Sunday, June 04, 2006

Ilayaraja's - Reethi Gowla

One of the Tamil film hits in recent times is a song 'Sudum Nilavu' from the tamil film "Thambi". The singer is Unni Krishnan and the Music Director is Vidhya Saagar. The song is set to Raaga - Reethi GowLa.

Today I accidentally found
Sujan's post on Reethi GowLa and learnt about this Masterpiece by Maestro Ilayaraja.

When I listened to it I got goosebumps. You'll notice how nicely IR has done it with some superb singing by Hariharan and Mahalakshmi Iyer.

Enjoy the song

31 comments:

Poornima said...

'Meettaatha' is definitely a beautiful song.
Somehow I get reminded of the song 'Mugilinamay Kaeladi' sung by Sujatha for the movie 'Amirtham' (MD:Bhavatharini) whenever i listen to 'Sudum Nilavu' of 'Thambi'.

Kaps said...

meetadha is a one of my favourites. Sudum Nilavu didn't impress me initially, but took a liking to it after repeated hearing. Actually Sudum Nilavu, is almost similar to Azhagana Ratchasiye from Mudhalvan.

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Anand Prabhu said...

wonderful songs.... love the sudum nilavu song... this one is also very nice ..:)

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Barani said...

NV sir,

Arumai !! IR+Hari .. waah !! waah !! will listen to the other songs you have mentioned, here.

Nandri hai !!

Cheers,

Barani

Subha said...

Yes, amazing song! Reethi Gowla is an exceptionally pleasing ragam! "Azhagana Rakshasiye.." is also in this ragam! :)

Injikadan Mathai said...

NV sirr...awesome song...i havent heard this song before..wow..thanks for bringing it here...hmm there is a touch of azhagana rakshasiyee in this song...hmm as subha has pointed out...dunno if its coz of the same raaga...the violin pieces in between are wow simply superbb

Jeevan said...

Beautiful song friend. music was very nice to hear.

Prasanna said...

though i m a hardcore fan of this genius, i ve a zero knowledge on the raagas. But that was another gr8 song from the genius.

ashok said...

just beautiful!

Jo said...

Yeah, it's a beautiful song! Wonderful music and wonderful rendition. Mahalakshmi has a sweet voice.

BlueByrd said...

My knowledge of Raagas just lays an egg !! Sounded real sweet. The fiddle is good IR standard...I realy loved the bass lines and esp. the Veena pieces sounds heavenly....Hari is a legend !! Listenin to this # for the first time...Glad i stopped by. Thanks for posting this one :)

lord labakkudoss said...

Naryan, antha padathile vara "Summa kidantha sittu kurivikku" song keeteengala... dhool-a irukkum :-)

Ghost Particle said...

great song. IR magic...btw did you watch the IR concert from Chennai...theyre airing it for the second time here on JayaTv

Ganesh said...

NV sir
Meetadha veenai is one of those classic gems that went unrecognized becoz it happened to be in a bad film called Poonthattam

there many such IR gems remains hidden in bad films.

Vijay Ramamurthi said...

Reethi gowlai is the one my fav raagams, the thing with that raagam is that its slow and i beleive has a lot of low notes? ...
there is a song called janani ninnuvina ..try that song..ull be mesmerized..:)

Venkat said...

Hi...that song "Meetadha Oru Veenai" is totally amazing. And I have nto heard the song also....can anyone post the song in MP3 format??? I believe many of the Raaja's devotees will be very happy to have the song...!

Venkat said...

Hi...that song "Meetadha Oru Veenai" is totally amazing. And I have not heard the song also....can anyone post the song in MP3 format??? I believe many of the Raaja's devotees will be very happy to have the song...!

Anonymous said...

Yes the song Mettadha is awesome....Reethigowlai always mesmerizes the listeners.IR is an expert in handling Reethigowlai...Hats off to u IR.....

Anonymous said...

Thalayai kuniyum Thamaraye from the movie Oru odai nadhiyagiradhu is also a composition in Reethi gowlai. Sudum Nilavu, though it resembles Azhagana Ratshasiye, Vidyasagar has tried his best in that song with my favourite singer Unni & Harini...

Anonymous said...

The real masterpiece in reethigowla by Maestro is "Chinna kannan azhaikkiraan" from Kavikkuyil, sung by none other than Dr BMK. This song leaves the others far behind.

baski said...

1.raman kathai kelungal(sippikul muthu)2.theenda theenda (thuluvadho illamai)3.kaadal vuirin payanam(veyil).i hope these songs were also based on reethi gowlai.

Balaji said...

To add to the list James vasanthan has given a song in the movie Subramaniapuram - Kangal irandal

Harish said...

Thalayai kuniyum.. Thamaraye!!.. is this Reethi gowlai raaga?

Ularals said...

I dont know much about ragaas..last night I was at a temple when they were closing for the day & I heard this tune played by the temple musician (in naadhaswaram) , I lost my soul.. and went over to ask him what raaga it is, he mentioned "reethi gowlai" .. I am going to stock up on songs & instrumentals in this wonderful raaga. any leads will be much appreciated.. thanks for the blog & wonderful comments. god bless you all.

Ularals said...

Realised wif great pleasure that few of my favs like "Chinna Kannan" and the recent "Kangal Irandal" are also from Reethi Gowlai.

Talking about hidden gems/not so popular ones:
I have my own small list of 'em:
1. IR's "Karattoram Moongil Kaadu" from the film magudi.
2. "Rasigane, rasikka vaa".. dunno which movie

Jagannath said...

Sir,
Please send me a link to download this song.. Pls pls pls pls pls..
I would be greatful to u:-):-):-)

simi said...

thanks for posting the unrecognised classical gem of IR. There are many good songs of IR which never get catchy because of the bad film. Rithi Gawla Raaga, i also love it

Anish said...

Hey Narayanan,

Lovely compilation... Great work!

I would like to bring to your notice one malayalam song in the same raagam...

Movie:Sindoorarekha
Music:Sarath
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6DhxGF1lvXk

please do let me know if you liked the song.

Thanks
Anish

sandy said...

It is Hariharan who has sung the song and not Unni.
But, a good song.. specially the raaga :)

Sandeep Bhat