Song of the Day: ‘Maraindhirundu Paarkum’ From ‘Thillana Mohanambal’


Song: Maraindhirundu Paarkum

Music: KV Mahadevan

Lyrics: Kannadasan

Singer: P Susheela

Actors: Padmini, Sivaji Ganesan, Manorama

Movie: Thillana Mohanambal

Today is Padmini’s birth anniversary. Our song of the day is the timeless classic ‘Maraindhirundu Paarkum Marumamenna’ from Thillana Mohanambal. The film, an adaptation of Kothamangalam Subbu’s novel, is one of Padmini’s most memorable movies. She has acted in close to 250 movies in Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Hindi in her career spanning 30 years.

Padmini stars as a bharatanatyam dancer in love with Sivaji Ganesan, a nadaswaram player. In this song she asks him why he had to hide and watch her performance. Padmini was known for her role in this film, and her dance and expressions. This song and the film has inspired several other versions and parodies.