A to Z Challenge · A.R.Rahman

V for Vennilave Vennilave (#AToZChallenge)

V has a medium list of Rahman’s songs. And nearly all the songs are rich in orchestration and have experimental tunes. My favourite is the ever-mesmerizing song Vennilave Vennilave from Minsaara Kanavu. I would consider this as my lullaby. The gentle flow of the song and the lilting progression make my heart melt each time I listen to it.

Right from the beginning, this mellifluous number has a magical aura spread all over it. Rahman indulges in a trance-like tune with some ebullient string orchestration, clean guitar, mellowed flute, and scintillating piano notes in the interludes. The tune progression has lots of little musical nuances that you should listen delicately to get madly addicted to the number. Hariharan and Sadhana Sargam’s out-of-the-world rendition is the cherry on the cake. They sound love-struck and that gives the song the much needed emotional touch.

Of course, how can I forget Vairamuthu’s poetic lyrics? Here are some of my favourite lines,

“Idhu irul alla adhu oli alla

Idhu rendodum seraadha ponneram

Thalai saayadhe vizhi moodadhe

Sila mottukkal sattendru poovaagum…”

“Yettaadha uyarathil nilavai vaithavan yaaru

Kaiyoda sikkamal kaatrai vaithavan yaaru

Idhai yenni yenni iyarkaiyai viyarkiren…”

Listen to this fascinating song here:

Other enchanting songs in V:

  1. Vaaji Vaaji from Sivaji
  2. Vaan from Kaatru Veliyidai
  3. Vaarayo Thozhi from Jeans
  4. Valayapathi Thavile from Azhagiya Tamil Magan
  5. Varaaga Nadhikara from Sangamam
  6. Varugirai from Ah Aah
  7. Vellai Pookkal from Kannathil Muthamittal
  8. Velli Malare from Jodi
  9. Vennila Vennila from Iruvar
  10. Vennilavin Thaeril from Duet
  11. Vetri Kodi from Padaiyappa
  12. Vidaikodu Engal from Kannathil Muthamittal
  13. Vidukathaiya Indha Vazhkai from Muthu
  14. Vinnaithaandi Varuvaaya from Vinnaithaandi Varuvaaya

Lemme know if I have missed any numbers (my playlists got deleted due to memory card shuffling and I am tending to miss some songs).

Happy Listening!


Kavya Janani.U


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