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Projekt Ilaiyaraaja Season III — 138/365 — Chithirakili Pakkam Irukku

I didn’t know this song existed and I heard it for the first time on the Maestro’s App on Swarnalatha Special and wasn’t instantly hooked on to it when I listen to the Pallavi. Nothing excited me and then the way Raaja has made Swarnalatha sing, it took me by a surprise. And when you listen to the song, you will know why Swarnalatha is dearly missed by the Tamil music industry.

The song does have the staple Ilaiyaraaja brilliance in the interludes with strings and Tabla but this song is owned by Swarnalatha.

Day 138/365

Song: Chithirakili Pakkam Irukku
Movie: Chinna Thevan (1993)
Singer: Swarnalatha
Lyricist: Vaali or Muthulingam (probably Vaali)
Director: T K Bose



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