One more in ‘Kapi’..

Ilayaraja does it again! I had posted in my blog earlier how it took this musical genius 25 years to get one of his best tunes, its due recognition. I had listed in that post the chronology of the songs based on the carnatic Raagam ‘Kapi’  in various Indian languages. Now there is an addition to that list:

1]Sangathil Padatha – Autoraja – Tamil – 1982
2]Thumbi Vaa – Olangal – Malayalam – 1982
3]Akasam Enatido – Nireekshana – Telugu – 1982
4]Neer Veezhchi – Kanne Kalai Mane – Tamil – 1988
5]Sunday Tho – Aur Ek Prem Kahani – Hindi – 1996
6]Gumm Summ Gumm – Paa – Hindi – 2009

This version of the song is sung by Ilayaraja’s daughter Bhavatharani supported by a chorus. Ilayaraja’s earlier attempt with this tune in Hindi was a dud, but he seems to have done a great job this time around. The song sounds ‘speedy’ in this version but the orchestration is top notch. IR even adds a breath of jazz into this version in between, in the second musical bridge. The lyrics are also catchy and add to the rhythm of the song. Another gem in the ‘Mood Kapi’ series. Hats off to Isaignani !!

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~ by Jayanthan Ravi on December 15, 2009.

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