Song of the Day: Poongatre Poongatre From ‘Paiya’


Song: Poongatre Poongatre

Music: Yuvan Shankar Raja

Singers: Benny Dayal

Lyrics: Na Muthukumar

Actors: Karthi, Tamannaah

Film: Paiya

Happy birthday, Benny Dayal. Our song for today is ‘Poongatre Poongatre’ from Paiya, the road trip film starring Karthi as a carefree man, and Tamannaah with whom he is in love. Although they’re strangers, on her request he drives her to Mumbai while a group of gangsters follow them to kidnap her. The film is fast paced entertainer and its songs composed by Yuvan Shankar Raja were a huge hit when it released. ‘Poongatre’, the catchy number by Benny Dayal, celebrates the entry of love in the hero’s life.

As a member of S5 band, Benny Dayal sang for the Malayalam movie By The People in 2005. This was when AR Rahman noticed, and invited him for an audition. From here Benny Dayal’s career took off. He sang ‘Maduraikku Pogadhadi’ for Azhagiya Tamizh Magan, and later sang many songs in Tamil, Hindi, Malayalam, Telugu films, including ‘Taxi Taxi’ and ‘Chinnamma Chilakkamma’ for Sakkarakatti and ‘Pappu can’t dance’ and ‘Nazrein Milaana Nazrein Churaana’ from Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na.