“Maalai Pozhudin Mayakkathile” From ‘Bhagyalakshmi’


Song: “Maalai Pozhudin Mayakkathile”

Movie: Bhagyalakshmi

Singer: P Susheela

Composer: Viswanathan-Ramamoorthy

Lyrics: Kannadasan

On yesteryear superstar Sowcar Janaki’s birthday, a lilting melody composed by Viswanathan-Ramamoorthy for the 1961 film Bhagyalakshmi which featured the actress alongside Gemini Ganesan. A young woman, inspired by the magical quality of the evening, sings of her hopes and dreams of reuniting with her beloved. Said to be based in the raga Chandrakouns, the song – rendered by P Susheela – has melancholic undertones. Kannadasan writes.