Song of the Day: ‘Thoda Thoda Malardhadhenna’ From ‘Indira’


Song: Thoda Thoda Malardhadhenna Poove

Composer: AR Rahman

Lyrics: Vairamuthu

Singers: SP Balasubramanyam, KS Chithra

Cast: Anu Haasan, Arvind Swami

Film: Indira

Our song of the day on Anu Hasan’s birthday is ‘Thoda Thoda Malardhadhenna’ from Indira (1995). Featuring Anu Hasan and Arvind Swami, the song opens to the sounds of the forest and birds. Its violin and flute portions stand out. This is one of SPB and Chithra’s most-loved tracks, composed by AR Rahman, and set to lyrics by Vairamuthu.

Anu, also a writer and entrepreneur, made her film debut with Indira, directed by her cousin Suhasini Mani Ratnam. She later acted in the TV series Anbulla Snehgidhiye and Avan Aval Avargal, and in films such as Run, Dhaam Dhoom, Ko, Kunthapura, Valla Desam and Chi La Sow. 

She is also a part of British series Hollyoaks and Ackley Bridge.