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Song : Vellai Pookkal; Movie : Kannathil Muthamittaal (2002)

September 17, 2008

This song is one of my all time personal favs.Composed and rendered by A.R.Rahman, it has been beautifully picturised by director Mani Ratnam and cinematogrpaher Ravi.K.Chandran for the movie Kannthil Muthamittaal. The movie is considered to be one among the best works of Mani Ratnam and went on to win several awards at various film festivals and award ceremonies. Read more about the movie and the awards it won here.

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The lyrics can be found here.

Trivia:
I have also sung the title song from this movie along with my good friend and V-Lokam regular Reeta. I am just waiting for an occasion to introduce her voice here.

To listen in a better way :

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33 Comments leave one →
  1. Anonymous permalink
    September 18, 2008 12:32 am

    this is my fav tooo!! Job well done πŸ™‚ loved it!!

  2. Varun permalink
    September 18, 2008 5:08 am

    I could not understand even a single word but the music composition is beautiful.

  3. wtml permalink
    September 18, 2008 8:53 am

    I loved that movie.. So brilliantly made! & Maddy was cute too πŸ˜‰

  4. vimmuuu permalink
    September 18, 2008 9:52 am

    @ Anonymous :

    Welcome to V-Lokam.

    Thanks a lot.

    @ Varun :

    Thats music. no boundaries. But did u like the I sang it?

    @ Aparna :

    Welcome to V-Lokam.

    True, but sad that the movie clicked only with the critics.

    Btw, did you like the way I sang the song???

  5. Reets permalink
    September 18, 2008 9:54 am

    Well sung as usual and u have done complete justice to the song. Especially the way u have emoted throught the song is brilliant, ur diction and command over tamil is commendable. This song belong to a totally different genre and u have proved it again that u r the best !

  6. Varun permalink
    September 18, 2008 11:02 am

    Are you serious? It was awesome! I thought you have yet to post the song that you’ve sung.

  7. veena chech.. permalink
    September 18, 2008 12:14 pm

    superb dear..uer voice is too good..:)

  8. arvind1187 permalink
    September 18, 2008 12:41 pm

    wow man !!!
    awesome .. u rock. πŸ™‚

  9. Smita permalink
    September 18, 2008 1:48 pm

    I didn’t understand even one word but I know one thing. It was too soothing and as usual so very very well sung πŸ™‚

  10. Oxy permalink
    September 18, 2008 2:21 pm

    Clicked Play, Buffering!!! Back once done..

  11. Oxy permalink
    September 18, 2008 2:24 pm

    Error Loading. Why?

  12. Oxy permalink
    September 18, 2008 2:27 pm

    Some day I will make u sit in front of me (when I am on date with someone) and you will sing for us.. won’t you?

  13. alphabetworld permalink
    September 18, 2008 4:58 pm

    i hate my comp ! can’t listen tu yur songs…waaaahhhh !!!

  14. vimmuuu permalink
    September 18, 2008 5:29 pm

    @ Reets :

    Thanks a lot confidante!!!

    @ Varun :

    Yes, thats my voice. You could listen to my other songs under the tab “This is how I heard them”. I will be uploading a Kannada song soon and I would need your sincere feedback on that!

    @ Veena chechi :

    Thanks chechi.

    @ Arvind :

    Thanks man. I am sure you wouldve understaood the song.

    @ Smita :

    Thanks a lot. Infact, I am quite happy that you guys are listening to these songs inspite of the language barrier. You could listen to the hindi songs that I have uploaded also.

    @ Oxy :

    But did you listen to the song finally??

    I would be glad to sing for you and your date, unless its Rakhi Sawant πŸ™‚

    @ Priya :

    I hate your comp ! They arent letting you listen them. Adhey, aa system onnu vegam repair cheyyoo.

  15. Vinz aka Vinu permalink
    September 18, 2008 6:01 pm

    bloghopped and ended over here..!!
    and what i saw interested me…

    this is song is one of my fav too..
    like some of your reviews..and the post they came..they saw and they slept..

    πŸ™‚

  16. vimmuuu permalink
    September 18, 2008 6:33 pm

    @ Vinu :

    Welcome to V-Lokam.

    Thanks for dropping by.
    Btw, did you like the way I sang it?

  17. wtml permalink
    September 19, 2008 5:02 am

    New rule, new rule – You can tag how many ever you like, but, it cannot be me!

    & yes, here's a little secret… I know that most on my blog roll have had those experiences!

    In your comment section, you must add, "Aparna Gonibeed, who started this tag, is a Brilliant woman, and deserves the Nobel Prize" πŸ˜€

  18. Whackyβ„’ permalink
    September 19, 2008 6:00 am

    this one is my favourite too…
    and this movie was one of the best tamil movies on parenting i think πŸ˜‰

    i’m glad that i hopped into this blog

  19. Varun permalink
    September 19, 2008 6:08 am

    Ya sure! A lil curious. Which Kannada song are you going to sing?

  20. Anonymous permalink
    September 19, 2008 6:31 am

    Is there any site to download such songs for free
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  21. Oxy permalink
    September 19, 2008 10:17 am

    Awright awright awright!!! I won’t take Rakhi on date if you come to sing.. When I take Rakhi I will call Mika to sing for us.. :):)

    No, I haven’t heard yet. Will try doing so again..

  22. Oxy permalink
    September 19, 2008 11:36 am

    Not happening.. will try from home then..

  23. Vinz aka Vinu permalink
    September 19, 2008 1:20 pm

    yeah man..that time i didnt go through it..and now listened ..

    you sing very good..though some words here and there gave a feeling of a slip…

    but ur sound is very good..!!

    cheers..!!

  24. vimmuuu permalink
    September 19, 2008 1:50 pm

    @ WTML :

    Tag done ! No more rules puhleeez!!!

    @ Whacky :

    Welcome to V-Lokam.
    Exactly, and I dont think there hasnt been any movie after that in Tamil about parenting.

    Btw, did you like the way I sang the song?

    @ Varun :

    Mungaru Malaye, title song.

    @ Anonymous :

    Do you want to download the real songs or my version ???

    @ Oxy :

    LOL. If you are going to call Mika, count me in. No problem, take your time.

    @ Vinz :

    Thanks man! Will take care of the words as suggested.

  25. allirekha permalink
    September 19, 2008 1:59 pm

    Wah! u ‘ve got a such a sweet voice !!
    bt it lacks some power u see!! horlicks kalalki kudikko!!.. just kidding..

  26. vimmuuu permalink
    September 19, 2008 2:14 pm

    @ AlliRekha :

    Hehehe…heyy, listen to this and tell me how it is…

    http://vimalsparadise.blogspot.com/2008/05/song-innalemalayalam-movie-balettan.html

  27. Rekha permalink
    September 19, 2008 4:22 pm

    now say y do u want to make me ur fan πŸ˜€

  28. vimmuuu permalink
    September 19, 2008 4:30 pm

    @ Rekha :

    Molu malayali alle, cheriya kuttiyalle ennu vichaarichu paranjadaa..hehehehe…fan aagunnadellaam avaravarude ishtam…hehehe…appo aayi allee???

  29. December 11, 2009 1:00 pm

    I wanted to add this song, ‘vellaippookkal’ in my post ‘best slow and melodius songs’, but couldn’t get/locate it. This song was recorded and not used for picturization. This is my favorite ARR song.

    When Rahman was interviewed by Simi Garewal in her show, Rahman sang this song and said that this one is his favorite. The lyrics are superb, isn’t it?

    Thank you.

    • December 11, 2009 8:52 pm

      Ya, it doesnt have a picturisation, if you had seen the movie, you would know na?. it comes in during the titles.

      This is one of my most fav Rahman song too. A lill underrated though ! He plays this song in all his concerts with a special video; spellbinding video !

      Btw, did you like the way I sang it by any chance ?

  30. August 25, 2010 11:30 am

    Sorry, I forgot to reply here. Your singing is very good, Vimmuuu. Is it not ‘malargave’? Some words’ pronunciation can be improved like la ‘la’, pillai…please check it. Rahman also was having trouble while pronouncing vellai pookkal and pillai. He has improved now. I admire you a lot, vimmuuu. You are going to be recognised, if you try to come up in this music line.

    All the best.

    • August 25, 2010 5:17 pm

      Ya, I realised that la too 😦 But now I feel its too late. or else I wouldve to resing the whole song again ! Is it that obvious ?

      and yes, its malargave, but I thought ARR sings it as malarhave. ‘Ha’ and ‘ga’ gets interchanged in tamil at times, na? Like how they call Ragul for Rahul ! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

      Thanks a lot for the words Sandhya ! πŸ˜€

  31. August 25, 2010 8:00 pm

    It is important that you notice the mistakes, you can correct them anytime.

    Yes, many people do that mistake, not only ‘Ragul’ for ‘Rahul’…’yoha’ for ‘yoga’ (ulta!)! Tamil is a phunny language now! Everything is changing!

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