Over the decades, we’ve drunk deep from the Pierian Spring of Sivaji Ganesan movies.
Some of the finest Tamil songs of yesteryear are from movies featuring Sivaji Ganesan.
They delighted us in the spring of our childhood. They charmed us in the summer of our youth. They comforted us in the autumn of our middle age. They consoled us in the winter of our fading years.
Here are some of our Sivaji Ganesan favorites:
Vandha naal mudhal – Is this the greatest Sivaji song ever? This classic is from the 1960 movie Paava Mannippu.
Yaarukaga indha maligai – We’ve listened to this gem from the 1970s film Vasanta Maligai a million times. And yet we never tire of it.
Unn Kannil neer vazhindhal – T.M.Soundararajan never fails to bring forth tears in this classic from Vietnam Veedu. We’ve seen this movie in a previous lifetime but can’t remember anything.
Kanna neyum naannuma – Back in the ol’ days, this fine song from Gowravam used to blare forth from all loudspeakers in Tamil Nadu.
Sothanai Mel Sothanai – Sivaji was a police officer in Thanga Pathakkam.
Ponnai Virumbum – This one is from the movie Aalayamani