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Six Songs By GV Prakash Kumar We’re Listening To On His Birthday

GV Prakash Kumar At The 'Asuran' Audio Launch

GV Prakash Kumar is among the bigger music composers in the Tamil film industry now. He’s worked with almost all of the top stars in the industry and continues to churn out excellent songs. Here’s a look at six songs we’re listening to on the composer’s birthday.


Kanavellaam Palikuthey – Kireedam (2006)

A soft yet stirring song that ambitious fathers and determined sons can resonate with. Instead of adopting the stereotypical serious tone, GV’s choice of melody works really well, aided by the pleasant moments shared between Ajith Kumar and Rajkiran on screen. Director Vijay‘s Kireedam also starred Trisha, Santhanam, Saranya Ponvannan, and several others. The song has been rendered by P Jayachandran and Karthik.

Un Mela Aasadhaan – Aayirathil Oruvan (2009)

What other than good acting and seamless writing can make a cult classic what it is? Yes, great music and GV hit the bullseye with this film. This is one of those rare cases where a peppy number did wonders in a serious film. Selvaraghavan‘s Aayirathil Oruvan starred Karthi Sivakumar, Andrea Jeremiah, Reema Sen, Parthiepan, and several others. The song has been rendered by Dhanush and Andrea.

Pookal Pookum Tharunam – Madrasapattinam (2010)

The magical number that garnered the mass reception GV holds today. I’m pretty sure Amy Jackson wouldn’t ask Arya or any of us the famous ‘Maranthutiya?’ question when it comes to this evergreen song. Director Vijay’s Madrasapattinam also starred Sathish, Nasser, late Cochin Hanifa, Alexx O’Nell, Elango Kumaravel, and several others. The song has been rendered by Harini, Roop Kumar Rathod, Andrea Jeremiah, and GV Prakash himself.

Yathe Yathe – Aadukalam (2011)

There’s no way you wouldn’t have meandered about lost in your own world just like Dhanush in this song. Except, he was under Taapsee‘s spell and I for one, was under Prakash’s. What’s more, GV has rendered the melody himself. Vetrimaaran‘s Aadukalam also starred Kishore, Aadukalam Naren, VIS Jayapalan, Sendrayan, and several others.

Pirai Thedum – Mayakkam Enna (2011)

I truly believe that words couldn’t have defined the incomprehensible relationship between a mercurial Karthik and selfless Yamini, better than this number from GV. There’s love, despair, and Yamini trying to explain herself whilst also trying to understand him, all fit into this song. Selvaraghavan’s Mayakkam Enna starred Dhanush, Richa Gangopadhyay, Sunder Ramu, Rajiv Choudhry, and several others. The song has been rendered by GV and his singer-spouse Saindhavi.

Va Asuran Va – Asuran (2019)

Easily one of the best and most impactful background score and album, from Prakash in recent times. The Dhanush-Vetrimaaran-GV combo could never possibly go wrong, could it? Vetrimaaran’s Asuran also starred Manju Warrier, Ken Karunas, Teejay Arunasalam, Pasupathy, and several others. The song has been rendered by Arunraja Kamaraj and others.