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Am devoting this post to T.Rajendar.

01 Aug

Though listening to this song for years, i haven’t got so emotional as in the last few days,hence of late it become an habit not going to bed without listening feeling Vaigai Karai Kaatre…..Agreed Jesudas or Yesudas (as u prefer) has done a remarkable job in evoking the poignancy, but  wat’s the most beautiful thing is,T.Rajender’s soulful Orchestration,which took the song to Himalayan levels.Eg.a Solo pathos violin piece in both interludes is jus more than a classic which kindles all our emotions, thus we end up in crying literally.(Also you can hear a mild guitar piece in the background when the violin is playing in both interludes.) Wat’s more surprising is, as in Raja’s style,T.R. has used Guitar in a pathos number which is very unconventional in those days.

Actually i thot of writing only abt the Vaigai Karai Kaatre, but accidentally chanced upon another gem in youtube (when searching for Vaigai Karai Kaatre…) which proved sternly, TR is not a Kaama Soma composer, instead he loves to use pretty lively instruments in orchestration which is so pleasant to ears unlike TR’s today compositions.Wats so special abt this song ? Sheer Sitar Magic!!! Song starts off with a violin orchestration followed by Sitar,there after you can hear only Sitar thru out the song in all the three interludes drenched in Hindustani Classical Flavour.Needless to say, SPB has done an excellent job as usual.

Ironically, TR has become a joker today in our minds, Thanks to his clown-like appearances in the movies + nonsensical approach in interviews.Still i feel he carved a space in the Tamil Music with his evergreen melodies.(But sadly the current genre folks unable to realise those ones.)

Missing Good Old Days TR.

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Posted by on August 1, 2009 in Cinema, Music.

 

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5 responses to “Am devoting this post to T.Rajendar.

  1. Prabu

    August 1, 2009 at 1:42 pm

    Welcome back.. Didnt expect your next post so soon. I thought you will be back to your twitter mood.

    TR definitely has done something those time. Good or bad, We should not fail to appreciate a person who is trying hard to give his own original piece of work.

     
  2. Kannan Ekanath

    August 1, 2009 at 6:22 pm

    Two of his less famous songs that I like are,
    Sollamathane indha manasu…
    Raakozhi koovayile…

    Also when I was a kid, I only watched movies by two people. One was Rajini because he fights a lot (about 6 fights every movie) and then T.Rajendhar because he says all these “Vaadi en machee vazhakka bajee” etc.

     
  3. inoruvan

    August 1, 2009 at 7:01 pm

    Welcome back.. Didnt expect your next post so soon. I thought you will be back to your twitter mood.

    @Prabhu

    haha,Illa Blogging maari varathu Twitter,so came back soon. 🙂

    @Kannan

    Yes exactly Sollamathaane Intha Manasu Thavikuthu was a nice one.Still i wud like say few favts of TR

    1.Enthan Paadalgalil Nee Neelambari(this song was so special, since first time arrear vaangu nathala Hostela nonthu poi naan mattum thaniya ukkanthu kittu iruken,some function was going on, in the college auditorium anga intha paatu odukitu irukku,there after eppa intha paata ketalum i feel nostalgic)

    2.Oru Ponmanai Naan kaana Thagathimithom.(Maithili Ennai Kaathali,My First TR movie in Theatre 🙂

    3.Ada Ponana Manase poovaane manase(Eternal song in all the college day functions, evanavathu oru Love failure case kandippa intha paata paadama irukka maatan.Thunderous Applause Guaranteed.)

    4.Kuthuvilakaaha Kulamagalaaha Nee Vantha Neram (Koolikaaran Movie)

    Also when I was a kid, I only watched movies by two people. One was Rajini because he fights a lot (about 6 fights every movie) and then T.Rajendhar because he says all these “Vaadi en machee vazhakka bajee” etc.

    LOL Hilarious.!!!

     
  4. Harish.M

    August 1, 2009 at 7:42 pm

    Agreed…His middle age songs will be awesome..One more song,Oru Ponmanai Naan Kaana from the movie Mythili Ennai Kathali is a great number from T.R… It would have been great had T.R. just concentreated on music 😦

     
  5. Ottayan

    August 1, 2009 at 7:53 pm

    This is off-topic. I think he is also a good lyricist.

     

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