Bg Tagged me on this one.And this is a great tag, not one of those 20 questions kind.
The Tag is to list the 10 best Duet songs in Tamil. Now you should note that this is one of the most hard tags ever. Cause there are simply so many. But here I go embarking on this mission.
1. Vellai Pura Onru
Movie : PudhuKavidhai.
This Rajini starrer song is one of the best songs I have ever heard. The meliiflous music of Raja is yet another proof of what a genuis he is. One of the best Rajini songs ever.
2. Nee Oru kadal sangeetham
Yet another brilliant song from Illayaraja. this one starring Kamal and Saranya in one of the best movies Tamil cinema has produced. Not to mention Kamal. Brilliant protrayal of the character. and ofcourse its Mani Ratnam,Be it Raja or Rahman Mani ratnam has a knack of getting the best songs for his movies.
Nee Oru Kadhal
3.Anru Vandhadhum Idhe Nila
Movie:Peroya Idathu Penn
This MGR, Saroja Devi starrer had a lot of good songs. This one however is one of my all time favorites cause of the light Jazz effect that it has. It has the melody and at the same time has a rythm to it that you can dance to if you want. A ballroom dance song in Tamil 😉
Could not find the full song. If any one does, let me know. As for now, here is a preview
Thanks to techie for finding this song
4.Thenral vandhu ennai thodum
Movie : Thenrale ennai thodu
How can there be a song collection without a Mohan song! Mohan was one helluva lucky guy who somehow had atleast one hit song in a movie. This is a brilliant song sung by Yesudas and Janaki. Yesudas yet again comes in to my list. His voice has a certain charm to it.And its one of those songs where Janaki does not irk you.
5.Inraikku Yen Indha anadhame
Movie :Vaidhegi Kathirundhal
This is an unbelievably beautiful number with heavy carnatic influence. Sung by Jayachandran and chitra, this is a scintillating number. If you are a carnatic fan, particulary Abogi fan, you can gobble this up. The lyrics are awesome too.
“கனவுகளின் சுயம்வரமோ” – I love this phrase.
Brilliant is all I have to say. If you have not heard it. Just click and listen , you wont regret it.
Inraikku yen indha
6.Idhu Yenna Mayam
Movie : Oram Po
This piece rendered by shankar and Alka Yagnik is close to a master piece. The piano that runs throughtout the song is just awesome. The song has the ability to transport you to a whole new world. And its one of the only tamil songs that is arranged like a ballad. The way Shankar and Alka’s voices have blended is beautiful.G.V.Prakash, the music director is a kid to watch out for.
idhu yenna mayam
7.Chippi Irukudhu Muthum Irukudhu
Movie: Varumaiyin Niram Sivappu
This question answer song is probably one of the most popular songs in Tamil movies. The lyrics are great , the music beautifully complements the format of the song.And it is picturized on two of the most good looking people in tamil movie industry. Kamal and Sridevi. Needless to say, its one of the most novel duets ever, considering the two confess thier love through this song.
8.Athi Kai Kai Kai
Movie: Bale Pandiya
A beautiful old tamil song from Suseela and PB Sreenivas. Not only is this song a great melody but it also is different in the sense all the lines end with kai. The lyrics are made that way.I am assuming its Kannadhasan. Another song like this is Parthen Sirithen from Veera Abhimanyu. I love it! The interludes especially where they sing together. You can almost feel the love they share for each other throught the song.
9.Yen jodi Manja Kuruvi
Who says duet have to be only a melody. this foot tapping number from Vikram is one of my all time fvorites. The songs has amazing energy to it not to mention Kamal Hassan’s great dancing. It has this tamil plus a middle eastern quality to it and SPB does complete justice to it. Its a brilliant song
10. Neeyo Naano Yaar Nilave
Movie : Mannadhi Mannan
I am a sucker for old movies and Mannadhi Mannan is one of my favorites with MGR,Padmini and Anjali Devi. This song in particular is a sad duet and the singers do an excellent job of bringing out those emotions. Its a brilliant number. A few songs affect you on some deep level and this is one among them.
i could not find this song anywhere. There was a youtube video once however now the owner has made it private
That was my tag. I had super fun writing it. I am tagging, Anu,Dad and Surya and Gowri
Now that is a friday afternoon well spent!