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Song : SaagarangaLE
Composer : Bombay Ravi
Lyrics : Yousuf Ali Kachery
Singers : K.J.Yesudas
Movie : Panchagni

Performed by : Murali Venkatraman
Mixed by : Meera Manohar

I have written a bit about composer Bombay Ravi in dhool a while back :

He transitioned beautifully from Hindi to Malayalam in the 80s. And this was made possible by the director Hariharan who made some beautiful movies like Panchagni. Although I got to see the movie much later after it was made, I was really moved by the story line and the brilliant performances. And the music – 2 songs – SaagarangaLE and aa raatri maanju pOyi were just absolutely wonderful melodies enshrining the voices of Yesudas and Chitra individually.

This is the second song in the series of the songs that my mom has requested me to sing. Hope you like it. Meera helped mixing this so well. I think it may not be wrong to call her “Mixer Meera” ( a la Sixer Sidhu) :)

And ya…Sindhu, to your exasperation – another Sudhdha dhanyaasi number :)



Ganesh D said


Melodious number indeed. Well sung and great mixing by Meera.


Radhika Nair (away) said

Murali – lovely pick. Good singing too. The scale- a notch low for you?
From an improvement perspective – Provided you dont think that am still getting back at you on diction :) – would like to point out a couple of them which stood out – saagarangaLE (the le needs to be softer), pinnilavinTE & kannimanninTE(maybe its a mouthing issue-need to open out when you say nte). Also its kaiviral paaDUkal in second charanam. However, on some of the tough words like thazhuki, you sounded just like one of us!!

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Ramya Harish said

Very nice Murali. No idea abt these songs.
Mixer meera – Kalakitta! Its sounding as if no mixing has been done, I mean so natural n good.

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Rama Ganeshan said

awesome works…… keep goings……

the show must go on & on….



Arvind R said

Very nicely and comfortably sung Murali. Soft and good nuances. Voice was a bit low in the mix to my ears. Everlasting melody which you have sung with a unique touch. Nice!.

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Uthra said

Haven’t heard this song before. Your rendition was nice to listen to. Nice job Meera.


Meera Manohar said

Adada, mix pannittu eppadi irukku nnu solla marandhuttaena Thalai ??? :-)

I really liked your tone and voice in this number Murali. It was really a pleasure to listen to this one. Very aesthetically done!!

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Meera Manohar said

Ooh… yaen indha paatta humm pannindae irukkaen-nnu paarthaen, Suddha Dhanyaasi yaaa ??? :=DDDDDD


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Smitha Passanha said

Thanks for the write up abt the composer….he did give us beautiful songs….Nakakshathangal was one of his best!

Liked ur singing in this one. Very nicely done! You should try singing “Aareyum bhavagayakan” sometime :-)

- Smitha

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Anup said

dei….222 goodddd….“mixie maami” meera besh besh…overall very very nicely done MSV and great job meera….


Maruthi said

I remember this song very well playing my boards in a mallu orchestra where the original keyboardist was unavail I was not familiar to this song then. But the orchestration is simple enough for me to pick up this song and couple of other songs like "nee madhu pagaru " etc in few minutes. this was at 1996 in gulf. You took me back to those days . you have done a good job murali……very nice. I am nowadays in to the guitars would love to play this song in my guitar and post it. Could u post this krk to me murali ? Meeras mixing is also good….muralis good source tracks yeilds good results….and its a pleasure to do with.



Vamsi Nadella said


Nicely done. Very beautiful number. Never heard the original but you did a fabulous job. Loved it!!!

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Harshan Nambiar Pro user said

One of my favourites ……Murali very good attempt as its a difficult song. Would have to agree that the scale was a bit low for you …could feel that in the 2nd paadhi and the samha following it. IMO …you could have sung this at a little higher scale. Nevertheless this was a great performance…keep it up !!
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Prasad Np said


Great performance ! Well done.

As many commented, I too felt the scale too low for you.

Mixieee, Congrats ! Good job.


Rahul Soman said


I didn’t like the rendition very much. Technically it might be really good. But it was appealing only at a few places to my ears. Every time you sang “Saama geethame”, the voice modulation you have bought there was making me lose interest. These are all my humble views from a pure audience perspective and with respect to the popularity of this song.

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Nandita said

Love this song and really liked your rendition. It was soothing and pleasant to the ear. Also liked the slight variation you did at the very end.
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Murali Venkatraman said

I guess I should have upped the scale a bit. The lower registers would have come better.

@Ganesh : Thanks

@Radhika : I never mind the points. But I am actually surprised that in spite of my best effor the 4 places you have mentioned do not still sound mallu enuf. hmm…

@Ramya : There are so many gems in malayalam which you should listen. Thanks for your comment.

@Rama : Thanks for the continued support

@Bodhi : Thanks ! It is great that you venture into listening so many south Indian songs too !

@Sai : Thanks. Yes the scale was a tad low I guess.

@Arvind, Uthra, Meera, Smitha and Anup : Thanks

@Maruthi : Thanks. Will send the k-trk soon.

@Vamsi : Thanks you man.

@sreeharshan : Yes the scale was a tad low. Thanks for your FB !

@Prasad and Bala : Thanks you !

@ Rahul : The lower scale has not helped me sing saama geethame properly in a couple of places. thanks for fb.

@Nandita : Thanks. Will send you a mail regarding the tracks.


Subbu said

You got a great taste Murali(Your mom ?) to pick up such beautiful melodies and deliver them to near perfection……absolutely loved this.

heard this on my headphone.noticed that the Vocals have been spaced outside the track……was it deliberate?normally the lead vocals will be kept at the centre ……I am not picking on this….but just wanna learn :)thanks
Straight From the heart, Always


Srini S said

very soothing rendition,gud job,except the scale,ke
ep up the gudwork,all the best.


Murali Venkatraman said

Subu: thanks. It is my mom’s choice but it is a personal favorite of mine too. In fact, what I sing as mother’s choice are my personal favorites too.

Srini : thanks. Ya. I should up the scale a bit.


Dr. priya Rajan said

A classic number of KJY.
I simply admire your voice and you are very selective about choosing the best of songs.

I have listened to your other numbers too, and feel you can excel well. i love your singing.
MUSIC is the language of the soul!


Sindhuja Bhakthavatsalam (no longer active on muziboo- pl visit me at said

Murali + Meera = Shuddha Dhanyasi or Hamsadhwani. idhu renduththula edhaanum onnu illana dhaan aacharyam.
Won’t say anything about the song :P
Nice singing and mixing.


Murali Venkatraman said

Priya :

Thanks. I choose only those songs which have a deep lyrical and musical impact on me.

Sindhu :

This ragam is a personal favorite of mine and Meera happens to be an innocent accomplice whenever I choose a song based on these ragams :)


Unnikrishnan Kb said

I appreciate your tastes… You have amazing expressions in your voice. Great. and hey i have a request. y dont you try etho varmukilin sung by G venugopal… it will suit you… i love that song.


Rajesh Raman said

Murali….i think this is one among your best…very melodious rendition….!!!
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Murali Venkatraman said

@Unni: Thank your listneing adn commenting.

@Rajesh : good to see you around and thanks !


Ravi Kichcha said

Awesome Murali…… sung very well…. I love ur scales which u maintain very well……… really I got inspired by ur song…. Keep posting :-)


Murali Venkatraman said

Thank you dr. Daniel and Ravi !!


Usha & vijay said

Murali, Thanks for sending this to us. Well sung, beautiful voice and good selection. Keep up your good work. Send us more. Meera too has done the mixing very well.

Usha & Vijay


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expressions very nice…murali
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