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

17 comments:

Mad Max said...

wowow....first one here....first time me listening to this song...wonderful composition and yet another wonderful performance..

Vidyu said...

Wow!! beautiful! haven't heard the original..but u 2 sound sooo good :)

Ganesh said...

super , coming here after a long time.

Murali Ramanathan said...

Wonderful composition and great rendition by both of you with wonderful emotions..Enjoyed it well.

Sindhuja Bhakthavatsalam said...

Hearing this song for the first time.
Meera, your voice sounds real sweet as always. Nicely rendered :)
Pradipji's voice somehow sounds different and nice! The intricacies have been well done.

Shuba Sriram said...

Hey Meera!!
That was awesome gal!! very well sung(both)!!!

ann said...

wow .. Meera ... Im hearing this song for the first time ..and it sure is a sweet hummable melody as u mentioned n you both have done it too well ... when someone likes it at first time hearing,the whole credit goes to the singers, rite ??!! Your voice is mellifluous as always .. juz love it !!! playing it over n over :) ... Keep singing :)!!

Anonymous said...

Kodiyile - Very Nice. At first while hearing we thought it was original soundtrack. "Nalla Padra" was the applause that I heard from behind. I am recommending the link to my friends with a request to enjoy listening the superb rendition.
-Ashok R
rajashokraj@yahoo.com

[ 'b u s p a s s' ] said...

kalakitteenga. i really enjoyed your rendition.

Jo said...

Meera, very good job! Both of you have done very well.

Aravind G said...

Meera,
Wonderful pick and great singing.Excellent job as usual.

sowmya said...

Excellent rendition.Enjoyed it well

Harshan said...

Beautiful !!

balar said...

Excellent voice and very nice try..
Keep it coming..

-p said...

koLuththitiinga... excellent... btw its not 11 years but 21 years

Murali said...

a walk in the park rendition for pradip and a strained rendition from Meera. But I cannot help feel that Pradip's voice sounds very different in this song.

Naveen said...

Very well done by both of you. Few slang mismatch between the male and female versions. Wounderful song... I enjoied...