Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Annakili was released on 14th May 1976 {smile}

~~Exactly, de same date before 32 years, de movie - Annakili was released {14th May 1976}. Through which our Raaja sir was incarnated as an individual composer. Raaja sir not only got his metier by this movie, however, He has dedicated Himself & His life for music and became God for poor music lovers like me :-)

This movie has six songs as below:

1. Adi raakaayi mookkaayi - Suththa chamba pachcha nellu - S.Janaki & Chorus
2. Annakkili unnai theduthe - S.Janaki
3. Annakkili unnai theduthu - T.M.Soundararajan
4. Machchanap paaththeengalaa - S.Janaki
5. Sonthamillai panthamillai - P.Susheela
6. Machchanap paaththeengalaa - Pathos

And coincidences,

1) His first Oratoria {Thiruvasagam} also has 6 songs.

2) 14 - 05 - 1976. 1+4 = 5, 05, 1+9+7+6 = 5. And His first symphony has 5 movements. He has invented de ragam 'Pancha'mukhi. His 500th movie was 'Anja'

3) His first cine song - Annakili Unna Theduthe and first song in Oratoria - Poovar Senni Mannan are based on de ragam - Sindhu Bhairavi, don't they?

Unconventional factors:

~~And talking about its compositions, there is always a talk tat Raaja sir is de first composer who has introduced folk music in tamil cine music. Of course, not...However, He did consolidate folk tunes with carnatic and western idioms, which is an innovate factor, like usage of harmony {western idiom} in Machchanap paaththeengalaa. Usage of Moog synthesizer/synthesizer in Adi raakaayi mookkaayi - suththa chamba pachcha nellu and many to be pointed out.

Annakkili unnai theduthe is herione introduction song, which is supposed to be a peppy song, however, this song has strong melancholic feel in de undercurrent. It gives blue/gloomy feel for sure and not only because of de lines: Kanavodu silanal nanavodu silanal uravillai pirivillai thanimai palanal, but also wid de orchestra arrangement :-)

Normally, when a main character dies in a movie {especially those period}, a shehnai will be played as re-recording to give more gloomy ambience, however, in dis movie, when Annam dies, a percussion beat would come and a couple of lines from Annakkili unnai theduthe, I think string orchestra would come. Tat's it.

You know wut?

As per Raaja sir at Varalatru suvadugal, it was released on 14th May, however, I got its VCD and censor certificate says 12th May :-/ {omg}.

When Shrikanth speaks with Annam, in de background a rustic voice would come, which is mah God's voice :-)

Days and time are running so fast, however, its songs are always stand beyond their time. Mah Music God had given me a teensy-weensy knowledge to discover de un-noticed factors in His compositions, which reveal alot. I do not know how to express in words and my experiences with HIS music is more like a solo violin, which comes during the vocal part of Kanne kalaimane {Vaarthaikku varatha sogaththai vasikkum}.

Bhantham raaga bhantham
unthan santham thantha sontham
oolaiyil veranna sethi
ISAI thevane naanunthan paathi :-)


~~Raaja rules!

No comments: