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Projekt Ilaiyaraaja Season III — 145/365 — Manjal Poosum

Sakkarai Devan is a beautiful folk-based album that never got its due because the movie failed. Except for Nalla Vellikizhamai that was popular in temple festivals, the other songs went unnoticed. I have already posted a beautiful solo melody by S Janaki — Thaneer Kudam in the first season.

Today’s selection is Manjal Poosum, a duet between Malaysia Vasudevan and S Janaki. The prelude is a beautiful amalgamation of guitar and group violins but the song is tabla based. The song is Sivaranjani based and there is a tinge of sadness in the raga but using it part of a beautiful duet is Raaja’s forte. The interlude with flute and the second interlude is shehnai (I think) will blow you away.

Day 145/365

Song: Manjal Poosum
Movie: Sakkarai Devan (1993)
Singers: Malaysia Vasudevan, S Janaki
Lyricist: Vaali
Actors: Vijayakanth, Sukanya
Director: J Paneer Selvam



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