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Projekt Ilaiyaraaja Season III — 85/365- Kalaiyo Silayo

Today’s the birth anniversaries of Kannadasan and MS Viswanathan. Although Ilaiyaraaja has worked with both of them individually, there is not a song which all three of them collaborated. So, I was confused about whether to go with Ilaiyaraaja — MSV collaboration or Ilaiyaraaja-Kannadasan collaboration.

I chose the latter because the former is beaten to death and I have featured songs in the previous seasons from Senthamizh Paatu, Senthamizh Selvan and Irumbu Pookal.

The song I have chosen today usually goes unnoticed but it’s a lyrical delight from Kannadasan. I don’t want to explain the speciality of the lyrics, you will understand it the moment you start listening to it. The song went unnoticed because of some of the extremely popular songs from the movie — Ilamai Ennum Poongatru and Thottam Konda Rasave (I still wonder can he mix a complete western style song with folk beats).

Day 85/365

Song: Kalaiyo Silayo
Movie: Pagalil Oru Iravu
Singer: Jayachandran
Lyricist: Kannadasan
Actors: Vijayakumar, Sridevi
Director: IV Sasi

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Sylvian Patrick

Sylvian Patrick

Doctoral Researcher by passion and profession, a blogger by choice, a writer by chance,a traveller by compulsion, a non-conformist by gene and a rebel by birth