Oru Deivam thantha poove ~ Kannathil Muthamittaal ~ARR

Lyrics & Chords

Rahman always tries different sounds in melodies too. In this song, there is no typical usage of flute, guitar, veena, and grand violin orchestration in the interludes, which has become the inevitable instruments to be used in any melody. With a single keyboard and mild pad beats he has given a haunting melody. The basic keyboard rhythm floating in the background is something never heard before and it is captivating. This is how he creates a new sound by programming new patterns and loops in the keyboard. The mild pad beat that plays when all the layers fade in and fade out at the beginning and at the end is same as the rhythmic bell sound that we heard in “Bombay theme”. Apart from all these I feel the hidden soul of the song is mild violin orchestration that plays in the background all through the song, which emotes the situation well. The way the chorus chant of the title “Kaanathil muthamittal” in which there is a strange twist in the note in between the word “Muthamittal” is excellent and typical Rahman way of composition.

Chinmayee with a strong formal education in hindustani music has extremely sung well a tough song with elegance. She sounds as soothing as a flute sound. She excels in giving different expressive notes to the word “Nee” wherever the line ends with the word “Nee”. Her solo alap in the middle is very difficult to reproduce for a lay and the note of this bit is awesome. On the other side, Jayachandran’s golden voice is refreshing. He has sung this song effortlessly and the shift in pitch of the voice in each and every line is spontaneous without compromising the expressions in the voice.

The situation is like parents consoling their adopted child as is restless on hearing shocking news that she is an adopted child and they are not her genetic ancestors. The lyrics are like a sweet lullaby. Like in Tamil, parents will please the kids by saying like “en chellam dee ne, en thangam dee nee, en vairam dee nee”, in the similar way Vairamuthu has written some thoughtful lyrics with each and every line contradicting the previous line.

Overall a Soulful melody with a new sound.
Song : Oru deivam thantha
Movie : Kannathil muthamittal
Music: A.R.Rahman
Lyrics: Vairamuthu
Original : Chinmayee
Cover: Sowmya
Chorus : Sowmya



Vishnu Mohan ( busy mode) said

hi Sowmya akka super pick nice singing :D
fm version nan kettathu illai athinala sangathies eppadi nnu theriyathu male version oda compare panni patha sangathis innum better ah panniyirukkalamnnu thonnuthu

Last breath edukkirathu nalla theriyuthu athu punch panni eduthirukkalam, Totally nalla irunthichu akka :D

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ராஜ் குமார் அஞ்சன் said

Sowmya!!!!! Very good song pick and well presented… Enjoyed compassing the write-up… :-) Vairamuthu has cleverly penned down oxymoronic lyrics and those got substantiated in the video of this song… A real laborious attempt, I should say in all terms – breath control, scale-adherence, expressions, flow… Not an easy song at all… You have given it in one-pass, I think… Feel this would have become ornate, had u done this methodically… And those gasps got magnified but doesn’t impair the beauty… Liked this rendition…
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Swati Prasad said

Very nice singing
lovely song :)



Devan S said

Another song in my list. Will try to sing one day……
And ur version, it was realy excellent to hear it in ur voice Soumya.Slight breath issues here and there.
Sangeetha Saagaram
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Dinil S said


Selection and rendering was nice, especially your voice. Really enjoyed this cover. Keep up the good work.



Gopi Shanmugam said

Sowmya, Good try, tough song though…
as you said the ‘nee’ and alap should be better…as well as breath…MHO
Kudos to the effort…liked it.


Jaishree Pro user said

Sowmya- Very nice cover and very nice singing :)
Tough one imo. Nicely done :)


Tara Balakrishnan said

difficult song… lovely effort Sowmya!
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Roshine Gnanatharshan. said

Not an easy one at all.
And very Beautifully done.
The harmonized parts were beautiful too.
Liked it very much Sowmya akka.

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Deepesh A k(indefinitely on and off) said

tough one to cover :D ……well preseted….kudos !!!


Babu Nm said

“Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and cannot remain silent”

may god bless you and be with you. ALWAYS……


Rithish said

i love this lovely song


Akhil c nair Music creates love said

Hii Soumya chechi superb singing one of my fav song …….Nice voice….liked it a lot……keep singing

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