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Re: Gangai Amaran - அமர கூவியம்

Post  app_engine on Fri Jan 25, 2013 2:00 am

Now we are moving into double digits Smile

The tenth song we host in our thread - written by GA under IR's music - has to be an extra-special one. From an extra-special album. Well, whichever way one looks at it, nizhalgaL is extra-special!

While a lot of recognition had been given by IRFs (and media) to VM for 'idhu oru ponmAlaip pozhudhu' (deservingly so), not many even know that GA wrote a terrific song in that album Shocked Until the arrival of tfmpage, even me -an ardent admirer of nizhagaL songs - wasn't aware of the fact that 'poongathavE thAzh thiRavAy' was by GA Embarassed

What makes me feel worse is I've discussed a lot about this song in our "sitting-on-parapet-wall" conversations in the hostel. And never ever we bothered to comment on the lyricist / commend him etc. Well, the conversations were often of "adults only" nature. I had been given the book கலிங்கத்துப்பரணி as a prize during school days. Since it was a "seyyuL + pozhippurai", never bothered to read it at that time. During the college first year, we experienced a lot of holidays due to many exam postponements and I often ended up spending weeks at home. With all my schoolmates gone from the hamlet, I had not much company. So, to kill the time started reading any material that I could get to and this book too was read for the first time!

At that age, I got shocked reading the poems and the pozhippurai of the section 2 called கடை திறப்பு and had to take that book to the hostel to share with the hostelmates Embarassed Now, leaving the juicy material alone, suffice to state that 'poongathavE' song drew a lot of attention / comparison to SeyangoNdAr's kadai thiRappu Laughing

So, does not a song that prompted engg. guys to discuss Thamizh litt. call for some recognition to the writer?

lol!

Though all of us are simply taken to a different world by IR's orch (drums+mridhangam concoction as percussion for e.g.), right now let's return back and plant our feet on earth to have a look at the lines:

பல்லவி

பூங்கதவே தாழ் திறவாய்
பூவாய் பெண் பாவாய்
பொன் மாலை சூடிடும்
பூவாய் பெண் பாவாய்

சரணம் 1

நீரோட்டம் போலோடும்
ஆசைக் கனவுகள் ஊர்கோலம்
ஆஹாஹா ஆனந்தம்
ஆடும் நினைவுகள் பூவாரம்
காதல் தெய்வம் தான் வாழ்த்தும்
காதலில் ஊறிய ராகம்

சரணம் 2

திருத்தேகம் எனக்காகும்
தேனில் நனைந்தது என் உள்ளம்
பொன்னாரம் பூவாழை
ஆடும் தோரணம் எங்கெங்கும்
மாலை சூடும் அந்நேரம்
மங்கள வாழ்த்தொலி கீதம்

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Re: Gangai Amaran - அமர கூவியம்

Post  V_S on Fri Jan 25, 2013 5:29 am

app sir,
You are doing an amazing job! cheers Through you I am getting closer to GA lyrics. Definitely this thread serves as an eye opener for me having missed these lyrics and deserving lyricist. I never knew GA wrote poonkathavE. What a miss! Thank you!

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Re: Gangai Amaran - அமர கூவியம்

Post  groucho070 on Fri Jan 25, 2013 6:34 am

+1

This thread is a goddamn eye-opener. Didn't know some of those lyrics were by GA. Shocked

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Re: Gangai Amaran - அமர கூவியம்

Post  app_engine on Fri Jan 25, 2013 7:12 pm

nanRi V_Sji & groucho!

The vinyl covers that featured GA's picture (rAja pArvai / moodupani / kallukkuL eeram etc) triggered me to open this thread and start posting.

Prior to that I wasn't quite this warm to GA either Embarassed That way, I now owe something to musicalaya Smile

****flAsafy alert****

Well, namma kadan thollai remains (moved from GA's credit to musicalaya's credit) Laughing

That way, one will continue all life as kadankAran Smile

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Re: Gangai Amaran - அமர கூவியம்

Post  app_engine on Fri Jan 25, 2013 7:47 pm

The next song is one which is probably well-known to everyone as a GA number Smile

One of the reasons could be the dinathanthi varalARRu suvadukaL where IR himself spoke elaborately about GA and 'sendhoorappoovE'. (IR initially dismissed the idea proposed by BR to use GA's lyric but got impressed with the lines and thus went ahead with thambi).

Also, GA himself talked about it often in his stage / TV and other media appearances. For e.g. he mentioned once that there's no real flower called 'sendhoorappoo' Laughing It was just a smart coinage by him. (I have seen 'sendhooram' being the name of a color powder used to decorate bulls and oxen during mAttuppongal / jallikkattu in villages. That way 'sendhoorappottu' is quite common in the countryside lingo. Sendhoorappoovu is not. It's a TF-only-word!)

The movie 16V was not only a hit but became a cult-classic in TF history. In addition, the song won many hearts - prior to SJ winning NA. The மூ.ஆ.மு. Sridevi is shown pretty by Niwas's camera in this song - one of the few visually pleasant portions from that movie that otherwise had (technically) low-q camera work.

However, the movie is high on emotions, powered by Kamal and supported by rAsA and can be watched even now with interest IMHO.

This song, with a percussionless pallavi, was a rage at the time of arrival!

There's also a short version of the song on the movie (may not be on the disk) with some words replaced to suit the new-found-love for the girl (i.e. the mayilu-chappAni love). It goes like 'வாழ்த்தொன்று பாடாயோ' in place of 'நீ கொஞ்சம் சொல்லாயோ'.


பல்லவி

செந்தூரப்பூவே செந்தூரப்பூவே
சில்லென்ற காற்றே
என் மன்னன் எங்கே என் மன்னன் எங்கே
நீ கொஞ்சம் சொல்லாயோ

சரணம் 1

தென்றலை தூதுவிட்டு ஒரு சேதிக்கு காத்திருப்பேன்
கண்களை மூடவிட்டு இன்பக் கனவினில் நான் மிதப்பேன்
கன்னிப் பருவத்தில் வந்த கனவிதுவே
எண்ண இனிக்குது அந்த நினைவிதுவே
வண்ணப்பூவே தென்றல் காற்றே
என்னைத்தேடி சுகம் வருமோ

சரணம் 2

நீலக்கருங்குயிலே தென்னஞ் சோலைக்குருவிகளே
கோலமிடும் மயிலே நல்ல கானப் பறவைகளே
மாலை வரும் அந்த நாளை உரைத்திடுங்கள்
சாலை வழியெங்கும் பூவை இறைத்திடுங்கள்
வண்ணப்பூவே தென்றல் காற்றே
என்னைத்தேடி சுகம் வருமோ

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Re: Gangai Amaran - அமர கூவியம்

Post  kiru on Fri Jan 25, 2013 11:41 pm

V_S wrote:app sir,
You are doing an amazing job! cheers Through you I am getting closer to GA lyrics. Definitely this thread serves as an eye opener for me having missed these lyrics and deserving lyricist. I never knew GA wrote poonkathavE. What a miss! Thank you!
Me thought it was VM !!!

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Re: Gangai Amaran - அமர கூவியம்

Post  app_engine on Sat Jan 26, 2013 1:10 am

I started this thread with a pulambal that Gautam missed GA from the directors' list. pOgattum.

Well, he didn't really miss the lyricist GA Smile The very song he himself chose to sing got penned by none other than rAsA's younger bro!

uRavugaL thodar kadhai , uNarvugaL siRu kathai!

What a lovely pallavi line did he construct! The words and phrases sound nice, sit well on the melody and exhibit a decent understanding of life (sounds almost philosophical)!

Above all, it suited the movie theme and the song's setting to a T! One of the loveliest picturizations for rAsA songs - in B & W!

A late 70's song gets picked up by a youththu iconic director after 30 years - to sing as a personal favourite on stage, just with guitar accompaniment, in front of thousands of new millennium Chennai people! Is that not something that one would want to associate with a hip, sophisticated, city-bred lyricist? Probably that's why no one mentions this pattikkAttAn GA - whom they would happily bracket with dappAnguththu & nAdan pAttu Smile

See radiospathy's post here, for e.g.


என்ன அழகான வரிகள், வரிகளைச் சேதப்படுத்தாமல் ஜேசுதாஸின் கனிவான குரலும், இளையராஜாவின் ஆர்ப்பாட்டமற்ற ஒத்தடமாய் இசையும்.

Though there is slAgippu about the lovely lines, there's no mention of GA Mad OTOH, everyone else gets great praise! Well, I'm glad we're undoing a lot of injustice to GA by this thread exercise Smile

This is another "western" song to add to GA's kitty in our thread:

பல்லவி

உறவுகள் தொடர்கதை
உணர்வுகள் சிறுகதை
ஒருகதை என்றும் முடியலாம்
முடிவிலும் ஒன்று தொடரலாம்
இனி எல்லாம் சுகமே

சரணம் 1

உன் நெஞ்சிலே பாரம்
உனக்காகவே நானும்
சுமைதாங்கியாய் தாங்குவேன்
உன் கண்களின் ஓரம்
எதற்காகவோ ஈரம்
கண்ணீரை நான் மாற்றுவேன்
வேதனை தீரலாம் வெறும் பனி விலகலாம்
வெண்மேகமே புது அழகிலே நானும் இணையலாம்

சரணம் 2

வாழ்வென்பதோ கீதம்
வளர்கின்றதோ நாதம்
நாளொன்றிலும் ஆனந்தம்
நீ கண்டதோ துன்பம்
இனி வாழ்வெல்லாம் இன்பம்
சுகராகமே ஆரம்பம்
நதியிலே புதுப்புனல் கடலிலே கலந்தது
நம் சொந்தமோ இன்று இணைந்தது இன்பம் பிறந்தது

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Re: Gangai Amaran - அமர கூவியம்

Post  app_engine on Sat Jan 26, 2013 2:39 am

Amar Singh collar-ai thookki vittukkoLLa another song from avaL appadiththAn - "panneer pushpangaLE"!

Not just for the terrific lines that question the society about the wrongs done to women but also for writing the first song that Kamal sang under IR's music. For a B&W movie produced and directed by Rudraiah. Interestingly, Kamal acts as a film maker / director in this movie and he is perhaps the hottest topic right now for the TF community (viswaroopam) Smile Perhaps there was some mutually beneficial learnings for both Rudraiah and Kamal in AA...(unfortunately, Rudraiah does not have any more proof of his genius. OTOH, Kamal has since directed some acclaimed movies).

Anyways, not to take the focus away, please give some attention to the lines that GA penned for this interesting song that rides on a lovely rAsA melody of early times:

பல்லவி

பன்னீர் புஷ்பங்களே
கானம் பாடு
உன்னைப்போலே எந்தன் உள்ளம் ஆடுது
புதுத்தாளம் தொட்டு ஓ
புது ராகமிட்டு

சரணம் 1:

ஆண் கொண்ட தாகம் தீர்க்கின்ற தேகம்
பெண்ணென்ற ஓரினமோ
இது யார் பாவம்

ஆண் செய்த சட்டம் அவர் போட்ட வட்டம்
அதற்கென்று பெண்ணினமோ
இது யார் சாபம்

நியாயங்களோ பொதுவானது
புரியாமல் போனது

சரணம் 2:

பாஞ்சாலி வாழ்ந்த பரிதாப வாழ்வை
பாராட்ட யாருமில்லை
நிஜ வாழ்க்கையிலே

பலபேரைச் சேரும் பரந்தாமன் தன்னை
புகழ் பாடக்கேட்டதுண்டு
இந்த பூமியிலே

நியாயங்களோ பொதுவானது
புரியாமல் போனது


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http://www.thiraipaadal.com/tpplayer.asp?sngs='SNGIRR0348'&lang=en

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Re: Gangai Amaran - அமர கூவியம்

Post  V_S on Sat Jan 26, 2013 5:09 am

UravugaL Thodarkathai is the one I sing often. Last summer when we went for camping with some kannadigas, I sang this song and Naguva Nayana and got lot of applause. Very close to me. To be honest, again I don't know who was the lyricist for UravugaL Thodarkathai till today. Very embarrassed seeing this song in this thread. Embarassed Thanks App for clearing all the clouds in front of us. Very sorry GA sir!.

Atleast from the style, I could conclude that Panner PushpangaLE is infact GA.

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Re: Gangai Amaran - அமர கூவியம்

Post  app_engine on Mon Jan 28, 2013 8:59 pm

You're welcome V_Sji Smile

I'm glad we're finally showcasing GA...somehow, this guy didn't get the necessary focus during all those tfmpage years. Like I mentioned before, the vinyl covers happened to be the catalyst Smile

Interesting to note that we haven't touched many SPB numbers so far Rolling Eyes Just one vaigaRaiyil IIRC.

Even the next choice happens to be a KJY number...


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Post  app_engine on Mon Jan 28, 2013 9:09 pm

Perhaps the first Vijayakanth movie to have rAsA music. And the lovely Shobha with him on screen in the movie 'agal viLakku'. This number used to be played so often on IOKS and I had to sharply focus my ears to the "valve" radio to catch the lovely bass guitar twist during the first interlude Smile

While the instrumental music, melody and the KJY voice are exotic, one has to admit that the pAdal varikaL too play a role in making one fly when listening to the song! GA gets decent marks for lines that nicely jell with the melody. Also to his credit is careful avoidance of any irritating word / phrase! The phrase "smooth flow" fits this song in every respect Smile

பல்லவி

ஏதோ நினைவுகள் கனவுகள் மனதிலே மலருதே
காவேரி ஊற்றாகவே காற்றோடு காற்றாகவே
தினம் காண்பது தான் ஏதோ..

சரணம் 1

மார்பினில் நானும் மாறாமல் சேரும்
காலம் தான் வேண்டும்
வான்வெளி எங்கும் என் காதல் கீதம்
பாடும் நாள் வேண்டும்
தேவைகள் எல்லாம் தீராத நேரம்
தேவன் நீ வேண்டும்
சேரும் நாள் வேண்டும்

சரணம் 2

நாடிய சொந்தம் நாம் காணும் பந்தம்
இன்பம் பேரின்பம்
நாளொரு வண்ணம் நாம் காணும் எண்ணம்
ஆஹா ஆனந்தம்
காற்றினில் செல்லும் என் காதல் எண்ணம்
ஏங்கும் என்னாளும்
ஏக்கம் உள்ளாடும்


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Re: Gangai Amaran - அமர கூவியம்

Post  app_engine on Mon Jan 28, 2013 9:51 pm

Another evergreen KJY number whole pAdal varikaL have been written by GA...this one has the lovely SJ singing with him. The movie was a PA production and he wrote all other songs except this number. IMO, in that album, this one had the best melody / music by rAsA. Especially, the percussion part is out of the world!

Though the movie -that had Surya's daddy and Karthika's mummy in the main roles -flopped miserably, the songs were held high by IRFs and others alike. Recent rAsA concert with Jaya TV had KJY singing this number (with KSC?). I don't remember what all got talked about this song (by Prakash Raj and others). Those who've saved it in their minds (or can watch the youtube again) please confirm if there was any mention of GA Embarassed

oru rAgam pAdalOdu kAdhil kEttadhO (Anandha rAgam, KJY-SJ)

பல்லவி

ஒரு ராகம் பாடலோடு காதில் கேட்டதோ
மனதோடு ஊஞ்சல் ஆடுதோ
தினம்- உறங்காமல் வாடுதே
சுகம் உறவாட தேடுதே
ஓ நெஞ்சமே ஓராயிரம் சுகம் இது.

சரணம் 1

மாலை நேரக் காற்றில் மகிழ்ந்தாடும் தென்னங்கீற்றே
மாலை சூடி நாளும் என ஆளும் தெய்வம் நீயே

காதல் தேவி எங்கே? தேடும் நெஞ்சம் அங்கே
தேரில் போகும் தேவதை நேரில் வந்த நேரமே
என் உள்ளம் இன்று வானில் போகுதே

சரணம் 2

ஏதோ நூறு ஜென்மம் ஒன்று சேர்ந்து வந்த சொந்தம்
வாழும் காலம் யாவும் துணையாக வேண்டும் என்றும்

காலம் தந்த பந்தம், காதல் என்னும் கீதம்
ஜீவனாக கேட்குதே சேர்ந்து இன்பம் கூட்டுதே
வராத காலம் வந்து சேர்ந்ததே

thiraippAdal (you got to listen at least once right now, to appeciate the percussion and the lovey voices of KJY & SJ):

http://www.thiraipaadal.com/tpplayer.asp?sngs='SNGIRR0056'&lang=en

youtube link:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UMEMlyPcmxQ


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Re: Gangai Amaran - அமர கூவியம்

Post  app_engine on Mon Jan 28, 2013 10:32 pm

Just now watched the youtube of the KJY number 'kanavil midhakkum' from EVK. It happens to be the title song (Though I've watched this movie at the time of release, don't remember anything now...)

While the vinyl confirms that the 'kanavil midhakkum' song was written by GA, his name appears twice on titles:



Yes, once telling that he did a 'gaurava vEdam' - means GA showed up on screen in this movie where the protagonist is a singer. (It's possible Pratap goes to the MD GA asking for chance or something like that).

His name is also shown in the list of pAdal AsiriyarkaL. It's shown on TOP i.e. above VM who actually wrote 3 songs in that album compared to the only one by GA. That clearly identifies the respect GA got those days (1982) for both being senior in the field & being the brother of IR Smile

The lines are quite interesting! They fit the melody (which is somewhat not a "regular" kind) quite well while also maintaining some "thaththuva" feel Laughing Suffice to say it proves the versatility with which GA could pen lines those days (from a marijuana-doped "kanavi midhakkum" to nAdan "kappakkizhangu" to soft romantic "oru rAgam pAdalOdu" to pathos "vaigaraiyil")...

பல்லவி

கனவில் மிதக்கும் இதயம் முழுதும்
புது ராகம் உருவாகும்
தினம்தோறும் எண்ணத்தின் இன்பத்திலே
எங்கெங்கும் வண்ணங்களே

சரணம் 1

ஏ..இளம் மனதே இசை பாடும் சுகங்கள்
ஓ..தொடர்ந்தாடும் பல கனவே புது நினைவே
உன் எண்ணங்கள் எங்கெங்கும்
ஊர்கோலம் போகின்ற காலம் இனிக்கும்

சரணம் 2

உன் சிறு இதயம் அது உந்தன் உலகம்
உன் மனம் போல விளையாடு உறவாடு
நீ என்றென்றும் எங்கெங்கும்
காண்கின்ற எல்லாமும் இன்பம்

thiraippAdal link here:

http://www.thiraipaadal.com/tpplayer.asp?sngs='SNGIRR0690'&lang=en

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Re: Gangai Amaran - அமர கூவியம்

Post  app_engine on Tue Jan 29, 2013 8:02 pm

I was pleasantly surprised to see this link when googling to get one version or other of the pAdal varikaL of 'metti oli kAtROdu en nenjaith thAlAtta':

http://orukavithai.com/thiraikavithai/752-mettioli

This website is focussing on kavidhai and it's nice to see movie songs getting their due there. While I may not like some of the songs they've chosen to highlight (personal taste problems), at the minimum, that they recognize film songs as some form of ilakkiyam is noteworthy.

Also, they've placed this song written by GA -which is some kind of recognition for him from "literary" circles! Feels good Smile While such places on the web may not host many of his songs (mainly due to awareness issues), we need to welcome whatever gets done today. Also, when possible, we can post comments there / send them more info etc. to add more of GA songs.

Now, when I source the pAdal varikaL from web, I don't simply copy-paste into our thread but try to give the song a fresh listen, make necessary corrections and then fit into "my format" (which does not repeat pallavi or other duplicates, does not include swara / humming etc) Smile

The first line of this song created some comments at the time of arrival - have any of you heard "metti oli" unless it had kolusu style maNi / salangai attached? I clearly remember Mahendran defending the line in some mag - stating that it has a menmaiyAna oli and also adding that there's this "figurative" oli.

Funnily enough, all that got forgotten when the movie bombed (of course, the song was a hit). Sun TV, after many years, caught that 'metti oli' phrase and used it for a serial that ran for years I think Laughing That way, many of GA coinages for pallavi lines had "after effects" (Remember the Vijayakanth movie 'sendhoorappoovE'?). Such "after effects" are indeed credits to any kavingar!

பல்லவி

மெட்டி ஒலி காற்றோடு என் நெஞ்சைத் தாலாட்ட
மேனி ஒரு பூவாக மெல்லிசையின் பாவாக
கோதை மலர்ப் பூம்பாதம் வாவென்னுதே

சரணம் 1

வாழ்நாளெல்லாம் உன்னோடு தான் வாழ்ந்தாலே போதும்
வாழ்வென்பதின் பாவங்களை நாம் காண வேண்டும்
நாளும் பல நன்மை காணும் எழில் பெண்மை
பூவை வைத்த பூவாசம் போதை கொண்ட உன் நேசம்
தென்றல் சுகம் தான் வீசும் தேடாமல் சேராதோ

சரணம் 2

பெண் முல்லையே என் கண்மணி ஊர்கோல நேரம்
உன் காலடி படும்போதிலே பூந்தென்றல் பாடும்
பார்வை பட்ட காயம் பாவை தொட்டுக் காயும்
எண்ணம் தந்த முன்னோட்டம் என்று அந்த வெள்ளோட்டம்
கண்ட பின்பு கொண்டாட்டம் கண்டாடும் என் நெஞ்சம்

(I see kalingaththupparaNi kadai thiRappu again here, in the second saraNam where it talks about "பார்வை பட்ட காயம் பாவை தொட்டுக் காயும்"...of course, the SeyankoNdAr version is adults only variety Laughing)

The lovely IR song with SJ humming on thiraippAdal:

http://www.thiraipaadal.com/tpplayer.asp?sngs='SNGIRR2048'&lang=en

youtube link:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wUAnBCPD47M


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Re: Gangai Amaran - அமர கூவியம்

Post  app_engine on Tue Jan 29, 2013 9:49 pm

One more GA number from metti - this one with a lot of complications in the mettu.

'sandhakkavikaL pAdidum manadhinil inbakkanavukaLE' - this tongue-twister was sung by Brahmanandhan! (He sings like a typical Malayali!) Yet another song that proves how competent lyricist this GA is, especially when in company with the master composer rAsA!

I've already started feeling that some words find frequent use in GA's songs (I mean not his themmAngu numbers or mAnE thEnE...these words are frequent among his more sophisticated ones that are somewhat "literary").

A couple of such repeattu words are kanavu (or kanavukaL), rAgam, thALam Smile GA seems to use them quite a bit (apart from the already maligned 'poo/poovu/puippam'). If one walks thru the pAdal varikaL that I've posted so far (already 17 songs and now writing on the 18th), there are quite a few kanavu / rAgam / thALam besides poo. Well, it seems every kavi has his own set of mAnE / thEnE / dhAham / dhEham/ vErvai Laughing

Well, we can call GA as munnOdi to Dr A Kalam! (I mean in 'kanavu kANal' Laughing )

பல்லவி

சந்தக் கவிகள் பாடிடும் மனதினில்
இன்பக்கனவுகளே
சொந்தம் தர வரும் ஆனந்தம்
சிந்தும் கவிமழை ஆரம்பம்
தோன்றாத பேரின்பம்
தொடர்ந்துவரும் என்னுடனே
தினம் பல

சரணம் 1

சின்னஞ் சிறுவயது
பாடும் அவள் மனது
சீர்காண வேண்டும்
திருநாளும் வர வேண்டும்
மலர்மாலை சூடும்
உறவோடு கூடும்
என் உள்ளம் கண்டாடும் உறவுகளில்
இனிய சுகம் தினம் பல

சரணம் 2

தட்டும் ஒலி இசையில்
மெட்டிக் கவிதை தரும்
என் அன்பு நெஞ்சில்
புதுராகம் அது பாடும்
மடை போல ஓடும்
மனதோடு கூடும்
என் உள்ளம் கண்டாடும் உறவுகளில்
இனிய சுகம் தினம் பல

thiraippAdal link for this violin / drums(synth?) sweetie:

http://www.thiraipaadal.com/tpplayer.asp?sngs='SNGIRR2050'&lang=en

youtube:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d60RMwLCc0c


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Re: Gangai Amaran - அமர கூவியம்

Post  app_engine on Wed Jan 30, 2013 10:29 pm

Let's continue with some more work that GA did for Mahendran. However, not for the metti kinds...instead, for some nicer films.

IMO, following are Mahendran's "nicer" films:

muLLum malarum / udhirippookkaL / Johny / nenjaththaikkiLLAthE (Ofcourse first two of these movies can make it to the top 10 movies of most serious TF lovers / connossieurs)

Let me not get into 'muLLum malarum' right now as both the songs that GA penned there can be considered 'themmAngu' variety (Raman ANdAlum / niththam niththam).

My current plan is to finish off all the hit songs that are not typically classified as nAttuppuRappAttu. (Well, there is already an exception in kotha mallippoovE but that song is a cross-genre one and cannot be that easily dismissed as dappAnguththu).

Once I've exhausted such "sophisticated" numbers, we'll talk about the rustic ones of GA Smile

With no song credited to him for uthirippookkaL, let's focus on Johny.

Easily one of the best-ever albums of rAsA. As usual, it's not difficult to guess who would have written 'Asaya kAththula thoodhu vittu' Smile However, that'll be part of the themmAngu / tribal / nAttuppuRa listtu that we'll get to later on (however sophisticated rAsA made it sound Laughing )

Of the other four songs of Johny, only one has been credited to Kavingar (i.e. Kannadasan) as per musicalaya LP cover - en vAnilE orE veNNilA. Leaving that out, three more sophi numbers are with GA Smile Some purists won't like engipees words in Thamizh poems and will come after my blood if I write high praises for senorita (actually "snow" reetA Laughing ). So, leave that one out and we still have two great gems from that album by GA!

As usual, our friend "gAnAprabhA" misses GA in his slAgippu of 'kAtRil endhan geetham kANAdha onRaith thEduthE':

http://videospathy.blogspot.com/2009/09/blog-post.html

Some other websites claim this song to be written by KD. However, there are websites that credit this to GA as well. For e.g. I found a blog dedicated to GA with the name gangaikkaraiththOttam that includes this number!

Either way, let me go with the LP cover available now and attach this one to GA...What a lovely poetry this one is (ofcourse the regular repeat words rAgam / thALam / geetham etc can be found)!

பல்லவி

காற்றில் எந்தன் கீதம்
காணாத ஒன்றைத் தேடுதே
அலை போல நினைவாக
சில்லென்று வீசும் மாலை நேரக்காற்றில் எந்தன் கீதம்
காணாத ஒன்றைத் தேடுதே

சரணம் 1

எங்கெங்கும் இன்பம் அது கோலம் போட
என் உள்ள வீணை ஒரு ராகம் தேட
அன்புள்ள நெஞ்சைக் காணாதோ
ஆனந்த ராகம் பாடாதோ
கண்கள் ஏங்க நெஞ்சின் தாபம் மேலும் ஏற்றும்

சரணம் 2

நில்லென்று சொன்னால் மனம் நின்றால் போதும்
நீங்காத நெஞ்சில் அலை ஒய்ந்தால் போதும்
மோனத்தில் ராகம் கேளாதோ
மௌனத்தில் தாளம் போடாதோ
வாழும் காலம் யாவும் இங்கே நெஞ்சம் தேடும்

thiraippAdal:
http://www.thiraipaadal.com/tpplayer.asp?sngs='SNGIRR1281'&lang=en
youtube:

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Re: Gangai Amaran - அமர கூவியம்

Post  app_engine on Thu Jan 31, 2013 11:13 pm

One of the songs that showed Sridevi beautiful (with Ashok Kumar's camera & rAsA music) is the "intro" song in Johny. Yes, there's Suruli interruption when we get as annoyed as the Johny character Laughing Otherwise, it's a lovely scene and Rajinikanth looks stylish too.

There had been doubts / discussions as to if this was sung by Sujatha or Jency (in tfmpage and elsewhere in the hub, I see this song with youtube getting featured in many blogs - very popular on the net and here and there this confusion is discussed as well). Now, we know for a fact that there is AT LEAST ONE VERSION by Jency! (Going by the musicalaya vinyl cover hosting and also my revised "listening experience" focussing more on the ra-Ra's that authenticate Jency singing). Whether there's a Sujatha version or not is something I'll no more worry about Smile

Lovely, sophisticated lines - GA scores nicely in this one too (rAgam thALam kanavu notwithstanding) Smile

பல்லவி

ஒரு இனிய மனது இசையை அணைத்துச் செல்லும்
இன்பம் புது வெள்ளம்
அந்த சுகம் இன்பசுகம் அந்த மனம் எந்தன் வசம்


சரணம் 1

ஜீவனானது இசை நாதமென்பது முடிவில்லாதது
வாழும் நாளெல்லாம் என்னை வாழ வைப்பது இசை என்றானது
ஆஹா ஆஹாஹா எண்ணத்தின் ராகத்தின் மின்ஸ்வரங்கள்
என் உள்ள மோனத்தின் சங்கமங்கள் இழைந்தோடுது இசை பாடுது

சரணம் 2

மீட்டும் எண்ணமே சுவையூட்டும் வண்ணமே மலர்ந்த கோலமே
ராக பாவமே அதில் சேர்ந்த தாளமே மனதின் தாபமே
ஆஹா ஆஹாஹா பருவ வயதின் கனவிலே பறந்து திரியும் மனங்களே
கவி பாடுங்கள் உறவாடுங்கள்

thiraippAdal link:

http://www.thiraipaadal.com/tpplayer.asp?sngs='SNGIRR1282'&lang=en

youtube:


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Re: Gangai Amaran - அமர கூவியம்

Post  app_engine on Thu Jan 31, 2013 11:53 pm

May be the GA interview being discussed in the thread below was one of those things that irritated IRFs:

http://tfmpage.com/forum/cgi-bin/list_or.pl?start=/home/forumh3/tfmpage/www/forum/27969.22.42.50.html&all=1

(GA's interview is not in that link but only the tfmpage discussions related to that)

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Post  app_engine on Mon Feb 04, 2013 7:59 pm

Much like Johny, GA wrote all songs except one for Mahendran's nenjaththaikkiLLAthE!

Only 'paruvamE puthiya pAdal pAdu' was by PA while the other three were by GA. (Well, it's not tough to guess the 'mummy pEru mAri' song but the other two numbers aren't easy to associate with GA, unless specifically told!)

That way, we're hitting the second SPB song in this thread, which is our 21st song in this "nice-GA-lyrics-for-rAsA-series'!

Thanks to disk.box, didn't have to search around for an accurate copy of the lyrics...reproducing in my format here:

பல்லவி

உறவெனும் புதிய வானில்
பறந்ததே இதய மோகம்
ஓடும் அலை என மனம் போகும்
கனவிலும் நினைவிலும் புது சுகம்

சரணம் 1

பார்வை ஒவ்வொன்றும் கூறும் பொன்காவியம்
பாவை என்கின்ற கோலம் பெண் ஓவியம்
மாலை வரும்போதிலே
நாளும் உந்தன் தோளிலே
கனவிலாடும் நினைவு யாவும் இனிய பாவம்

சரணம் 2

நெஞ்சின் உள்ளூற ஓடும் என் ஆசைகள்
நேரம் இல்லாமல் நாளும் உன் பூஜைகள்
எந்தன் மனம் எங்கிலும்
இன்பம் அது சங்கமம்
இணைந்த கோலம் இனிய கோலம் இளமைக் காலம்


I've written before about the excellence of this song in the SPB-IR series HERE !

Though I haven't mentioned there anything about GA, in a subsequent post I told :



GA has done ok job of unobtrusive lines


However, when I take a closer look at the words today, I can't dismiss it that easily! It's loaded with 'uruvagams' Shocked uRavu is given the metaphor of puthiya vAnam and manam is given the metaphor of running wave! Interesting to note that he controlled his urge to make idhayam as 'mEgham' but modified the portion into 'idhaya mOgam', thereby increasing the beauty of the poetry! He continues with kOlam as metaphor for pAvai...all lovely, pleasant usage that adds to the haunting effect of the song!

thiraippAdal link:

http://www.thiraipaadal.com/tpplayer.asp?sngs='SNGIRR2343'&lang=en

youtube:


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Re: Gangai Amaran - அமர கூவியம்

Post  SenthilVinu on Tue Feb 05, 2013 3:42 am

ur doing a fantastic service to this very under rated artist. Never knew he had so many good songs. It seems MGR asked him if he really did write "Neela Vaanam Odaiyil". Poor GA. People judge him by his jovial outlook.

I actually think he is a very good composer too. SPB mentioned this in couple of forums. Here's segment that shows how he got inspired by "Andhi Mazhai" and has actually done justice to it. @ 6:17 secs.




Continue this work... cheers

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Re: Gangai Amaran - அமர கூவியம்

Post  app_engine on Tue Feb 05, 2013 7:56 pm

nanRi, SenthilVinu!

Like most of us here, me too am getting surprised seeing so many hit numbers that I've earlier mentally associated with other kavingars Embarassed

It's definitely a nice new experience digging thru the vinyl covers and other resources to find hits penned by GA !

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Re: Gangai Amaran - அமர கூவியம்

Post  app_engine on Tue Feb 05, 2013 9:41 pm

No big menakkedal needed from me for the next song. That's because I've already posted extensively on that number in the IR-PS thread as the first one there.

Eh thenRalE ini nALum pAda vA...

Starting with this post , I've written a series of posts musing on the greatness of that nenjaththaik kiLLina song! So, please feel free to visit that thread and check those posts, that contain the lyric / audio link / youtube and more Smile

BTW, Eh thenRalE is the 22nd lovely song written by GA under rAsA music that we have so far featured in this thread!

And, I already have identified a few more evergreen / great numbers to follow...

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Re: Gangai Amaran - அமர கூவியம்

Post  rajkumarc on Tue Feb 05, 2013 11:43 pm

High time I made a playlist of these GA penned songs, thanks App for unearthing these gems from the lyrics perspective.

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Re: Gangai Amaran - அமர கூவியம்

Post  app_engine on Wed Feb 06, 2013 8:27 pm

yw, rajkumarc!

BTW, that Mano interview of GA is quite interesting Smile nanRi SenthilVinu for the link!

(Nice to note that vAzhvE mAyam's "vandhanam" got inspired from IR's composing session of "andhi mazhai" for rAjapArvai)

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Re: Gangai Amaran - அமர கூவியம்

Post  app_engine on Wed Feb 06, 2013 9:11 pm

GA seems to have terrific success with the "yearning" kind of female solos during the initial days of IR.

We've already noticed 'kAtRil endhan geetham' of SJ - which had phenomenal success and is enjoyed for decades, even now, by music lovers. The first of IR-Jaya TV concerts had this one sung by Shreya Goshal (who brilliantly corrected her error during the course of singing the song on stage!).

Let's look at another number of this genre - this one by VJ. Once again the word 'geetham' is a mainstay in the pallavi. However, other than that, the main content doesn't appear to be the same as the song for Sridevi. While that one had the heroine longing to meet her lover of youth, this one may be for a different kind of situation (I suspect an adulterous one).

Regardless, there're no explicit emotions in the lines themselves - which try to keep it as much subtle, confused, embedded etc as possible. Definitely not an outburst kind to a normal listener. Even the melody / instrumental portions keep the whole setting in some kind of mystery. (As usual, VJ's singing gives no clue to any emotions - she's always about technical precision in a teacharammA way. What the character actually feels / wants to convey etc typically never gets manifested in her singing - which holds true here too, IMHO).

ennuLLil engO Engum geetham En kEtkiRadhu of rOsAppoo ravikkaikkAri

Let's look at the lines:

பல்லவி

என்னுள்ளில் எங்கோ ஏங்கும் கீதம் ஏன் கேட்கிறது?
ஏன் வாட்டுது?
ஆனால் அதுவும் ஆனந்தம்!

சரணம் 1

என் மன கங்கையில் சங்கமிக்க சங்கமிக்க பங்குவைக்க
பொங்கிடும் பூம்புனலில்
பொங்கிடும் அன்பெனும் பூம்புனலில்
போதையிலே மனம் பொங்கி நிற்க தங்கி நிற்க
காலம் இன்றே சேராதோ

சரணம் 2

மஞ்சளைப் பூசிய மேகங்களே மேகங்களே மோகங்களே
மல்லிகை மாலைகளே
மல்லிகை முல்லையின் மாலைகளே
மார்கழி மாதத்துக் காலைகளே சோலைகளே
என்றும் என்னைக் கூடாயோ

Someone has commented in the Ravi Aditya blog that this was by Pulamaippiththan. That is how a number of great songs written by GA are discredited by many Mad (Per vinyl cover, it's clearly GA).

thiraippAdal link:

http://www.thiraipaadal.com/tpplayer.asp?sngs='SNGIRR3145'&lang=en

youtube:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nF2eEIwQb24


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