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Saturday, February 07, 2009

uDalin thiriyaalE - Tribute to Mother - My composition sung by Pradip Somasundaran

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Song : udalin thiriyaalE
Composed by : Murali Venkatraman
Lyrics : Murali Venkatraman
Singer : Pradip Somasundaran
Cover Design : Chondryma Chakrabortti


uDalin thiriyaalE - Tribute to Mother - My composition sung by Pradip Somasundaran | Music Upload




A mother's contribution toward's a child's life is immeasurable. This is a song that I wrote and composed as a tribute to my mother.

Kanakaangi is the first mELakartha or "janana" raagams. That is, it is the first among the mother ragams. It is one of my favorite ragams and I believe it epitomizes an emotional tension. My first tryst with Kanakaangi came unsurprisingly with "thom thom" of Sindhubhairavi and then followed "shree gaNanatham bhajamyaham". There are purists who feel that this raga was artificially derived when assembling the Venkatamahi scheme but one could always argue what is natural and what is artifical. To me, kanakaangi evokes a deep feeling which ragas like bhairavi and thoDi do. It may just be a personal feeling.

Every song when conceived by the composer innately comes with the image of the voice which would sing it. The composer has a construct in his mind about the song and delivery. It is the responsibility of the composer to convey the image properly to the singer. It is only some singers that grasp the mental image of the song, polish it and take it to the next level at which point the composer sits back and just enjoys his work being savored.

I can understand how Raveendran would have felt when "souparnikamritha veechikaL" was delivered by Yesudas. When I ended up listening to Pradip's version of souparnikamritha veechikaL I felt equally mesmerized that I ended up listening to it 10 times in a day. And I knew none other than Pradip can bring the required bhaavam for a soulful tribute to mom.

That he is a singer par excellence has already been nationally acclaimed through Lata Mangeshkar award. But what is more rewarding and pedagogical to a younger musician is his untiring effort towards precision.
Precision as in clinical precision and not the engineering precision. As the lyricist, I felt my lines had come to life in his absolutely soothing, expression laden voice with appropriate emphasis on the syllables.

பல்லவி
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உடலின் திரியாலே
உயிரின் தீயாலே
ஒளியும் கொடுத்தாயே
உனக்கிணை யார் தாயே ?

அனுபல்லவி
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ஆலய தெய்வமும்
தாயில்லை என்றேங்கி
கருவறை என்று தன்
வசிப்பிடம் தன்னை சொன்னதோ ?
என் தாயே - நீ
நந்தாயே என்றும்
நந்தாயே

(உடலின்)

சரணம் :
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பரமனைப்பார்த்தொரு நாள்
பரிகசித்தேன் - அவன்
'பதரே எதற்கிந்த
ஏளனம்?' என்றான்.

'அண்டமோ உனது உன்
ஆயுளோ நெடிது - ஆனால்
கண்டதுண்டோ நீயும்
தாயன்பின் அமுதை ?' என்றேன்

இல்லை என்றான் - தலை
நாணி நின்றான் - பரமன்
நாணி நின்றான்

(உடலின்)

For those who do not understand tamil a loose translation:
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Oh incomparable Mother !

With the body as the wick
and soul as the fire
You gave birth to light that is me.

Even the deity which resides in the temple
Felt it was lifeless since it did not have a mother
And chose to call its residence "garba gruham" (the womb or karuvaRai)
Oh my mother - Your greatness will never cease !

I bantered God the other day
He retorted : "You puny creature ? why are you mocking me ?"
I replied : "The universe is yours. You have infinite lifetime. But have you ever tasted the nectar of a mother's love ?"
He felt humbled and bowed down replying : "No"

43 comments:

  1. fantastic song murali and pradeep..thoroughly enjoyed listening to it...

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  2. Am not a big fan of this raga... but I think ur compsn brought out the feel of the raga well, and the singing is spotless...

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  3. First of all, I applaud the poet in you...the lyrics touched me on many levels, as a daughter, as a mother, ...truly brilliant! Pradipji has sung it very well..Kanakangi has given the song a slight devotional touch which is what you had intended I guess..Keep up the good work, Murali!
    Your ardent fan :)
    -Mini

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  4. Murali & Pradip. Excellent composition, amazing singing and extremely moving lyrics. Please arrange, orchestrate and make this is a full song.

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  5. Hi murali,
    Nalla iruku song. Great emotions and nice lyrics. Loved the way pradip sings.
    This could have been more interesting with some light arrangement.

    Yeah, I also felt it sounds like Bhiravi :) and this is the first time im listening to this raagam. Pretty densely emoted raagam.

    Praveen(TSJ)

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  6. Some lovely singing; he really breathes life into the lyrics. Lovely.

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  7. He has the Yesudas feel in his voice, and although I hate comparing voices, the reason I brought it up was because I would love to hear the song 'Karuna Jaladhi Dasharathe' in his voice. You MUST try and get him to sing that.

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  8. Nice Lyrics and composition as usual Murali chetta. Pradeepettan's singing doesn't need a special mention, as usual awesome. Please orchestrate it... Can't wait for the completed song. :)

    Gurubhyon Namah
    Arun

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  9. Beautiful! :) Lyrics, composition and the singing! Great combination! :) It's so soothing to listen to good music with just the "shrutipetti"..

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  10. simply gr8 work by both of u.... rombho nalla write pannirukai murali & also very well sung by pradeep.... waiting for summore from u both.... keep d show goin on....

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  11. good composition, i know you have the writing skill. Pradeep's Tamil pronunciation is very nice, great work

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  12. Beautiful compostion, touching lines, wonderfully sung !! Was a feast for the ears.

    Lines on 'Paraman', wonderful !!!

    I wish someone did the orchestration for this wonderful song

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  13. Amazing piece of work..this shows your love over your Amma..proud to be your friends Murali :-)

    Singing was so so good..speechless to explain..Please add more.. :-)

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  14. Needless to say, good job by both of you. :-) However I felt that the composition had bhakti as the prominent bhava (not sure if you originally intended the song to be that way) and missing the 'love' element.

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  15. Sandhya12:50 AM

    Murali-

    This is great, loved it!

    I like this song as it is , without orchestration. This is perfect with Sruthippetty and gives a great feeling!

    - Regards, Sandhya

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  16. Shriram6:56 AM

    Murali!

    Well blogged comment on intro to Kanakaangi - it's more like Mendeleev found that there were "gaps" in the periodic table - but then the elements found later are authentic!

    On the song: it takes me back to the days I was going to my music class - very simple and highly eloquent rendering! Reminds me of a few partial verses - ri ma pa ma Ga rii - can't recollect the song.... need to get back!

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  17. Murali and Pradip, Excellent Work.

    The song gives some devotional touch and pradip's voice prefectly suits for this.

    Murali Hats off to you for your lyrics. Only One thing we people have and the Lord does'nt is the mother's love. Great Imagination !!!

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  18. Ishwarryah10:07 AM

    Mind-blowing.. Awesome lyrics.. Pradip's voice was heavenly.. Just Perfect!! Kudos guys!

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  19. What a lovely tribute. A beautiful composition and lovely vocals by Pradip ji. Really enjoyed listening. Also, thanks a lot for posting the translation.

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  20. Murali, amazing lyrics. And a great rendition (even to a musically deaf person like me!?!) by Pradip! Keep up all the great work!! --Vijay.

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  21. To each and every one of you, I owe a big thanks for your constant encouragement.

    @Mad Max: thanks.

    @Sindhu: I know you don't like kanakangi (and I love it :) ) . thanks for your comment here.

    @Mini: thanks. I believe I rpelied you in orkut

    @Mux , Praveen: As musicians I respect I value your comment. I am getting too impatient with my own inability to finish things. Plus, I did not really believe this needed much orchestration. I sure will try to round it off in the future.

    @arun : The choice of Pradip is obvious for this song . Is it not ? thanks

    Carpe Diem : Thanks. Although Pradip's voice sounds close to KJY in this ( an effect that I hoped to get, but had not mentioned to him about), he is very versatile. You should check out his laagi tumse manki lagan.

    @Vidyu: Remember your Mainakam ? I do. you also have a voice that can carry the song on its own.

    @Ramya : thanks for your constant support

    @ Ameer : thanks

    @ NV : I am awaiting some nice compositions from you.

    @ Partha : Thank you very much.

    @Sandhya : Some voices do have the magic to carry the song all by themselves without extra accompaniment. Pradip's is one.

    @Jo and Sundar: If you read my description, you would have noticed that the inspiration for this song comes from “sowparnikamruta” song which had a dual personality – both bhakthi and love towards mother. I am not surprised that it shows here in my composition too. Thanks.

    @Shriram : That is the most tangential thought relating chemistry and a ragam ! That was a good parallele ! Thanks !

    @Ishwaryah and Nandita: thanks a bunch to both of you.

    @Vijay : A humble effort towards a dying art that is lyrics. Happy to know you enjoyed the song in full. Thanks

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  22. Kudos to both Murali and Pradip Ji !!
    Thanks for this good piece that attracts me to listen again and again :)

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  23. Very good lyrics and composition murali... I enjoyed the song very much... I am vivek's mother...

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  24. What a brilliant post!

    mayacmenon@gmail.com

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  25. Nice compostition :-).Liked it very much.

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  26. Awesome !! No words to express myself.

    What a wonderful song. I go to an Ambal temple, close my eyes with Bhakthi and visualise my mother as the godess herself , such is the Bhava of this song. Bhakthi filled.

    Excellent composition and soulful rendition.

    Thanks a lot.

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  27. Excellent lyrics and a marvelous composition Murali. Cant give a better gift to a mother. Soulful rendition by Pradip. ஒளியும் கொடுத்தாயே/ஒளியும் கொடு தாயே can be taken both ways. Since yesterday I heard it around 15 times. Thank you for the song and keep posting.

    Shiiiva

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  28. Hey Murali,

    Excellent composition and very well rendered by Pradip. This is my first visit to your blog and I loved it!

    Like someone said, very soothing to hear a song with just the sruti :)

    Cheers,
    Krishna

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  29. N.Chandrakumar2:21 PM

    Excellenet lyrics, and Pradeep sang with perfect Bhavam.
    Composition is very good!
    Any poem on Mothers enthralls me and this will be one of my favorites!

    Congratulations to both of you!

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  30. Hi Murali,

    My humble thoughts - 'Very Soulful' - composition, lyrics and the singing. Thamburu and vocals - simple yet very effective in conveying emotions...

    Regards,
    Pratheep

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  31. When I composed this song, I did not expect such a humbling response. Thanks to all of you.

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  32. Murali
    How wonderful !! To those among us who keep cribbing about how unfair God has been to us, you have made us realize that we have a privilege which God doesn t.

    Your mom must be proud indeed.

    Very touchy lyrics and composition. Hats off to you.

    Dhas

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  33. Ramya Harish said

    Arumai.. Brilliant package.. Superb essence of the raga excllently brought out in your composition and pradip ji’s magical voice.. hats off to the lyrics.. Great job Murali..
    Cheers:)
    Ramya
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    Sushane Shankar said

    amazing lyrics…. extraordinary tune….. dunno abt ragas n stuff… so cant comment…. and der was nothing artificial abt d raagam….. beautiful….. wat a taste u’ve got Murali Sir…

    Pradip Sir…. dunno wat 2 say….. guess i’ll just say again dat m ur fan…. u r d best…. :-)

    Great composition n singing….!!
    Sushane
    Posted 3 months ago

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    Tara Balakrishnan said

    this is just awesome Murali. Beautiful tune and very well rendered!! loved it!!
    Posted 3 months ago

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    Krishnan N v said

    Very Good composition..made it great by Pradip..Loved it very much..

    Would love to hear it with Background music..Should sound still better

    N V K
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    Posted 3 months ago

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    Sowmya R said


    ‘அண்டமோ உனது உன்
    ஆயுளோ நெடிது – ஆனால்
    கண்டதுண்டோ நீயும்
    தாயன்பின் அமுதை ?’ என்றேன்

    இல்லை என்றான் – தலை
    நாணி நின்றான் – பரமன்
    நாணி நின்றான்

    Murali.. What a lyrics man ! Pramadham..

    Coming to the composition, you have chosen the apt raaga to express the feel, the gratitude, the pride, everything conceived very nicely with that.

    Beautiful way of expressing your love towards your mother. Great one :)
    sowmya.R
    Posted 3 months ago

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  34. Kumar Srinivasan said

    Murali,
    Brilliantly done. I really liked it. Vivaadhi raagas are so well suited for heavy emotions – good choice to convey the beautiful lyrics you have penned. Pradipji has completed the picture with his uniquely effective voice that can adapt itself to any genre of music. Keep up the good work.
    -Kumar.
    Posted 3 months ago

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    Roshni said

    wonderful composition, lyrics and rendition. now thats one heaven of a team effort, good job guyz!
    i’m a sucker for unplugged version songs, they sound so divine with just the sruthi in the BG.
    hope to hear more from you.

    PS: i’m so lost in the song, need to go find myself now :)

    Best Regards,
    Rosh
    Posted 3 months ago

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    Aarthi K said

    Woahhh.. Amazing lyrics, awesome raga, great rendition overall.. Superb attempt Murali.. I got carried away.. The voice of Pradip adds more soul to the song.. Good one!!
    Musically,
    Aarthi :-)
    Posted 3 months ago

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    Sushane Shankar said

    Lol… sorry 4 commenting in installments….. my tamil s a bit limited….. takes time 2 figure out tamil poetry….. my previous comment “amazing Lyrics” s an understatement….. d lyrics r way out of d world….. 2 gud….. one question 4 Murali… how long did u take 4 d lyrics??

    Sushane
    Posted 3 months ago

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    Rajesh Raman said

    Very Well Done Murali…! This is one among the most ‘powerful’ lyrics I have come across.

    Pradip has done full justice to the meaning of the song by singing it without much sangathis, which is the right thing to do for the mood of this song.

    Coming on to Choice of Raga, with this tune (wihout considering the lyrics) the picture coming on to my Mind is a ‘devotee singing in front of Idol in a temple,Praising/describing God’s greatness’. In short, tune has more of Bhakti Bhavam, which is the natural feel in Kanakangi.

    Philosophically speaking :o), Bhakti can be described as one level up to the feel of love towards mother. In that angle, Kankakangi was a nice choice.

    Looking forward to listening to more original compositions form you,


    Regards
    Rajesh Raman
    www.rajeshraman.com


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    Rashmi Nair said

    Excellent composition Murali. I think this is one of your best! Beautifully sung by Pradip also. Very soothing and divine.

    ~Rashmi~

    Please listen to Ennodenthini Pinakkam
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  35. Srividya Kasturi said

    Very good composition Murali..Lovely singing by Pradip too..One of ur best:) As Rajesh said, Kanakangi instils bhakti bhaavam naturally:)
    Keep it up..

    —Vidya
    Posted 3 months ago

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    Janhavee Seshadri said

    Murali & Pradip,

    Kudos! to you both.

    Beautiful Composition and Brilliantly sung. A soothing Violin in the background would highlight the mood of the singer i suppose. Hope to hear that version soon. Good Luck!

    Cheers

    ” There is no Destination to my Musical Journey….
    Its the Journey itself that I Enjoy “

    – Janhavee
    Posted 3 months ago

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    George Kuruvilla said

    Much respect to you Murali. Touching lyrics and lovely composition. Pradip did such a fabulous job rendering this. Loved it through n through!

    -George
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    Posted 3 months ago

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    Adithi Devarajan said

    Murali
    First of all, I am elated to see one of your own compositions being presented after such a long time!

    There is something very powerful and soulstirring about this tune that made me cry helplessly. And that it should be sung with lyrics about something as pristine as Motherhood makes it even more poignant.

    Pradip,as usual, has stolen our hearts!

    Looking forward to more such treats from you both!
    Posted 3 months ago

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    Dhiraj Barla said

    Murali,

    After a long time you are back in form with a beautiful composition. The english translation helped a lot for people like me. You hit the bulls eye by choosing Pradip bhai for this song, and he has done an awesome job of rendering the song with brilliant expressions. Kudos to both of you for giving us such an awesome treat.
    Posted 3 months ago

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    Smitha Passanha said

    Brilliant! The lyrics were awesome and the composition was divine! What a soulful rendition by Pradip Sir! Amazing all the way…

    - Smitha

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    Posted 3 months ago

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    Murali Venkatraman said

    Thanks to each one of you who took their time to listen to the composition and comment and commend. Off the many steps a composer needs to take, the final step is the most crucial, which is the feedback. Your feedback helps me understand my music, your perspective and overall appeal and it means a lot to me.

    Ramya : I know you have a sharp ear. Thanks for the compliments.

    Sushane : Ragam is kanakangi. But ragam is a just s template. And I am flattered by your comments. Thanks. I composed and wrote at the same time. I guess it would have taken a total of half an hour.

    Kumar : It is true that vivaadhi ragams have a heavy feeling. May be the “closeness” (of the swaras) produces a deep bonding ?!

    Roshni, Adithi, Sowmya, Arthi – It feels good that the song touched you in a deep sense. That completes my job as a composer.

    Tara, Rashmi, Jahnavee, George, Dhiraj, Smitha : Value your comments. And a big thanks.

    NVK, Jahnavee : Really speaking, there are sometimes when I get impatient with the arrangement. That is one single reason why I post some of my compositions with just voices alone.

    Rajesh and Vidya : If you read my description, you would have noticed that the inspiration for this song comes from “sowparnikamruta” song which had a dual personality – both bhakthi and love towards mother. I am not surprised that it shows here in my composition too. Thanks

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  36. Srinivasan S said

    Brilliantly composed by u murali n brilliant lyrics
    too n very beautifully rendered by Mr.Pradeep.I rea
    lly loved it.Keep up the gud work.Gudluck.

    srinivasan.s
    Posted 3 months ago

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    Meera Manohar said

    Just got down to it, thanks to Ayush.. and you, of all people know how that is, Murali *LOL*

    Very beautiful, and absolutely moving. Lyrics sollave vendaam! Let’s say for once—I got the lyrics of one of your compositions w/t you having to explain it to the letter :D

    You should orchestrate this, it will be very serene once done.

    My respects to motherhood, Pradip for beautifully rendering it and you for coming up with this composition!





    Cheers,

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    Posted 3 months ago

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    Sreeharshan Nambiar said

    Murali,
    Great composition and lyrics …though I dont know tamil …the rendition and the composition had tears in my eyes …..great piece of original work …keep it up !

    Full stars from me and goes to my favourites as well.

    Check out
    “Panthi hoon mai”http://www.muziboo.com/sreehu420/music/panthi-hoon-mai-us-path-ka-

    Dekha na hai re socha na

    my duet with smitha Jaane jaa

    Best
    Regards
    Harshan

    cincivoice.blogspot.com

    Posted 3 months ago

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    Ramya Harish said

    Listened to this many times. Loved the ending parts..’Ayulo nedidhu’, ‘Illai endrAn, thalai nANi nindrAn, Paraman nANi nindrAn’.. these are lines where the lyrics are emoted so well..

    Cheers:)
    Ramya
    Posted 3 months ago

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    Ganesh Srinivasan said

    A soulful composition Murali.To say that Pradip has sung well would be an understatement.I can see what a brilliant singer can do to a composition. With respect to the lyrics although the overall theme is good,Imho, it would have been even better had it been in a structured poetic form rather than the free form.May be it’s a style intentionally done.
    Keep them coming.

    Cheers,
    Ganesh
    Posted 3 months ago

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    Murali Venkatraman said

    Subramanian K: That precision was more of a banter not a serious remark. I am an engineer myself.

    Ganesh: I just went with the flow. But if you are interested in structured poetry, you can find some of my work here

    thanks Ramya for another round of comment !.
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  37. Radhakrishnan Nair said

    Murali and Pradipji,
    Kudos to both of you. A very soulful composition and the singing was just awesome.Keep it up!
    regards
    RK
    Posted 3 months ago

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    Murali Venkatraman said

    Thanks Radhakrishnan for listening and commenting.
    Posted 3 months ago

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    Jenefa said

    Hi Murali,

    I should say the composition is very touching, brings kind of peace and love to the mind! I really loved, when the first time i heard and tempting me to listen again and again…only few songs does this to me…simply amazing!! Lyrics are excellent!!!

    Regards
    Jenefa
    Posted 3 months ago

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    Murali Venkatraman said

    thank you jenefa.
    Posted 3 months ago

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    Arvind R said

    Awesome (semi-classical) composition Murali. You have shown your composition flair and depth of scale in this work. My sincere appreciation and claps.

    Pradip being an excellent singer, has done a good job. There is a sort of innate tremolo (oscillation) in his rendering. This prevented me from enjoying the lyrics totaly and the words were not crisp in my opinion, especially for this tune/lyrics. Otherwise he has a lovely bass tone and has sung it very well with his classical knowledge.

    Kudos to you both. Claps!.
    Posted 3 months ago

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    Shrikanth Kumar said

    AHA ..AHA…Pramadham…

    Posted 3 months ago

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    Pradeep Barre said

    Hi Venkat/Pradip,

    I CANNOT BELIEVE THIS AND SO THE REST OF THE WORLD …People who listened to Jesusdas Jee cannot expect more than this…My God!!!TRULY A DIVINE VOICE WHICH THE LEGEND HAS …In Muziboo, I came across a few singers such as NVK Jee,Pradip,Joesph and Gops who has the ability to copy the LEGEND in ditto…I really wonder how these singers attained this range of singing and thereby carry on the legacy of the MAESTRO ….constant “Riyaz” & unflinching dedication could be the mantra…JUST FANTASTIC AND HATS OFF TO THESE SINGERS WHO MADE US PROUD BY RETAINING & MANIFESTING TIME AND AGAIN THE TREASURE AND MELODY OF YESUDAS JEE …
    Pradip, if your time permit please listen to my below kishore number and share your valuable feedback I would be egarly waiting for:
    http://www.muziboo.com/pradeep_singer/music/teri-duniya-se

    Thanks & Regards,
    Pradeep
    Posted 3 months ago

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    Ganesh D said

    Murali

    Kalikitappa pramadamana composition and arumaiyana varigal.
    “ஆலய தெய்வமும்
    தாயில்லை என்றேங்கி
    கருவறை என்று தன்
    வசிப்பிடம் தன்னை சொன்னதோ ?”
    Truly moving.

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    Meena S said

    Hello Murali ji,
    Soul stirring lyrics and wow!!!!what kind of modulations at the right places which enhances the lyrics’ beauty!!! greatly sung by Pradip ji..”Udalin Thiriyale and Uyirin Theeyale” u have used small la.Even if you would have used big LA
    ie “Udalin ThiriyaLE and Uyirin TheeyaLE” that would have been great too,Which praises the mother herselves.just my thought..May God bless you for more n more pieces of work this way.
    Regards,
    Meena
    Posted 3 months ago

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    Maruthi Nambi said

    Something in the earth that always that makes you feel you are on the floor….mother is the answer after a long endless search in spirituality. You have nailled and constructed my thoughts in the lyrics , which I have wrote in musical form of birth of shiva which gives the hint of shiva is mother less in the thought levels..your lyrics rewrites it on a different angle of approach kudos …..
    the way pradip has conveyed your lyrics in his expression is wordless….try to remove the words and hum it….it will still convey the lyrics( ofcourse if one has a common sense of musical relation )

    the composition …...the semitonal change wherever it cries for is perfectly inserted without the stringent rules of commons melody….I totally apreciate the sense understanding the need and implementation….as the carnatic classical sense only has lead to show this ( no chords ) this sense is must to creat that minor scale down mood . Well struck murali. Its another lesson for me .

    It carries me to the old number ” mounathil vilayaadum manasatchiyae” from the movei “nool veli” struck in raag saama sang by balamurali krishna…but this tune by you murali has jumped a leap above it.

    I know this is not saama though.


    thanks for good music,

    maruthi
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    Narayanan Raju said

    What a beautiful composition. Moving lyrics and beautifully sung by Pradip. I heard you sing and explain this song last year when you visited our place during navrathri. It was a great treat then. Its been taken to another level by Pradip sir now. I only wish you get to do the orchestration for all your compositions.

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    Vamsi Nadella said

    Wow Murali. I did not understand a bit of this song (though i boast off saying i can understand Tamil). But when i read the translation i was really moved and grew a lot more respect for you. What a song!!!!

    It would be very unfair if i stop my comments here without mentioning a line or 2 about the singer. Excellent choice and he did complete justice to the song. Excellent rendition Pradip.

    This is going into my favs.

    Hoping to hear more from you 2.

    Check out my first song here
    Please do comment. They help me encourage and improve.
    Posted 2 months ago

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    Srujana Nadella said

    Murali wow that was really great lyrics & very very well sung by Pradip

    Posted 2 months ago

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    Psychuck said

    Good song. Very well sung. Nice lyrics. I found the composition a bit stale. Coulda explored more combos. Reminds an awful lot of the great song Mouname nee basha. Well done.
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    Murali Venkatraman said

    Please pardon my late reply. I have been deliriously engrossed in work and other things. Have not heard a single song from muziboo for quite a while.

    Aravind:

    I needed a voice with extra tremolo for this particular song and Pradeep obliged it. Happy that you found the song good.

    Shrikanth Kumar : Thanks.

    Pradeep Barre:

    It is indeed due to the depth of his voice that I asked Pradip to sing this song. Pradip’s singing is indeed a lesson for other singers to learn from.

    Ganesh D:

    Thanks. Seems like you enjoyed the lyrics more than the song !

    Maruthi:

    Thanks for your comments. It is indeed strange you and another person found this song reminding you of mounaththil viLaiyaadum – which is in completely different and unrelated raga (saama).

    Narayanan:

    thanks man. It was indeed fun at your place !

    Vamsi:

    For a person from a completely telugu background, your understanding of tamil is pretty good. The lyrics may have been a little on the literary side which is why you have found difficulties in understanding. Srujana must be knowing the meaning !

    Sruajana : Thanks !

    Psychuk:

    The two ragams are completely different. Mouname nee basha – is set in Sama (with jeeva swarams) and Kanakangi is a ragam which has vivaadhi swarams. But, it is indeed strange that you and Maruthi both found similarities with the same song (although he mentioned the tamil version). And composition being stale – well – it is a semi-classical and without any arrangement and you are absolutely entitled to your opinion.
    Posted 2 months ago

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    Murali Venkatraman said

    and forgot to mention :

    mouname nee basha / mounaththil viLaiyaadum itself has been adapted straight from “maanasa sanchara re”
    Posted 2 months ago

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    Maruthi Nambi said

    Murali,
    its not about the raaga itself murali….its about the genre of the composition….its the colour of the imagination…..ithu oru raagamnu solli mudakki vaikkira vishayam illai ..ithu athiyum thaandi oru imaginary plane la irunthu varuthunnu solla virumbaraen…..i mean the compositional parameters may be …its the same applies to any body and any composition its not a compliant I am making murali…..the most important parametre to a composition in my dictionary is enjoyment….but this number is ecstacy for me.

    thanks,
    Maruthi
    Posted 2 months ago

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    Sreeharshan Nambiar said

    By the way thanks for not acknowledging my comments on your space …I greatly appreciate it. I dont know if you missed me by accident ..or if it was deliberate …do let me know buddy. It takes some time for me to listen and comment ..so at least you should appreciate that fact…

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    Murali Venkatraman said

    Dear Sreeharshan:

    It was by mistake and not intention that I failed to acknowledge your comment. I apologize for the same.
    Posted 2 months ago

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    Murali Venkatraman said

    Maruthi:

    I got your point – thanks. What surprised me was that Psychuk also compared it with the same song but telugu version !
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    Ramyaa Narayanan said

    Beautiful composition and awesome awesome lyrics murali…. and of course wonderful expressive singing by pradeep ji. even though I heard it before it sounded very fresh…Would love to hear it with the orchestrations.

    keep them coming….

    Posted 2 months ago

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    Srujana Nadella said

    wow murali you are awesome i dont know what to call you ur are beyond genius…. wow just wow
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    Krishna Tangirala said

    Amazing composition, Murali. Kanakangi is one of my favourite ragas and one of the most difficult to render. Pradip garu did a fabulous job!

    - Krishna
    Posted about 1 month ago

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    Murali Venkatraman said

    Thanks Ramyaa, Srujana and Krishna !
    Posted about 1 month ago

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    Priya B said

    OMG !! Muraliji..what a song!!
    Pradipji’s amazing rendition,
    Your such wonderful meaningful words-lyrics,
    Ragams adopted for the song,
    Feel of the words and in rendition…
    what to appreciate and what to leave..hmmm,
    AMAZING .
    I am a no nothing to even comment on such a wonderful song..
    God Bless you.
    Cheers,
    Priya
    Posted about 1 month ago

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  41. Murali...super!! Keep going...have heard this before from you and you are no less in delivering "bhaavum". Listening to this rendition in Pradip Som's voice is no doubt a gift and a bonus. I wish I had a better grasp of the nuances of Tamil language to appreciate the poet in you.

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  42. Wonderful song and a melodious rendition.

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  43. Wonderful song and soul-stirring rendition.

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