Superb song, fitting writeup. Thanks SL.
this reminds me of 1990 when the movie was "released" in a theatre near to my house. We had gone to this movie on a Friday evening and to my astonishment the theatre was packed full.
crowd started whistling for each and every song (especially aayiram peNmai malarattumE). but it was the "chinna chinna kaNNanukku" song that got whistle as well as claps at the end for a complete two minutes. Such a patronage for a movie that was originally released twenty to twenty-five years before surprised me.
the violins blar after the stanza "poo pOndra nenjinilum muLLirukkum boomiyadA
" immediately takes us from the joyful mood to melancholic mood.
Somehow, I have always thought 'piLLaiyAi irunthuvittAl thollaigaLE illaiyadA...', though I have heard the song once in a while !
oh! i know _Da Vinci why you felt so. It is because you were suffering from chronic, acute, dimund-O-mania. :)
If it were 'that' kavingar you can even expect the line to be
piLLaiyaai illai enRaal thollayO koLLayadaa
Congrats bb for the 700...way to go.