The Magic Of Music

Am not an avid follower of Tamizh film music (for that matter, any film music) – a very far cry from the days we bunked classes to listen to Shankar Jaikishen and Vishwanathan-Rammoorthy (and their contemporaries)!. However, these days I do turn on the music channel to relieve the boredom of morning workout. Most of the fare dished out don’t appeal, quantity pushing out quality. The visuals – flinging of limbs not knowing what do with them, contortion of torsos, inelegant dresses – are not engaging, to be kind.

But now and then there comes a piece that makes you sit up. So is this one, quite hum-ably melodious (not the foot-tapping kind); the picturization is pleasing, seductive without being obscene, set in a quaint rural house, the rustic couple, appearing to be newly-wed, teasing each other in a prelude to intimacy, I’m guessing; some words are charming – the dialect spoken is new to me.

Shankar Mahadevan and Shashaa Tirupati with her mesmerizing lilt are absolute magic, their joy infectious. You have to hear them out to see how they flex their vocal chords so easily without a pause, evoking the imagery of a potter playing with his clay, a painter with his brush or a smith bending iron.

The song ‘Karuva Karuva Payale’ from Karuppan is set to music by D. Imman and lyrics by Yugabharathi.

Watch the studio recording first:

Shashaa, I learn, is settled in Canada with roots in Kashmir, a versatile artist, not exactly new to Indian film world.

The song follows:

The artists living it out so well on the screen are Vijay Sethupathy and Tanya Ravichandran.


7 Responses to The Magic Of Music

  1. SRKannan says:

    Thanks. Suggest you see, if not done already, the video of ‘innum konjam neram’ from Rehman sung by Shweta and Vijay Prakash from Mayan. It is magic including the filming.

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  2. You should hear some hindi songs of present time, you will love tamil songs then, southies have a great voice mostly! they know what they are singing!

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  3. I love Shankar mahadevan’s songs and voice a lot!

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