Song : Ellaapugazhum ; Movie : Azhagiya Tamizh Magan (Tamil – 2007)
This is one of A.R.Rahmans most under rated song, thanks to the lead actor and the movie!!! Great music, awesome rendition, hard hitting lyrics, excellent choreography, yet the song didnt make waves among the music lovers as expected. If you listen carefully, the first two lines (not the chorus bit) of the song slighlty resembles the beginning interlude of the Golden Globe winner ‘Jai Ho’ song. Like all A.R.R songs, even this song would take its own sweet time to grow on you, and once it does, I am sure you would remain hooked to it for a while.
I take this opportunity to wish A.R.R. all the best for the Oscars and this rendition of mine is dedicated to him for making each of us proud. People who understand tamil would know the reason why I dedicated this particular song. Going by the lyrics, there just cant be another perfect song from the A.R.R stable itself to wish him all the best. My tamilian friends, it would be great if one of you could translate (Nautankey, not again, huh?) this song and leave it as a comment for the rest of them to understand.
In terms of high pitch notes, this is my toughest song till date. Towards the end of the song, it goes to a screeching high note that I lost my voice for a couple of days(am not kidding!). I still wonder how A.R.R sang it with such grace, kudos to him ! This, again, is one of my first few attempts at recording and after this song, I had’nt strained my voice with such risks until Chaiyya Chaiyya came up.
(Though ‘Chale Chalo’ from Lagaan was my initial choice to upload as an all-the-best for ARR, I went ahead with this since it has been so long since I uploaded a Tamil song)
To listen in a better way :
- Please wait till the entire song streams.
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You could find the lyrics to this song here.