Wednesday, May 21, 2008

IL's masterpiece

Probably one of the very few songs in recent times that immediately got to me the first time I heard it. 

Just so beautifully orchestrated and better, delightfully rendered. Interestingly, I thought Bhavathaarini was *actually* passable in this song :)) 

Jo & I are collaborating on a song after nearly a year now. I have done all the voices while Jo took on Hariharan's part. 

Song: Kaatril Varum geethamae
Movie: Oru Naal Oru Kanavu
Music by: Ilayaraaja
Originally rendered by: Bhavathaarini, Shreya Ghosal, Sadhana Sargam & Hariharan.
Rendered here by: [Me]3 and Jo

Broadband:



Kaatril varum geethamae | Music Codes

45 comments:

Ganesh said...

Wow,

Wonderful Meera, that was so soothing.

Prabhu said...

awesome work meera..i am listening this song again and again..great work...

Aravind G said...

Beautiful singing!!

Mad Max said...

awesome job meera and jo...

Anonymous said...

Beautiful!!!! Sounds so good.. and the pasting of transitions+mixing the different tracks done to perfection.. kalakitta :D

Pratheep CM said...

Excellent, beautiful composition (thanks to Ilayaraja) and one among the best duets I heard...thanks to both of you:)

Regards,

Ramya said...

hey meera,

simply superb!!!!!!!!!!! its really soothing & melodious.... both of you have given best to this song..... a gr8 work done.. keep rocking.....

Dhiraj said...

Kewl song and awesome job by both of you.

Anonymous said...

Unnoda Song rendition was amazing, excellent!!
U r in a totally diff level..U have become a star

Anonymous said...

Kaatril was just too good....

Srividya Kasturi said...

Excellently rendered, Meera..

Srividya

ann said...

Oh God !! Meera... I just heard it from JO's blog and now listening again from urs..no words Meera.. mellifluous ..you have sung it soo beautifully .. sync of swarams were too good!!! I just love this rendition by both of you .. keep going :)..

Murali said...

A performance that would make the original singers sit and rethink about what they lacked.

A performance that would have made IR realize what he lacked in the original song - your voice.

It is not often that fellow bloggers' renditions make the eyes brim due to their sheer magnificence. I have witnessed similar moments with :

Swati - Daya ghana and barse
Sindhuja - en mel vizundha
Pradip - Shikwe
Jo - nilaavinde
Divya - munbe vaa
Murali Ramanathan - Alankruta
Meera - Viziyil Vizundhu and now this Kaatril

This sits on top of all your renditions put together. Ayush's arrival seems to have unearthed more talent in you.

You are a fabulous artist.

Rashmi said...

Meera: Loved your singing! Really enjoyed. Would love to hear more of you!!!!

Subbu said...

Meera, the singing was perfect...your voice sounded very sweet, as some one has rightly mentioned it was very soothing...I am hearing it the 5th time I guess...great job...the mixing was good and Jo has done a great job too.

Barani said...

Excellent Meera, you sound better than the original singer.
Awesome..

Vidyu said...

Meera & Jo..just one word..BRILLIANT!!!! :-)

Sindhuja Bhakthavatsalam said...

Lovely, lovely, lovely!!!
It feels so good to hear a rendition such as this, that fills in the void (w.r.t diction here)in the original. Silken voice, and its so pleasant to hear your thamizh :)
One thing though - I get a feeling your voice has been synthesised - loosely speaking, the "sharpness" could have been reduced. Nevertheless, absolutely beautiful and soulful, and a notch above kanda naal mudhalaai :-)

Narayanan Venkitu said...

Wonderful song, superb singing Meera...Keep it up. I feel this is one of your bests till date.

I wish IR listens to you singing. I felt so bad that Bhavatharini got the original !!

Both you and Jo have chosen a masterpiece from IR and sung it very well.

I liked everything about your singing ! Voice, control, emotions ..I can add on.

Keep it up!!!

Awatts said...

Very nice both of you...enjoyed it very much..

Its one of those songs that dont leave you for long...your rendition is also such.

TC Ratnapuri said...

Speechless ....

Excellent work by both of you.

Pradip Somasundaran said...

Meera your voice and singing has become more focussed and serene....
So much of feel is there....Amazing rendition....Jo also pulls through.
This song reminds one of the numerous songs in kalyani that IRR has done like Amma endru, Janani Janani etc. Same rhythm pattern here too.

Archana said...

You have such a beautiful voice! Both of you have sung the song so well. I have not heard the original song - am now wondering if it will match up to the rendition by you both!

Arun G S said...

Meeraji, Hope you remember me.
Loved your rendition a lot!!!
I don't want to say some mere words like Superb, excellent, mind blowing or something like that. This is beyond words.
With Love,
Arun.

Vishal said...

No words really ..that was simply out of the world rendition ..and what a voice ! :-) ..Jo has done a great job too.

Cheers,
-Vishal

Deblina M. said...

Awesome singing Meera and Jo!!!

Deblina

Anonymous said...

unga recent song "Kaatril Varum Geethame" innaiku ketaen... wowowwow.. superooo super :)

pachak said...

One of your best....amazing rendition

Anonymous said...

the latest blog song "Kaatril Varum geethamae" - is totally cool .Both you guys have done justice to the song in every respect.Its Awesome.

Anonymous said...

That was pretty good Meera-- Kudos!!

Bassix said...

Hi Meera,

your rendition of this wonderful song was simply superb! By the way, was this a Karaoke track or did you have any accompanying artistes?

- Krishna
(bass guitarist who played in Tamil Mandram show)

Arun G S said...

Hi Meeraji,
May I know your email id.
Thanks a lot :-)
Arun

Rajashree said...

Hi Meera,

I don't have words to express how beautifully you have sung this song....really mind blowing...Loved it...

Thanks
Rajashree

tom mangat said...

Excellent Meera! Jo also did well. I love to hear this again than the original piece. Well done, once again!

Sundar said...

Excellent Meera and Jo, Mixing of meera's voice is also excellent..

Vignesh Subramanian said...

Superb effort.. Makes me think its not the mortal Meera but "The Meera" (as in the tales of Krishna) who sang it. Professional effort.. Congrats.. I would also encourage you to listen to the composing/lyric writing session between Raaja and Vaali (found in the original tracks) in order to realize the 'abstract' situation for this song ["That the heroine feels as if she is transported to Utopia and back"]. Good Luck
With Love
Vicky

Oliver said...

Meera,

That was cool. Very soothing. It was the right balance between trying to stay in tune with the original as well as to be able to put your own feelings in it. Could've done with a little more power in the voice (both yours and the hariharan's). Good one.

madhavan kutty said...

Outstanding.. no other word to describe it..

Bhavani said...

Hi Meera, delurking after our chat today!:)
I absolutely love this rendition of yours. Awesome singing!! I lost count of how many times I had replayed this one. Excellent work.

- Bhavani

Chitra said...

just brilliant...thats all i can say...i honestly think better than the original renditions.

Rajesh Raman said...

Very soothing..IR's great composition , very well sung ..I would say 'StuthiSudham'

Really enjoyed it..Keep'em coming...

Sindhuja Bhakthavatsalam said...

3 am and in the middle of brainstorming for a class tomorrow... thanks for helping me retain my sanity- its so soothing to hear this :) This is your most beautiful rendition :)

padma said...

fantastic singing..love the song more...keep singing

Anonymous said...

I think I have heard your best, and then I hear another one that seems to top it!
Kurai ondrum illai, romba superba irukku.

Ayush Sr.'s mommy

Meera Manohar said...

Thanks to all who have listened and commented. Much appreciated :)