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 the faded glory of the film’s lead star Rajesh Khanna.