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Friday, August 10, 2007

Malare Mounama - With Sowmya

Song : Malare Mounama
Composer : vidyasagar
Movie : Karna
Singers : S. Janaki, SPB
Performed by : Sowmya, Murali Venkatraman




I think it was in late 90s. SPB after recording a song excalaimed to the director of the movie "90s la vandha songs la indha maadhiri endha paattaiyum naanum jaanaki ammaavum anubavichu paadinadhillai. dhayavu seydhu idhai nalla padam aakkunga"

That song was reasonably picturized and became the face of the great composer Vidyasagar. A total Raag- Darbari pujari, he churned out many melodies in the same or similar scales without ever sounding stale or repetitive : nee kaatru naan maram, malaikkaatru vandhu. A composer whose melodies have the strength to stand the test of time. A composer who is regarded by SPB as one among the best he has worked for.

Sowmya of ragasudha got introduced to me probably a year or two back. She is a consistent performer as you would see in her blog. Here I team up with her to present this song in our voices after quite a long break.

SPB has stamped his class all over in this wonderful song. Every time he sings malare, the modulations are different. This extreme creativity can neither be reproduced nor be acquired by hard work. One simply needs to be born blessed.