Unforgettable Melodies

Don’t fear for your head if these ring in your ears long after playing out.

Selection this time includes songs, deep in lyrics. picturized on the three heroes who dominated the Kollywood films for decades.

Settle down and enjoy the music even if you don’t follow the words.

First, Gemini Ganesan (father of Rekha of Bollywood) in Idhyatthil Nee. A Tamizh romance film, directed by Muktha Srinivasan and produced by V. Ramasamy in 1963. Music by the legendary pair Viswanathan Ramamoorthy.


The second is from Navarathri, produced and directed by A.P. Nagarajan, featuring Sivaji Ganesan (his 100th film) and Savithri (wife of Gemini Ganesan) in lead roles, set to music by K. V. Mahadevan. The film is known for the thespian’s masterly portrayal of navarasa’s (nine different emotions) in nine different roles. In this song an inebriated Sivaji Ganesan tries unsuccessfully to seduce the heroine in a brothel house.


This is from Panathottam, directed by K Shankar in 1963 featuring M.G. Ramachandran (was the chief minister of Tamil Nadu when he died) and Saroja Devi in lead roles. The film, produced by G. N. Velumani had musical score again by the wizards Viswanathan Ramamoorthy.


5 Responses to Unforgettable Melodies

  1. Vidya says:

    Super songs. It was black and white era where the heroes n heroines were good looking, lyrics audible and backdrop music didn’t tear your eardrums!Playback singers’ voices suited the protagonists !

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Sharmishtha says:

    thanks for sharing!

    Liked by 1 person

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