Music We’ve Acquired Lately – 7

In this installment of Music We’ve Acquired, we’ve gone down an old road, the memories of which are turning hazy as the neurons in our brain collapse in large blocks.

Here are some tracks we’ve acquired lately from iTunes:

* Hello, My Dear Wrong Number (Tamil) – This one is from the old Kamal Haasan film Manmatha Leelai. We’ve seen the film some centuries back but can barely remember it. K.J. Yesudas and L.R.Eswari are the singers. M.S.Vishwanathan gets the credit for the music.

* Ennada Polladha Valkai (Tamil) – One of our Tamil favorites, the song is from the Rajinikanth film Thappu Thalangal.

A dark, black and white film from the 1970s, Thappu Thalangal is a different kind of film (even to this day). In case you are curious, the singer is S.P.Balasubramaniam.

* Ottagatha Kattiko (Tamil) – A classic song from the 1993 film Gentleman.

* Kathalikkum Pennin (Tamil) – From the 1994 Prabhu Deva film Kadhalan. By the way, S.P.Balasubramaniam not only sang but also featured in this film.

* Le Gayi (Hindi) – Our second purchase from the Akshay Kumar, Madhuri film Dil To Pagal Hai,

* Roop Tera Mastana (Hindi) – More than four decades after Aradhana (Rajesh Khanna, Sharmila Tagore) took the collective imagination of India by storm, Roop Tera Mastana still exercises a magic undiminished by the passage of time or theΒ  faded glory of the film’s lead star Rajesh Khanna.

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16 Responses to "Music We’ve Acquired Lately – 7"

  1. The Mahatma   April 21, 2010 at 10:35 am .. dancing.. another area where Indians lag way behind. πŸ™

    “Kathalukki Pennin”(what?!!!!) indicates your night coolie is not too good at Tamiliteration.. fire it! πŸ˜‰ Responds:

    1. You write: dancing.. another area where Indians lag way behind

    That (the video in your YouTube link) is not dance. In Tamil Nadu, when men take ‘Kavadi’ or when women are under the influence of ‘God” that’s how they ‘dance’ or move their legs. πŸ˜‰

    The Indian movie industry is the most over-rated piece of shit.

    In a 1,000 years, these jokers can’t get anyone but the Indian jokers to watch their crap. That is, unless a Danny Boyle comes and makes a “Bollywood’ movie.

    2. Fixed. Thanks.

    It should be Kathalikkum Pennin.

  2. Ganesh Kumar   June 1, 2011 at 12:10 pm

    Beautiful Song.Watch it(From Hum Dono): Responds:


    Dil abhi bara nahin (the heart is not satisfied yet)..

    So, we watched the gorgeous Madhubala in

    • Ganesh Kumar   June 1, 2011 at 12:53 pm

      Sadhana looked extremely thin nah? Responds:

      Thin but not anorexic.

      Sadhana was also famous for the Sadhana Cut (hairstyle).

  3. Ganesh Kumar   June 6, 2011 at 12:46 pm

    Is this Rafi’s best: Responds:

    Nice one. Rafi has so many good ones it’s hard to pick one.

    But the above number is pretty good.

  4. Dr.Logu   June 7, 2011 at 1:59 pm

    Here’s one of my favourite Maestro’s number Responds:

    We’ve seen this film!

  5. Naveen   June 7, 2011 at 8:40 pm

    SI, Any recommendations for Hindi/Tamil film songs? Bored with all the old stuff… Responds:

    1. BTW, watched Shatranj Ki Khilari this afternoon. May/May Not review it tonight.

    Right now watching Absence of Malice (Paul Newman, Sally Field) directed by Sydney Pollack. Free on Crackle TV if you have Roku box

    2. A sample from SI’s iTunes collection comprising of old and not-so-old tracks:


    Cheeni Kum

    Aaj Ki Raat


    Nee Korinal


    The song with 16.5 MILLION views on YouTube Ain’t No Mountain High Enough

    The Stepmom version of Ain’t No Mountain High Enough

    Judas Lady Gaga

    Ennio Morricone

    Per Qualche Dollaro In Piu (For a Few Dollars More)

    Il Trio Infernale


    Anisuthide from Mungaru Male

    Baare BaareNaagarahaavu

    Nodamma Hudugi Featuring the actor from Tamil Nadu Ravichandran & Juhi Chawla

    • Naveen   June 8, 2011 at 6:56 pm

      Thanks for the links. I liked Aaj ki Raat.

      Do you plan to review Shatranj…? Responds:

      Yes. But we’re first gonna review the most gorgeous movie we’ve seen in all of 2011.

      Let’s see if any of you can guess it.

      Some clues to help you out:

      * Not Indian (of course you all knew that, didn’t you, since we said Gorgeous Movie)
      * By a well-known director
      * Recently released to much acclaim

      • Naveen   June 8, 2011 at 7:32 pm

        Midnight in Paris? Responds:

        OK, kid it’s confession time for you. πŸ™

        Our clues were too Ezee, u have hacked into our PC or by coming on aboard SI you’ve single-handedly raised the collective IQ of our oligophrenic commenters by 50%?

        Spill the beans now, which one is it?

        Indeed, kid it is Midnight in Paris.

        Absolutely brilliant movie.

        A Gem!

        We’ve seen two other movies directed by Woody Allen: Match Point and Vicky Cristina Barcelona .

        But with Midnight in Paris, Woody Allen hit the ball way outside the park or as they say in India over the fence for a Six.

        We felt so happy after seeing the movie that we came home and in sheer joy got so drunk we can barely type. So if we said anything positive about you (above) it’s Bacchus speaking.

        • Naveen   June 8, 2011 at 9:28 pm

          Ha Ha!!

          I had no idea.

          It certainly wasn’t going to be Super 8 or X Men. Midnight in Paris has 92% recommendations in and it was the only movie that fit your clues in


          To appreciate a movie like Midnight in Paris requires some basic familiarity with some of the literary and artistic icons of the early 20th century.

          Alas, most Indians are philistines who lack that basic knowledge and hence would find it difficult, nay impossible, to appreciate Midnight in Paris.

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  6. vjcool   June 8, 2011 at 1:41 am

    Cheeni Kam… loved the film and the music .. went on to see ‘Mostly Martha’.. and trying to watch ‘No Reservations’ when it dawned ‘Cheeni Kam’ is a copy of ‘Mostly Martha’ and it was the music that made me not notice the similarity immediately.. Responds:

    You write: Cheeni Kam… loved the film and the music .. went on to see ‘Mostly Martha’.. and trying to watch ‘No Reservations’ when it dawned ‘Cheeni Kam’ is a copy of ‘Mostly Martha’

    Ayyo Kadavule (Oh God)!

    Is there no Indian movie that is not stolen shit?

    • Naveen   June 8, 2011 at 6:54 pm

      It doesnt seem to be a direct copy based on the story… Responds:

      We’ll see Mostly Martha soon & decide the issue once and for all.

      • vjcool   June 9, 2011 at 1:35 am

        @ Naveen: I can call Anjali as inspired by ET, replace the ET with a child and you get Anjali but they thought it out quite well and had a homage to boot in a song sequence, It really fascinates me how good it all fits in a scifi movie and a human drama.

        But just changing the age difference of the lead pair and switching the genders, making the child a neighbors instead of a niece.. did create a different story in Cheeni Kum, which I liked very much. but it still is a copy as it did not credit the orginal or make enough changes to disguise its roots.

        • vjcool   June 9, 2011 at 11:06 am

          I’ve always wondered, how the @ comes before the replies.


          There’s a WordPress goblin who does such things. πŸ˜‰

        • Naveen   June 9, 2011 at 3:50 pm

          @ VJCool – I am not trying to defend Cheeni Kum. I didn’t even like that movie much except for Illayaraja’s remix of his old songs.

          Based on the reviews of Mostly Martha, it seemed to me that both movies were from of same genre rather than one being a direct copy of the other. I have not seen Mostly Martha so you are probably in a better position to judge that.

          As a general comment, I feel that with so many movies being made across the world it is difficult not to be inspired. Of course, I am not talking about obviously theft like Manmadhan Ambu or Bheja Fry or Ghajini.

        • Naveen   June 9, 2011 at 5:58 pm

          On a lighter note, Kamal Haasan’s hardcore fan idiots make these claims to provide that their thalaivar is light years ahead of others and surpasses hollywood standards: –

          1. Liam Neeson’s “Taken” – was inspired from “Mahanadhi”
          2. Much before Heath Ledger in Dark Knight, Kamal already thrilled the world with his version of Joker as Nandu in Aalavandhan.
          3. The original Bourne was Kamal in Vetri Vizha much before hollywood even thought of making the Bourne movies.
          4. Kamal combined Indiana Jones and James bond into a single character (say Indiana James or Jones Bond) in Vikram.
          5. If you close your eyes and hear Kamal talk in the movie Guru then you will think it is an american talking.
          6. Kamal did Swathi Muthyam (Sippikkul Muthu) much before Tom Hanks did Forrest Gump

          I have mentioned a few here but there are several more such asinine claims in their Orkut community. :))


          You write: Kamal Haasan’s hardcore fan idiots make these claims to provide that their thalaivar is light years ahead of others

          Given the trash he’s putting out lately, Kamal Haasan should stay light years away from movies.

  7. Naveen   June 8, 2011 at 7:13 pm

    Well… hear this Responds:

    Given that Aamir Khan has made a career of profiting from theft, we try our best to dislike stuff the chutiya is associated with.

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