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Song of the Day: ‘Ore Naal Unai Naan’ From ‘Ilamai Oonjal Aadukirathu’


Song: Ore Naal Unai Naan

Singer: SP Balasubramanyam, Vani Jayaram

Lyrics: Vaali

Cast: Kamal Haasan, Sripriya, Rajinikanth

Music: Ilaiyaraaja

Film: Ilamai Oonjal Aadukirathu

On director CV Sridhar’s birth anniversary, our song of the day is ‘Ore Naal Unai Naan’ from the 1978 film Ilaimai Oonjal Aadukirathu. The Ilaiyaraaja classic is a romantic melody sung by SPB and Vani Jayaram, set to lyrics by Vaali. It opens to a guitar and drums segment and has violin solo portions that stand out. Kamal and Sripriya star as lovers, and this was also one of the few super-hits featuring both Kamal Haasan and Rajinikanth.

CV Sridhar’s best years were the 1960s and 70s. He directed about 60 films in Tamil, Telugu and Hindi, and is known for Kaadhalikka Neramillai, Nenjil Ore Alayam, Vennira Adai, Sivanthaman and Nazarana. His last film was the Vikram-starrer Thanthu Vitten Ennai.

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