Before start with my post, i wud like to render my sincere apology to Kamal for my delayed post in response to his Tag.The thing for the delay is, its been jus a year entered into the Raja’s World of Music.(A Die-Hard Rahmaniac till 2007 dec.Dunno what struck in 2008,completely lost myself in Raja’s compostions.) Even though i had experienced his famous classics(As Usual Mohan Hits 🙂 during my college days) i don’t have much idea to write abt @ the time when kamal tagged.So i procrastinated till i believe that i can come up with a post regarding this.
1.) The Moment that introduced to Raaja….
Though i vaguely remember a thing which my relatives used to say till now is, I feel excited whenever listening to Raasathi Onna Kaanatha Nenju…Probably it was @ the age of 3 or 4 i guess.But the exact moment which i can recollect is, it was in my second standard i lost myself in a song, Thaazhampoove Vaasam Veesu from the movie Kai Kodukkum Kai.I used to broke down into tears whenever listening to this song..(Even my papa used to play intentionally to make me cry.)Interestingly i wasn’t even aware of the movie name or the composer name or even the pallavi of the song @ that time.I think its jus the pathos feel tune made me cry.
2.) Name one occassion where Raaja’s music directly/ indirectly influenced your life.
I was made to stop on a railway crossing line,when i was on the way to see how my college hostel looks for the first time.(it was the eve of my first day MCA Class.) Jodi Kilyenge Pakkathile…. playing @ the Tea Kadai near by the railway crossing soothed me to some extent as i was much tensed due to the upcoming trauma of first hostel experience.
After completion of my Final Year Project Viva-Voce,i was in the Thiruneveli Bus Stand waiting for my hometown bus..Interestingly Jodi Kiliyenge Pakkathile….was playing @ the Tea Kadai near by platform.God!!! Raja made Chaos Theory much simpler before Kamal’s Dasavatharam.LOL..
3.) Lets take Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada and Hindi into account. Assuming that one of this is either your mother tongue or native language, name a favorite song in each of the other 4 languages that immediately comes to your mind.
Tamil: Maancholai Kilithaaano Maanthaano…
Telugu: Obviously Aamani Paadave Hayigaa….(Itha Thavira Oru Telugu Paatum Naan Kettathille.)
Malayalam: Ponveyilie poo mazhayidho..My Most Favt.
Kannada: Pallavi Anu Pallavi Theme Music.(The Interlude Violin Counterpoint takes me out of the world @ any time of listening.)
Hindi: Ey Zindagi Gale Lage La..(Itha Thavira Vera Rajavoda Hindi Paatu Naan Kettathille)
4.) One song of Ilaiyaraaja that you consider rare and think a song that many people should have known but don’t.
Hmm…Pootukal Potaalum Veetukul Nirkaathu Kaatru..(Chatriyan.)
5.) Lets keep the last one simple…Raaja’s number that you are hearing right now/ most recently heard..?
Kannil Paarvai..of Naan Kadavul.(Surprisingly Shreya has sung beautifully.)
Finally am Tagging to Narayanan Sir,Rajendra Sir,Kannan..(Hope they wud come up with a post ASAP unlike me.)