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Apr 042009
 



With a film career spanning over four decades, Kamal Haasan is a Kollywood legend and ‘Ulaga Nayagan’ to millions of his fans in the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu.

Songs from even decades-old Kamal Haasan movies are still popular not merely in Tamil Nadu but with the diaspora in the U.S. and elsewhere as well.

Here are some of our Kamal Haasan favorites:

* Kanne Kalaimaane – A classic from the movie Moonram Pirai

* Mere Jeevan SaathiYes, Kamal Haasan acted in a bunch of Hindi movies too. See Kamal Haasan and Rati Agnihotri from K.Balachander’s Ek Duje Ke Liye.

* Enna SaththamNice song from the Kamal Haasan-Revathi film Punnagai Mannan

* Hello, My Dear Wrong Number! - Old-timers will remember this number from Manmathaleelai

* Anthi MazhaiKamal Haasan plays a blind man in Raaja Paarvai. What ever happened to Madhavi?

 

* Ennadi Meenakshi – See Kamal Haasan with white bell-bottoms in the big hit Ilamai Oonjal Aadukirathu.

 

* Yar Yar Sivamfrom the lovely Anbe Sivam

* Engeyum EppodhumYes, you guessed right. This one’s from Ninaithaale Inikkum

* Kadhal VandhuduchuA hit from the old film Kalyanaraman

* Ilamai Itho IthoKamal Haasan and Ambika from Sakala Kalaa Vallavan

 

* Yaadhum Oore - Another hit from Ninaithale Innikkum

* Intha Minminikku -  Sridevi and the Kamal Haasan in Sigappu Rojakkal

* Thenpandi CheemaiyileThis is from Nayagan, the Tamil Indian version of Godfather.

* Mamavukku  KudumaSee Revathi and Kamal ‘Charlie Chaplin’ Haasan in the 1986 tragedy Punnagai Mannan.

* Pon Mane – from Kaidhiyin Diary

* Dekhta Hoon Koi Ladki Haseen – Kamal Haasan in the Hindi film Sanam Teri Kasam

* Raja Kaiya Vecha – Watch Kamal and Manorama in Apoorva Sagodarargal.

* Sundari Neeyum Sundaran Njaanum – Lovely song from Michael Madana Kamarajan.

What are your Kamal favorites?

  12 Responses to “Great Kamal Haasan Songs”

  1. there are also some beautiful songs from telugu movie sagara sangama.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KsThc5FemLI&feature=related

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R9eNSX_t7Yg

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    Yes, Sagara Sangamam was a big hit in Telugu.

    BTW, the Samajwadi Party MP looks beautiful in the first video.

  2. I dont know if you have heard Azhagae Azhagu from Raajaparvai yet again. , wonderful song.

    Bang on with Enna Sattham from punnagai mannan. I remember Kavignar Vaali telling that in all the songs he has penned lyrics for, this one was the most melodious and best picturized.

    Albeit recent, Swaasame from Thenali is also a favorite.

    Same with Isaiyil Thodangudhamma from Hey Ram- should go down as one of the best compositions(dunno if it was picturized only on Kamal, though)

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    Yes, Azhagae Azhagu is a nice one.

    Thenali is stolen shit (Bill Murray’s What about Bob)

  3. Thevar Magan is one more which comes to my mind ….

    Thoongathey Thambi Thoongathey …..forgot the movie ….

    Virumaandi is one more …

    Michael Madan Kamarajan ….

    Kamal dominates every frame of his movies ….so songs dont get popular …..even otherwise ….generally his movies dont have good songs ….unlike others …

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    You write above: generally his movies dont have good songs ….unlike others …

    Forget us…we doubt you’ll have even other people agreeing with you here.

    As you say, Kamal does tend to dominate every frame of his movies. Still, some actors like Pasupathy went on to eat Kamal’s lunch (example: Virumandi).

  4. After Shivaji(Ganesan), Rajini and Kamal, what next?

    Silk Smitha Specials?

    To start with:
    Pon Meni Urugudhey… from Moonram Pirai
    Nethu Raathiri Yamma…. from Sakala Kala Vallavan.

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    Nethu Rathiri (playing in the background), just what we needed to start an overcast Monday.

    [break to watch video]

    Ah, what lyrics…

    Kanden adi Kashmir Roja
    Vanden adi Kabul Raja
    En paer thaan Abdul Kaja
    Unkittae Naan Aaja…
    Nethu Rathiri Thukam Pochidi….

    From the Silk-Kamal dance in Sakala Kala Vallavan

  5. mele poomala, thazhe then ala……..” from madanolsavam.
    puthu cheri kacheri….”, “pottruvacha kathal….” singaravelan……
    sundari neeyum sundaran njaanum” — MMKR

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    Sundari Neeyum is lovely. Added to the above list. Will review Michael Madana Kamarajan one of these days (hopefully soon).

    Did not know Zarina Wahab acted in Tamil movies (Madanolsavam).

  6. We don’t need any more evidence that you
    (whoever said that “Did not know Zarina Wahab acted in Tamil movies “)
    are not Tamil.

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    Kaettaele Angey, ada pathaleye ingae

    Sad.

  7. Why are you sad?

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    Off to Red Box and the library (remember, 24).

  8. You told that
    “Will review Michael Madana Kamarajan one of these days (hopefully soon)”.

    Waiting for your review on MMK.

    I saw Michael Madana Kamarajan movie for 30 to 40 times. I enjoyed a lot.
    It is an excellant humorous movie with great acting by Kamal Hasan.

  9. how about kanmani anbodu kathalan naan eluthum kadithemei.. from guna.. nice song too..

    abc nee vasi ellam un kai rasi.. from oru kaithiyin diary

    sorgam madhuviley, sokkam azhagiley.. from sattam en kaiyil..

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    Nice songs.

  10. ‘ram ram’ song from ‘hey ram’.
    lyrics are good in that song.

    “marumurai varuvadhai solli maydhavar vandhadhe illai”

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    Ram Ram is a nice song. Just listened to it.

  11. hey how about the shankar movie “Indian”…some of the songs are really wierd with tacky graphics and meaningless lyrics…but i kinda like:

    “telephone manipol”
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5gFwHI2bwto

    “pachaikilikal tholodu”
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J_RKWIz5dyE&feature=related

    “Kappaleri Poyachi”
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gm04lIk-djU&feature=related

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    Listened to all three. Kappaleri Poyachi is lovely.

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