Nalam Vaazha - MaRupadiyum

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Had to take a break from singing & recording over the past month for various reasons.

Glad to be back here with this evergreen song from the movie Marupadiyum. Composed by Ilayaraja and sung majestically by SPB, here is my attempt of this lovely song.

I want to thank Kumaran for sending me the track for this song.

Look forward to your feedback as always.




Ajay m nair said

lovely song…. v.well sung by u… keep it up


Roshine Gnanatharshan. said

Was wondering where you were Kumar.
But you have come back with a lovely song.
The oho was so fresh and your singing was so expressive. The landing notes gave a light touch of carnatic base because of the nuances you showed. But Loved it.

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

Hi Kumar….

This is my most favourite song in Tamil film music industry…….I dont know how many times i wud have heard the original in the past……

You have done the best , Kumar….No doubt for that……Everything was perfect….But i am confused……Is the tempo correct ?????….This is song is not at all speedy like this……Kumar , pls correct me if i am wrong…….You are brilliant in both the charanams…But they were also very high in tempo………….Overall , superb effort & my personal congrats for selecting this song….
“Santham Gambheeram….Loka Samstha Sukhino Bavanthu”


Meera Manohar said

Enjoyed this song in your voice…vandh’aadum’ specifically felt wee bit odd to my ears… one of those few songs where I am so well versed with the original and SPB overrides every cover I hear I guess :))

But that said, nothing takes away the effort and the charm from your cover…

Oh, thought the reverb was just a tad higher for your vocals. You might want to check it…

Liked :)

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Biju Ramachandran Pro user said

superb work kumar.
so sweet and flowing….and so soothing.
liked the way yu sang.
good choice of song ….liked it lots
biju ramachandran


Kumar Srinivasan Pro user said

Vishnu, Ajay, Ajeesh, Roshine, Suresh, Meera, Harry & Biju thank you all for the quick feedback. Appreciate it a lot.

Roshine, thanks for favoriting. Need to curb by carnatic insticts a bit I guess.

Suresh, you are right the tempo is a bit faster than the original.

Meera, thanks for the feedback. ‘Vandhaadum’ sounded fine to me but will check again.



(( anil Aryanad )) here said

Hi Srini,
Fantastic performance!!!
liked your GREAT singing.

“Someday I will give back what you have given me. Thank You.”


Thinkal govind kumar Pro user said

My Dear Kumar,
This SPBJi song is one of my favourites !
You have captured the original mood of the song !
Feels great to listen to you after sometime !
LOVED the feel & expressions !
Thanks for sharing !
Cheers !
GOD Bless !
Loving Best Wishes,
Thinkal Govind Kumar.


Ramya Harish said

Wat a lovely song to pick! Very nicely done Kumar. Enjoyed it!
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Radhika Nair (away) said

Kumar – beautiful pick and good expressive singing from you. There was a nice flow in your singing espec in the charanam. Liked it a lot,

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Krishnan N v ( nvk ) said

Very good rendition ….Loved it… You have sung it with great ease…

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Rekha swaminathan (on and off...) said

Kumar, lovely choice of song! :)
Loved most of your brigas and sangathis….your classical slights are so effortless!!
Kumar, sorry for asking, but were you having throat issues earlier? :) Ongaloda bright energy was slightly less, I felt….Or maybe the track volume is slightly higher than your vocals… :)
but very smooth delivery! liked it a lot!
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Kumaran said

Very well done, Kumar!!! Your voice suits this song very much!!!


Adwait Ranade Pro user said

Welcome back! Did not understand but loved your lovely, soulful singing. nice harkatein made this song wonderful….
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Kumar Srinivasan Pro user said

Adina, Anil, TGKji, Ramya, Radhika, NVKji, Rekha, Kumaran, Adwait & Ramji thank you all for your valuable feedback.

Adina, glad you have heard the original and you could relate to this song.

Rekha, was trying to sing this a bit softly so ended up this way :)

Adwait, thanks for listening inspite of not knowing the language – appreciate it.

Ramji, thanks for favoriting. iLavenil and iLanthendral sound OK to my ears :), but appreciate the feedback.



Harshan Nambiar Pro user said

Kumar ….I am familiar with this song, thanks to some of the old prior covers on this site. Beautifully sung, felt you could raise your vocal volume a bit….the low notes gets drowned when the strings comes into the picture…loved it very much !!!
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Tara Balakrishnan said

awesome rendition Kumar!! lovely choice for ur voice! vandhadum was sung little different from original :)

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Tara Balakrishnan said

awesome rendition Kumar!! lovely choice for ur voice! vandhadum was sung little different from original :)

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Vishak Subramoney said

love this song….a lovely SPB song….well sung.


Rajeev Onv(away on a long break) said

Kumar, you have returned with a beautiful song. Excellent singing and expressions. Congrats!


Kumar Srinivasan Pro user said

Harshan, Tara, Vishak and Rajeev sir, thank you all for listening and leaving your encouraging feedback. Appreciate it a lot.

Harshan, yes you are right the string section in the pallavi is especially loud and it drowns the vocals. Not sure how to get around it.

Tara, thanks for the tip on Vandhaadum, will have listen to the original again :). Sang this from memory. Meera mentioned it too above.



ராஜ் குமார் அஞ்சன் said

Welcome back Kumar!!! A Nice song to register your come-back… Felt the tempo was tad high and obviously it has held u from emoting freely, I would say… I echo the thoughts of Meera and Tara about ‘Vandhaadum’… Liked it!!!!
Thanks & Regards,

We seal our fate with the choices we make…


Surendran Menon said

Hey Kumar

One of my favourite numbers. You have sung it effortlessly and there was a flow. Sounded like unnikrishnan in many places. Enjoyed listening to your rendition. Sangathis in certain places were really good (especially after the first pallavi).

However, got the feeling that the effortless rendering took away a little seriousness from the song (hahahaha), especially when its a song with so much of “karutthu”.Also, the “slight” variations added in certain places made it sound a shade classical.

But, that apart, wonderful singing. Loved the mixing too. Keep up the good work buddy.


Adithi said

Welcome back, Kumar! What a heartwarming song to pick! Felt that the track was faster. But you did well in most of the sangathis. Other pointers already mentioned above.

Glad to hear a SPB number from you after a long time :)
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Kumar Srinivasan Pro user said

Raj, Suri & Adithi, thank you all for listening and leaving your feedback.



Uthra said

Kumar: Expressive singing. Lovely song with beautiful lyrics. Enjoyed it.


Sukumar R ( far away ) said

sooperb track…my all time fav song…nicely sung kumar…raj dedicated this song to me on my birthday…i was so impressed and i can never forget this song…nice to listen it from ur voice too…lovely singing…


Shelly Kurian said

Hi Kumar ji

First time listening you.

Excellent singing. what a lovely song!
liked your voice and your rendering style.
May God bless you.


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Swati Prasad said

very nice one :)



Kumar Srinivasan Pro user said

Saqib, Uthra, Suku, Sai, Shelly & Swati thank you all for your encouraging feedback on this song. Glad you all liked it.



Sudha Kumar (back to listen to all of you..) said

Lovely and expressive rendition, Kumar! Some of the sangathis sounded so effortless. Only thing as you too pointed out was the strings bg tended to drown your vocals at points…
Still Loved it!

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Kumar Srinivasan Pro user said

Sudha and Aisoo, thank you both for your feedback. Glad you liked my attempt.



Sasirekha M (trying to catch up 2014/september ) said

beautiful ! very nice rendition .
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Srini S said

Glad to hear a SPB song from you kumar.Nice singing in your own style.Feel was excellent.Whoever sings this song i love it.Keep it up.All the best.


Subbu said

superb pick Kumar……soulfully done.enjoyed it.
Straight From the heart, Always


Kumar Srinivasan Pro user said

Sasirekha, Srini & Subbu thank your for your feedback :).

Subbu, nice to see you back after a while.



Shalu said

realy super voice kumar…keep it up….:)


Shri said

Very difficult song…. nice try…. keep up the good work… U have a nice voice…
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Kumar Srinivasan Pro user said

Shalu & Shri, Thank you for your feedback.


Latha Ganti Pro user said

Beautiful Rendition


Raisudeen ( little busy ) said

HI kumar,
Excellent………Very Nicely Rendered Your Voice……My One of the Fav song….Superbbbbbbbb!!!!Your singing Really Good….



Kumar Srinivasan Pro user said

Latha and Raisudeen,

Thank you so much.



Balasundaram R said

HI Kumaran
Nice rendering…keep up the same.
Can you please send me the track , i am egaterly looking for this song. please help me.

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Karthik Gopalakrishnan said

Very well sung!
I too uploaded this same song recently! Check it out. Comments welcome!


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