Kannai Thirandha Karunai Kaarmaeghamae from Veera (1994)
Recently I watched the tamil film Kattappava Kanom
. A newly married couple move into their appratment and the following evening, the young man waits for his wife, while being seated on a sofa watching television. The visuals that play before him is from the film Veera, where Rajini drenched in rain knocks the doors of Meena.
released in the year 1994 is unfortunately the last film of the fabulous combo IR-Rajini. Illayaraja music in the film runs parrallel with the screenplay, as well as, effortlessly matches with the director Suresh Krissna's visuals.
Veera is an young man who is under a false impression that women as mere sex toys. Eventhough being talented and gifted with an amazing vocal, he takes up a crash course on singing just to bed the daughter of his guru, Devayani. That evening, along with his friends, he plots a perverted plan and knocks the doors of Devayani. His move would be when she is close to him, permiting him a chance to drop a fish inside her blouse. He imagines to create an erotic suituation inside the room and gets very much aroused when he finds Devayani readily co-operating with him.
Moments later, he realises that Devayani had eavesdropped his conversation with his firends at the temple lake and she feels ashamed of herself for being just an object for his desire. Her repetance becomes a revelation for Veera. He moves towards the string instrument, the veena, and drops the fish over the stings.
What follows should be experienced with IR's musical score :
As a music director, IR has elegantly taken another route than being melodramatic. A set of crying violins or blown out trumpets could have also suited the suituation. But IR elegantly transforms the scene into a form of art, where he portrays through his music the bleeding heart beating in guilt just like the fish out of the water. The direction of Suresh Krisnna readily motivates IR to get such an idea, as 'a fish out of water
' symbolises someone being uncomfortable of the suituation.
A fanstatic scene which serves as a tutorial for scoring a BGM that narrates the proceeding within a limited time space, apart from visual expression.
Kalai maghal yen naavil thunai vandhadhum
Alaiyaai oli veesi arul seidhadhum
Ainthidam sirakka arul valam nilaikka
Kannai thirandha karunai kaarmaeghamae