Song Of The Day – ‘Enthan Kannaalan’ From ‘Vaana Ratham’

Singer – Lata Mangeshkar

Composer – Naushad Ali

Lyricist – Kambadasan

Actors – Nimmi, Dilip Kumar and Suriya Kumari

Lata Mangeshkar (who celebrates her 88th birthday today) made her Tamil debut with this song from Vaana Ratham. With just that hint of melancholy, Mangeshkar gives her all to this lovely number about lost love. The film came out in 1956, and it would be a good three decades before Mangeshkar would sing another Tamil song. ‘Enthan Kannalan‘ though, made the wait worthwhile.