#352 வைகை நதி ஓரம் பொன்மாலை நேரம்
(ரிக்சா மாமா, 1992 , ஜானகியுடன்)
'vaigai nadhi Oram ponmAlai nEram' from rickshaw mAmA, with SJ
For some reason, the phrase 'kaL vadiyum pookkaL' got stronger memory recall than the first line that SPB sings or the tossed literary line that SJ sings prior. Sweet song by the star pair from another movie that I don't know much about. Net sources say a P Vasu + Sathyaraj combo movie. Sathyaraj was doing MGR-like-acts from time to time and the movie title possibly had something to do with that (rickshAkkAran to rickshA mAmA).
Coming back to the 'kaL vadiyum pookkaL' thingy : since VM was the first to coin this for the 'Ayiram thAmarai mottukkaLE' song, this seems to be a suruttal by the lyricist (whoever it is). Interestingly, that phrase also brings to mind the image of actress NaLini sitting on the front bar of a bicycle in a cinema poster (with her typical intolerable smile). That poster was for the movie 'kaL vadiyum pookkaL'
There were some tfmpage discussions & dhool articles on songs from that movie, MD-ed by Shyam.
The other funny thing that always comes to mind about 'kaLLu' is the sign boards of 'kaLLu shops' of Kerala, when I first visited the state during my +2 days (I think in the year 1980). TN had prohibition those days and the TN kudi makkaL had to go to other states to drink. So, while no other shops inside Kerala had any kind of Thamizh sign boards, all those kaLLu & chArAya shops -not just the border towns of Kerala but even in villages inside the state -had their boards with kaLLu or chArAyam written in Thamizh