Song of the Day: ‘Nooru Varusham’ From Panakkaran


Song: Nooru Varusham

Composer: Ilaiyaraaja

Lyrics: Piraisoodan

Actors: Rajinikanth, Vijayakumar, Sumithra, Charan Raj

Singers: Mano

Film: Panakkaran

To mark the 38th wedding anniversary of Rajinikanth and Latha Rajinikanth, our song of the day is this hit number from Panakkaran, where Rajini wishes a newly married couple a long happy life. The 1990 film was directed by P Vasu, his first collaboration with Superstar after which they made Mannan (1992), Uzhaippali (1993), Chandramukhi (2005) and Kuselan (2008).

In this song, guests make way for Rajinikanth as he enters post Sumithra and Charan’s wedding to lighten the mood. He comes dressed as many well wishers and sings that even those whose union one might have never thought of, can live happily together if their hearts accept it. This is not a typical wedding song where everyone breaks into a dance. The music by Ilaiyaraaja could very well suit a regular day, yet it’s celebratory making everyone wish that they always live happily like a newly married couple.