Minsara Poove (Padayappa) - A R Rahman

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Song: Minsara Poove
Movie: Padayappa
Music Dir: ARR
Singers: Nithyashree, Srinivas and Sriram (jathiswarams)
Cover singing: Myself in Nithyashree’s parts, rest remains as it is

For those who are not familiar with the picturization context -
This is a well-known semi-classical song from Padayappa. It is supposed to be a ‘I Dance’ vs. ‘You Sing’ scene. The hero begins the song sighting his sweet-tempered heroine amongst the crowd. The song is seized by the dancer, who has a way-too-arrogant attitude, and who herself is eying the hero. The dancer sings the hero must consider himself fortunate that she herself is impressed by him. The hero retaliates in the 2nd paragraph, reciting his total lack of interest… :)

The result – a song with carnatic touch, in one of the most beautiful ragams, Vasantha. The lyrical part was still not hard to pick up, but to say I struggled with the alaaps in the ending (Alaap vs. jathiswaram jugalbandi) would be an understatement. If ‘Vasantha’ were to come down to earth as a person, she’d commit suicide hearing my attempts… :)

So much for the song intro, the K-track is not really a K-track at all. I did some simple voice cancellation of Nithyashree’s parts, and adjusted some volumes. In the sahityam, you can still hear her voice in the background. Couldn’t help, couldn’t wait to search for any K-track….just gave in to the urge to sing this song. I hope the effect is not very messy.

My sincere apologies in advance for any screw-ups with the singing, but I’d love to hear all your opinions on how it is sounding…

It sounds better when listened via headphones…

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Vishak Subramoney said

First of all, congrats for even trying out this one……a very very difficult song (female part). being such a big fan of this song, this movie and the hero who acted in this movie….i was a little disappointed….not becoz of ur singing…but becoz i could hear two distinct female voices and it did not blend at all with the original. so i really cant comment on ur singing in this number. although i would say that its better to stick to singing over k tracks maybe 90% of the time becoz of issues such as this.
anyways…good that u tried an awesome song like this….plz wait for the k track to be made somewhere and then do it again. u would definitely do well.

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Rekha swaminathan (on and off...) said

Thank you for listening so quickly and for your feedback Vishak, I totally accept it…
When I tried to cancel the vocals, I was afraid of snipping the edges or Srini’s portions. So towards the starting and ending of Nithyashree’s bits her original voice is still audible enough to spoil it, although I’ve reduced her original parts volume to much lesser in all the places…
Sorry again, my enthusiasm got better over technicalities…

Surely, if I can get a good Karaoke track one day, would truly love to try this one again…

Cheers
Rekha

few of my latest –
Minsara Poove
Hai Rama
Mahaganapatim Jam
In Dino – Life in a Metro
Ondra Renda asaigal

Older ones: Vaseegara , Enge enadhu kavidhai , Dum maro Dum , Maha Ganapatim , Jawaan-e-jaaneman ,

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HI Rehka
very nice song agree with the above…great
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Meera Manohar said

Kudos to you for having the guts to attempt this song, Rekha :) I loved the picturisation of this song for the exact explanation you have given above. Nithyashree and Srinivas have totally rocked this song!!

Agree with what Vishak said, couldn’t figure out your sangathis and the flow too clearly owing to this being done on the original track. Hope to see you covering it again with a k track.

Again, awesome song to pick!!
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Nithya Bayya (www.facebook.com/nithyabayya) Pro user said

nice rendition rekha… although like already pointed out… am looking forward to your rendition with a good track
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Meena (on & off from muziboo) said

Many kudos to u for picking up such a tough one…Sangathis,jathi,aalap is what makes this song quite a grand one.That was quite a miss here due to the bad track which is quite understandable…Very good attempt though!!

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Rekha swaminathan (on and off...) said

Thank you Neil, truly appreciate your interest in listening to all genres of music, and the support you show to us singers… :)
And thank you very much for the upload…:)

Thank you Meera, Nithya and Meena, for taking time to visit my song and for your kind comments…

Can anyone help me with finding a good K-track for this song? Like all of you have rightly pointed out, it would be ‘purely my attempt’ only with a clear karaoke…sadly I don’t have one :(…will keep looking though, and will update the song as soon as I can get one…

Thank you all, again!

cheers
rekha

few of my latest –
Minsara Poove
Hai Rama
Mahaganapatim Jam
In Dino – Life in a Metro
Ondra Renda asaigal

Older ones: Vaseegara , Enge enadhu kavidhai , Dum maro Dum , Maha Ganapatim , Jawaan-e-jaaneman ,

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Satish Vammi said

Great effort, Rekha….liked the boldness….

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Biju Ramachandran Pro user said

hi rekha,
let me be sweet first….
v good attempt to a v diffi song…
and yu have done it easily.(amazing talent)
bitter part—-er………not telling…lol

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ராஜ் குமார் அஞ்சன் Pro user said

One of the songs which is an all-time favourite of my family. What a movie this was!!!!!! Mercurial team with laudable sound-tracks spear-headed by the one and only hero of the masses…. As said, Nithyasree, Srinivas and Palakkad Sriram have rocked in this song. Nithyasree’s open-throated singing in this song was just enough to bring out the contemptuous attitude of the female protagonist of this movie. And ARR has always excelled in his semi-classical compositions. Could see his transformation from his ‘En veettu thottaththil’(Gentleman) till this song. When he was criticised about his lukewarm attention towards composing semi-classical songs with a citation that he would goof-up, ARR has composed that semi-classical master-piece from Gentleman. Sorry for having used up ur space to trumpet Rahman’s mastery.

About this rendition, seems that you have tried to stay open-throated which has strangled some of the nuances and I could infer that you have a classical background as well. And this particular song is really colossal and the very thought to cover this itself is estimable. Unfortunately since this being a vocal cut track, the listeners are castrated off the joy to listen to your voice overlayed by the original voice. Would like to listen to your voice rendered for a better track. And minor slips are evident. But singing with a vocal-cut track is not that easy as one should stay focussed to tempo, scale, nuances, improvisations and tint of the song as well while shades of the original voice would interlope our concentration. Anyways this is a very good attempt and wish you to collaborate and venture into these epical numbers as listeners would really enjoy listening to them in rejuvenating voices. Would u consider this request??? Nice rendition. Enjoyed. Thanks for sharing this.
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Rekha swaminathan (on and off...) said

Thank you Satish, Biju, and Raj for visiting my song and for leaving kind comments…
@Satish – I tried this song mainly because I could afford to sing a little bold, without trying too much modulation…am glad it did not mess up…
@Biju – thank you for the encouraging part, pls do mention the ‘bitter’ part too… :) I am already starting serious hunt for a good K-track to make a better try at it…and hopefully can correct many mistakes in this one…
@Raj – I am a fan of ARR, as well as semi-classicals… :) do pls take all space you wish to, to sing their praises…
I did try to sing the whole song open-throated, and did not pay a lot of attention to how I am going to deliver the next line…agreed, konjam carnatic influence…
I am glad to participate in any collaborated works, if I could. I only hesitate from approaching anyone because my technical skills at recording and mixing are pathetic, and I’d feel like I am letting down established singers…

Actually I’d been wanting to try a semi-classical song for sometime, since I do have a classical background. Was watching thalaivar clips y’day and suddenely wanted to sing this song. Abysmal attempt at making a track, but I am glad I tried at least…now if I do get a good track one day, think I’ll be more confident about trying it…

thank you all, once again…

cheers
rekha

few of my latest –
Minsara Poove
Hai Rama
Mahaganapatim Jam
In Dino – Life in a Metro
Ondra Renda asaigal

Older ones: Vaseegara , Enge enadhu kavidhai , Dum maro Dum , Maha Ganapatim , Jawaan-e-jaaneman ,

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Unnikrishnan Kb said

OMG, You got my respect. DR Rekha… What a song… This one brought national award for srinivasan. One of my fav singers.
About singing – You have done brilliant effort. This song is like a test for any singer. SO i wont come and crib on slips. You have made cautious effort to cover the technical details. Some places you have done really well. Kudos for that. Great great effort.
hey if you have the karaoke for this one. i mean full karaoke. please share.
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Badre Dariz said

Rekha….
I dont know the technicalities and the recording.But it sounded really nice to me…Really enjoyed…am a fan of Srinivasan sir,s singing style…
Really Enjoyed…!
God Bless You.!

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Adithi said

Rekha
This song brings back such good memories from what seems like a previous life! I remember those days when I rehearsed this song with Srini for our show in the Music Academy! Eventually Harini expressed her wish to render it and ended up performing with Srini! :(

Bold attempt and a good one too! :)All points covered above. Anga anga found a few off notes and swerving from the raagam. But inda track vecchundu ivvalavu thaan panna mudiyum :P.

Sabaash! :)

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Rekha swaminathan (on and off...) said

Thank you KB, Badre and Adithi, for listening to my attempt and your encouraging comments….:)

I really did not think so many of you would take time for this….thank you all again, it encourages me to try more, a lot…

@KB – I didn’t find any K-track for this, hence this not-satisfactory job….if I find one someday, will surely share it! :)
@Adithi – Like I said, Vasantha would have committed suicide… :) Did it off in a shot of enthu, if I get a chance with a track one day, will put in all my effort to sing as correctly as possible…

few of my latest –
Minsara Poove
Hai Rama
Mahaganapatim Jam
In Dino – Life in a Metro
Ondra Renda asaigal

Older ones: Vaseegara , Enge enadhu kavidhai , Dum maro Dum , Maha Ganapatim , Jawaan-e-jaaneman ,

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Deblina M (away) said

Very good attempt Rekha …. very difficult but beautiful song. :)

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Shyama said

Phew ! Tough one. Great attempt. Found a little struggle in the high notes.
I am sure you’ll try agian with the K track. Will come back then for more comments.

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Harshan Nambiar Pro user said

Rekha very bold attempt ….like your open throated singing….very powerful rendition…Thumbs up from me….please re-attempt it with a good track.
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Rekha swaminathan (on and off...) said

Thank you Harshan, Shyams and Deblina, will surely re-do if I get a better K track…:)

few of my latest –
Minsara Poove
Hai Rama
Mahaganapatim Jam
In Dino – Life in a Metro
Ondra Renda asaigal

Older ones: Vaseegara , Enge enadhu kavidhai , Dum maro Dum , Maha Ganapatim , Jawaan-e-jaaneman ,

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Balaji Seetharaman said

Rekha, Such a wonderful song and Great attempt ! I would not downplay your effort just because it was sung in a bad track …. Tremendous effort and i enjoyed this a lot. Having said that i think you got a great voice and this track can let your concentration drift.I am sure if you happen to get a better track, you are going to sound really good. All the best
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Rekha swaminathan (on and off...) said

Thank you very much Balaji, for visiting the song and for an encouraging feedback….
I enjoyed doing this song, and sure hope to find a decent K-track for this one day….would love to try it again then….

few of my latest –
Minsara Poove
Hai Rama
Mahaganapatim Jam
In Dino – Life in a Metro
Ondra Renda asaigal

Older ones: Vaseegara , Enge enadhu kavidhai , Dum maro Dum , Maha Ganapatim , Jawaan-e-jaaneman ,

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Rupesh Kumar said

Very good attempt Rekha, very nice song selection but would love to hear it on quality karaoke tracks .
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Uthra said

Rekha: What a brilliant attempt. Wish you find a good k-track for this some day and sing this so we can fully enjoy your beautiful bold voice.

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Rekha swaminathan (on and off...) said

Thank you very much Uthra, for visiting my song and kind comments…
will surely re-attempt with a quality K-track…

cheers
rekha

few of my latest –
Minsara Poove
Hai Rama
Mahaganapatim Jam
In Dino – Life in a Metro
Ondra Renda asaigal

Older ones: Vaseegara , Enge enadhu kavidhai , Dum maro Dum , Maha Ganapatim , Jawaan-e-jaaneman ,

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Saran Kumar said

hi rekha….!
Very tough song ya……!
Nice renderin….!
can be still clear……!!
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s.a.m saddy said

Rekha ,
So you won in this ….! I fail

Very Good !
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Rekha swaminathan (on and off...) said

Thank you Saran, Sam for visiting my song and kind comments…
@Saran – I tried that site, but did not get the K-track for this song…didn’t get anywhere so far…

Cheers
Rekha

few of my latest –
Minsara Poove
Hai Rama
Mahaganapatim Jam
In Dino – Life in a Metro
Ondra Renda asaigal

Older ones: Vaseegara , Enge enadhu kavidhai , Dum maro Dum , Maha Ganapatim , Jawaan-e-jaaneman ,

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Supreeta Williams said

Good voice. Unable to give any ideas about improvements. Liked this song. Stay blessed.

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Vishnu Mohan ( busy mode) said

REkha What a pick ,Ma fav song. intha song paadanunna oru thani dhariyam venam Especially for fm singer. nenga nalla padiyirukku.

Points ethuvum solla virumbala its a gr attempt. nan track search pannuren kidacha kandipap ungalukku inform pannuren

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Rekha swaminathan (on and off...) said

Thank you Supreeta, Vishnu, for stopping by my song and for your kind comments… :)
Vishnu – it is one of my favorite songs too….and thank you again, for offering to find a K-track…I’d definitely love to try it again with a good track…

cheers
rekha

few of my latest –
Minsara Poove
Hai Rama
Mahaganapatim Jam
In Dino – Life in a Metro
Ondra Renda asaigal

Older ones: Vaseegara , Enge enadhu kavidhai , Dum maro Dum , Maha Ganapatim , Jawaan-e-jaaneman ,

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Harry Narain said

Hi Rekha,

Nice singing. Tough sangathis…. Superb effort.

I wanna be safe and so will not mention anything else. :DDDDDDDD

Just onnnnnnne thing… You could reduce reverb/ echo on ur voice. Also, when u are recording with original male singer’s voice, may be u can try to match the volume of ur voice with the volume of the male singer’s voice. Am saying that based on what I hear. Am no expert at all. I joined just 2 months back and learning so much from all u talented friends….

With respect to recording/mixing quality, we should look for Kumaran, George,Meera, Unni, Aditi, Pradip, Srividya, Shampak, Sarada, Deblina…… Am sorry if I missed out somebody……
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Rekha swaminathan (on and off...) said

Thank you Harry… :)
Oh, I am not qualified too when it comes to mixing aspects…but atleast in this song, there is one another main negative aspect. Its a vocal-cut track, where the vocals have not been trimmed perfectly. So, in some places, Nithyashree’s original voice occurs like a small echo to mine (even tho I’ve reduced her volume to as minimum possible, without impacting the volume of the music)…
So, the absolute clarity which can help me in realising the results myself, is kind of missing… :) Well, that’s why we are amateurs… :)
Still hunting for a good track to try again…

cheers
rekha

few of my latest –
Minsara Poove
Hai Rama
Mahaganapatim Jam
In Dino – Life in a Metro
Ondra Renda asaigal

Older ones: Vaseegara , Enge enadhu kavidhai , Dum maro Dum , Maha Ganapatim , Jawaan-e-jaaneman ,

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Usha R said

Indha movie engalluku rombha pudichadhu. Nalla paatu. Singing is very nice. Nalla kural ma. Liked it. Thank you.

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Rekha swaminathan (on and off...) said

Thank you very much Usha, for stopping by and for liking the song…
cheers
rekha
few of my latest –
Vaan megam – Punnagai mannan
Minsara Poove – Padayappa
Hai Rama – Rangeela
Mahaganapatim Jam

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Dr. priya Rajan said

Rekha …. My Knowledge is ‘ZERO’ on this song.
So only know to enjoy.
Onething can tell is that voice is low and high places. Cute voices. Liked it. Loots of Luck.
Thanks for sharing.
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Ajeesh Kumar said

Your effort is too good in this. As said above, a little bit of carnatic influence. Other than that your singing is simply brilliant. Didn’t reflect fully on the final product due to reasons mentioned already.
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Rekha swaminathan (on and off...) said

Thank you very much Dr. Priya and Ajeesh, for stopping by and your kind comments…:)
The song indeed is deeply into carnatic influx, which is one of the reasons I wanted to do it in the first place….
I still am hoping to find a decent K-track… :(
cheers
rekha
few of my latest –
Akkadannu naanga – Indian
Vaan megam – Punnagai mannan
Minsara Poove – Padayappa
Hai Rama – Rangeela
Mahaganapatim Jam

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Konjam Nadungindae dhaan kaetaen. Yaenna idhellam ennaala kanavula kooda paada mudiyaadhu :) lol. Enna indha paatta stage’la paada sonnaa, nityasree voice’la urutara maadhiri en thala urulum.

Anyways, coming to the song, Superb singing Rekha. Chancae illa. Its such a touch song and with this kind of a track, you’ve managed to come up with a great rendition. Yes, there were little overlap of voices but that was totally OK. Also, what a great write up you had on the song. Rajini indha song la kayya kaala aatti panra alambalukku neenga ezudhina write up jaasthi dhaan :). BTW, not to be misunderstood, naanum Rajini fan dhaan :).
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Rekha swaminathan (on and off...) said

Thank you Kitcha, your words certainly lifted my spirits up….:)
And Thalaivar rocks! Especially the line ‘Idhu nee naan endra potti alla, Nee aanai ittu chudikolla AangaL yaarum pookkal alla’….the way he looks and smiles in that line….chance illa… :D
cheers
rekha

few of my latest –
Akkadannu naanga – Indian
Vaan megam – Punnagai mannan
Minsara Poove – Padayappa
Hai Rama – Rangeela
Mahaganapatim Jam

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Kumaran.k.k. ( i am back ) said

very nice friend…. cute voice too… keep on singing more classical songs !!!

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Rekha swaminathan (on and off...) said

thank you very much Kumaran, and welcome to my space….:)

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Manoj said

Nice attempt. But there are lack of details; the smoothness of the song is also missing. Anyway congrats for attempting such a difficult song

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Ambily said

Brilliant and bold attempt! :) You sound very close to NithyaSree. There are some minor slips but I repect you for that fact you gave such a difficult song an attempt and you did a decent job of it. Keep it going :-)

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Nimisha Nimmi said

hai dear rekha congrats… u sung well….

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Ahalya said

It was really amazing to here your song dear :) So beautiful & the last alap was really very good :) i’m really very much impressed except the k-track, but don’t worry u’ll get a best one for sure :)

Keep trying :) :)

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Aju said

really superb …. like it very much…. nice rendition….!!!!


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