Nadhiyilaadum Poovanam- with Raja Mani
Lyrics & Chords
Ilayaraaja, in my honest opinion, is the King of Kalyani. The numerous compositions from him based on the raagam are immortal melodies and this is one such gem. This is one of the best albums of Ilayaraja. When the legends Bharathiraja, Ilayaraja and Kavi Perarasu join hands, one can only expect a treat to the audience. In spite of a good storyline, good direction, excellent lyrics and music this movie failed to impress in the box office because of the stupid sentiment that movies with lead characters as visually impaired would never do well :)) You name any song in this album and I’m sure many of the Muzibooyans would have listened to it at least a few thousand times.
This song has been in my wishlist for a very long time. I was totally mesmerised by Meera and Raj’s version of this song which I think is one of the best duets in Muziboo.
When Raja asked me if I would be interested in doing this duet with him, I readily said yes. Our portions were sung about 6 months ago but due to various reasons, the mixing was getting postponed. After my recent return from vacation, Raja and I decided that we will finish this at any cost. Gopi kindly consented to mix the song for us and after half-a-dozen iterations, it is finally ready to be posted! :)
The song starts with the third verse from Soundarya Lahari, overlapped by the roller coaster alap in the melodius voice of SJ. To make it a bit more challenging, Raja and I wanted to do the intial humming and chants. So we had to get the Shruthi file and join it with the original track before mixing. Now you might have an idea as to what headache Gopi had to endure in the process! :D
Please do let us have your comments and suggestions. And thanks for listening! :)
P.S :I would also like to thank Sushane Shankar for having tried a hand at the mixing a few months ago. Unfortunately, my rendition wasn’t doing much justice to his superb mix hence we gave up on it! :)
Movie: Kaadhal Oviyam
Music :Maestro Ilayaraaja
Originally sung by: S.P.Balasubramaniam, S. Janaki
Mixing: Gopi Shanmugam
Track courtesy: Raj kumar Anjan
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