Song Of The Day: ‘Katti Thangam Vetti Eduthu’ From ‘Thaiyai Kaatha Thanayan’


Song: Katti Thangam Vetti Eduthu

Composer: KV Mahadevan

Singers: TM Soundararajan

Actors: MG Ramachandran, Saroja Devi, MR Radha

Lyrics: Kannadasan

Film: Thaiyai Kaatha Thanayan

As gold prices touch an all-time high – Rs 29,000 per sovereign – our song of the day is ‘Katti Thangam Vetti Eduthu’ from Thaiyai Kaatha Thanayan (1962). MGR as Sekar is in love with Maragadham, played by Saroja Devi, but her family is not as rich as him and oppose their relationship. The song is set to lyrics by Kannadasan, and compares her beauty to a sculpture carved in gold. It is composed by KV Mahadevan and sung by TM Soundararajan, and continues to be a classic today.