SG have morphed of Jana Gana mana but this song is still a great effort :wink: SG did a ok job in Poi satchi,good one in this and wonderful one in Ënga Chinna Rasa"for Bagyaraj.It is still rumoured that SG did the arrangement for Bagyaraj's Edhu namma aaLu.
This song must be a special for SPB as this is his "family song"with Charan and Pallavi joining.More than the music it is the lyrics which hold you.
The story goes......Kuruvikarambai Shanmugham came to see his old student Vairamuthu during the recording of Andha 7 NaatkaL.For the tune of the pallavi of "Kavidhai arangerum" the spectator Shammugham when asked by Bagayraj came out with the stunning lines
Kavidhai arangerum neram Malark
kaNaigaL parimaRum dhEgam
Bagayaraj was awestruck and immediately asked him to write the song.
Reminding you of Sujatha's story in Vikatan (1980)Kanavu thozhiRchalai when a spectator comes out with a pallavi more or less similar to this
"varigaLil sikkatha sirippu en
varthaigaL thadumarum vanulaga virippu
Bagayaraj did try with almost all the available lyricists in his movies from Kavignar to GA.Even Muthulingam came out with a gem in Vidiyum varai kaathiru "Neengatha eNNam".Shanmugham,Pulavar Chidambaranathan (erikkari pongatheEy) could have provided the much needed lyrical support after the demise of KaNNadasan. The 80s save for few sparks provided by VM and Pulamaipithan will remain as the kaLapirar kalam with low quality lyrical content in TFM.
Sabarivasan,save for minor slips with the movie names and MDs, the write up is good.Thanks for the good choice.