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Dec 122012
 

Every once in a while, I find a Tamil song that endears itself to me.

My current favorite is Pengal Yendral Poiya Poithanaa from the film Neethaane En Ponvasantham.

Yuvan Shankar Raja has sung the track, for which the music is composed by his father Ilayaraja.

The song has a measure of depth, a rarity in Tamil films.

Oh, yeah, I enjoyed Sattru Munbu Paartha Megam Mari Poga (from the same film) as well.

In my sloshed state, it has ALL the sounds of a classic in the making.

Great! Great! Great!

By the time we came to the line Ellamey Endre Poiya Solvayya tears were running, uncontrollably, down our cheeks.

God, I hope that Mallu  schmuck Gautam Menon has done justice to the picturization of this wonderful song!

The unfortunate part is Neethaane En Ponvasantham features two stars, Jeeva and that awful twit Samantha, who are utterly clueless about acting.

Now, for some more of that Barefoot Cabernet Sauvignon $11.99 wine. ;)

  8 Responses to “SI Likes Pengal Yendral Poiya Poithanaa”

  1. Tears? Uncontrollably? SI?

    A heart behind the hard rock?

    Music & Lyrics make the most sense to men when they are struck by an event or many that are brought up to memory while hearing and feeling it. Each one feels as if the lyric / music was composed for him/herself.

    Was it the case of you?

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    1. You write: Music & Lyrics make the most sense to men when they are struck by an event or many that are brought up to memory while hearing and feeling it. Each one feels as if the lyric / music was composed for him/herself.

    That is partly true but there are some works of art (music, movies, paintings etc) or events that touches the collective psyche simultaneously. When that happens, the impact of the movie/music/painting is felt more strongly by everyone.

    I doubt I was the only to feel that two or three songs were good in Neethaane En Ponvasantham but unfortunately they fell into that monkey Gauthan Menon’s hands and he messed it up by awful picturization.

    You know what they say about Korangu kaile poomalaai (garland of beautiful flowers in a monkey’s hands).

    2. As for the tears etc, maybe I had a little more sarakku (liquor) that day than I normally do. ;)

  2. I loved Satru Munbu and Pudikala Maamu.

    Pudikala Maamu had a catchy tune and music and I could see myself in the place of Santhanam in almost every second of the video. Brings back memories of my college life.

    My college life is something I wish I can live through again. I’ve had some of the best moments of my life that I truly cherish. But I’ve also made some great mistakes that I wish I could undo. If only life had a rewind button.

    Well, I guess everyone makes mistakes.

    But at least, I realized them before it was too late.

    I guess making mistakes and learning from them are an integral part of life.

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    As you get older, you’ll realize that the notion of “mistake” itself is highly nebulous considering that behind an action/decision lies so many factors, a lot of them outside our control.

    The movie Neethane En Ponvasantham looks like it was a dud at the BO.

    • “As you get older, you’ll realize that the notion of “mistake” itself is highly nebulous considering that behind an action/decision lies so many factors, a lot of them outside our control.”

      Agree. But when you’re younger, you tend to make mistakes that you could have very well avoided. It’s that you almost never think straight when you’re under stress or facing a problem. Instead of sitting down and thinking logically, you just choose the easy way out not thinking about the consequences. I did just that and ended up regretting it later. But as I said earlier, I realized them before it was too late and this helped me regain my balance.

      It’s not the end of the world. I’m young still young and got a long life ahead of me. It’s just that I would have been in a much better position if I hadn’t made those mistakes.

      SearchIndia.com Responds:

      As the Americans like to say, Shit Happens! ;) You’ve got to move on.

      People are generally optimistic here, unlike Asians who more often than not tend to see catastrophe just around the corner.

      • @ SI “As the Americans like to say, Shit Happens! ;) You’ve got to move on.”

        Ha ha. Agree. :P

        “People are generally optimistic here, unlike Asians who more often than not tend to see catastrophe just around the corner.”

        Being optimistic is very good. Even if it doesn’t solve the problem, it gives you the strength to take any kind of shit that comes your way :P

    • Vinith: If only life had a rewind button.

      For the good times — Yes!

      Vinith: But I’ve also made some great mistakes that I wish I could undo.

      Now, you’re raising my curiosity. I bet you’re not beating yourself up over calling Kamal Haasan’s performance “electrifying” ;)

      Oh well…Shit happens!

      SI: The movie Neethane En Ponvasantham looks like it was a dud at the BO.

      It looks like GVM is filming this in Hindi as well :(

      I loved the second song. I bet “Pengal Endral Poiya Poithanaa” sounds even better in the picture than in that concert.

      Slightly off-topic from Maestro Ilayaraja:

      Here is a truly ‘electrifying’ performance! A recital of “Paint it Black” from ‘The Rolling Stones’ ;)

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NXOXEYk7nxo

      Although she was my favorite singer for that season, I am fan of Tim Urban a.k.a “Teflon” Tim.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dxXHoa0_1sI

      Please watch it for the last part. He beat the judges hands down. I love this guy :)

      I probably think he is the reason Simon Cowell left the show to do X factor. Maybe!?

      I was also looking for James Durbin’s recital of “Uprising” from ‘Muse’. Couldn’t find a good quality video. :(

      Wonder if anyone even tried Gnarls Barkley’s “Crazy” in this show!?

      SearchIndia.com Responds:

      1. Listened to your above links of both Siobhan and Tim twice.

      Sure, I like the original Paint It Black better but Siobhan was definitely good.

      Paint It Black – Rolling Stones in Japan (1990)
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9snY79WeunQ

      2. I have not heard the original of Sweet Love enough times….so it’s hard to say whether the judges’ comments were justified.

      3. Gnarls Barkley’s Crazy is, of course, heaven!

      Cee Lo Green, My Man! ;)

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bd2B6SjMh_w (just the music)

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MgHioCC3yCo (video)

      • Watched the Rolling Stones in Japan link. Liked it a lot!

        I think the “Crazy” notes are way too hard to catch. Even the first two lines of the lyrics. Hard even to try. I guess that’s why no one picks that song in American Idol. It would be fair to say that this guy is born for that song.

        No one can sing it like him!

        Off topic:

        I assume you got my email, right?

        SearchIndia.com Responds:

        Yes, I did. Just that I didn’t have anything to say at this time.

      • @ Madmax673: “Now, you’re raising my curiosity. I bet you’re not beating yourself up over calling Kamal Haasan’s performance “electrifying” ;)”

        Ha ha, no I’m not. :P

        Well as you and the rest of the Americans say, sh*t happens :P .

        “It looks like GVM is filming this in Hindi as well ”

        Oh, no. As if one disaster wasn’t enough, another’s waiting to happen :(

        • Vinith: Oh, no. As if one disaster wasn’t enough, another’s waiting to happen :(

          He might have to answer 96 questions (Including the Telugu version). ;)