Monday, September 03, 2007

Quintessential Qaapi

Another undisputed gem,an absolutely soothing melody from Rahman- "en mel vizhundha mazhai thuliye" based on the soul-stirring raga Kaapi. Rahman does of course go astray, and beautifully so :)
I so totally enjoyed singing this one.
Its so happening that every other song I put up here is Chitra's- it hasn't been deliberate! But I'm only happy and see this as my small tribute to the goddess.

I have sung this song with Murali Venkatraman, with whom it has been a long; musically enriching association. After being introduced to the blog world by him about a year ago, it was good to finally do a song with him. Thanks, Murali.

Song: en mel vizhundha mazhai thuliye
Film: May Maadham
Music: A.R.Rahman
Lyrics: Vairamuthu
Singers: Jayachandran and Chitra

Mixing of this version: Murali Venkatraman

Do let us know how you found it.


Rosh said...

hey sindhu, i really enjoyed listening to this one. kudos to both of you.

Jenni said...

I'm just writing the same comment that I wrote in Murali's blog.
This is one of my favorite songs composed by ARR. Both of you have done a wonderful job. You could increase the reverb a bit.
Sindhuja - I felt that you were holding back a little. Anyway, enjoyed every bit. Keep it up :)

Balaji said...

beautiful.. thanks

Srinath said...


Simply superb!!! I have been listening to your renditions for quite a while. Your songs are full of bhaavam and your do a wonderful job in the pronounciation part.

Romba nalla irundhadhu!!!

You should try singing some classical bhajans/abhangs. I feel there will a good combination of bhakti and bhaavam in those. Keep up the good work


Matangi Mawley said...

hey.. nice!
actually it's the song! rehman, i feel, is in love with kaapi! when this song is a poetry in motion.. ghanan ghanan frm lagaan is entirely different! superb!

Bindu said...

Hey Sindhu, this is one ma all time favourite song n I just loved your version too....your voice is so clear like a crystal and yes Murali is good as usual. Keep up your good work and awaiting more like this soon...

Thiru said...

Hi Sindhuja

I had visited this blog in the past, but first time to comment!

You have a wonderful pleasing and sweet voice. Sounds very nice in this song. Murali as well has done a good job. Keep them coming.

You might someday try...
kanaa kaanum kaalangal or aagaya suriyanai.

Divya.S.Menon said...

Beautifully sung. Your voice is really good in this......Hats off to both of you.

SUMI said...

hey very nice! smooth and melodious. Your voice sounds particularly sweet! murali's singing is also great!

Kiranz..!! said...

Havn't played any recent songs on a loop like this..!

Amazingly done Sindu n' Murali..Am having some comments for Murali too at his blog..:)

Sindhuja Bhakthavatsalam said...

Sincere thanks to all of you- for taking time out to listen and comment. Thank you for all the encouragement.

Vidyu said...

beautifully sung! :)

Vidya said...

Hey Sindhuja!!
Wonderful Wonderful & again Wonderful

I've heard lots of songs rendered by different bloggers, but this one sounds very much real, and both ur voices are extraordinary!
Keep them coming!

And btw, how do u record ur voices along with the karaoke version??

Sindhuja Bhakthavatsalam said...

Thanks Vidya :)
I use the software Cool Edit Pro.

NamelessNerd said...

This is one of those rare gems where Vairamuthu and Rahman have given all they have got. The rendition captures the poetic excellence as well as the subtle musical power that underpins the original. Classic song. Classically rendered. Great!

Meera Manohar said...

Very well done Sindhuja-- that too with ease :)

Murali-- good work!