Kasthoori Manakkunnallo (Picnic/Nayika) Cover

Lyrics & Chords

dear friends,

i’m back to Muziboo after almost an year! sorry for being cut-off from you all for a long time. due to certain priorities in life i was not been able to dedicate much time for my favorite hobby :(

here is the new (yet old) song, originally penned by Sreekumaran Thambi Sir, composed by Arjunan Mash and sung by Desettan for the movie ‘Picnic’ and redefined lately for ‘Nayika’. a timeless classic!

having both the versions mixed up in my mind, honestly i don’t know, whether i was following the old style or new style. you probably can take it as my ‘interpretation’ of this song :) it’s slightly faster, as i couldn’t get the minus track of the new version.

i thank Monu for sharing the minus track.

happy to have your feedback.



Aneesh Joseph said

Very nice rendition.More melodious songs expecting from you…


Ghafoor Alfarsy said

hi jose nice Rendition… very good

how r u jose hope u doing well there …tc

ghafoor alfarsy
Jeddah Ksa


(( anil Aryanad )) here said

Hi Josettan,
Waaaaaaaaah! Nice song.
Very Nice rendition….:)
quality recording.
*anil aryanad
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“Someday I will give back what you have given me. Thank You.”


Vimala chandrasekharan (busy) said

hi jose,
welcome back!!
superb singing of this old/new classic.
loved your voice, feel and the soft touches in the song.
i felt you followed the new version more esp in the variation in ‘ragamudra’ and ‘thenchorum’ and in the vibrato added in the end.
a real treat. enjoyed it.

Heard melodies are sweet, but those unheard are sweeter – John Keats


Thinkal govind kumar Pro user said

Hearty Welcome back !
Great come-back with this nostalgic hit in your great voice in style with apt feel !
LIKED this a lot !
Hats off !
GOD Bless !
Loving Best Wishes,
Thinkal Govind Kumar.


Biju Ramachandran Pro user said

dear jose,
welcome back friend….
its very nice and pleasant to see yur post ….
its a real christmas gift….wonderful singing as usual in yur special God gifted voice….
studio quality mix added to all these….
however i felt tempo seems to be bit fast…esp the charanams…( nt v sure of the speed of older and newer versions)
loved this classic from yu….


Saroj Nair said

beautiful song…. excellent rendition Jose


Ajay m nair said

suuuuper pick…. one of my fav too…. josetta, i felt there was some problem with ur throat…. isit so??? or u purposely sung it in different style…. u usual sounds close to dasettan…. but nevertheless loved it from u…. the last vellimani was suuuper…. keep it up and be sure u r around us from now on….

“The above comments are made upon my v.little knowledge…. the recipient plz forgive if iam wrong”


M.g. Krishnan said

ഹലോ ജോസ് ഒരുപാട് നാളുകള്‍ക്കുശേഷം ജോസിന്റെ ഒരു നല്ല പാട്ട് കേള്‍ക്കാന്‍ സാധിച്ചതില്‍ ഒരുപാട് സന്തോഷം. ശബ്ദത്തിന് കുറെ മാറ്റങ്ങള്‍ വന്നിട്ടുണ്ട് കുറച്ചു കൂടി സാധകത്തിന് സമയം കണ്ടെത്തുക. ഇനിയും ഇതുപോലുള്ള നല്ല നല്ല പാട്ടുകള്‍ ഷെയര്‍ ചെയ്യുക. ജോസിന് എല്ലാവിധ നന്മകളും നേരുന്നു. ടീനയെയും മക്കളെയും എന്റെ സ്നേഹാന്വേഷണങ്ങള്‍ അറിയിക്കുക. ഈശ്വരന്‍ നിങ്ങളെ എല്ലാം അനുഗ്രഹിക്കട്ടെ. ആശംസകളോടെ – കൃഷ്ണന്‍ മാഷും കുടുംബവും


Monu said

Hi Jose,

My apologies to be late here. Very well sung and the recording quality is superb.God bless you Bro!!

One of my fav melodies.Goes to my fav.
Merry Xmas & Happy New Year.



Satheesh Cheruvally said

((alpam vegatha kurakkaamaayirunnu ))
thanks for the upload.


Jaya Ganapathy said

Hai Jose,
After a long gap listening to you,
Was wondering where you have gone!
Anyway,as you are back, happy & ‘Welcome’!
Wonderful rendition as usual, Jose!
Hope to hear more&more now!!
All the Best!!!


Jaya Ganapathy said

That song is not that easy to sing as hearing,
You have done it pretty good!!!


Radhika Nair (away) said

Jose, good to listen to you after a long time. As always, clarity of the recording is superb and its a very well balanced mix. Liked your take of the classic despite the tempo being faster and a few variations that you have done. At the high portions and few other spots, voice was a little rusty/strained. Since you do not normally have a problem there, must be bec you havent been very regular at singing and recording. So sing and share more often :-).


Jose George said

dear Friends,
thank you so much for whole-hearted acceptance of my cover, regardless of it’s flaws and giving me a warm welcome back :)

Aneesh, Gafoor, Sekhar Ji, Anil, Vimala, TGK ji, Saroj Mam, Monu, Satheesh & Dr. Jaya,
thanks for the comments, liking & adding to your fav :)

Biju, Ajay, Krishnan Mash & Radhika,
thanks for the comments, liking & adding to your fav :)
your remarks are absolutely correct. it’s true that i had strain in high areas during the recording. in fact it was done in a bit hurry as i had no uploads for long time and i’m going for my X’mas vacation. i also feel the beginning of both ‘anupallavi’ & ‘charanam’ were sounding bit ‘beamed’. anyhow i got the new version minus from Aneesh and i might re-upload it once i’m back from the vacation.


Pls tune to my latest uploads


Sharafpl said

Dear jose

valere nannayittund!



Jose George said

Thank you, Sharaf :)

Pls tune to my latest uploads


Babu Nm said

jose bhai sharikkum kasthoori manathu…wonderful song and beautifully covered
may bless you and be with you always


Jose George said

Thank you Babu ji. i’m so glad that it’s in ur ‘like’ & ‘fav’ list :)

Pls tune to my latest uploads


Aniladithyan999 said

Josettaaa…. Lovely Voice……
I Know Ur A Proffetional Singer….
Superb Singing…… Thankss….


Chandrasekharan Nair(always with music) Pro user said

Great selection Jose of this song of Arjunan Master. You have sung so beautifully with your lovely voice and with the real feel. Keep on singing more such Gems. love to hear it.
Much regards
Be always with a music mind to be a good person


Jose George said

Anil, thanks for stopping on my cover and commenting :) Nice to know that u know me. Yes i was in Dubai till 2011 Sept.

Chandretta, thanks for coming back again! and adding my cover to ur fav list :)

Pls tune to my latest uploads


Sunil Sankaraadi said

Hai Jose Sir….Excellent redition with full feeling….Ofcourse very good voice…all the best…


Jose George said

Thank you Sunil.
Happy to get an appreciation from such a talented singer like you :)

Pls tune to my latest uploads


Srikumaran Menon Pro user said

Excellent rendition…….Jose……you have imparted great feel to the song…….you have a wonderful voice……
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Jose George said

Thank you Menon ji for commenting, liking & adding to your fav :)

Pls tune to my latest uploads


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Dennis Neelima said

Hai……This is first time i notice u, followed by vimala. Sung beautifully with ur beautiful voice. Have u heard about Lijo the singer, keyboardist from tvm. For MGM Audios tvlla. he composed some x’tian devotionals. Any way nice to meet. Thanxs…


Jose George said

Thank u Dennis, nice to meet u too… here :)

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