umpteen no. & times of discussion have gone into the songs composed by M.S.V. Sir. But his background score was revolutionary and he was a pioneer to all the future composers. It will be of a respect we pay, if we could highlight this aspect, where his creativity has gone to great heights.
To start with a bgm from the film Pudhiya Paravai
1. Pudhiya Paravai
Immediately after the song "Partha Gnyabagam Illaiyo", the Hotel Supervisor introduces Sowcar Janaki to Sivaji. The background score for this scene by Mellisai Mannargal is a classic example. It starts slowly with a humming (by Henry Daniel), with Jazz rythm in the background while the chat goes on, during the pause, the trumpet intrudes, again guitar in the background, and during the pause, guitar is playing the tune the trumpet was played, then the song "I don't know love" by Henry Daniel, then again when they get ready to leave, the jazz instruments all are played and do you know where it leads to?
Varavendum Jazz peace from Kalaikovil.
And the beauty is the voices of Nadigar Thilagam and Sowcar Janaki. Observe the modulation they provide for other words and the phrase "pleasure is mine", "thanks", etc. While pronouncing pleasure is mine, NT expresses his joy and immediately when they observe the time he changes his tone to a hurriedness as to it is getting late in the night.
Listen and observe