Monday, June 18, 2007

Away for a couple of months

Yes, indeed been a long time since I checked audioblogs including my own :)

Just thought will drop a line to say I will be off the audioblogging world for a couple of months or so. Reason: Expecting a new entrant in our family any moment now and boy.. is it going to be a busy 1st few months or what??

Will return back when time permits, but guess will still try to keep on top of fellow audiobloggers updates.

Ciao and have fun!

Thursday, March 01, 2007


A movie which broke records for the way it had been picturised nad ofcourse needless to say-- raking up enough controversy due to the subject.

This song Narumugaiyae from the movie Iruvar has been originally sung by Unnikrishnan & Bombay Jayashree tuned by ARR. A beautiful haunting tune picturised even more beautifully by Manirathnam in the movie ( with that geva colour that old Tamizh movies used to come in!!)

Hemanth Sharma, a gifted singer (Sonu Nigam sound alike :) has rendered the male voice in this version. This has been in the making for almost a month now and finally seeing light today.

Narumugaiyae | Music Codes

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Movie: Iruvar
Music by: ARR
Originally sung by: Unnikrishnan & Bombaby Jayashree
Rendered here by: Hemanth Sharma & Meera Manohar

Thursday, February 08, 2007

A gem rejuvenated after nearly 21 years!!

Its been a little more than a year since I started audioblogging. Many hits and misses but nonetheless thoroughly enjoyable ones to say the least. Thanks to each one of you for extending your overwhelming support in keeping this audioblog running.

This movie had more than an average storyline, simple screenplay, a complex, controversial core theme (Hindu/Christian love triangle) and shooting off the charts songs. Ilayaraaja was considered first among equals then although in reality he was riding the crest wave of success alone--way above his peers. Each and every song in this movie is a gem, situational at best and bringing out the rustic folk theme of down south Tamil Nadu.

This specific song "Kodyilae" is a beauty in itself, the major part of it being infused by none other than P.Jayachandran and Janaki ( a few of IL's staple singers then). A simple yet constantly hummable melody that captures one's heart beyond words.

Pradip & I have given this a shot. Please do leave your valuable comments so we know where we upped and dipped :)

Song: Kodiyilae Malliyappoo
Movie: Kadalora Kavidhaigal
Music by: Ilayaraaja
Originally sung by: P.Jayachandran & S.Janaki
Rendered by Pradip Somasundaran & Meera Manohar
Mixing credits: Pradip Somasundaran

Kodiyilae malliyappoo | Music Codes

Friday, January 19, 2007

Vennilavae Vennilavae

Am posting a song after a very long time. Things have been a little hectic in and out of the home and gave me little time to sit down and record.

This time Murali Ramanathan & I have attempted Vennilavae from Minsaara Kanavu. Murali has been known to try tough songs on the vocal chords at the same time delivering it with ease and aplomb. It was truly a pleasure to do this song alongside him.

Song: Vennilavae
Movie: Minasaara Kanavu
Music by: ARR
Originally rendered by Hariharan and Sadhana Sargam
Sung by Murali Ramanathan and Meera Manohar

Vennilavae vennilavae | Music Codes