Chris Martin got it right when he sang:
“Look at the stars
Look how they shine for you…“
Tamil Cinema wants its stars to shine the brightest. And quite naturally, this concept seeps into its songs as well.
Shringaara Rasa might well have something to do with Tamil songs and their affinity for jewellery. We like to think, our poets got inspired by the kammals and the mookuthis Tamil women flaunt.
‘Thaaliyae Thevaiyillai’| From ‘Thaamirabharani’ Year – 2007
Music Composer – Yuvan Shankar Raja| Singers – Hariharan, Bhavatharini
Starring – Vishal Krishna, Bhanu| Director – Hari
‘Marudani’ – Sakkarakatti| Year – 2008
Music Composer – AR Rahman| Singers – Madhushree, AR Rahman, Hentry Kuruvilla
Starring – Shanthnu Bhagyaraj, Ishita Sharma| Director – Kala Prabhu
‘Thanga Sangili’ – Thooral Ninnu Pochchu| Year – 1982
Music Composer – Ilaiyaraaja| Singers – Malaysia Vasudevan, S. Janaki
Starring – K Bhagyaraj, Sulakshana | Director – K Bhagyaraj
‘Valaiosai Kala Kala’ – Sathya | Year – 1988
Music Composer – Ilaiyaraaja| Singers – S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, Lata Mangeshkar
Starring – Kamal Haasan, Amala| Director – Suresh Krissna
‘Mookuthi Poo Mela’ – Mouna Geethangal| Year – 1981
Music Composer – Gangai Amaren| Singers –KJ Yesudas, S Janaki
Starring – K Bhagyaraj, Saritha| Director – K Bhagyaraj
‘kaathoram Lolakku’ – Chiina Mapilai| Year – 1993
Music Composer – Ilaiyaraaja | Singers –Mano, S Janaki
Starring – Prabhu, Sukanya| Director – Santhana Bharathi
So, here’s a song about the holiest bling of them all: the Metti.
‘Metti Oli Kaatrodu’ – Metti | Year – 1982
Music Composer – Ilaiyaraaja | Singers – Ilaiyaraaja, S Janaki
Starring – Sarath Babu, Radhika Sarathkumar, Vadivukkarasi | Director – J Mahendran
As waves gently lap against the sea shore, Ilaiyaraaja begins to croon along with S Janaki. He likens the sound of the Metti to that of a lullaby. This song, on the other hand, would definitely not put one to sleep.