valuable comments.
yes .. she herself said that .. she didnt want to sing that day because of bad throat but Raveendran had waited for long time so she didnt want to say no. that's why the initial slow down but the diction is perfect as ever.

film was released in 2003

16th March 2005, 10:43 AM
thanks rajesh.

I remember another song by PS in 'Gaanam'. BMK teaches KJY & PS one carnatic krithi 'adhri suthaa vara'. This song has PS singing swaras - something I haven't seen her do often. Are there more?

BTW, this swati thirunal kriti was rarely sung before in concerts. Apparently this film song revived and it is popularly sung now!

16th March 2005, 01:58 PM
Pl. find the link of "adri sudavara" from gaanam


From the same movie she has sung one more solo "aliveni" another semi-classical song.
In Tamil and telugu she has sone lots of semicalssical songs.

23rd March 2005, 02:12 PM
Next Mal pick

"Abhinandanam ende abinandanam"

Movie: KariNizhal
Music: Devarajan
Lyrics: Vayalar
Singer: P.Susheela

A beautiful Semi Classical song. See how PS sings Chudu Chumbanam.. it's a treat.

listen and pour your comments



29th March 2005, 04:25 PM
Next Malayalam Pick

"JAnaki JAane Rama" by P.Susheela

Movie: Dhwani
Music: Naushad
Lyrics: Yusuf Ali kacheri

Dhwani - had Jayaram,Shobana,Premnazir,Jayabarathi in lead.
film dealt about a dumb woman and her feelings.

Naushad specifally wanted PS to sing the songs
& this one is about rama, tuned and written by Muslim people is a class example of national integration.

PS sings beautifully .. see the places where she says rama rama ..

Naushad's music was amazing..
film had another romantic duet by PS,KJY (anu raaga rola rathri) which i'll share here sometime..

this is an immortal song..

pour in your thoughts



4th April 2005, 02:51 PM
Any suitable links which plays traditional Vishu songs? Or, may be there are private albums with Vishu songs..?

Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated!


11th April 2005, 10:13 AM
There's this malayalam song which i want pretty bad, i have no idea how the song starts but it goes something like this midway

killithumbikal Oraayiram kanni............vakku nee tharu tharu

If some one could give me the name of this song and the movie that would be great

Also don't forget kaneer poovinte.. that song personifies malayalam music.

And all the songs of chitram and thalavottam

as well as 'Onnam raagam paadi and Megham' from thoovanthumbikal

I'll send these songs to any one who needs it lemme know if any one can find the name of the song i need.

12th April 2005, 09:36 PM

Try searching www.vismayam.net

It has an amazing collection of old, new and devotional Malayalam songs.


12th April 2005, 10:19 PM
Thanks Shoba,
I know plenty of sites that have songs but i need to know the name of the song. So if someone could point me in the right direction that would be great.

16th April 2005, 04:06 PM
Hi all!

I'm looking for two things:

1. songs with "amma" as the theme.

2. poems with "amma" as the theme-if someone could provide both the malayalam and its english translation, that would be great.

Thanks in advance!


18th April 2005, 04:07 PM
Next Mal pick

" Paamaram Palungu kondu"

Movie: Triveni
Music: G.Devarajan
Lyrics: Vayalar.
Triveni had Premnazir & Sharadha in lead

Triveni by KJY
Panchanthandram kadhayile by PS

& this song "Paamaram palungu kondu " by PS are beautiful songs from this film

This is a different tune from Devarajan master. Vayalar's lyrics and PS's rendition makes this song a class..

listen and give your comments


MPK Kutty
19th April 2005, 04:36 PM
There are many Mal films which contain classical based songs.. Some old ones are...

1. Manjil Virinjha Pookkal (Bhadran's film) 1980s
2. Gaanam (Sreekumaran Thambi)
3. Kumarasambhavam (1969) by Neela's
4. Sree Ragam (2000s)
5. Chithram
6. Raakkuyilin Ragasadassin (1985)
7. Guruvayur Kesavan (Manjilas) 1980s

I shall come with more details later.

If anybody is having lyric of one song viz. Omkaaram, Omkaaram adimamantrham anaswara manthram, naadabrhama beejakshara manthram' in Kumarasambhavom film.

20th April 2005, 07:00 PM

This is not directly related to malayalam classical music, so sorry for butting in.

I'm on the lookout of the lyrics of a song in the film "newspaper boy" starring Mukesh, jagadhy, Kalabhawan mani. It starts with something like 'oru venchiravin..'
Please post the lyrics here, if you know it.

thanks in advance!

25th April 2005, 12:26 AM
Is there any site where I can download new hindi karoke?

28th April 2005, 01:46 PM
Next Malayalam pick

"Omana kayyil olivila" by P.Suseela

Movie: Bharya
Music: G.Devarajan
Lyrics: Vayalar

Bharya was the first success for DEvarajan Master.
It had Satyan & Ragini in lead

The Famous "Periyare Periyare " by A.M.Raja & P.Suseela is from this film

Omana kayyil is a beautiful song which talks about the christian god, the prayers and how in childhood they did . Soulful Rendition by PS

listen and enjoy



10th May 2005, 11:37 AM
[tscii:9cc44116ab]Next mal pick

Ëzhilam paala poothu"

Movie: Kaadu
Music: Vedpal Sarma
Lyrics: Sreekumaran thampi

a melancholic duet by KJY & PS
this tune was used in tamil too
"Neelamam kadal alaiyil" in malai naatu mangai sung by KJY & PS

listen and enjoy

http://tfmpage.com/stream/ifm/ezhilampaala.rm [/tscii:9cc44116ab]

MPK Kutty
17th May 2005, 05:09 PM
Krn.... you are mistaken... u may go to the first page of this thread, then u will come to know that classical based film songs are also dicussed in it. Without seeing the full details, you may stop butting in...

16th June 2005, 05:47 AM
Next Malayalam pick

'kannu thurakatha deivangale ' by P.Suseela

Movie: Agniputhri
Music: M.S.Baburaj
Lyrics: Vayalar
a beautiful song which PS sings in all mal concerts..

a must listen one



20th June 2005, 05:52 AM
Who are the composers of these 4 songs?

1. Dwadasinalil Yamini (one of the most beautiful and complete classical based songs of India)

Two Fantastic VJ songs of the 70s: (this is one super genius composer)

2. Lovely Evening (chandana chola)
3. Aazhi Thira Maalakal Azhakindey

One song in the league of Salilda' Sandhye of SJ:

4. Natha Nee Varu Kalocha Kelkuvan (unbelievable song)


20th June 2005, 05:58 AM
I heard these songs in Harry Anchan' amazing site below, but he doesn't have much info on the composers, I believe:


meantime, I discovered this lost song of IR!!!! Too good!


25th June 2005, 02:34 AM
Next malayalam pick is a beautiful solo by PS

"Dwarake Dwarake " by P.Suseela

Movie: Hello Darling
Music: M.K.Arjunan
Lyrics: Vayalar

Beautiful melody sung elegantly by PS and vayalar lyrics are gr8.

must listen song


listen and give your comments


13th July 2005, 11:17 PM
Next mal pick

" Ezhu siragulla theru " by P.Suseela

Movie: anarkali
Music: M.S.Bhaskaran

A beautiful song .. brilliant tune by MSB and great rendition by P.suseela

listen and enjoy


25th July 2005, 10:10 AM
Next mal pick

"Punchiri poovumai " by P.Suseela

Movie: Yaamini
Music: M.K.Arjunan
Lyrics: Kaanam

A beautiful song .. Dont miss it



1st August 2005, 02:15 PM
Next Malayalam pick

" Ambadi poonkuyile" by P.Susheela

Movie: Raagam
Music: Salil chowdry
Lyrics: Vayalar

Salil chowdry gave some b'ful tunes to some of the mal films like
chemmeen, raagam, nellu, raasa leela etc.

Vayalar rama varma - was the number one lyricist and definitley admired by all. His lyrics under any MD is superb particularly with G.Devarajan he gave some memorable lyrics.

Vayalar & Salil chowdry joined together in Chemmeen..

this song sung by P.Susheela is a beautiful song - the way she had rendered, the tune and the lyrics make this song a memorable gem

listen and enjoy

12th August 2005, 09:34 AM
Next mal pick

"Kanmani nee en karam " by A.M.Raja & P.Susheela

Movie: Kuppivala
Music: M.S.Baburaj
Lyrics: P.Bhaskaran

a beautiful song

listen and enjoy


24th August 2005, 08:51 AM
Next Malayalam pick

"Kadhambari pushpa sarasil "

Music: G.Devarajan

a beautiful song with PS singing elegantly

Listen and enjoy


4th September 2005, 11:12 PM
Next Mal pick

' Kannuneer muthalle' by P.Susheela

Movie: Nithyakanyaka

a beautiful song..

a must listen song

listen and enjoy



4th September 2005, 11:13 PM
Next Mal pick

' Kannuneer muthalle' by P.Susheela

Movie: Nithyakanyaka

a beautiful song..

a must listen song

listen and enjoy



16th September 2005, 07:11 AM
Next mal pick

"Rajashilpi nee enikoru pooja vigraham tharumo"

Movie: Panchavankaadu
music: g.Devarajan

a beautiful semi classical song by PS

a must listen one



16th September 2005, 08:07 AM
Wonderful brigas (just listen to the finish) and neat rendering..! Nice composition by Devarajan. What a subtle usage of Senjurutti.

17th September 2005, 12:58 AM
yes Devarajan was a Genius- Will you believe .. unlike other MD's in mal , whatever Films Devarjan did music, songs were super duper hit . His primary choice was PS and in later parts he gave some good numbers to Madhuri

17th September 2005, 08:42 AM
For me, Swamy Ayyappan is enough to gauge his talents. All of them were unforgettable songs.

4th October 2005, 07:02 AM
Next mal pick

" Seethadevi swayamvaram seidhoru" by P.Susheela & P.Jayachandran

Movie : Vaazhve Maayam
Music: G.Devarajan
Lyrics: Vayalar
Vaazhve maayam had madhu & sheela inlead. Devarajan's tune, Vayalar rama varma's lyrics and both PS & PJ's rendition is awesome

listen & enjoy



17th October 2005, 07:55 AM
Next Mal pick

"Nalacharithathile naayagano" by P.Suseela


A great tune by devarajan, Lyrics by Vayalar and perfect rendition by Ps

a must listen song



25th October 2005, 03:06 AM
Next Mal pick

" Madyavenalavadhi aayi or magal" by P.susheela


Music: G.Devarajan

Lyrics: Vayalar

yet another gem from the trio G.Devarajan,Vayalar&PS ...

Listen and you''ll know the impact.. beautiful song sung perfectly by PS

listen and enjoy


5th November 2005, 04:03 AM
any one has link where i can listen to malayala songs ... like chandupottu and new released songs, the sound in raaga and musicindiaonline is bad. :cry: :cry:

14th November 2005, 04:31 AM
Next Mal pick

" Kallayi puzhayoru manavatti" by P.Susheela & P.Madhuri

Movie: MAram

A great song and gr8 female duet

listen and enjoy



23rd November 2005, 09:44 AM
Can anyone mail me the lyrics for the malayalam song "Oru Chiri Kandaal" from the movie Ponmudi Puzhayorathu

11th December 2005, 12:50 PM

18th January 2006, 08:28 PM
Raveendran mash nte good collection
Click Here (http://thefilehut.com/userfiles/jeevan2005/files/index.htm) to reach the page ..

You can find the following songs at the link !!

26th January 2006, 08:55 AM
Next pick

" Endhini Chilangagal endhini kai valagal " by P.Susheela

Film: karuna

Banner: GiriMovies

Year: 1966

Music: G.Devarajan

Lyricist: Balamurali

A beautiful song from PS-Devarajan combo..

Heroine says when my beloved is not near me why do i need this anklets and bangles etc..

beautiful melody by devarjan master and rendered poigantly by P.Susheela




10th March 2006, 02:25 PM
thank you very much

10th March 2006, 03:50 PM
My most favourite songs in Malayalam are

Pramadhavan Vendum from His Highness Abdhullah


Ambala puzhae ... from Adhvaitham

Can somebody send me the links for these songs .... ?

16th March 2006, 10:14 PM
Music Legend

G.Devarajan Master Passed away


May his soul rest in peace ..

His songs are immortal.We've shared many of his songs in this thread

2nd April 2006, 08:23 AM
song: Aambal poove

lyrics: vayalar


movie:Kavaalam Chundan

2nd April 2006, 08:43 AM
Few of my favourites:

Pramavadhanam, Nadharoopini, Gopika Vasantham (once in a while Devasabathalam) from His Highness Abdullah
Gopangane from Bharatham
Vezhambal Kezhum, Thumbi Vaa from Olangal
Ariyadhe from Ravana Prabhu
Ambalapuzhe Unni from Adhvaitham
Shyama Megame Nee from Adhipan
Oru Kili Paatu Moolave from Vadakkumanatham

Following 3 songs are from Malayalam movies, but technically arent Malayalam lyrics:
Enna Thavam Seidhanai from Thilakkam
Oru Murai - Manichitrathazhu
Entharo Mahanu - Devadoothan

17th August 2006, 02:34 PM
I would like to collect the details of all the awards for malayalam film songs from 1968.It includes film name , singer , which song. I request ur Kindly co operation

manoj <manojprabhakar2002@yahoo.co.in>

9th November 2006, 02:40 PM
My most favourite songs in Malayalam are

Pramadhavan Vendum from His Highness Abdhullah


Ambala puzhae ... from Adhvaitham

Can somebody send me the links for these songs .... ? Vasanth: did you get the links? Or I have the song as mp3 and I can send it to you :)

9th November 2006, 03:51 PM
His highness abdulah :)

Mohanlal :D +K.J Yesudas :D +Ravindran mash :cry: = CLassic :clap:

http://rapidshare.de/files/25613691/gopika_vasantham.mp3 :D

Thuvanathumbikal :D


Lalettan's Classic Hit Kamaladhalam , Ravindran Mash Superhit Music :D








Enjoy 8-)

I will Update All Mohanlal Hits Mp3 here Soon :D


9th November 2006, 03:52 PM
Lalettan super hit movie Sukhamo Devi

Yesudas EverGreen Song :D


16th November 2006, 02:57 AM
Can't resist posting here..

'Chandrakalabham' - The most beautiful piece of music (I salute the evergreen dream team - Vayalar-Devarajan-KJY) in my life.

16th November 2006, 08:46 AM
I recently heard liked Vezhambal Kezhum from Olangal (1982).

16th November 2006, 09:20 AM
Yes, Vezhambal kezhum is a nice song.

Did you hear 'Thumbi vaa' of the same movie? It is a good one, also still popular among Keralites (ringtones etc :) )

16th November 2006, 01:08 PM
Ofcourse I've heard both the mallu (thumbi Vaa) and tamil versions (Sangathil Padaadha Kavidhai). The mallu version is more musical, tamil version is lyrics oriented.

16th November 2006, 09:23 PM
Oh..I did not know that it had a tamil version. Will try to get it.

17th November 2006, 09:09 AM
pretty sure its in cooltoad. the song was from the movie Auto Raja.

19th November 2006, 08:47 AM
Yes, Thanks a lot! I got it from cooltoad. It is really good. Only problem for me is in understanding the lyrics properly.

3rd December 2006, 10:27 PM
Another masterpiece from the legend Raveendran Mash...

Song: Manassil mithunamazha..
Singer: MG Sreekumar
Lyrics: Girish Puthenchery
Music: Raveendran
Movie: Nandanam



14th December 2006, 09:43 PM
Song: Devadundhubhi..
Singer: KJY
Lyrics: Kaithapram
Music: Jerry Amaldev
Movie: Ennennum Kannettante



19th December 2006, 12:18 AM
Song: Rajahamsame...
Singer: KS Chitra
Lyrics: Kaithapram (?)
Music: Johnson
Movie: Chamayam

http://www.malayalavedhi.com/Music/Music.php?q=m&m=%2FFilm_Songs%2FR%2FRaaja_Hamsame_CHAMAYAM__KSC. ra


Rahul B
22nd December 2006, 06:38 PM

24th December 2006, 10:05 PM
Song: Vaathil thurakku nee kaalame..
Singer: KS Chitra
Lyrics: Yusuf Ali Kechery
Music: Bombay Ravi
Movie: Five star hospital


2nd January 2007, 12:46 AM
Song: Devankangal kaiyozhinja tharakam
Singer: KJY
Lyrics: Kaithapram
Music: Johnson
Movie: Njaan gandharvan


sm maddy
5th January 2007, 06:43 PM
Hey Rahul B try out - http://www.musicindiaonline.com

8th January 2007, 07:31 AM
Song: Paaduvaan marannu poy
Singer: KJY
Lyrics: ?? :(
Music: Kozhikode Yesudas
Movie: Anagha

http://www.malayalavedhi.com/Music/Music.php?q=m&m=%2FFilm_Songs%2FPa_to_PoL%2FPaaduvaan_Marannu___ ORMAYiL_ORU_NiMiSHAM____KJY.ra

15th January 2007, 01:25 AM
Song: Kalabham tharaam
Singer: KS Chitra
Lyrics: Kaithapram
Music: Raveendran
Movie: Vadakkumnaathan


29th January 2007, 11:16 AM
I liked these:

1. Azhage Nin Mizhi Neeril (which movie ?)
2. Harimuraliravam (ArAm Thampuran) - Awesome song!
3. Virahini Radhe (movie ?)

30th January 2007, 12:49 AM
Great songs!

'Harimuraleeravam' is really a magic, which can be performed by Yesudas only.
http://www.malayalavedhi.com/Music/Music.php?q=m&m=%2FFilm_Songs%2FEn_to_J%2FHari_MuraLi_Revam_AARA M_THAMBURAAN____KJY.ra

'Azhage nin mizhi' is from the movie Amaram(1991) and 'Virahini Radhe' is from Mr.Butler(2000).

'Harimuraleeravam' & 'Azhage' - both are composed by Raveendran Master and 'Virahini Radhe' by Vidya Sagar.

Amaram has 2 more nice songs - 'Vikara noukayumaayi' and 'Pulare poonthoniyil'.

3rd February 2007, 11:33 PM
Song: Arikil neeyundaayirunnenkil
Singer: Yesudas
Lyrics: ONV
Music: G. Devarajan
Movie: Neeyethra Dhanya

http://www.malayalavedhi.com/Music/Music.php?q=m&m=%2FFilm_Songs%2FA%2FArikiL_Nee_UndaayirunnengiL_ Ennu____NEE_ETHRA_DHANYA___KJY.ra

22nd February 2007, 01:38 PM
'Dhwani Tharanga Tharalam' from 'Joker'
Allimarakavil from Midhunam :thumbsup:

25th February 2007, 05:11 AM
For Mohanlal fans: Lyrics of the song "tEvaaram nOlkkunnunde"
from the film "rasathanthram"

Good song emphasizing on carpentry and carpenters of Kerala

here goes:

tEvaaram nOlkkunnunde akaleyakale mukilu
tana tannaaram paadunnunde pakalilariya veyilu (2)

ponnaara peruntanchane viruthukondu bhoolOkam chamachchavane
kaaNaatta maramaRuttu kanavu koNdu koTTaaram paninjavane (2)
oru chaaNOLam neeLattil uyirinoruruvam taa..

tachchanu tadiyedu kaikodu meikodu takkidatarikida tom
tachchinu uLiyedu kuRiyedu kOledu takatimi takatimi tom

tEkkumaram aas'aarikku silpangaLeyundaakkaam
naattumaram aNNaachikku maNNiloru tooNaakkaam (2)
pattu muzham kaatal tannaal muttaaram gnanundaakkaam(2)

kovilile kodimaramum paadiyile padumaramum
ee kaivechaal ponnaakum kalayude mari maayam takatimi takatimi

tachchanu tadiyedu kaikodu meikodu takkidatarikida tom
tachchinu uLiyedu kuRiyedu kOledu takatimi takatimi tom

koTTuvadi vaaLum naaLe kottupaNi cheyyaanaay
chEttumaNal ammachikku chOttu kalamuNdaakkaam (2)

illaa mozha kkOlaalennum vallaaymakaL gnan teerkkaam (2)

paLLikaLum pazhamanayum kOvilakam tirunadayum
ee kai vechaal kaaNNaavum kalayude guNa paadam

tachchanu tadiyedu kaikodu meikodu takkidatarikida tom
tachchinu uLiyedu kuRiyedu kOledu takatimi takatimi tom

12th March 2007, 07:51 PM
hi all malyalam film fans!

You see someone out there please help me.

Ive been trying to find this lady's name, but in vain.

These are some infos bout her.



She acted in 80z.

In one movie she acts as a mom of a child who falls down into a man hole or something, the dad being MOHANLAL? (not sure) (whole movie is only retrieving him back)


where can I get her pic

thanks in advance.

16th March 2007, 04:15 PM
Idayaraga Ramana dukham (Uncle Bun)

20th April 2007, 06:36 AM
hi all malyalam film fans!

You see someone out there please help me.

Ive been trying to find this lady's name, but in vain.

These are some infos bout her.



She acted in 80z.

In one movie she acts as a mom of a child who falls down into a man hole or something, the dad being MOHANLAL? (not sure) (whole movie is only retrieving him back)


where can I get her pic

thanks in advance.


is it Parvathi ? wife of actor jayaram ?

( namma ooru tejasree kooda parvathi appadingara perla ange nadippadhaaga ? kELvi.. )

20th April 2007, 03:05 PM
Shakthi: the movie is maaLooty (a movie by Bharathan made in 1992) ... I don't remember who the heroine was though!

20th April 2007, 03:40 PM
Film "Malooty" by OOrvasi and Jayaram and baby Shamli dhanae?

SP - Neenga solr Beautiful eyes na adhu Parvathi dhan. I think.

Man hole la baby vizhara story na - Malooty .

23rd April 2007, 03:37 PM
Can anyone gimme the lyrics for the song parayadhe ariyadhe - Udhayananu tharam

23rd April 2007, 04:23 PM
Swathy: http://www.lyricshornet.com/664910/Unknown-Artist-Parayaathe-Ariyaathe-Lyrics

24th April 2007, 02:32 PM
Thanks Anou

24th April 2007, 06:18 PM
kanneer poovinte-most favourite malaya;lam song!

22nd July 2007, 04:50 AM

Song: "harimuraLeeravam..."

Movie: "aaRaam thamburaan"

Lyics: Girish Puthenchery

Music: Raveendran

Singer: KJY

Actor: Mohanlal

30th October 2007, 10:09 AM
NExt pick is a wonderful duet by P.Susheela and Vanijayaram

Song: Guruvine Thedi en Arasana thedi

Movie:Enikkum Oru Divasam
Music: shyam
Lyrics: Sreekumaran Thampi

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17th November 2007, 05:52 AM

Down music lane


Veteran composer V. Dakshinamoorthy's hallmark is the classic touch he added to all his evergreen songs.

When P. Leela, who was supposed to sing a lullaby for the 1960 film, 'Seetha,' failed to turn up, music director V. Dakshinamoorthy decided to introduce a new voice to Malayalam film music. Her name was P. Susheela, but she nearly gave up on that song.

"I can't sing this song, the pronunciation is difficult," she told the composer. He didn't pay heed to her.

The song was 'Pattu padiyurakkam njan…,' which remains a popular lullaby in Malayalam cinema, nearly five decades on. Making Susheela's golden voice heard in Malayalam is one of the many contributions of Dakshinamoorthy.

"I had heard Susheela sing some Tamil songs and was impressed by her voice and rendering; I wanted her to sing that song in 'Seetha,' but she had a problem with the Malayalam letter 'na.' She just couldn't get it right. I told her that she should touch her teeth with the tip of her tongue. She got it right finally, and we recorded the song the following day," says Dakshinamoorthy, who was in Kozhikode recently for a Carnatic vocal recital at the Navaratri festival.
Full of anecdotes

He may be 88, but he can still regale you with many such anecdotes. "It is the first tune that comes to my mind as I go through the lyrics of a song that I retain in the final composition; first impression is the best impression after all. And usually, the producer and the director agree with my choice too. But when I composed 'Kakkakuyile cholloo…,' for the film 'Bharthavu,' the producer T.E. Vasudevan wasn't happy with it and there was no consensus. So I composed another tune and it was decided that we should vote as they were five of us at that time. My original tune won by a huge margin," he chuckles.

This living legend in Malayalam film music says he never wanted to impose music on the lyrics. "What I did was just apply music lightly on the lines."

When he did that, we got immortal songs. He took a two-decade break after composing 'Vathil pazhuthilooden…' ('Idanazhiyil Oru Kalocha'). Recently he recorded three songs for a film titled 'Mizhikal Sakshi.'

It was with Sreekumaran Thampi that Dakshinamoorthy worked with in the highest number of films. They formed one of the most fruitful combinations in Malayalam film music, like Vayalar-Devarajan and P. Bhaskaran-Baburaj.

"Though I was just 26 when I began associating with Dakshinamoorthy, for 'Cochin Express,' I felt comfortable working with him. Our first hit together was 'Hrudaya sarassile…' I would say Dakshinamoorthy was the first composer who brought pure Carnatic music to Malayalam cinema. He knew precisely how to use classical music in Malayalam light music," says Thampi.

If one looks at Dakshinamoorthy's compositions, Kharaharapriya would seem a favourite raga. He explains why: "When I found that 'Uthara swayamvaram…' was loved by people, I thought I would as well tune one song in Kharaharapriya in all my films," he says with a smile.

The Chennai-based composer, who would be visiting Kerala more often as he is one of the judges of a classical music talent hunt on television, is surprised that only a few of his songs are heard in ganamelas. "Maybe because they can't sing some of my compositions for K.J. Yesudas, like 'Kattile pazhmulam…' I have seen only Madhu Balakrishnan attempt that song," says the man who made his debut in Malayalam cinema, with 'Nalla Thanka,' way back in 1950.

Some of Dakshinamoorthy's unforgettable melodies:

'Ponveyil manikacha…' ('Nrithashala')

'Swapnangal…' ('Kavyamela')

'Hrudaya sarassile…' ('Padunna Puzha')

'Uthara swayamvaram…' ('Danger Buscuit')

'Kattile pazhmulam…' ('Vilakku Vangiya Veena')

'Shranthamambaram…' ('Abhayam')

'En mandahasam…' ('Udayam')


7th March 2008, 05:06 AM
Weaver of Melodies - M.B. Srinivasan


14th April 2008, 09:10 PM
sorry for the digression, but does any one know a Mallu actor called 'krishna'?? related to the late Padmini, and Rahini...

if so what is his fll name, and what films has he acted in..

this is not for me, but some mentioned about him,


29th July 2008, 10:03 PM
Can anyone point me to a good quality link of 'ente vAnampAdi' songs (I could only find the MIO link thru google). FYI, this is not a movie album but a light music album from Tharangini. KJY & KSC singing in their best, prime years and this was a huge hit inside Kerala in late 80's. Interestingly, the "bus audio" culture of TN caught up with Palakkad district during those days and they had these songs all the time.

I had a habit of getting this cassette and gifting to my college mates / relatives in TN. Most appreciated agreeing with me that this was OOW! shalabangnaLE (KSC), poonguruvi nee pullAnguzhaloodhi (has both KSC & KJY versions), vAnampAdikkiLikaluNarnnu (KJY), kAyal thiRakkuLLil (KJY) were my top favourites.

As I don't have that cassette anymore (and neither in any other form), yearning to listen in good quality. Can't locate Tharangini's website (does it have one?).

Any good link will be really appreciated! Also if someone can show me a way to get this CD (or cassette) in USA, it would be great!!

29th July 2008, 10:14 PM
Seems to be there on coolgoose

29th July 2008, 10:48 PM
wow! coolgoose does have them!!

Thank you so much Prabhu Ram!!!

Have you heard these songs before? If not, you may want to check these:

poonkuruvi nee (KJY version, KSC version was better but not found)

kAyal thirakkuLLil (KJY)

vAnampAdikkiLikaNurannu (KJY)

shalabangnaLE (KSC)

These were on my walkman all the time those days (that too during the prime of IR)! Though they are uploaded in the Malayalam folk section, these can easily qualify as POP / smooth Jazz, IMO:-)

30th July 2008, 12:28 AM
Chitra's version of poonkuruvi nee is here (isn't she phenomenal those days?):

For the album:

29th August 2008, 10:49 PM

Nostalgic notes


‘Snehasangeeta Sangamam’ celebrated the launch of the K.P. Udayabhanu Foundation.

[Picture: Defining moment: K.J. Yesudas and K.P.Udayabhanu go down memory lane. (Click here http://www.hindu.com/fr/2008/08/29/stories/2008082950370400.htm)]

This was perhaps the most defining moment of a day wholly dedicated to music. The koothambalam at Vylloppilly Samskriti Bhavan in the capital city was packed. The valedictory function of ‘Snehasangeeta Sangamam,’ to mark the formal inauguration of K.P. Udayabhanu Foundation, was over.

The guests on stage were on their feet, the crowd was settling down for the music show ahead, when the compere announced that K.J. Yesudas would sing ‘Kilichilachu…’ (‘Samasya’), that soulful melody composed nearly 30 years ago by Udayabhanu and written by O.N.V. Kurup, both of whom were on stage.
Magical moments

The next couple of minutes were magical. Requesting the orchestra to play softly, Yesudas crooned the lyrics. In the silence, his voice harmonioulsy merged with the orchestra.

Perhaps that one moment was a fitting reply to a loaded question debated at an earlier panel discussion. Lyricists Kaithapram Damodaran Namboodiri, Anil Panachooran, Rajeev Alunkkal, Beeyaar Prasad, music director M. Jayachandran, and critic T. P. Sasthamangalam tried to pin point in vain the reasons for the present state of Malayalam film music. It was pointed out that the change had a lot to do with the changing time and the way songs are pictured by directors.
Visual moods

Ace cinematographer Santosh Sivan had the audience spellbound while recounting his experiences as both cameraman and director.

Training his sensitive lens on visuals and songs from the films he had made, Santosh explained how he tried to capture light, colours and moods. The session threw light on how the quality of a song sequence could be enhanced when it is picturised by a sensitive director and cinematographer.

An interactive audience session headed by singers M. Radhakrishnan and Preetha provided the audience some fun. Keertans by Aswathi Thirunal Rama Varma, patriotic songs by Udayabhanu’s choral group, and other events were packed neatly into the programme schedule.

‘Old is Gold’ featured songs of yesteryear singers. Many were the singers who got a new life through this group, while many young singers used this platform to hone their skills.

Sreekanth and Lalu George, son of the famous singer K.S. George, impressed the listeners.

Curtains came down on the event with a musical tribute, a programme in which Vani Jayaram, Sujatha, G. Venugopal, Kallara Gopan, Sudeep Kumar, Manjari, Azad, Shwetha Mohan, Rajalakshmi, and Aparna Rajiv breathed life into old Hindi and Malayalam songs.

The lasting image was that of Udayabhanu, who played a perfect host the whole day, took the stage with all singers in tow. ‘Evideninno, evideninno…’ in that hauntingly, mesmerising voice evoked not just feelings but images and memories of a singer and man who knows no malice.[/tscii:d1a2ffbe67]

7th October 2008, 10:56 PM
Can somebody point to audio/video of the song "GowriManohari Maravairi" from the film VenalkinavugaL?


14th April 2009, 11:50 PM
Fazil's latest venture - Moz & Cat - has been thrashed by Sify.

The review advises him to retire and also encourages viewers to watch his earlier classics on DVD rather than venturing to theater for this to get migrane.

ayyO pAvam :-(

23rd April 2009, 01:52 AM
Majari ('kaiyeththA kombaththu') weds :


11th September 2009, 03:42 PM
Scoring a winner


Ouseppachan wins his first National Film Award for music for his songs in ‘Ore Kadal,’ all of which were composed in Shuba Panthuvarali.

The Gods decided to smile on me and give me this award after working in this field for more than two decades…

Tuneful: Ouseppachan’s hallmark is sheer melody.

It’s third time lucky for music director Ouseppachan who wins his first National award for music with his soulful songs in ‘Ore Kadal,’ the film which has bagged the National award for the best regional film.

“I was told that I had narrowly missed the National award for ‘Unnikale Oru Kathaparayam’ and ‘Freaky Chakra,’ the only film in Hindi that I had composed for… So maybe the Gods decided to smile on me and give me this award after working in this field for more than two decades,” says Ouseppachan speaking on the telephone from Chennai.
Enhancing the mood

He says he considers himself lucky that the award jury were able to judge the merit of the five songs (written by lyricist Gireesh Puthencheery) that are all composed in one raga – Shuba Panthuvarali. The evocative, poignant numbers sung by singers like Bombay Jayashri, flautist Naveen Nair, Sujatha, G. Venugopal and youngsters Vineeth Sreenivasan and Swetha, and the composer himself, had enhanced the mood of the film and the theme.

The music composer is all praise for the director of the film, Shyamaprasad, who suggested that he compose all the songs in one raga to retain and accentuate the mood of the theme. To ensure that the songs did not sound monotonous, he “decided to vary the shruti and tempo” of the songs.

“It was a challenge for me. It is not a difficult task to compose songs in certain ragas like Mohanam or Kalyani but Shuba Panthuvarali is a difficult raga and so the director wondered if it would prove to be a difficult task. But, surprisingly, I took only three minutes each to compose four of the songs. It was the title track sung by Naveen that I had to work on,” recalls Ouseppachan.

He remembers that he was a little perturbed when Shyamaprasad wanted one of the songs (‘Pranaya Sandhya Oru …’) to be rendered in Bombay Jayashri’s silken voice as the tracks for the songs had already been done in a certain pitch. “Jayashri has a lovely low pitch and so I had to rework the pitch for her voice. It turned out to be one of the hits of the audio album although she had a few problems with her diction when we were recording the song.”

The haunting songs in the album reigned over the charts as the film continued to make waves on the festival circuit. However scoring hits is not something new for one of the most consistent music directors in the Malayalam film music industry. Ouseppachan’s hallmark is sheer melody; a trait he has maintained right from the time he entered the music industry as a violinist for maestro Devarajan Master. And ‘Kathodu Kathoram,’ the first music album tuned by him in 1985 was soon followed by the State film award for best music direction for ‘Unnikale Oru Katha Parayam’ in 1987. Over the years many of his songs for films like ‘Aniyathipravu,’ ‘Harikrishnans,’ ‘Kakkothikavile Appoppan Thadikal,’ and so on continue to enthral listeners.

Busy finishing his work for several films scheduled for release, Ouseppachan is in an upbeat mood.

“After 17 years, I am working with Kamal again in his film ‘Aagatham.’ I also have a crop of interesting films such as Jayasurya’s Mohanlal-starrer ‘Angel John’ and Siddique’s Dileep-starrer ‘Bodyguard,’” he says. As long as melody reigns supreme in the world of film music, directors like Ouseppachan will continue to score.


11th October 2009, 08:20 AM
Hariharan and M.T. Vasudevan Nair have come up with their latest joint venture; the Malayalam movie PAZHASSI RAJA starring Mammootty and Sarath Kumar. The movie has Tamil and Hindi versions too. Ilaiyaraja has composed the music. Here are the original songs from the movie:


There was another Malayalam movie on Pazhassi Raja, that was released in 1964. Music was by Sekhar (A.R. Rahman's father). Here are the songs from the old movie:


27th November 2009, 03:10 PM
Kaalailerndhu ore paattu dhaan in loop. Picha vechcha naaL from Puthiya Mukham. Delightful song.

2nd December 2009, 11:05 PM
M.G. Sreekumar to be honoured

Thiruvananthapuram: Well-known Malayalam playback singer M G Sreekumar would be honoured at a function here on December 24 in recognition of his completion of 25 years in the film world.

K J Yesudas, P Jayachandran, K S Chithra, Usha Uthup and eminent personalities from cinema would participate in the 'Mega-Show' organised as part of the felicitation celebration, Kerala Tourism Development Corporation and Programme Committee Chairman Cherian Philip told reporters here.

Sreekumar, also present at the press conference, said it was a rare honour and he was very happy. Answering questions, he said he never experienced any kind of obstacle from his seniors Yesudas and Jayachandran during his 25-year-long career.

"If you look on things like that, it would be difficult for one to concentrate on work," he said. Sreekumar, a recipient of two national and three state awards for best songs, became a professional singer after quiting his job with State Bank of Travancore in 1986.

New generation singers were not getting attention due to limitation and poor quality of songs, he said to a question. "Singing for superstar Mohanlal in a good number of films is a turning point and one of the main factors that contributed to the success in my career," Sreekumar, who was born in a family of classical singers here, said.

(From manoramaonline.com)

6th January 2010, 03:15 AM
Kunguma thumbikal by P.Suseela

Music: KVM

A very brilliant composition and PS at her best. I wish they tried her voice like this in tamil and telugu

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9th January 2010, 01:38 AM
K.J. YESUDAS - A Life In Music


11th February 2010, 02:26 PM
Sharing a sad news with all. :oops: :(

Noted lyricist/scriptwriter Gireesh Puthenchery passed away yesterday due to a brain haemorrhage. The dark hands of death snatched away this prodigious talent at a ripe age of 49, when he had a lot more to offer us art lovers! He was in the process of scripting 'Raman Police', his second film with Mohanlal in the lead after the commercially successful n' critically acclaimed 'Vadakkumnaadhan.' He has also scripted 2 other films, Kinnarippuzhayoram with Sreenivasan in the lead n Pallaavoor Devanarayanan with Mammootty in the lead, both of which met with mixed reactions. The story of blockbuster Jayaram film Melepparambil Aanveedu was also written by Gireesh.

Very few Malayalam films released in a year that did not have "Lyrics: Gireesh Puthenchery" in its title cards. Amidst the quantity, he strived to keep the quality of the lyrics high too, even when writing for the most inanely driven commercial cinema songs. His loss, thereby, leaves a great void in the lyrics department of Malayalam Cinema.

This article is my small way of paying tribute to one of the genuises that graced Malayalam Cinema. Thanks for the magical moments, Gireesh...R.I.P.!

Sharing with you all some of the gems from Gireesh's pen:

Sooryakireedom Veenudanju (Devasuram)
Ethrayo Janmayi (Summer in Bethelehem)
Oru Rathri Koodi Vidavangave (Summer in Bethelehem)
Pinneyum Pinneyum (Krishnagudiyil Oru Pranayakalathu)
Kaikkudanna Niraye (Mayamayooram)
Varamanjaladiya (Pranayavarnangal)
Ponnil Kulichu Ninnu Chandraika Vasantham (Sallapam)
Harimuraleeravam (Aram Thamburan)
Moovanthi Thazhvarayil (Kanmadam)
Marannittumenthino Manassil Thulumbunna (Randam Bhavam)
Aksharathinte (Puraradhivasam)
Sreelavasantham Peeliyuzhinju (Nandanam)
Gange (Vadakkumnathan)
Kalabham Tharam (Vadakkumnathan)
Innale Ente Nenjile (Balettan)
Amma Mazhakkarinu Kanniranju (Madambi)

Apart from the above, Gireesh Puthenchery also wrote lyrics for many successful films in Malayalam Cinema History from the early 90s till 2009 like Thenmaavin Kombathu, Niram, Meesha Madhavan, Hitler, Usthad, Narasimham, Ee Puzhayum Kadannu, Chandralekha, Manassinakkare, Rasatanthram; the last 2 set to tune by none other than the maestro Ilayaraja!

20th February 2010, 03:12 PM
Vidyasagar rasigargal, pls chekout 'Anuraaga Vilochananaayi' from the film Neelathamara...lovely melody, though the beats resemble those of Aasai aasai...wot a melody! :notworthy:

a hugely underrated n of course inconsistent MD indha Vidyasagar avargal...iam sure he'l reload this soon in some tamil film of his as is his wont!

20th February 2010, 07:09 PM
"anuraaga vilOchananaayi..." from NEELATHAAMARA:


12th June 2010, 04:31 AM
"anuraaga vilOchananaayi..." from NEELATHAAMARA:


I am becoming addicted to this melody !! :) :) :)

2nd July 2010, 05:33 PM
Veteran music director M.G. Radhakrishnan dead


2nd July 2010, 05:40 PM
As a tribute to M.G. Radhakrishnan, here are two of his compositions from the movie "maNichithrathaazhu":



2nd July 2010, 05:49 PM
Veteran music director M.G. Radhakrishnan dead




who can forget Oru Dalam Maathram Vidarnnoru Chembaneer Mukulamaayi by Dr. KJY from Jaalakam!

Adwaitham, Ananthabhadram: Couple of his other works that are amongst my favorites


2nd July 2010, 08:10 PM
"oru dalam maathram vidarnnoru..." from the movie "jaalakam":


1st October 2010, 09:15 AM
Is malayalam playback singer M.G. Srikumar jealous of guys who are singing in reality shows like "idea Star singer" ?

He is indifferent to the contestants like Danny and the winner of Season 4 Joby John.

Does anybody know whats the reason ?

23rd October 2010, 07:46 AM

Has anyone heard "Anuradha" from the movie "Neelambari". Outstanding singing by Madhu Balakrishnan.

29th October 2010, 08:26 PM
Hi guys I am trying my small attempt at singing Pariyathe Ariyathe song from mohanlal's film. Please share your honest comments and thanks for listening.


29th October 2010, 10:53 PM
Madhu, I thought joby was not good compared to vidyashankar - seemed to me that the sms votes catapulted him ahead. That might be one reason. It was quite obvious throughout, including finalsa, that vidya was a class apart, not just better.
I was wondering how joby was declared as winner despite awesome comments for vidya's performances from judges in finals compared to him. Later learnt that sms votes plus judges marks were considered. in sms votes, it seems like joby won with a margin of something like a lakh to a thousand

5th November 2010, 07:49 PM
"Yesteryear playback singer P. Madhuri goes down memory lane, as she is all set to open a new innings in Malayalam cinema".


"innenikku pottu kuththaan..." by Madhuri - composed by Devarajan - from GURUVAYUR KESAVAN:


13th December 2010, 12:05 AM
Thattum muttum thaavum &
Rahashyamaai from Puthiya Mukham

are 2 great songs i recently saw and heard

Songs were composed by Deepak Dev, who also composed for a tamil movie called Sathu Miranda (i also like the songs from this movie)

22nd December 2010, 02:37 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FOmsjBAU_Lg - One of the songs I've heard the most this year. :)

23rd December 2010, 02:07 AM
Swayamvara Chandrike - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W63oESrKne0.

Deepak ji, :notworthy:

23rd December 2010, 02:41 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R94hwUHvqRM - Another classic by Deepak sir

12th January 2011, 08:34 AM
சித்ரம் படத்திலிருந்து M.G.ஸ்ரீகுமார் பாடிய "ஸ்வாமிநாத.. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oZMMtsUh8do)" பாடலை அட்லாண்டாவில் சமீபத்தில் நடைபெற்ற இசைக்கச்சேரியில் நண்பர் ஸ்ரீநாத் பாடியது..

கேட்டுவிட்டுச் சொல்லுங்கள்!

25th January 2011, 07:32 AM
சித்ரம் படத்திலிருந்து M.G.ஸ்ரீகுமார் பாடிய "ஸ்வாமிநாத.. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oZMMtsUh8do)" பாடலை அட்லாண்டாவில் சமீபத்தில் நடைபெற்ற இசைக்கச்சேரியில் நண்பர் ஸ்ரீநாத் பாடியது..

கேட்டுவிட்டுச் சொல்லுங்கள்!
Thanks for sharing! Srinath has sung very well and captured the essence of the song. Sang the swaras amazingly well. Only one minor thing, most of the time, he was looking at the orchestra and not the audience. :wink:

25th January 2011, 01:35 PM
Hi. I want 2know the title a song sung by yesudas. its a song that is always used in tamil movies to tease eunuchs.

1st February 2011, 08:26 PM
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4th February 2011, 07:50 AM
Outstanding composition by Sarath and excellent singing by KJY and Sujatha.
That plunge down before catching up the pallavi is too good, excellently done by Sarath. Great depth in the tune. It's great to hear such songs nowadays, one in thousand.
Thanks to Hariyudan Naan (Jaya TV) for introducing me to such a classic song! :bow:

4th February 2011, 08:35 AM
Thanks for sharing! Srinath has sung very well and captured the essence of the song. Sang the swaras amazingly well. Only one minor thing, most of the time, he was looking at the orchestra and not the audience. :wink:

The same Srinath who sings Alaipayuthey Kanna here (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vclUZxAUe6g)?
He has got one heck of a voice.

20th February 2011, 07:44 PM

24th February 2011, 05:59 AM
This combination is deadly, they have churned out some beautiful top class melodies! Here are few of my selections.
Chemparathi - Chakravarthini Ninakku Njanente
One of the best Malayalam song.

Mazhakaru - Pralaya Pahodhiyil (beautiful composition!)

That too, when Prem Nazir joins with them, just imagine how the treat would be!
Aranazhika Neram - Anupame Azhage

Vivahitha - Mayajalaka Vathil Thurakkum

Ghandharva Kshethram - Indravalli poochoodivarum

8th March 2011, 02:56 AM

8th March 2011, 09:18 AM
"anuraaga vilOchananaayi..." from NEELATHAAMARA:


jinju / rd nga...............what a lovely song............thanks for sharing....enaku romba pidikum v sagars music..:-)

25th March 2011, 03:11 AM
Deepak Dev - "Off the beaten track"


10th April 2011, 02:45 AM
sunil.....# 427....:thumbsup::thumbsup:

10th April 2011, 02:50 AM
rajeshkrv.........# 402 Kunguma thumbikal by P.Suseela

Music: KVM
not able to listen or view....vera link irukungala? plz share.....ty nga!

11th April 2011, 11:49 PM

here is the link for Kunkuma thumbigal


12th April 2011, 04:53 AM
rajesh nga....ty ty....:-)

12th April 2011, 08:43 AM
Music composed by V DakshinaMoorthy Swamy,Lyrics - Sreekumaran Thampi, Singer: K J Yesudas. What a combination!

Udhayam (1973) - En Mandhahasam Chandrikayaayenkil
Just like a gentle breeze passing over us.

Nruthasala (1972) - Ponveyil Manikacha

22nd April 2011, 05:23 AM



All compositions set to Reethi gowlai raagam

22nd April 2011, 10:44 AM
Thanks for the Reethi Gowlai.

15th May 2011, 10:25 PM
Lolalolamayi and Swapnathin from Nayakan by Prashant Pillai. :musicsmile:

Superb debut :) :clap:

28th May 2011, 12:59 PM
Request to hear this song in KJY-Dakshinamoorthy composition...My favourite song. Magical tune by swamy and who else could have done justice to the song other than KJY
Pandu paadiya.....


28th May 2011, 01:25 PM
My favourite album in Malayalam "Vasantha Geethangal" composed by Ravindran Mash. I was actually looking for the CD and its not available anywhere in the market. If somebody can help me,that will be greatful...

Youtube has links to some of those great tunes:-

Arayanname Aromale..


Valampiri shankil (OMG What a classic song! )


Sravana Pournami


3rd June 2011, 03:24 AM
"Evergreen voice" - P. Jayachandran


8th June 2011, 09:15 AM
Request to hear this song in KJY-Dakshinamoorthy composition...My favourite song. Magical tune by swamy and who else could have done justice to the song other than KJY
Pandu paadiya.....

Wow! great song! Thanks raj_musing for sharing! Need to get all Lalitha ganams. Only listening to lalitha ganams tonight. What memorable moments, should not miss these ones.

9th June 2011, 02:49 PM
Wow! great song! Thanks raj_musing for sharing! Need to get all Lalitha ganams. Only listening to lalitha ganams tonight. What memorable moments, should not miss these ones.

Hi V_S ,There were a lot of these songs in the late 70's and eighties which was a golden era for Lalitha Ganams and devotional albums. Most of the songs which came during these times were smash hits. Dakshinamoorthy was one composer who contributed enormously and the other one was Ravindran. Good to see that youtube has links to some of those memorable classics of yesteryears which shouldn't be missed.

17th June 2011, 10:49 PM
A nice composition in raga darbari kannada from the movie "appu". P Sundarajan who had worked as an assistant for ilayaraja has just scored one song in malayalam and that turned out to be a super hit.Shades of raja found somewhere in those interludes:- Listen to this below


1st August 2011, 07:07 AM
Paleri Manikyam

Mamooty was superb as greasy, womanising murderer Haji Ahmed. The other role was walk in park for him.

Too bad didn't catch the first half an hour, and missed the last half an hour. Good thriller.

20th August 2011, 05:37 AM
"Music director Johnson passes away"


20th August 2011, 05:52 AM
A medley of Johnson's melodies:


20th August 2011, 06:45 AM
More gems from Johnson:

poo vENam pooppada vENam...


aadyamaay kaNda naaL...


sindhooram peythirangi...


neelaraavil innu ninte...


melle melle mughapadam...


20th August 2011, 10:30 AM
beautiful johnson melody


21st December 2011, 02:35 PM
Dam 999 tracks in Oscar's best song list

Three songs from Dam 999, which triggered a political storm between Tamil Nadu and Kerala over Mullaperiyar dam, are competing with 36 other tracks in the Oscar's Original Song category.

The film's songs 'Dakkanaga Dugu Dugu', 'AM999 Theme Song' and 'Mujhe Chod Ke' are in the Academy Award's long list.

The songs are penned by director Sohan Roy and are composed by Indian music director Ousephachan, a well known name in Malayalam cinema.

Ousephachanbn has also given music in Bollywood films like Aakrosh and Khatta Meetha. He won a national award for Malayalam film Ore Kadal.

Dam 999 was banned in Tamil Nadu amid claims that it is based on the sensitive issue of Mullaperiyar dam.

Other tracks competing for the coveted golden trophy include 'The Living Proof' from The Help, 'Coeur Volant' from Martin Scorsese' Hugo, 'When the Heart Dies' from Angelina Jolie's directorial debut In the Land ofBlood and Honey, 'Bridge of Light' and 'The Mighty Sven' from Happy Feet Two.

The 84th Academy Awards nominations will be announced live on January 24 in the Academy's Samuel Goldwyn Theatre.

3rd January 2012, 06:52 PM
Paahi Paahi Paramporule from Sasthavu Private album by Sharath of 180 fame.

Singer: M. G. Shreekumar
Raaga: Anandabhairavi

13th January 2012, 05:21 PM
I should thank V_Sji for helping me to re-live some of those sweet late-80's moments of Palakkad.

Let me start posting some youtube links of MFM that should not be missed by music fans.
(Actually, even the picturization is great in many - if not all - cases and should not be missed)

#1 Ah rAthri mAnju pOyi

Movie : panchAgni
MD: Bombay Ravi
Singer : KSC
on-screen: Geetha of 'vAn pOlE vaNNam koNdu' / nalleNNai Chitra
Director: Hariharan (script MTV)



BTW, lyric ONV Kurup :-)

13th January 2012, 08:43 PM
app :clap: I was waiting for someone to revive this thread.

This song is a very addictive one. I couldn't stop myself replaying it :) Super melody.. Good watching the younger days 'late' murali too..

I'm in mood for nostalgia :D Panjaagni is one the earliest movies I remember watching on DD sunday afternoon regional movies. I think that's when we shifted to madras, and got a new videocon tv set. I was not really keen until I saw geetha. I instantly recognized her as the 'scissors locket' geetha from ninaithale inikkum. I got interested and watched the full movie bef i realized it's finished. I vaguely remember seeing nadhiya too in some 'thudukku' pen character. what impressed me was mohanlal's cameo. I didn't know his name then but his subdued performance was interesting. I also recall the scene with him and geetha 'sharing bed' together. I think that's when I wanted to know the director's name. I would forget all these for a long time.. until I watched his highness abdullah and rekindled my memories. I guess I'll put a 'thodarum' here ;)

14th January 2012, 02:17 AM
That's an interesting view from a Chennai-vAsi on Panchagni, RR!

This was the 2nd movie I watched after becoming a Palakkadan. The first one was 'kaNdu kaNdarinju' that had M & M where LAlEttan makes a very late entry into the movie (jail-return or something like that) and the theater went raptures...TF-like movie and I don't remember any songs now from that.

Honestly, I didn't like panchAgni movie much at that time (loved it during revisits years later on VHS). I didn't understand a lot of dialogs (fresh to the language) and felt "slow" (too many TF-dose during college days effect).

However, instantly loved the songs! So nice on ears and both KSC & KJY are gifted with the capability to "do something inside" :-)

A rAthri mAnju pOyi lyrics (in English, pls check HERE (http://lyricsview.blogspot.com/2010/02/aa-raathri-maanju-poyi.html)for Malayalam) :

A rAthri mAnju pOyi
A raktha shObhamAi
Ayiram kinAkkaLum pOyi maranju - Ah, A rAthri mAnju pOyi

anu pallavi:
pAdAn marannu pOya pAttukaLallE
nin mAdaththe madhuramAi pAdunnu

saraNam 1:
alpudha kathakaL than cheppukaL thurannoru
muththeduththinnu ninde madiyil veikkum (see absolutely no 'nedil' :shock:, this line gets repeated so beautifully with sweet flute accompaniment)

pLavila pAthrangaLil, pAvaikku pAl kuRukkum
paithale veeNdumende arikil nilkkoo - A-a-A-A-A-A-A-A

saraNam 2:
apsarassukaL thAzhe, chitra shalabangaLAi
pushpangal thEdi varum kathakaL chollAm (I simply love this "shalabam" word that means butterfly, frequently used in their songs)

poovineppOlum nuLLi nOvikkAnaRuthAththa
kEvala snEhamAi nee arikil nilkkoo

14th January 2012, 04:05 AM
Super! Thanks App and RR for posting your Malayalam favorites mixed with your nostalgia. Aa rathri manju pOyi. What a song by Ravi sir. The way they pronounce 'manju', I will never get it. I don't understand the language much, still can feel the sweetness in the lanuange, like we say sundara telugu, sweet malayalam. :smile: I too have watched few films on Doordharshan,but mainly b&w Prem Nazir, Madhu, Jayan movies. Especially sunday 2.00pm they show mainly award winning movies and mostly feature either bengali or malayalam films. They all are good memories.

on-screen: Geetha of 'vAn pOlE vaNNam koNdu' / nalleNNai Chitra :lol: You also have to add 'Idhayam NalleNNai Chitra' :smile:

Thanks for the lyrics. So, App you understand Malayalam and can talk fluently?

Please continue sir!

14th January 2012, 10:34 AM
app, now that you said I too didn't like the movie, or rather didn't understand the overall point. It was a bit too complex for me, and could digest only bits and pieces. Later I think I saw a golt remake (heroine 'fat' radha) and was able to appreciate better. I was too much into IR, so songs, or rather MFM genre, didn't make any impact those days. I was slowly getting into HFM also those days (rafi,kishore,mukesh ones). Now I am much more open, and can take in good music in any genre :)

With lyrics, some translation also pls..

V_S, have to thank app for inspiring us to get nostalgic. singer chitra is just too good in mallu pronounciation. we can only listen and enjoy, can't even dream of pronouncing the words. :) As for the other chitra, she is indded good-looking in this movie ;)

15th January 2012, 04:37 AM
V_Sji, yes I can handle Malayalam (read / write / speak / understand) :-)

RR sir, my Malayalam is not "translating-lyric" level, though :oops: I can try my hand on prose (difficult but possible) but not songs - they have too much of tough Sanskrit portions with complex phrases (means even when I can translate words, I can't do justice to the meaning of the whole sentence). On top of it, sub-text etc...so, let me not distort them :-)

15th January 2012, 09:33 AM
#2 sAgarangaLE

Same panchAgni movie (so all other credits are same), singer Dasettan & on-screen is Lalettan :-)

No youtube of decent video quality seems to be available - checked a dozen of them and all are not to satisfactory levels :-(

Audio seems to be acceptable, however, in most of them...so picked one randomly :

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9YbcVIiO2Kg&amp;feature=results_main&amp;playnext= 1&amp;list=PLE406F91EE3543D13

I'll try to get the lyrics tomorrow...

15th January 2012, 06:13 PM
sAgarangaLE geetham in Malayalalm HERE (http://lyricsview.blogspot.com/2010/02/saagarangale-paadi.html).

sAgarangaLE, pAdi uNarththiya sAmageethamE
sAma sangeethamE, hrudhaya sAgarangaLE

anu pallavi:
pOru nee en lOlamAyi, Eka thArayil
onnilavElkku, onnilavElkku

saraNam 1:
pinnilAvilE pichchakappookkaL chinniya shayyA thadaththil
kAdharayAm chandra lEkhayum oru shOnna rEkhayAi mAyumpOL
veeNdum thazhuki, thzhuki uNarththum
snEha sAndhramAm Edhu karangaL

saraNam 2:
kaNNi maNNinde gandhamuyarnnu thennal madhichchu chAdunnu
E nadhi than mARilaarude kaiviral pAdukaL uNarunnu?
pOru, thazhuki thazhuki uNarththu
mekha rAgamen Eka thArayil

15th January 2012, 06:17 PM
It's interesting to note the maru-oo mozhi of 'ch' in Malayalam...

Chithra + chechchi = Chithra chEchchi (Here 'ch' is both written & pronounced)

Rama + chandran = Ramachandran, pronounced as RamEndran (Here 'ch' is written but swallowed while pronouncing)

Das + chEttan = DasEttan :-) 'ch' is neither written not pronounced :-)

15th January 2012, 08:06 PM

Have heard this one before. Simple tune, simple song. I think I can appreciate better with lyrics.

If you can't translate word by word, at least kOdi kaattalaame :D

15th January 2012, 08:08 PM
It's interesting to note the maru-oo mozhi of 'ch' in Malayalam...

Chithra + chechchi = Chithra chEchchi (Here 'ch' is both written & pronounced)

Rama + chandran = Ramachandran, pronounced as RamEndran (Here 'ch' is written but swallowed while pronouncing)

Das + chEttan = DasEttan :-) 'ch' is neither written not pronounced :-)
:smile2: but malayala-thukku 'ng' azhagu..

16th January 2012, 11:34 AM
RR sir, let me try (with some help from language experts) :-)

Will need some time though :-)

18th January 2012, 01:07 AM
Just stumbled on an interesting blog post (while the lazy me searching for some lyric translations on the web) :


There are a few -old - songs (all possibly 60's -70's).

We know the 'thulAbAram' song (kARRinilE, perunkARRinilE in Thamizh)...in Malayalam it is 'kAttadichu - kodumkAttadichu' & the English translation is on this blog :-)

18th January 2012, 01:11 AM
Likewise, another song in that blog is very popular and evergreen by PS :

"poonthEnaruvi, ponmudippuzhayude anujaththi" (film : oru peNNinde katha) (http://www.google.com/url?q=http://www.youtube.com/watch%3Fv%3DAd38P2u38oM&sa=U&ei=sNwVT-jMGMTZtgfB2Ln1AQ&ved=0CBIQtwIwAA&usg=AFQjCNG6KmY5YTNCGcx-M6wvJ_fkSDwCOg)
- very sweet song and the translation is great!

18th January 2012, 08:35 AM
Thanks a lot for sagarangaLe and poonthEnaruvi. :D Really loving it. I have listened quite a few Devarajan master's composition. The combination of Devarajan master's composition and Vayalar Ramavarma's lyrics is terrific as they say (as I don't know anything about lyrics). Similarly about Srikumaran Thampi's lyrics as well.

18th January 2012, 11:27 AM
RR sir, let me try (with some help from language experts) :-)

Will need some time though :-)
Sure, app. How about the pallavi only first? So that we can get on with other songs..

18th January 2012, 11:45 PM
Here is a MalayaLam song I like:

tharuni gnaan enthu cheyvu.....from the movie Swati TirunaaL sung by K.S.Chithra:


This is a carnatic composition by Maharaja Swati TirunaaL in Dwijavanthi ragam. There are not that many carnatic compositions in Dwijavanthi. I remember listening to it rendered by K.V.Narayanaswmy in a video clip. I could not locate it now.

Here is a veena piece by Prince Rama Varma:


I have not followed this thread to make sure whether this song was posted earlier. This probably will be my only post here! :)

19th January 2012, 12:26 AM
ok, my first attempt on translating a couple of poetic lines from MY to EN :oops:

There will definitely be mistakes, could even be total opposite meaning - poRuththaruLka (and I'm doing without any assistance at this point of time)

Also, remember this is from a formidable MTV/Hariharan/ONV Kurup combo and there could be double, triple, multiple meanings to those lines and they should be viewed / fitted in context (This is the team that worked with IR in PR and the MY media manipulated some innocent words of IR into a controversy)...
A rAthri mAnju pOyi (That night has vanished / either the sweetness or the darkness gone)

raktha shObhamAi (blood glowing / blood rush to face / either life is hell or bloody red in the horizon meaning sun rise at last)

aayiram kinAkkaLum pOyi maranju (thousands of dreams have gone away or no more nightmares)

anu pallavi :
pAdAn marannu pOya pAttukaLallE? (aren't these the songs that we forgot to sing / stopped singing?)

nin mAdaththE madhuramAi pAdunnu (that sweetly reverberate now around your dwelling?)

Situation :

A naxalite woman, who is on parole, visits her old friend and this poor thing sings the sweet song to her, in front of her now-drunkard hubby, whom she had "love married". (Geetha is the naxalite woman who is on trial for a murder of an affluent man and gets parole to visit her dying mom, Chithra is the friend). With that being the situation, both interpretations that I've given as translation within brackets for the pallavi are possible :lol2:

However, the anu pallavi is clearly optimistic :-) So, IMI, the singer thinks there's hope for better times...

(IMI - in my interpretation)

19th January 2012, 07:48 AM
app :clap: Now the song can be appreciated at another level. Thanks!

The nuanced expressions by the 3 characters are interesting.. The ladies frowning first but later putting on a smile as though enjoying the moment, and murali smiling just listening to the song and probably the 'sight'.

25th January 2012, 05:08 AM
#3 manjal prasAdavum neRRiyil chArththi

Film : nakhakshadhangaL

Singer : KSC (NA winner song for her, I think the second one after pAdaRiyEn padippaRiyEn)
Music : Bombay Ravi
Director : Hariharan (I think MTV / ONV Kurup too , so same team)

On screen : Monisha - best actress NA winner from this movie, poor thing got killed in an accident shortly thereafter...one can also see nephew of Shobana, possibly his first film...


There're sub-titles (may not be very good, though)...I'll get the lyrics later on :-)

9th February 2012, 07:42 PM
The most preferred / most heard Malayalam song for me, ever :

#4 vaishAka sandhyE, nin chuNdil endhE?

movie : nAdOdikkARRu
director : Sathyan AnthikkAd
MD : Shyam
On-screen : Lal / Shobana


10th February 2012, 04:17 AM
Superb share App. Thanks. I have become a fan of Sathyan sir. I think I have to listen to all his film songs prior to IR. Even the films should be very good. From the songs, we can get a glimpse how the films would be, smooth like a river ride.

10th February 2012, 08:34 PM
Superb share App. Thanks. I have become a fan of Sathyan sir. I think I have to listen to all his film songs prior to IR. Even the films should be very good. From the songs, we can get a glimpse how the films would be, smooth like a river ride.

yw, V_Sji...

You probably know that this movie was remade in Thamizh with SV Sekar / Pandiyarajan as 'kadhA nAyakan' and Chandrabose retained the tune for the TFM equivalent song 'poo pooththadhu, yAr pArthadhu'...(I think KJY is the singer)

10th February 2012, 08:39 PM
And, nAdOdikkARRu is a "not-to-be-missed" movie!

Sathyan also directed a sequel to this, called 'pattaNa pravEsam' (with the same Mohanlal / Srinivasan pair) and that was a success as well.

IMO, Sathyan movies were more natural comedies than the Priyadharshan ones which were more famous. (Personally, I immensely love both).

10th February 2012, 08:52 PM
This wikipedia article on Shyam is a nice read :

As expected, it lists vaishAka sandhyE as one of his all-time-big-hit songs. The niRakkoottu song 'poomAnamE' is another big favourite of mine.

10th February 2012, 09:16 PM
ah.. katha nayakan original Sathyan padamaa! I'm curious how the famous boat-la dubai scene was filmed..

Good watching the song.. Lal is really a scene stealer.

10th February 2012, 09:17 PM
Wasn't there a third part with Dasan and Vijayan - but it was a diluted version in foreign locale. There are talks of a fourth part but never materialises. Yes, Sathyan Anthikkad tapped Mohanlal's talent for everyman roles more astutely. Sanmanasullavarukku is another gem. So is varavelppu.

10th February 2012, 09:21 PM
RR - the land up in Chennai instead of Kochi. One of my favourite scenes - which could not have been replicated in tamiyh - is when Srinivasan goes to IV Sasi's house (iv sasi plays iv Sasi). Seema, fresh from pooja looking lilke kudumba kuththu viLakku opens the door. The conversation that follows: Srini: I am a big fan of IV Sasi. Is he there. Seema: sir is in studio Srini:I am also a big fan of you madam. Seema: (blushing) thanks... Srini: (without missing a beat) yeah, I have watched "avalude raavugaL" 27 times. Seema: :hammer: :( :angry: go to the studio :wave:

10th February 2012, 09:34 PM
:lol: Plum, that was a good one. It seems I have to watch the original one. Thanks App for the great info. :thumbsup: Kadha nayagan'laam kanakke illama partha padam. Varyiru valikka siricha padangal. If there was a original to that one, who would want to miss that one?

Murali Srinivas
11th February 2012, 07:25 AM
Plum is right. The third part was called Akkare!Akkare!Akkare! that dealt with the robbery of a crown that happens in US and Dasan and Vijayan are sent to investigate the same but it was directed Priyadharshan and so the natural comic flavour of Sathyan was missing and the film flopped. The role of Gopalakrishan Panniker in Sanmanasulavarukku Samadhanam is one of Lal's best performances [IMO]. As app was talking about Illam in hin SPB - IR thread, somebody talked about Chandrasekar song. People should see Srinivasan doing that here[Pavazhamalli poothulainju-or neelavaanam] -hilarious. Sathyan -Lal combo, another unforgettable is Gandhi Nagar II Street and the Nepali goorkha is still fresh in mind. Thanks app for reminding.


11th February 2012, 12:35 PM
:lol: Plum, that was a good one. It seems I have to watch the original one. Thanks App for the great info. :thumbsup: Kadha nayagan'laam kanakke illama partha padam. Varyiru valikka siricha padangal. If there was a original to that one, who would want to miss that one?

Sorry to be digressing but I really feel that Kerala is ignoring a great artiste, Madhu Balakrishnan. Watching some recent televised Malayalam shows, including the Kerala film awards on Asianet, I get annoyed that the singers who are getting most exposure are the likes of Karthik, who sing Tamil songs in Malayalam shows, or others who move about their arms and legs but can't can't even stick to pitch. Madhu isn't even getting sufficient recording chances since the field is still dominated by older artistes who can no longer sing on stage but are able to sing on records owing to multi-track recording technology. The field is also croweded out by artistes from up north, some of whom can't even pronounce decent Malayalam. Here's a link to a recent gem by Madhu


11th February 2012, 04:34 PM
yw, Murali sir!

I haven't seen the akkarE^3 movie...Gandhinagar 2nd st was a nice one (didn't it get remade in Thamizh too as aNNA nagar muthal theru?)...I think Mammootty / Seema do an interesting but brief role in that...

#5 poomAnamE oru rAga mEgham thA

Film : niRakkoottu
MD : Shyam
Director : Joshy
On-screen : Stylish Mammootty & the beautiful Sumalatha (Now Mrs Ambarish, Ambarish is a Kannada actor / politician)

11th February 2012, 04:40 PM
Here's a link to a recent gem by Madhu

Good share, iPremZ!

Madhu has an excellent voice, without doubt. I haven't heard any of his Malayalam songs yet and he may have better expressions there. OTOH, I'm not a big fan of his expressions in TFM, romba pAvamA irukkum...

11th February 2012, 09:19 PM

16th February 2012, 05:09 PM
#6 onnAm rAgam pAdi, onnine mAthram thEdi

Film : thoovAnaththumbikaL
Director : Padmarajan (the visuals are such a delight)
On-screen : Lal & Parvathi (Now Thirumathi Jayaram)
MD : Perumbavoor G Ravindranath (songs only for this film, BGM by Johnson)
Singers :G Venugopal, KSC
Lyricist : Sreekumaran Thambi


19th February 2012, 06:58 AM
The 1965 movie "kaavyamELa" had two versions of a raagamaalika
"swapnangaL swapnangaL swapnangaLE ningaL...", composed by V. Dakshinamoorthy.
The first one was a duet by K.J. Yesudas and P. Leela, singing for Prem Nazeer and Sheela:


There was another version where the song was presented in a "live" stage
show (gaanamELa) during the college day. The song featured (as themselves)
P. Leela, P.B. Sreenivas, K.J. Yesudas, M.B. Srinivasan and V. Dakshinamoorthy:


19th February 2012, 10:50 AM
app, tks. the song is in Reetigowla. Seems inspired by the kriti 'paripalayamam'.

raagadevan: that was a rare video! PBS was too good :clap:

19th February 2012, 09:26 PM
RR: I agree! PBS looked and sounded very good :)

20th February 2012, 02:08 AM
#7 eeran mEgham

Film : chithram
Director : Priyadharshan
On-screen : Priyadharshan's wife (Lizzy who acted as a 'pEsA madandhai' in this sweet movie) & Lal
Singer : M G Sreekumar
MD : Kannur Rajan (again songs only I think, with a lot of IR-ism...movie BGM was Ousapachen)


24th February 2012, 06:11 PM
Another rare one; the only Malayalam film song the legendary Talath Mahmood ever recorded.

From the movie DWEEPU (1975) - Music: M.S. Baburaj.


24th February 2012, 08:42 PM

Kannur rajan sure sounds like a IR wannabe (but falls by a mile ). I vaguely remember there are better songs in this movie. But lizzy is lovely.

Wasn't chithram remade as 'Engirundho vandhan' with satyraja? MSV-TKR got reunited in this movie.

26th February 2012, 04:53 AM
Beautiful songs from Thoovanathumbigal and chitram. I recently saw Thoovanathumbigal (on youtube) but I don't remember seeing this song, may be they took the songs out.
<dig>Wonderful movie, except I don't understand the relationship between Mohanlal and Sumalatha. Suddenly she loves him and one day she abscondsl Later she comes back one night and again disappears. Lastly she comes back married (with another man) with a child. Mohanlal paavam, alaya vitta maathiri thOnichu (may be he was doing the same to girls in the earlier part). :smile: May be it is a different subject which I didn't understand.</dig>
Yes, Chitram song resembles IR style, but I also saw resemblances of 'Indira LOgatathu' by TRR from UyiruLLavari Usha.

Thanks a lot for swapnangal swapnanaLE. Is this song in Sahaana raagam? The starting is very close to krithi, vandhanamu. That was a very rare video of great legends singing the composition.

26th February 2012, 07:16 AM

I remember an old interview in which V. Dakhshinamoorthy (Swami) stated that he never worried about which raagam he was composing in when it came to movie songs! Most Malayalam songs those days had pre-written lyrics, and Swami apparently made the tunes to match the situations in the movie, and the lyrics. In fact, several of his great compositions have been raagamaalikas.

In spite of the name raagadevan, I am not an expert in raagas. To the best of my understanding, the duet version of "swapnangaL swapnangaL swapnangaLE..." is in Sahaana, Shanmughapriya and Kalyani. RR and other experts would be able to verify this. I hope to post a few more of Swami's multi-raaga compositions later.

Some trivia on CHITHRAM. Like most Priyadarshan films, CHITHRAM was also remade into Telugu [ALLUDUGARU with Mohan Babu, Shobana and Ramya Krishna]; Hindi [PYAR HUA CHORI CHORI with Mithun Chakraborty, Gautami and Shikha Swarup]; Kannada [RAYARU BANDARU MAAVANA MANEGE with Vishnuvardhan, Dolly and Bindiya]; and Tamil [ENGIRUNDHO VANDHAAN with Sathyaraj, Roja and Aamani]. Thyagaraja's "nagomOmu ganalEni..." sung by M.G. Sreekumar and Neyyatinkara Vasudevan in the Malayalam version was rendered by K.J. Yesudas and Poorna Chandar in Telugu (orchestration by K.V. Mahadevan); and the same recording was reused in the Kannada version too.

26th February 2012, 10:27 AM
Thanks for the raagam info and insights on chithram.

26th February 2012, 11:27 AM
RR sir,
Yes, there are definitely better songs in Chithram but I have some personal attachment to 'eeran mEgham' because of the "cool Mohanlal" :-)

Here are the youtube links for other major hits from that movie :

pAdam pooththa kAlam (after Ranjini develops some romantic interest with Lal, there's even some thAli sentiment here):

Prior to this, there's some animosity from Ranjini to Lal as they're only acting as couple for the welfare of the dad of Ranjini, there's even a song, "dhoore kizhakkudhikkum" :

There's a beautiful recital of some standard carnatic song, which is a high point of the movie Chithram (nagumO) :

26th February 2012, 11:31 AM
thoovAnaththumbikaL has some symbolic stuff, with even rain being a character in the movie :-) That makes the "connection" between the 'thadi contractor & the aspiring vEsi' a very terrific relation!

Well, Lal is not shown to be a "womanizer" in the movie (though he arranges situations for his friends to enjoy women, he himself is shown to be "clean" prior to his relationship to the Clara character and after)...

Their relationship is both shocking and enticing - even for a karnAtakam like me - and that's what making the movie so interesting. OTOH, the relationship with Parvathy is just commonplace / ordinary in the life of a MalayALi...you got to watch the movie a couple of times to relish the whole thadi contractor - Clara relationship...too complicated in my view...

Also, the performance of Lal is simply OOW!

26th February 2012, 11:33 AM
Here's the second song in thoovAnaththumbikaL - mEgham pooththu thudangi featuring Lal & Sumalatha :


26th February 2012, 05:38 PM
"nagumOmu..." from CHITHRAM (full version):


From the Telugu version ALLUDUGARU: