Thursday, April 05, 2007

Perundhil Nee Enakku...

Sometimes, a great song can be found in the unlikeliest of albums. I never paid much attention to the songs of the recent Jeeva starrer, Pori. While Dheena's name as the music director kept me from downloading - or even listening to - the songs before the movie was released, I didn't pay much attention to the songs during the movie either since I didn't like the movie much. But I recently listened to Perunthil Nee Enakku Jannaloram... from the film and was hooked on the first listen itself. Very melodious and filled with simple but nice lyrics, the song has become the most played song(after Sivaji songs, ofcourse) on my iPod recently.

The song is essentially a love song, with the lovers singing about what the other means to them. But the things used to describe what they mean to each other are some very nice, everyday things that could be called simple pleasures of life. The movie's website lists the lyricist as Yugabharathi but he reminds me of Vairamuthu in the way he has used small feelings to describe a lover's feelings.

Following are some of my favorite comparisons from different places in the song...
perundhil nee enakku jannaloram...
vidumuRai naatkaLil paLLikkoodam...
pugaippadam edukkayil piLarum(?) punnagai...
adaimazhai nerathil parugum theneer...
urangidum kuzhandhaiyin kurunsirippu...
vagupparai mejaiyil idum kirukkal...

Madhu Balakrishnan has sung the song very well. His soft voice suits the slow song very well. But Madhusri screws up many of the pronunciations, especially the l and L sounds.

Do listen to this song if you haven't heard it so far...

21 Comments:

At 10:45 PM, Blogger Narayanan Venkitu said...

Thanks Balaji for the mention. I'll check it out! My favorite for now..is 'Sahana'!

 
At 11:10 PM, Anonymous Passerby said...

Same pinch Balaji.. Even I didnt notice this song at all when I watched the movie Pori .. :)

Recently .. (Thanks to Big FM).. I heard this song .. then d/l this song .. and is my regular one since then...

One small correction .. It is
pugai padam edukkayil thinarum punnagai

Some other nice lines are
Alilla nalliravil ketkum paadal
cell phone sinungida kuvigira gavanam
pidithavar tharugira parisu porulum
Ezhuthum kavithayil ezhuthu pizhaigalai rasikkum vaasagan

 
At 1:23 AM, Blogger skanda said...

I didint like "Pachaikili Muthucaram" and the song didint sound very exciting on screen. But when i listened on the cd, it sounded very different. All the songs are my favorite.

As for "Shivaji", the songs are growing on me already, "Vaaji vaaji" and "sahana" are my favorites. But i still some of the songs dunt really fit into a Rajni film. It could suit a Vijay or Simbhu film.

 
At 1:46 AM, Blogger srivatsan said...

BB,

Did you check songs from Maaya Kannadi, except a couple of numbers rest are average, Cheran's stills also scares me, IR is losing his magic touch :(

 
At 2:50 AM, Blogger KayKay said...

In full agreement here BB. A friend of mine insisted I listen to Perundhil Nee, downloaded it into my walkman phone, had a listen during my work commute and was hooked! A lovely, gorgeous melody. Another personal fav is "Chithirayil" from "Sivappadhigaram"

 
At 5:58 AM, Blogger Bart said...

Yes, its on my mediaplayer as well. Some more songs that might've missed attention:

Thiruvilayadal Aarambam - Vizhigalil, Winner - enthan uyir (udit kolai), Orampo - Idhu enna maayam, Unnale unnale (all songs), Deepavali - Pogadhe, Kaadhal vaithu, AdhuOruKanaKaalam - Andha naal nyabagam and ...:)
I somehow like all songs of Sivaji with ofcourse Ballelakka topping the list :)

 
At 6:45 AM, Blogger மு.கார்த்திகேயன் said...

I too love this song, Balaji..

The lines and madhu's voice are too amazing.. surprising melody from Dheena :-)

 
At 7:03 AM, Blogger skanda said...

Hey guys, can u tell me where u download songs from/ i mean those u can burn or download into the ipod. Is there free ones?

 
At 1:36 PM, Blogger Orange Fronkey said...

I'm not surprised that you didn't come across this song sooner.

I downloaded all the songs when it first came out, and only thing I liked was Perunthil. When I wanna drive far and clear my mind I play that song out loud and sing along.. LOL. Ok so I shouldn't ruin the song. Yeah.. it's a beautiful song! =)

 
At 1:36 PM, Blogger Orange Fronkey said...

On a tangent... I read on Indiaglitz that Kutty passed away! How sad =(

 
At 1:54 PM, Anonymous ram said...

nice song...d/loaded it after reading this...good recommendation...thanks!

btw, neenge "Gann Ganapathy" song kaeetengala? from "Oram Po." Love the song! TR has rendered it well...fun song...very funny lyrics...

 
At 2:22 PM, Blogger Filbert said...

I would have missed this one too, Balaji if not for Karthik (of Milliblog) who had mentioned this song in his 'Top 7 recent listens' post, sometime back. Another under-appreciated song like this (scored by Dheena again) is Anbe Anbe thaan from the movie Kannum Kannum

 
At 3:06 PM, Anonymous ram said...

skanda, try tamilbeat.com

 
At 9:31 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

enna melody-o,enna lyrics-o. Algorithimic lyrics which even Vairamuthu has abandoned. Token melody with nothing new to offer.Why are we so obsessed with mediocre songs because they happen to be 'melodies'? Is there any other merit to the song? The melody itself is a contrived attempt at gratification.Where is Vijayr when you need him?

 
At 9:35 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

how are the songs of chennai 600028....??? by yuvan??...apparently it's doing goog...

 
At 7:13 PM, Blogger Balaji said...

passerby, thanx for the correction. wasn't sure of the word, which is why i had the (?) after it. but 'thiNarum' does make a lotta sense :)

skanda, true the picturization can affect how much we like a song. but for PM, i don't think the picturization would've affected my impressions at all. i love all the songs :)

srivatsan, didn't hear very good things about the songs and so haven't listened to them yet. maybe i'll pick ones i like after watching the film :)

kaykay, 'chithirayil' has been on my playlist for quite a while. so has 'atrai thingal' from the same movie :)

bart, thanx for the list. but with 'unnaale unnaale' soundtrack topping the charts back home, i dont think its songs will miss any attention :)

karthik, yep, though i wish someone other than madhushri had sung with him :)

merino, didn't read the news about kutty anywhere...

ram, no havent listened to any songs from 'oram po' yet :)

filbert, not sure i've heard about a movie called 'kannum kannum'. yet to be released??

anon, to each his own. i don't think i liked this one just cos its a melody(lots of melodies i've heard but not liked). and vairamuthu may have abandoned them but i guess i still like algorithmic lyrics :)

anon, i like them a lot :)

 
At 3:10 AM, Blogger Shanthi said...

did u get a chance to watch the song ? i was told that it was shot in India in the usual locales but it looks like shot in European countryside... And i think it was cinematographed by the award winner for the movie iyarkai... But the other boodham or mohini song was scary - the camera moves were irritating!

 
At 8:45 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Most songs in Chennai 600028 are above average. The "Un paarvai mele pattaal" song is the best of the lot, i couldn't stop listening to it. Give it a try.

 
At 2:42 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

There must have been myriad of melodious songs becoming a rage simply because of the foot-tapping tunes...on the other hand, hundreds of poetic and aesthetically & intricately woven songs going amiss because of a jarring or simply unforgettable tunes & rhythms...

 
At 5:44 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I listened to Perundhil Nee Enakku. The song is nice. Madhu Balakrishnan is the new Yesudas. Madhushree's pronunciation is terrible.

To twist the lines in the song
"Ezhuthum kavithayil ezhuthu pizhaigalai rasikkum vaasagan"

"Paadum paattil sol(r) pizhaigalai rasikka mudiyavillai"!!!!

 
At 10:01 AM, Blogger Chetha said...

Ram, Tamilbeat.com does not seem to work, some sort of overload limit.

Madhushree has definitely massacred the language, but still interesting lines:

Dinamum kaalayil enadhu vaasalil irukkum naalidal needhanae.

Have gotten back to listening to Tamil songs after two decades and realize that it is a whole different paradigm shift than the old kannadasan, vali days. There was seamless harmony between melody and substance in the old days. The music carries the day these days, with just cursory justice to words, meanings and pronunciation these days.

Remember hearing this line from a Maniratnam movie which goes "solladha idam kooda kulirgindradhu". What the heck was that! But there was such innocence in the way the singers rendered it, that one easily overlooks the substance and just enjoy the experience!

 

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