Ponmaalai Pozhudhu

You are travelling on ECR by bus in the evening. Forget the East Coast and the beach! Look towards the west. You see the blue sky turned pinkish adorned beautifully by the orangish sun. You turn on the radio and guess what song plays! ‘Idhu oru ponmaalai pozhudhu’ from ‘Nizhalgal’!

Idhu oru pon maalai pozhudhu
vaana magaL naaNugiRaaL
vaeRu udai pooNugiRaaL

You can witness this right in front of your eyes! πŸ™‚ Wow!
P.S.: I didn’t have my camera with me. So, couldn’t take snaps 😦



  1. Sathej said,

    March 8, 2007 at 9:32 pm

    Nice imagery.Would love watching such sights more often,but don’t have the time for it.As Davies puts it in his ‘Leisure’, No time to stand and stare.

  2. Adiya said,

    March 8, 2007 at 9:35 pm

    πŸ™‚ on a flip side. IR getting into your blog. nice..
    This song is good adapted by alll and i like the other one poonkatheya thaal thiravai.. interestingly this part is composed by M.S.V and rest adorned by IR

  3. Prabhu said,

    March 8, 2007 at 9:55 pm

    Somehow this song is so so related to Chennai!

  4. Hell's Angel said,

    March 8, 2007 at 9:58 pm

    u c i uploaded this song in my music blog!!lovely song..lyrics good too..& i also know tht this is vairamuthu’s 1st song!!

  5. yuva said,

    March 8, 2007 at 11:12 pm

    appreciate that mest of daily crowded life — you (like few other –mee)) can have time to look up open sky..

    keep on keeping on..

  6. ranjhith said,

    March 9, 2007 at 5:55 pm

    WoW! πŸ™‚ BTW, was it Suryan FM? πŸ˜€

  7. Aparna said,

    March 9, 2007 at 10:27 pm

    Well, isn’t it said a busy man has time for everything or something like that. πŸ™‚

    I too like IR’s songs. But, Rahman’s music means a lot more to me than anything else. That’s why there is very little mention about others in my blog.
    & yeah, I like Poonkathave too!

    Is it so?

  8. Aparna said,

    March 9, 2007 at 10:31 pm

    Hell’s Angel,
    Well, I too know that. But, never have I enjoyed the lyrics of this song as much as I did yesterday!

    Thanks πŸ™‚

    Nope it wasn’t Suriyan FM. πŸ˜› It was Big or Hello FM. I don’t remember which one.

  9. harish said,

    March 10, 2007 at 12:40 am

    Sometimes these FM guys do play it as if they were our private DJ’s πŸ™‚

  10. Aparna said,

    March 10, 2007 at 9:45 am

    I am deleting your comment. I don’t want anyone to download Pray for Me Brother. Let them buy the original CD.


  11. adiya said,

    March 10, 2007 at 6:11 pm

    oh ok. thats gud no issues πŸ™‚

  12. Sathej said,

    March 11, 2007 at 12:28 am

    Yes,of course,a busy man would have time for everything.By the way,after a rather tiresome day at college,the Music Club had arranged an event I would never miss-a lecture demonstration by TMK on Sangeetha Sampradaya Pradarshini(wonder why Ram didn’t attend,or did he?).It was a highly informative presentation.I didn’t have the presence of mind to take notes(as I was exhausted and just wanted to get home,but TMK-I couldn’t miss).I mention just a few points which may interest you.
    He dwelt on how the Pradarshini lays down the scope of various Ragas and how differently they are sung today.Sahana,your favourite Raga,it seems has only a Sadharana Gandhara according to the Pradarshini.TMK sang Kamalambike in Todi as sung today and then as per Pradarshini.It was such a vast difference.He said Vasanta permits the usage of Panchamam in a few places.And the surprise was this:he asked R.Bharathwaj(of Music Club) to sing the last two lines of the Charanam of Vathapi Ganapathim.Then,he revealed the Pradarshini gives quite a different notation and sang it that way.I can’t think of anything more at present.Maybe,someone would put up a more detailed analysis.
    Though, not connected with your post,I just thought this might be interesting.It would be nice if TMK does such lec dems more often.

  13. Aparna said,

    March 11, 2007 at 8:24 am

    First of all, thanks a lot for the info. I too wanted to attend that Lec-Dem but I was busy on that day 😦 (Now, don’t say a busy person would have time for everything to me :P) Anyway, I was about to mail you and ask if you had gone since it was in your college.

    Btw, TMK conducted a Lec-Dem along with a few others during Bharat Sangeet Utsav conducted in November 2006 at Narada gana Sabha. I didn’t attend that but some 15 minutes of it was telecast in SS Music. In that lec-dem too, TMK sang Kamalambike in Todi as sung today and then as per the Pradarshini.

    As and when you remember more about the lec-dem, please do let me know.

  14. Sathej said,

    March 11, 2007 at 6:42 pm

    One of the facts he mentioned was that the Pradarshini lists only 229(if my memory is correct) of the 440 odd Dikshithar songs.For instance,Akhilandeshwari is missing,while Chetashri finds mention.And Todi has only 2 songs while Sankharabharanam has around 7 songs.These are debatable issues,he said.
    Another fact is that Shri Subburama Dikshithar himself said things(even at the time of writng the book-1904)were changing as regards the way songs and Ragas were being altered a bit.But,he presents them as he has learnt and would not be ‘influenced’ by modern Sampradaya.
    I’ll try to recollect more points.It would be nice if Bharathwaj puts up a more detailed review.

  15. Aparna said,

    March 12, 2007 at 9:36 pm

    Thanks once again!

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