Nostalgic Tamil Song 101: Ponnoviyam Kandenamma by Illaiyaraaja 1981

Kazhugu Illayaraaja Tamil Music

Kazhugu is a Tamil movie that came out in 1981 starring Rajinikanth and was directed by S. P. Muthuraman with music scored by maestro Illayaraaja. It will be 40 years since this movie first came out and yet the songs from that era are still fresh and can still engage any generation of music lovers like it was yesterday. Image source: Rajinifans

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RIP SP Balasubrahmanyam: 1946 – 2020

SP Balasubrahmanyam SP Bala 1980s Illayarajaa

The legend SP Bala with the Maestro Illayarajaa and both have made some of the best classic, ever-green songs that is still popular in this millennium – the voice of my many favourite Tamil songs has passed away today. Image source: The Hindu

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Nostalgic Tamil Song 101: Classic Kanmaniye Kadhal Enbathu by Ilaiyaraaja 1979

Aarilirunthu Arubathu Varai Rajinikanth Kanmaniye Kadhal Enbathu Tamil

This Tamil movie came out in 1979 starring RajinikanthAarilirunthu Arubathu Varai means From Six to Sixty which summarises the journey of the main character in this movie. Other than Rajinikanth who plays the main character, the other lovable character in this movie is one that is played by Cho Ramasamy. Poster source: Awesome Machi

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My Favourite Tamil Song 101: Beautiful Vidyasagar Tamil Hits Part 1

Vidyasagar Tamil Music

It is difficult to place Vidyasagar in the Tamil movie scene – you see the 1980s and 1990s was dominated by the one and only Maestro Illayaraja and then 2000s thereafter we had AR Rahman changing the whole way we hear Tamil songs and then we had other music directors like Vidyasagar. Image source: Times of India

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Nostalgic Tamil Song 101: Unnidam Mayangugiren by V Kumar 1975

Then Sindhudhe Vaanam Kamalahasan Sivakumar 1975 Tamil Song

Tamil movie from the 1970s, Then Sindhudhe Vaanam (translated as the sky is spilling honey) had Sivakumar and Kamal Haasan in the lead roles. Image source: IMDB

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Tamil Movie Review: 1987 Nayakan’s Haunting Saranya Theme

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I dare say that this is probably one of the most iconic image of Naicker & Neela from 1987 Tamil movie Nayakan (aka Nayagan). Kamal’s facial expression tells a million things happening in his mind with Neela looking back at him innocently – Image source: www.medium.com.

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Childhood Memories: Part 16 – Great Groovy 1980s Music

kids 1980 music madonna

(One of the greatest female singer from the 1980s music arena – Madonna who still tops my playlist for 1908s songs. Image source: http://mediaimages.boxedart.com)

I don’t why but I recall the good old 80’s as I sat in front of the laptop doing work and listening to A-Ha’s “Take on me”. That song and other songs in my collection bring back a sense of déjà-vu.

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Indian Cinema 101: Tamil Movie Sad Scenes That Can Make Anyone Cry

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It is a fact that we cannot separate “crying scenes” from Tamil movies especially when you watch the old movies. but sometimes sadness can come in other forms as well especially when you have Kamal in the lead role.

I may have my “bad moments” with Tamil movies (and worse ones are the Tamil Serials) but I have to admit that some Tamil movies or some scenes are simply gems. I talked about comedies in Tamil movies and coming to the other spectrum of comedy, this has to be one of my favourite sad moments from Tamil movies has to be this:-

(Note: Sometimes this video shows an error message – video is not available but a retry later show it is working. I don’t know why. Alternatively, snippets of the scene can be found in Google video here)

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My Favourite Tamil Song 101: Heavenly Sahana By AR Rahman 2007

Sahana Sivaji The Boss AR Rahman Tamil

I am hooked seriously to the song “Sahana” and the “sadder” version of it, “Sahara” from the movie “Sivaji: The Boss”. Image Source: AVM / Youtube

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