EnnuLLil engO Yaengum Geetham

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My sister has been asking me to sing this song ever since I joined Muziboo. Later, Maruthi Nambi sent me the track and requested me to sing it. Recently, my cousin and childhood friend, Shankar, reminded me of the song and got me working with it after all the months of procrastination. So this song is for them all :)

In my opinion, Vani Jayaram’s voice was used up best by Mellisai Mananr, followed by Shankar-Ganesh. For some reason, IR did not work extensively with the singer (when compared with SJ and PS) but has given some rare gems like this one. “EnnuLLil engo” is perhaps the best of VJ-IR combination. It is a heavy theme with strong classical strokes. Hence IR’s choice of Vani is commendable for it is only a voice as hers that could do justice to the highly demanding composition. Based on Raag Madhuvanthi, the song has dark shades of longing and pining for one’s love. The theme of the movie was very controversial in those days and hence we were forbidden from watching it. The song sequence is very disturbing in the context of the story.

There are some valuable lessons on breathcontrol to be learnt from this song. In those days when multiple recordings and cut-and-paste were unheard of, the entire song was done in a single take. If you heard the song, you will understand how daunting a task it must be to deliver this song which would leave the singer gasping for breath quicker than usual. Hence, impeccable planning on the singer’s part is necessary to understand and follow strict breathing patterns and delivery of phrases in a methodical way. That is another reason why I did not want the breaths and gasps in my singing to be edited in this particular recording. It has been a massive learning experience with the amount of planning that went into singing it. I am now confident of singing it live without struggling for breath :)

Again, Vishnu has helped me out with the mixing. Thanks a million, Vishnu, for your untiring work! :)

I hope you will enjoy the song as much as I did. Please do leave your valuable feedback and comments. And thanks for listening! :)

Movie: Rosaappoo Ravikkaikaari
Music: Maestro Ilayaraaja
Originally sung by: Vani Jayaram
Mixing: V Digital, Trivandrum :)

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Kameshwaran Sevugan (yippee..finally back to india) said

Dear Adithi Sis,

Happy to comment first on this favorite song of mine:)…A haunting melody composed by Isaignani!…Vani amma would have sung it with an ease, the same I can feel it in your voice too:)…no doubt, you have done justice to the song with your beautiful voice:)…Feel was excellent!…Vishnu bro’s mixing has helped you a lot in presenting this song with perfection:)…It directly goes to my favorites!…Tc

Thanks & Regards
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Kaushick M said

aahaa… don’t know what to write here… am totally nonplussed at this moment…… God bless you Adithi!
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Srividya Kasturi said

Haunting melody! Sung with nice expressions…High registers appeared strained, nevertheless u did a fantastic job, Adithi:)
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Renjith Panicker said

perfect singing……

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Kaushick M said

Listening again Adithi…. still as dumbstruck as the the first time around…

@ vishnu Kutta …. fantastic job of mixing and mastering…
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Bharathi Dinesh said

hi Adithi,
What a choice! my favvvvv song….enna oru composition……superb ragam madhuvanthi!
Excellent singing by Vanijayaram.
U have done total justice to the song
Pls mail me the track :D
cheers,

Bhar-Din

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Sudhakar said

what a composition & singing,fantastic job.

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Neil swanson.. Feeling better listening mode ! Pro user said

Adithi , even not knowing these songs, when
i come to hear your vocal.s they r always
well executed with full of charm and presence.
i agree with all comments. and appreciate
your comments on my music. glad that they
convinced u to do this song thumb sup and
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Uthra said

Adithi: Lovely song and expressive singing. Nice breath control. Some of the interludes (instrumental) reminded me of thathithom… from azhagan (same raagam I guess)

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Maruthi said

I was in marina beach with my son when my phone alarmed about this mail from muziboo Adithi covered “ennullil yengo” ……GNB Kutchery la people used to sit so far away they wont hear it but but they assume what he would have sung and say ahaaaa ooohoooo……I did the exact same sitting near Gandhi statue ( which is very clean today no kaaka yecham ……remember yesterday was the parade )

The discription above brought me a big smile, as I went back to the days you sang “Barso re mega” from Guru which I sequenced…… U were not in greatest of comfort in context of breath control that evening….I was almost listening to you sceptically that you might break at any point …….but you managed it, that was indeed a lesson for me too.From then on I cover most of my songs in single takes and retakes for a mistake.

My uncle (meenas dad) recalled once about IRs greatness on this film composition as he is the production executive in this film……super duper hit then…….

I have covered this song too….but your training comes really handy here…that control in emotion is natural as u dont have to think about anything else as u have prepared well.

Great singing great post I will let my uncle listen to this ,he will come back with more memories which is nice to listen.
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Latha Ganti Pro user said

This is Brilliant rendition !you are a blessed Artist Adithi ! To favs !

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Nalli said

What a beauty! Adithi loved it!

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Revathi Vasanth (away) said

Beautifully done Adithi. I felt that the subtlety was tad missing in first pallavi or should I say words were over-pronounced. Charanams were mindblowing… ‘Mogangale’ in second charanam & ‘aanal’ in last pallavi was fab :) Amazing Cover…

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Dinesh Mani (away indefinitely) said

An ilayaraja classic. Great rendition Adithi.

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Praba Balakrishnan said

One of my all time favorite…. Every time I hear this I feel emotional. What a composition…. Nice to hear it on your voice Adithi Acca…. Lovely feel and soothing…. you are Again @ your best….
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Raisudeen ( little busy ) said

Hi Adithi,
Wowwwwwwww………ExcellentOne Of The My Fav Song This….!!!Wahhh…Wahhh….
Evlo Arumaiyaana Kural…Apdiye Original Pola …:D
Chance se illa…Athe Melody!!Athe Kural!!Athe Inimai!!
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Jaishree Pro user said

super singing Adithi !

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Biju( lap top down..will be bck soon) Ramachandran said

excellent ….
emotions just flowed….
well executed pathos feel…….
too great….
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Sudha Kumar said

Lovely raaga pick, Adithi, and truly a haunting tune… reminds me of KandaNaal Mudhalaai which I have been haunted with! As always, beautiful singing, enjoyed your graceful flow of emotions in this song… Yen Kekiradhu was dripping with Madhuvanti!! :-)
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Vishak Subramoney said

1:55 — 2:06 was superb….after that a couple of seconds…it was very evident that the pitch was way too high. the natural sweetness of ur voice is a little subdued at the high registers….but having said that….amazing still at those heights!! very well done.

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Theagaraj Dhanapalan Pro user said

Adithi Sagothari!!!

Enna oru devaganam ungal azhagiya kuralil!!!

Appadiye oru oru vaarthaiyum anuanuvaaga rasithu viyenthen…. migavum layithen……

Ella vaarthaigalum…. appadiye asal padalaivida nandraga irunthathu endruthaaan solla vendum….

Kurippaga…. Paauaangu vaika…. silirka vaithu vittathu…

Migavum migavum rasithen……

Ippadiyum elloraiyum magizvikkeereergal….

Pallandu kalam santhoshamaga vazha en vazthukkal

Vishnu Thambi great mixing….

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Harshan Nambiar Pro user said

Adithi ….not familiar with the original….so enjoyed this heart felt rendition….liked it.
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Gopi Shanmugam said

Adithi,
I was discussing the same song with Amma, few weeks back… wow… nice singing… toughie uh…enjoyed…

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Sudhathee Sriram said

Sooo glad that you finally sang this song….your voice is sooooo perfect for this ….awessome as usual…kalakkal!

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Deepesh A k(indefinitely on and off) said

Brilliant!!! kalakkeettel as usual….agree with others on your high registers….aanaa all gaps aeroplanes :D
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Sushane Shankar said

Lovely!
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Hari Bhaskar said

Loved this rendition. Truly a wonderful and haunting melody from VJ. Who better than you to follow that with this equally good reproduction. Felt a bit of strain at high pitches….but you did manage that well. Such a delight to hear your songs. Vishnu Digital did an awesome job with this mix. Kudos!
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Sukumar R ( far away ) said

sooperbly done…

u r one of the very rare singers who dare to attempt Vani’s SONGS…wht a singer she is…

your write up gives a learning experience to me really… planning of a singing a song… where to take breach where not…very very genuine info generally no singer is comfortable in sharing…

great job done… enjoyed it completely…high notes issues doesnt matter at all…

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Vijay Iyer (away...) said

lovely singing Adithi!

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Unnikrishnan Kb said

Beautiful Singing
Best!!!
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Kumaran.k.k. ( i am back ) said

adithi…

so nice touching…

excellent singing as usual especially on the aalaapanai on the second saranam… superb…

gangei amaran is the lyricist of this song :)

IR rare a koduthaalum, natchunu nikkira mathi kodupaar VJ ku…. VJ oru lady KJY mathiri…

superb…

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Priya Shankar said

Simply awesome Adithi sis…. beautiful song and love it in ur voice…. well sung sis…. and great mixing Vichu… :)

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Sushanth Shankar said

Hi Chechi!

Once again a rocking piece of work!! :) Awesome singing in this one… One take recording is always helpful for a singer to know where he/she stands… Really happy with your take on this… KUDOS to you…

Vichu – Awesome work with the mix da!!

All the very best!

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Saroj Nair said

beautiful song and excellent singing Adithi

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Loknath Mishra said

very nice.well sung.

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Anbu Mohamed (listening mode) said

Aditi,

Listened to the song already and will take a while to come back and comment.
Regards
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Anbu Mohamed (listening mode) said

!!! STUNNING PERFORMANCE !!! Your hardwork, preparation, practice and dedication has paid-off. No single point to mention about even minor mistakes or errors. That’s what a “PERFECTIONIST” does as always you do. Manathirkku rammiyamaaga irundhadhu. Irandu murai ketten….Appappo vandhu meendum ketpen…

HATS OFF TO YOU ON PRESENTING TO US THIS WONDERFUL PIECE OF COMPOSITION FROM THE MAESTRO & VANI AMMA VOICE.

Vishnu is brilliant in mixing and kudos to him !! Well done brother !!

Needless to say, this goes to favs….

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Musique said

What a voice Adithi….nice song selection and perfect singing….just like Vani mam’s voice….liked it
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Faisal Kp said

Lovely singng adhiti, vichu what to say man! brilliant work , gos to fav+cc to dwld
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Shaniruh Pro user said

Beautifully done Adithiji……liked it very much :)

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Thinkal govind kumar Pro user said

Haunting rendition, Adithi !
You have done full justice to the original !
LOVED your style & expressions !
Hats off !
GOD Bless !
Loving Best Wishes,
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Kaushick M said

Listening yet again… agree with Thinkal Ji…. haunting …… mesmerizing as well… I think your best so far Adithi…
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Adithi said

Thanks a million folks, for your comments and pointers.

I just wanted to say one thing about the “strain in the high registers”. I believe that for it not to be noticeable, one needs to be gifted with a voice as the legends’ OR the voice needs to be trained constantly OR technical “make-up” to the voice must be applied. I have none of the above and hence my journey in pursuit of perfection will continue. :)

But if you have noticed the original, you will see that Vanimma thins her voice exactly at the high registers when the humming in charanams ends. That was what I was trying to do as well because if sung fullthroated in that place, it wont sound strained BUT will mar the beauty of the song. Also at this pitch, to manage high notes is a huge task. There have been some songs of SJ and KSC where I have wondered if it was necessary for them to have literally screamed at that pitch. That, again, depends on the type of composition and individual perception.

Just my 2 cents! :P
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Fareej said

Excellent singing as always… Keep it up….
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Rajeev Onv(away on a long break) said

Adithi, good song. Excellent singing-Congrats!
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Adithi said

Thank you Fareej and Rajevetta! :)
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Nivetha said

Hi Adithi akka…

Beautiful but challenging song… Beauuutifully sung…
Feel wise fabulous akka… sangathis lam romba azhaga irundhadhu… Awesome singing… loved ur voice…

Thanks & Regards
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Babu Nm said

beautiful song and beutiufully sung by you
vichu. kalakkals da

aditi…as usual great work madam

enjoyed a lot
may bless you and be with you always

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Rashmi Nair said

Very well sung, Adithi. The expressions and feel captured so well. Loved it.
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Adwait Ranade (away) Pro user said

Adithi jeeeee!

What a song! I am lucky for not missing out on this one. Even the silence speaks volumes in this song……!
Hat’s off to you for this fabulous upload. What can one say about your singing? Let the action speak. liked it a lot and goes to my Fav’s.
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Sriram Srinivasan said

adithi,

very well done…

this is one of my personal favs of the great VANI’s gems…

you did justice to the song….

sincerely,


Sriram

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Krishnan N v ( nvk ) said

Adithi……Lovely singing as always …Not familiar with the original…Your version sounded like one…

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Theagaraj Dhanapalan Pro user said

Sagothari!!!!

Matrumorumurai….Magizvithatharku….Mikka nandri….

Marupadiyum fav …saiyamudiyavillai en oru varuthaam thaan ……nilavugirathu

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Ramesh Tadi (catching up..) Pro user said

Adithi… just awesome singing, beautiful like original… great stuff.
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nice clean singing, aditi akka :) loved ur expressive singing!!
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Vishnu Mohan ( busy mode) said

Adithi akka superrrrrrrrrrb singing :D

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Dr. priya Rajan said

Adithi beautiful dear….Exhausted commenting on yr songs…U people r simply awesome….Fav’’

thanks for sharing.
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Anu Anand said

Lovely singing !!! Very expressive, there is so much feel to the song ! And what a wonderful voice !! :) Superb !
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Adithi said

Thanks a ton, friends! :)
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Tha Kathir said

Wow as always. God bless you always my dear friend Adithi.
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Swati Prasad said

super singing adithi didi :)
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Bala Subramanian said

Sabaash adithi,… fantastically sung and nice expressions, sema voice especially @ malligai maalaigale…. vowwy expression…. keep up d gud spirit

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Suresh r (slowly slowly slowly....on the track) said

Wow…………Wow…………….Wow

Akkaaaaaaaaaaa………Ayyo……Solvatharkku ondrume illai…………Athukku naan aalu ille……….Sathyamaa ithu Vaaniyamma kelkkanum……“Ayyo……ennode anbu makale….” endru sollikkittu ungale katti pudichu azhuvaange…………Avalavum azhaku intha sramam……….Ungale paaraattama irukka mudiyaathu akka……Eppadeenge intha maathiri oru paattukkulle nuzhainthu aazhathile irangi athe muzhussa purinjikkittu ippadi azhakaa eduthu vidurathu………….Saashttaanga Pranaamam !!!

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Swamy Kitcha said

Fantastic singing Adithi. Listening to this song at 12:15 am now and it feels so nice to listen to this song in your voice. Excellent rendering of this soulful song.

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Sumithra said

Adithi, very nice rendition !!! Beautifully sung with excellent feel. Loved it……

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Sakthi said

wat a awesome melody ……. its really mind blowin and heart touching … :) :) :)

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K Prasanna raghavan said

I am new to this site and accidentally landed here. But its one of the best site i have reached.The world is too small and music connects it easily.One of the finest song this one and the rendering is very nice. God bless all.

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Chandrasekar Ramaswamy Pro user said

Hi Adithi,

Followed the link (“Similar Music”) from Hamsapriya’s rendition of the same song.

It is very difficult to express about this evergreen song – this is such a favorite of mine that I am at loss for words to explain what makes this song so special :-)

You are right about this movie was off-limits :-) Never watched it.

Amazing, flawless, superb rendition! I don’t know what other superlatives I can add. And the fact that you went through this song in one take and with breath control is unbelievable.

What a privilege to be able to listen to your version of this song!

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Shankar Pro user said

When I was in loss of words to appreciate this rendition, Chandra’s comments comes in handy! Flawless is the word…. That means everything what felt about this rendition while still enjoying this song…. There are a few renditions that I have come across here, which made me close all other windows on the PC and just close my eyes and listen and enjoy…. just that…. This is one such rendition….

Adithi ji, thanks for the treat….

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Poornima Pro user said

Adhithi, landed here after seeing Shankar’s comments. WOW!!STUNNING PERFORMANCE!!! Enna ippadi paadi engal manadhai urukkivitteergal……Excellent and superbbbbbbbbbb……Really its a pleasure listening to your singing:-)) Goes to my fav’s straight:-))


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