Here are the picks for week 1 of Best of Indian music series.
Maana ho tum:
Movie Name: Toote Khilone
This soulful track is a part of Ketan Anand directorial “Toote Khilone”.The song is penned by national award winning lyricist Kaifi Azmi and sung by multiple national award winning singer K.J.Yesudas.Music is composed by Bappi Lahiri.Thanks to Bappi Lahiri and Yesudas,”Maana Ho Tum” still sounds fresh even after 40 years of its release.
Anisuthide Yako Indu:
Movie Name: Mungaru Male
This melodious song is a part of 2006’s blockbuster Kannada movie “Mungaru Male”.Song was penned by renowned lyric writer of Karnataka “Jayanth Kaykini” and sung by Sonu Nigam.Music is composed by Software engineer turned music composer Manomurthy.Music of Mungaru Male had broken all the previous records by selling more than 2 lakh CD copies.This song made singer Sonu Nigam,a very popular voice among Kannada audience.
Movie Name: Chittu Kuruvi
This brilliantly composed track is a part of 1978 release “Chittu Kuruvi”Song was penned by legendary Tamil lyricist Vaali and composed by music maestro Ilayaraja.This evergreen track is sung by legendary singers P Susheela and S P Balasubramanyam. Composer Ilayaraja has used an innovative and complex musical technique called “Counterpoint” in this song. This brilliantly composed track is still popular among music lovers.
O my friend:
Movie Name: Happy Days
This song is a part of Telugu cult classic “Happy Days”.”O My Friend” beautifully summaries the beauty of friendship.This song is penned and composed by lyricist, poet Vanamali and Micky J Mayer respectively.Singer Karthik’s soulful voice is one of the main reason for the success of this song and album.”O my friend” had fetched the prestigious Nandi award for both Karthi and Micky J Mayer.
Kolakulil kuzhi ketto:
This melodious song is a part of 2007 Malayalam film “Nivedyam”.The song is penned by national award winning director and lyricist A K Lohitdas and composed by legendary composer M Jayachandran.For lending their melodious voice,both Vijay Yesudas and Shwetha Mohan had received Kerala state award in the best singer category.Opening flute portion of the song is still popular among people as caller tune and ringtone.