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17th January 2005, 11:26 PM
the luckiest music lovers in the world for the time being i think is keralites.
Raja is literally reigning kerala,his third biggy in a row is now out,"Achuvinte
amma".Ofcourse iam an ardent fan of Isaignani,but anyone who loves music
cant simply deny that he is gifted.Each and every song in the said movie
is just classy..Ilayaraja is pure class,with a touch of divine,each of
the songs are tamils loss and our gain.After comparing ilayarajas' recent
tamil and malayalam films,i feel that Malayalam movie makers are much
more inspiring than Tamilians for Raja.The three movies,Manasinakkare which
was a super hit and now Ponmudipuzha and Achu which just released are
reminiscent of the good old days,we used to buy each and every release
from Echo music company,doesnt matter who acted or directed them,the songs
were guaranteed to come out good.Every star from Saravanan,Pandyarajan,Rama
rajan to satyaraj,Vijayakant,Prabhu and The topmost Rajni and Kamal got
their due,each one were given their brand of songs that lingered on the
lips of every keralite and Kannadiga.
Now almost the same thing is happening again,its a pity that tamilians
doesnt care much to songs composed by the king for kearala.when i heard the
Yesudas manjari duet in Achu for the first time i thought someone younger
than Yuvan had composed the song.Thanks Raja for reserving your best for
us,humble insignificant mallus...the "melleyonnu" song from "manasinakkare"
oo la la...

19th January 2005, 04:04 AM
Listened to Ponmudpuzhaiyorathu..Very good.Still does not beat kochu kochu santhoshangal, IMHO. oru chiri kandaal will be quite popular. ammaiyenna song seems to have shades of a sEthu song. But almost all songs are very groovy and melodious.

You dont have to be 'self-deprecating like 'insignificant mallus'. It is purely because kerala has a good sense of our classical music and the directors/producers have good taste raaja is able to give such quality. TN seems to be very 'trend' conscious.
Let us know whenever achuvinte amma shows up online. Also, any pointers to a reliable place to buy malayalam CDs online will be highly appreciated.

(BTW, is Jayachandran the MD same as THE singer Jayachandran ?)

19th January 2005, 07:02 AM
kiru, achuvinte amma? so soon another one? but, any Kannada releases? the style there is style and really outrageous orchestration IR gives for Kannada movies.

Where is Divorce & Moods of IR? ( no fun nintendo here, ok no pun intended ;-)

19th January 2005, 10:23 PM
I listened to Ponmudi Puzhayorathu - another mediocre album from IR. Nowhere in comparison to his previous mallu hit Manasinakkare.

20th January 2005, 11:06 PM
and I thought Manasinakkare was medicore..

21st January 2005, 02:00 AM
If Ponmudi and Manasinakkare are mediocre what are u going to call the spate of Vidyasagar and M.jayachandran releases,scum??...u guys better stick to listening to Deva and S.A.Rajkumar,i heard the rehash of ages old 'Kadali Chenkadali poo veno' in Devathayai kanden under Devas baton,what a shame..
Talking about Kannada,anybody have any clue where i can buy
the cassette/cd containing songs 'Yaava shilpi kanda kanasu neenu' and 'sihimuddu nodi' in TN.

21st January 2005, 09:45 PM
If Ponmudi and Manasinakkare are mediocre ...

I still say Ponmudi is mediocre and Manasinakkare is good.

22nd January 2005, 07:25 AM
vijay wrote:

"And I thought Manasinakkare songs were mediocre"

See!? I told you so!! :-)))

30th January 2005, 03:59 PM
Hi all,
I had been under the impresssion that I had heard & knew all of Raaja's Mal compositions until recently when I hapened to know that even some older songs like "Poonkaattinodum" & "Konji Karayalle " were by IR.

With so many gems by IR in Malayalam (I am still discovering new ones everyday ) & his good flow in Malayalam continuing we could possibly have a separate discussion forum for his Malayalam songs.

I am trying to get a complete collection of Raajaa's
Malayalam Songs...There are some films like Dooram Arigey, Unaroo,Olangal(Vezhambal) & Many others that I'm still looking for. Can someone help with possible links.

Does anybody have a complte list of all malayalam movies for which Raaja has composed music (Even Raaja.com does not have the complete list on this).

30th January 2005, 05:22 PM
Is Raja the MD for the movie Onnu muthal poojyam vare? I saw the movie recently in Surya yesterday night. The BGM was really good.

31st January 2005, 07:32 AM
Here is a list of complete IR mallu movies.. There are lot of hidden treasures inside...

Film Name Year Language Direction
Vyamoham 1978 Malayalam K.G.George
Dooramarike 1980 Malayalam Jessy
Garjanam 1981 Malayalam
Aalolam 1982 Malayalam Mohan
Olangal 1982 Malayalam Balu Mahendra
Panineer Pookkal 1982 Malayalam Bharathi vasu
Aarathri 1983 Malayalam Joshi
Oomakkuyil 1983 Malayalam Balu Mahendra
Pinnilavu 1983 Malayalam P.G.Viswambharan
Sandhyakku Virinja Poo 1983 Malayalam P.G.Viswambharan
Mangalam Nerunnu 1984 Malayalam Mohan
My Dear Kuttichatthan 1984 Malayalam Jijo
Onnanu Nammal 1984 Malayalam P.G.Viswambharan
Sagara Sangamam 1985 Malayalam K.Viswanath
Unaroo 1985 Malayalam Manirathnam
Yathra 1985 Malayalam Balu Mahendra
Kaveri 1986 Malayalam Raajeevnath
Ninnayum Kaathu 1986 Malayalam Bhadran
Atharvam 1988 Malayalam Dennis Joseph
Moonampakkam 1988 Malayalam Padmarajan
Geethanjali 1989 Malayalam Manirathnam
Season 1989 Malayalam Padmarajan
Samrajyam 1990 Malayalam Jomon
Anaswaram 1991 Malayalam Jomon
Ente Sooriaputhrikku 1991 Malayalam Fazil
Apaaratha 1992 Malayalam I.V.Sasi
Pappayude Swantham
Appoos 1992 Malayalam Fazil
Jackpot 1993 Malayalam Jomon
Sammohanam 1995 Malayalam Padmakumar
Kalapani 1996 Malayalam Priyadarshan
Man of the Match 1996 Malayalam Joshi Mathew
AnuragaKottaram 1997 Malayalam Vinayan
Guru 1997 Malayalam Rajiv Anchal
Kali Unjalu 1997 Malayalam Anil Babu
My Dear Kuttichatthan
( New with DTS) 1997 Malayalam
Yaathraamozhi 1997 Malayalam Prathap Pothan
Kallu Kondoru Penn 1998 Malayalam
Manjeera Dhwani 1998 Malayalam Bharathan
Friends 1999 Malayalam Siddique
Kochu Kochu
Santoshangal 2000 Malayalam Sathyan Anthikkadu
Manasinakkare 2003 Malayalam Sathyan Anthikkadu
Mayamohithachandran 2003 Malayalam Shibu
Nizhalkkuthu 2003 Malayalam Adoor Gopalakrishnan
Ponmudippuzhayorathu 2004 Malayalam Johnson Esthappan
Achuvinte Amma 2005 Malayalam Sathyan Anthikkadu

31st January 2005, 07:34 AM

Onnu Muthal Poojyam Vare is by Mohan Sithara, the now leading MD in Malayalam. In fact it was his first movie.

31st January 2005, 08:47 AM

Thanks for the info. It had so many WCM cues.

31st January 2005, 11:16 AM
Thanks for the list nkv, a rare one indeed !


4th February 2005, 04:00 AM
If Tamil's loss is Mallu's gain,

Listening to Ponmudippuzhayorathu. Good music. A nice surprise hidden in there!

Pandanthe Nattinpuram http://www.musicindiaonline.com/l/20/s/movie_name.7676/music_director.504/

IS an interesting adaptation of Johny(1980) song Aasaiye Kaathula http://www.oosai.com/movie.cfm?mvid=159#

Well, the tamil original came a quarter century ago for malayaalam's gain today!! :P

9th February 2005, 11:34 PM
Welgate productions new movie 'twinkle twinkle little star'
is the latest gift from Raja to keralites.My friend Ijaz who happens to be a friend of the movies director was fortunate enough to be present at the recording studio.He says the music is fast,vibrant and amazingly melodious.Since the movie is mallu-tamil-hindi multilingual ,theyve roped ashaji,alka yagnik,kumarsanu etc to render the hindi version.I can hardly wait..what more welgate guys have signed Raja for 2 more future productions,yummy...

10th February 2005, 12:38 AM

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star seems to be agood prospect ..!!

10th February 2005, 01:19 AM
Here is some good news! IIR will be composing for Fazil for his new film with Srikkanth and Sonia Agarwal, a love story with a twist. The inimitable combination of Fazil-IIR is back again to enthral us one more time! Remember the KM and the likes!?? Get ready for a treat!

11th February 2005, 03:04 PM

11th February 2005, 03:06 PM
"Endhu paranjaalum.." from Achuvinte Amma resembles "Pacha malai ppovu.." from Kizhakku Vaasal... Infact, you can fit one song in to the tune of the other..Just try and see :wink:

22nd February 2005, 10:08 PM

Was away for a few days...Thanks for the very exhaustive list... Very informative. Have doubt on two of the films.. The new Kuttichathan was by Annu mallik was'nt it? & Manjeeradhwani was a telugu dubbing by Maragathamani, if I remember right (if I remember right)...

The list is anyway close to 50.. His 50th Mal film is near then. Not many Malayalam composers themselves may have composed for so many films.

Venky, as nkv said OMP vare was by Mohan Sithara... he too is good at Background music... more so in his earlier albums..noweadays he has gone into the commercial mould. One more example of that is the film Chanakyan (of Kamalhassan) which was in his initial years.

I had been to Kerala recently.. picked up a HMV CD on Raaja titled "Nostalgia". It has some rare songs (17) including from "Vyamoham", "Onnanu nammal" "pinnilavu" etc. It was a good buy.

22nd February 2005, 10:18 PM

There is one film that you may add to the list...

One is "CHAITHRAM" starring Vijayaraghavan & Thilakan. The movie never got released but the Audio was by Wilson Audio in 1995. There are 2 songs in the film.

Regarding the film "MAYAMOHITHACHANDRAN" 2003, that you've mentioned, has the audio been released. That film, like Chaithram may never see the light of the day.

23rd February 2005, 07:52 AM
My Dear Kuttichathan both versions were by IR only. I dont remember any movie as 'Chaithram' under IRs music..

Manjeeradhwani was indeed a Telugu dub but Music was by IR only.

I dont think Mayamohithachandran will come back...

New movies in the line are 'Twinkle Twinkle Little Star' and 'Balaraman' *A Mohanlal movie. I hope we have something in the former..

23rd February 2005, 09:06 AM

My Dear Kuttichathan (Malayalam) - new version was by IR only. It could be possible that the Hindi version (Chota Chethan?) had new songs by Anu Malik and IR's BGM was retained. However, I am not sure of this.

13th April 2005, 02:03 AM
Dude... it is Tamil Gain and Mallu loss. Atleast now we got rid of IR :-)

13th April 2005, 04:13 PM
alias & co are mad of IR.

13th April 2005, 08:23 PM
we use to be mad about IR and not any more :-)

16th April 2005, 02:22 AM
we use to be mad about IR and not any more :-)

Paarudaa he 'used to be mad about IR' aam enna dharithra kaalaamda ithu Kadavula vittuttu saathan pakkam paesraanga :(

18th April 2005, 07:10 PM
when an angel become demon, you have to leave him. So that was the case from turning from IR to ARR the angel.

18th April 2005, 07:28 PM
So this angel will too become demon for you in the due course :D

18th April 2005, 11:46 PM
Until then let me side the angel not demon :-)

5th June 2005, 06:35 PM
ANGEL is always ANGEL!!! We will only become demon.Then you like the demon!! Not the AGNEL!! So the prob is with you.Not with the ANGEL!!! :P :wink:
With LOve,
Usha Sankar.

10th June 2005, 11:37 AM
Does any one know any online music store that's based in US and sells Malayalam CDs?
More specifically, I am looking for IR's Twinkle Twinkle Little Star CD.

20th June 2005, 05:39 AM
one of the best foot-tapping pallavis ever and for Mal films. Came earlier than any INXS foot-tappers! (the beginning of first interlude is a bit off the mark)


kalkandam kunnil from onnanu nammal