Song of the Day: kaNNaana poo maganE from thaNNeer thaNNeer.
continues with his second of three P.Suseela songs:
SOTD:"kaNNana pU maganE" from "ThaNNeer ThaNNeer"
A dreadful drought has snuffed the joy out of a village. A helpless mother lulls her baby to sleep in a wail of words unveiling the hurt, disillusion, and poignancy. PS' voice channels all the conflicting emotions of love, despair, consolation, and failure. MSV attested he hadn't lost his mojo with this trailblazing song. Vairamuthu showcases his free verse nuances in a folk lullaby,
I don't know how many songs MSV/PS/VM did but this one merits distinction among the rest.
- Chandru posted the lyrics of the song here: http://www.dhool.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=2167
- Saravanan had written earlier on the choice of K.Balachandar's lyricists:
In his films with V Kumar, he always used many lyricists, the chief among them being Vaali.( Others- Alangudi Somu-Neerkumizhi, Naanal, Pathaam Pasali, Suradha: Neerkumizhi, Naanal, Major Chandrakanth) But in all his films with MSV, the songs were by only Kannadasan, till the latter's demise. Sollathaan Ninaikkiren was perhaps the only exception, the film had music by MSV, but lyrics by Vaali.To make up for this, Arangretram, released in the same year (1973) had music by V Kumar, and lyrics by Kannadasan! (Another exception, in MSV's music, much later, was 'Kannana poo magane' by Vairamuthu in Thanneer Thanneer-1981). Of course, after Kannadasan's death, KB went to Vaali for Poikaal Kuthirai and Agnisaatchi. Beginning with Achamillai Achamillai-1984, he switched to Vairamuthu exclusively till Punnagai Mannan-1986. Then back to Vaali in Manathil Urudhi Vendum (due to IR-VM tiff) Muthulingam, Gangaiamaran and Pulamaipithan wrote for Unnal Mudiyum Thambi-1988. Back to Vaali for Pudhu Pudhu Arthangal-1989. Pulamaipithan wrote all the songs in Azhagan-1991. Back to Vairamuthu for Vaaname Ellai-1992, Jaathimalli-1993 and Duet-1994. Ilandevan was the lyricist for Kalki-1996. Vaali, Vairamuthu and Muthukumar shared the honours in Paarthaale Paravasam.
- thaNNeer thaNNeer was a landmark film in my opinion. It was based on a Komal Swaminathan play. The story outline can be found here: http://www.subamangala.com/komal/plays/plethann.htm