Pazham Thamizh - Malayalam Cover by Sushanth

Lyrics & Chords

Hi Friends,

Here I present before you an all time favourite of mine! This song is from the movie “Manichitrathaazhu”, a Mohanlal starrer… This was a blockbuster back in the 90’s. This movie went on to be re-made in Kannada, Tamil, Telugu and also in Hindi. However, many who have watched the original still liked the original version of the movie.

This movie had some wonderful songs, scored by the great composer Sri M.G. Radhakrishnan and the lyrics penned by Sri Bichu Thirumala… These songs are still remembered & cherished by most of the people.

This is a song originally sung by Dr. K.J. Yesudas… One more very interesting thing about this song is that, the track for this song was initially sung by our very own Pradipji! What more can you ask for? :)

This is an humble attempt of mine to sing this song… Hope you like it… Please leave you feedback and thoughts on the song…

Song: Pazham Thamizh Paattu….
Movie: Manichitrathaazhu
Music Director: M.G. Radhakrishnan
Lyrics: Bichu Thirumala
Original Singer: Dr. K.J. Yesudas

NOTE: Still recovering from a bad cold and fever. So please excuse my voice problems… :(

- Sushanth



(( anil Aryanad )) here said

nice song selection….from Manichitra Thazhu.
i like this song verymuch…
very nice singing my friend!!!
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Roshine Gnanatharshan. said

Well Well…….
What could I say ?

Do not know the meaning of this song.
But made me so sad :(

The expressions were like that.
Is it a sad song sush ?

Lovely singing as always.
And You were out of this world with those awesome expressions.

Loved it Sush.
Keep them coming. !

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Sushanth Shankar said

@Anil – Thank you so much for those lovely words bro and for sparing time to listen to me sing this one. :)

@Rosh – Thank you so much for the lovely comments. You said it right… This is a sad song actually… A more serious one though… One more interesting thing about this song is tht, the track for this song was initially recorded by our very own Pradipji! :) Pleasure to be singing this song… :)


Deepesh A k(indefinitely on and off) said

waahhh…….nannayi feel thannu sush….one of my favs….kalakki maashe :D


Sushanth Shankar said

Hi Deepesh! :)

Thank you so much! Ente cheriya oru attempt maathram… Long way to go to perfect this one! :) Thank you so much for listening to this attempt of mine and commenting! :)

- Sushanth


Ahalya * in love with music * said

Sushanth- Very expressive singing, I’m so sure that ur expression is a plus point for this song. Not everyone can reveal their expressions in the song and im sure God has gifted u with this amazing talent……kalakals……

“இசைக்கு ஏது எல்லை”


Sushanth Shankar said

Hi Ahalya!

Thank you so much for those lovely words! Really happy to know tht you found my rendition expressive! Means a world to me! Thanks a lot for listening to this and commenting one Ahalya! :)

- Sushanth


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Very nice!soothing to ears!:)

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ராஜ் குமார் அஞ்சன் said

On earth, of all the arts Music is sublime with the ability to emote and elocute the original intent of the creator. And this movie and songs could well be cited as examples for the standout supreme of music. As told by you, the original has its own class and magic. This movie is such kind weaved with music and soul. And thats the sole reason for the success reaped in all the languages after getting remade. And thanks for bringing out that the track was rendered by Pradipji who s sharing space with us here.

Sush!!!! Nice pick brother…. Lucky to have met you there in Bangalore…. And about this rendition, you have literally daubed this cover with emotions and expressions skillfully…. Its a real trekking experience to sing these soft numbers with bass…. You have sprinkled your softness artistically over this with oodles of expressions…. And I suppose this one to be a pathos and this imprinted that very well…. Now eager to listen to a fast number in your voice…. So what next and when??? All the best….
Thanks & Regards,

Music is what our feelings sound like….


Sushanth Shankar said

@Sri – Thank you so much! :)

@Unni – Bro! Thank you so much for those lovely words! :) Will surely sing this at the jam! :)

@Ibolya – Thank you so much for you lovely words! Means a world to me!

@Raj – That was easily one of the best comments I have received on Muziboo so far! :D Really happy to hear from a very good singer like you Raj! It was pleasure meetg you at BMM too! :) I am certainly working on a fast number… Looking for a singer to do the other male part too… Lets see… Hope to be doing it very soon… :) Thank you so much once again for those lovely encouraging comments bro! :)

- Sushanth


Balaji Seetharaman said

Sushanth, Lovely lovely singing. What beautiful feel in your voice. Fantastic track too. Grand voice you have and when you give the right feel it just takes th song to the wole new level. Best ! Great singing.
Balaji S


Biju Ramachandran Pro user said

nice one sushanth.even with yur nose block yu have sung it superbly.nice expressions…
kudos to yu.took me 20 yrs bck …down the memory lane……
liked it…
biju ramachandran


Swati Kanitkar said

Very nice rendition,keep it up!!!


Adithi said

Very good singing! But I think I have already heard this song before in your voice, am I correct?

Loved your sangathis :) Do sing more openthroated. Also the ending of the charanams weren’t very audible. “maina mayangi” could be done better.

Liked it a lot! :)


Venkat S said

Nice to listen to this song in your voice. You have done a justice to this song. Apt feel and expression. Great control and command over the song. Enjoyed it. Keep it up.



Harry Narain said

Hi Sushanth,

Nice deep sweet voice. Very good singing……. Superb feel…. Liked it a lot.

I listened to this song after listening to Aditi’s and Balaji’s recent most duet…. I felt the reverb/delay is more. Hence, removing the clarity and sharpness of the voice. Similar to my recent cover ‘Katrin Mozhi’.

Plz listen to Aditi’s upload and then listen to this one. You can make out the difference.

I myself am learning about recording clarity/mixing now. Based on the comments I have received and my learnings, just wanted to let u know….

Keep it up!!


Meera Manohar said


Awesome pick of a song :)

Feel was awesome, and enjoyed listening to this in your voice…

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Kumar Srinivasan Pro user said

Great song pick Sushanth. Very good rendition with lots of feel and expressions. The high pitch portions in the charanam could be better I thought – can open up bit more there and also the sangathis could be executed better. Thanks for posting this classic.



Vishak Subramoney said

a wonderful song from this equally wonderful movie. i didnt feel the problem with ur cold in this rendition as much as ur live performance in the BMM uploads.
the pallavi part was very very nice every time. excellent start to the song……u have let ur voice carry this one throughout….good job.


Thinkal govind kumar Pro user said

Nice choice of Dasettan’s famous song well-rendered in style which I LOVED !
Hats off !
Keep it up !
Cheers !
GOD Bless !
Loving Best Wishes,
Thinkal Govind Kumar.


Sushanth Shankar said

Whooow!! Thats a lot of lovely ones guys! Thank you so much! :D

@Balaji – Thank you so much bro! Really really happy to hear such encouraging words from a singer like you! :) Thank you so much!

@Biju – Thank you so much! Feels great to know that this effort of mine took you back by 20 yrs! Thank you so much for listening to this one and commenting!

@Swati – Thank you so much for listening to this attempt of mine and commenting!

@Adithiji – Thank you so much for the constant encouragement! You are right, I had done this previously… Just re-did it, as there were issues with the previous attempt of mine… :)

@Venkat – Thank you so much as always for the support and encouragement! :)

@Harry – Thank you so much for the lovely comments! Very true… There indeed are mixing issues… Me too a learner as of now… :) Slowly trying to get a lil better at it… I will certainly listen to Adithi’s version and chk. Thank you so much for taking time off to listen to my effort and commenting.

@Meera – Once again thank you so much for the lovely words! It means a lot to me! :)

@Ramya – Thanks a lot for the constant encouragement!

@Meena – Thank you so much for the kind words of appreciation! :)

@Kumar – Thank you so much for the lovely feedback! I perfectly agree with you in that the higher portions could have been better… Am still recovering from the bad cold and fever tht caught hold of me… So had tht slight problem with the voice… Hope to be better soon for more action! :)

@Vishak – Bro! Thank you so much! :) really happy tht you found my singing pretty alrite in this one! Makes me feel better… :) Thank you so much for the lovely words and for the encouragement!

- Sushanth


Sushanth Shankar said

Thinkal Sir!

Thank you so much for those lovely words! Feels really great! :)

- Sushanth


Harry Chops said

Very nice Sushanth. Loved the depth in your voice. Thumbs up!
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Babu Nm said

dear brother this is my favourite song and you have sung this beautifully….you know theres something that i keep in my mind about this song.well done brother

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Sushanth Shankar said

@Harry – Thank you so much! Really happy tht you liked this attempt of mine! :)

@Babu – Thank you so much for those lovely words! Means a lot to me! Really happy to know about your roots with this song! :)


Santosh george wilson said

Nice feel and depth! Keep up the good work Sushanth!


Rajeev Onv(away on a long break) said

Sushanth, excellent singing. One of MGR Sir’s gems in the rare raaga of Ahiri. Composers have rarely touched this raaga since it is believed to be inauspicious. The only other song in this raaga in malayalam is the song ‘aazhikkange karayundo?’composed by Gunasingh from the film Padayottam. I am not repeating the pointers already spoken of about the song-please take care of the same. Congrats to you!


Sushanth Shankar said

@Santhosh – Thank you so much for those lovely words of appreciation!

@Rajeev Sir – Thank you so much once again for the constant encouragement! Very true… This is a gem by MGR Sir! My friend Guru had a bad experience the day he played the Ahiri raagam on his keyboard… The LCD on his keyboard broke due to an accident at home… It might have been a co-incidence, but you never know! :) Thank you for your ear and for the valuable comments! I surely will take a note of the pointers!


Shyam Chand said

sushant adipoli…. :D kidilam… kurachu bass kurakyaamaayirunnu on ur voice at lower notes. athu kondu cheriya muzhakkam. :P u have a beautiful voice and amazing rendering !!! all the best, keep singing :D



Priya B said

Sushanth….gaana mazhai re…too good!
Awesome song selection and totally great singing….and brilliant at many places…!
I loved the pallavi a lottt…feelo feel.
Cheers for more!


Pratane said

Sushanth bro, first time hearing. you have got a Magical and expressive voice. keep posting bro…


Sushanth Shankar said

@Shyam – Bro, thank you so much for the honest and lovely feedback! I will definitely work on the pointers given.

@Priya – Thank you so much for the constant encouragement! Really happy to hear lovely feedback such as yours always! Thank you! :)

@Pratheep – Thank you so much for such lovely words of appreciation! Really happy you liked me singing this one! Thanks bro! :D


Rinu Srinivasan said

You have got a magic in your voice!
Loved it!


Sushanth Shankar said

Hi Rinu!

Thank you so much for those lovely comments! Means a lot to me!

- Sushanth


Alice said

Great feel and music combined, awesomeeeeeeee!!!


Sushanth Shankar said

Hi Alice!

Thank you so much for such lovely words of appreciation! Means a lot to me!

- Sushanth


Praveen k nair | പ്രവീൺ കെ. നായർ - will be back soon!!! said

Sorry for being late to comment…. woooo…. great singing…… the flow and feel was awwsome!!!
Keep Singing!!!

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Sushanth Shankar said

Hello Praveen!

Thank you so much for such lovely words! Means a lot to me! :)

- Sushanth


Jobin Mathew said

gr8 man……wonderful singing….

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Sushanth Shankar said

Hi Jobin!

Thank you so much! Really happy to know you liked this one! :)

- Sushanth


Dinil S said

Hi Sushanth,
Superb pick and rendition on a tough composition. I felt the voice was a bit shaky, but the feel and expressions were awesome. Keep up the good work.



Sathiajith Palakal said

shankar….great singing….loved it…also listen my version….
and put your comments too…


Saroj Nair said

one of my favourite songs and my favourite movie
have seen the movie 3-4 times!!!!
Sushanth enthu parayana excellent singing
nalla feel and expression koduthu paadiyittundu
original kelkunna sugamundu ketto :)


Shruti Vasudevan- music makes me happy :) said

Aahaa!!!That was indeed a great treat!!!
One of my favorite songs!!!
Heard this song on TV today & thought of searching it over here….Came across this cover!!!

Superb singing with great expressions and feel….
Loved it!!!
Kudos!!! :)

Keep singing!!!


Sunil Sankaraadi said

Waw!!…What a rendition Sushanth….very good feel…Your voice modulation is great…
With Regards,


Shasikumar Nair ( busy ) said

Sushanth, what a beautiful song. You have sung it with great feel. Enjoyed it very much.

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