Tuesday, September 01, 2009

poo vaasam- with Karthik Nagarajan

Octaves turns three and I couldn't have found a better song for today.
Its usually hard to pick out a single favorite song for anyone, but I think if I'm asked to do that, its very likely that I'll pick poo vaasam most of the time.
I usually say that once a composer picks a good raga, half the job is done- for the beauty of the raga itself takes care of much of it. But this song, despite being in one of THE most beatiful ragas (vivahapriya/ shudhdha sarang) stands as a wonderful composition in its own right. I'll be ever so thankful to Vidyasagar for creating such an outstanding melody. Everytime I listen to it, I feel so much thought and care has gone into making each and every bit of it. And of course, can't forget the beautiful lyrics!

Not to mention everything else associated with the song: anbe sivam, one of the classiest and brilliant movies in Tamil cinema- and one with which I really relate to; Kamal Hassan- what an absolute genius... and of course, Madhavan who's adorable in this.

For this song, I could only think of Karthik's voice... and when I heard his recording, I was just amazed. His parts can really pass off as the original, I would say. (I totally loved Vijay Prakash's rendition by the way!)
I've been wanting to do this song for long but never found a good karaoke... So thanks, Karthik for the patience to fix the karaoke track to make it sound as good as the original, and of course for all the efforts in mixing.

This one's probably the most fulfilling cover I've done till date. Here's hoping that you enjoy it too.

And as this blog completes three years today, many thanks to friends, fellow bloggers and well meaning critics who have kept it going through all the hits and misses :)

Song: poo vaasam
Film: anbe sivam
Music: Vidyasagar
Lyrics: Vairamuththu
Singers: Vijay Prakash/ Sriram Parthasarathy (two versions), Sadhana Sargam

Mixing of this version: Karthik Nagarajan



20 comments:

SUMI said...

Very very beautiful. Love the choice of song! Both parts are fantastic, though I felt some very subtle pitch lapses in Karthik's voice. But the expression in both voices are absolutely great!

Happy Birthday to Octaves! :)

Anonymous said...

Happy B'day to Octaves. This blog would have asked nothing better than this song on its 3rd Birthday. Bravo you both!!!

-- Vamsi

Jo said...

This song is a favorite of mine and I saw it on TV just a couple of days back. You both have sung very well. You are right about Karthik's voice suiting this song.

And happy birthday to Octaves! Many many many more happy returns of the music! :-)

Rashmi Nair said...

Hey Sindhu.. congratulations!!! Excellent song pick. Its one my fav movies too :0)

Singing wise both of you were excellent. I did feel a little lag in karthik's voice, missing the tempo is few places. Overall, I enjoyed it !

jan said...

Both your voices are good.. And Expressions were good... But I did not enjoy it as much as your other songs..Don't know why though...

And Happy Birthday to octaves :)...
Been following your blog regularly.. And enjoyed most of it.......
Keep up the good work !

Sindhuja Bhakthavatsalam said...

Thanks a lot, Sumi, Vamsi, Jo, Rashmi and Jan! Much appreciate your comments!

Meera said...

Nice song. Sindhuja ur voice is amazing but i felt the alteration u made at the end at 'yenagume' a little amateurish. And Karthik the way u sang 'poo vasam' was amazing but it seems like u lost ur enthusiasm in the middle stanza. Otherwise u guys did an amazing job! :)

Anonymous said...

sensational

-amma

Sindhuja Bhakthavatsalam said...

Thank you ma!! :)

Vidyu said...

Sindhu & Karthik.. brilliant singing! :) soooo beautifully sung..excellent feel throughout..
Congratulations on completing 3 years! wow! time sure flies! :)

Anonymous said...

Sadhana Sargam you have sung very beautiful songs for industry. Your song Hamesha, Pehla Nasha, Tere dar pe, Goonji hui, is your best songs. I've heard so many time.
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Viju said...

Sindhu, lovely singing! I enjoyed it, although I dont understand Tamil and have never heard this song before.(getting ready to download ) :-)

Sindhuja Bhakthavatsalam said...

Thanks Vidyu :)
Hey Viju- pleasant surprise! Thanks!! :)

vidhya said...

Sindhu,
You bring tears in my eyes everytime I hear you sing. It is more like a therapy to listen to your voice. Keep singing.
Vidhya

Nyx said...

This is one of my Favorite songs.... And you have done a great job.... Loved the movies, loved the song and even loved the cover.....

Sindhuja Bhakthavatsalam said...

Thanks Vidhya and Nyx!

Aakarsh said...

OMG. The male singer resembles the original singer so close. Mixing is terrific.

And i thought this song was in Hamsanaadham. Is it not?

Sindhuja Bhakthavatsalam said...

Thanks Akarsh. This is Hamsanadham plus a hint of Dha which makes it Vivahapriya (and it also has shades of Shuddh Sarang with the lower ma creeping in here and there)

Swetha said...

The original song from the movie is sung by SRIRAM PARTHASARATHY.... Pls correct the mistake....

Sindhuja Bhakthavatsalam said...

Vijay Prakash sang a version which was not used in the movie apparently and that's what I was familiar with. Added Sriram's name. Thanks.