Sahana Saaral Thoovudho From Sivaji-Duet By Meena and Murali

Lyrics & Chords

Hi Friends,

This is my very first duet with Murali Venkatraman.This time George has lent his helping hand to do the mixing for us.We thank you very much George :).Both of us have tried some improvisations here and there.Especially the one towards the very ending “Ohh…o…o by chinmayi”,has been improvised.So,here is our attempt on this beautiful melody.I am sure most of you would hear it.But please do not fail to drop in your comments too :).Thanks!!!

Movie Name: Sivaji
Original Singers:Chinmayi,Udit Narayan
Cover version:Meena S,Murali V
Mixing:George Kuruvilla
Music Director:A.R.Rahman
Year: 2007
Director: Shankar S
Actors: Rajnikanth, Shriya Saran



Murali Venkatraman said

Meena : Thanks for making render the song with you. It was a pleasure working with you.

You and Meera have kind of brought me back into singing some covers. I wonder how long I will sustain this momentum :)

George – thanks for being a constant help.


Ramya Harish said

Awesome Job, Meena and Murali. Everything was crystal clear. Am not a fan of this song. But I enjoyed thoroughly.
Meena – This sounded best of all your songs. Fantastic Job.
Murali – Enjoyed the lyrics as u sung them. Love the way u handle lyrics.


Ramya Harish said

Oh, how can I forget to mention the person behind the magic, George – Awesome mixing!.


Meena (on & off from muziboo) said

@Murali:It was indeed a pleasure to have worked with you.Thanks :).

@Ramya:Appreciate your comments and your nice words as always :).Thanks!!
N Yes,that was an amazing mix :).


Srividya Kasturi said

Nice singing, Murali and Meena! Loved some of ur improvisations, Murali…specially the ending thoovudo by Murali:)
Meena, some nuances could be better….this mix projected ur voice so well….U sound SO good in this, thanx to George’s divine help:)
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Radhika Nair (away) said

Murali – you have covered this so very well and you sound great with awesome reach at the higher vocal range.

Meena – you sound very sweet.Noticed a couple of pitchy patches. Nevertheless a beautiful cover by both of you.Thanks for the treat.

George- great mix, as usual.

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Meena (on & off from muziboo) said

@Srividya :Thanks.We are really glad that you liked it :).

@Radhika:If you can timestamp those noticed patches,that would be good.Thanks!!!


Uthra said

I couldn’t play this song. Could you post the MP3?


Meena (on & off from muziboo) said

@Uthra:As you see above many people have already played this one.So,Please try playing sometime later and check out.


Meera Manohar said

Murali— such a serene feeling to listen to your voice this afternoon :) I liked the way you handled your brighas throughout, very polished I would say.

Couple of things I noticed: Andha in the pallavi ( first time around ) was not bang on the note I think and 4.35 was off as well :D Higher registers were strained but this is not an easy scale, so……………. ;-) Liked your slight notational improvs in the pallavi— very very nice

Meena— probably one of your best vocals until now. Very nice.

You should sing more covers Murali, it’s a nice change from composing— don’t need to think as much LOLLLL

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Smitha Passanha said

Very very nice cover! Loved it!
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Rashmi Nair said

That was a really beautiful rendition.
Murali: You sounded awesome. Expressions were beautiful
Meena: You voice suits the song very much. Concentrate on the pitching, coz there were some slight issues (1:10, nuances at 2:05). You have a beautiful voice.
George, as usual, excellent mixing
Overall. loved this attempt. Good job!

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Subbu said

fantatsic rendition…….enjoyed it…….Only ‘Pick’ from my side is,Murali If you cud have pulled it off with out the break at the line nooryiramandugal thandiyum vaazhum idhu…… the first time around.Liked the improvisations
Straight From the heart, Always


Srujana Nadella said

Fantastic it was so soothing to the ears loved it guys….keep up the good work


Meena (on & off from muziboo) said

@meera:Thanks a lot for dropping in here to give your comments.Appreciate it!!

@Smitha,Rashmi,subbu,Srujana:Thanks a lot to all of you for such a wonderful feedback.

@Rashmi:Will take care of all the improvement areas in future :)


Maruthi said

Meena it would have been your best if the last humming was sang properly……you lost the anchor of the song there…otherwise very nise singing meena…….that high note was courageous and I can see you strain singing that. Murali thanks you opening your doors for singing and rendering in muziboo. Your sang it in your own way which is very commendable……couple of of notes here and there like nuzhaindhadho …. you have touched that Ni1 at comfortable ease at "thandiyum "…hats of man……… It would have been nice if you have sang that jathi" theem thana nana"

nice singing ,

keep them coming,



Murali Venkatraman said

This song had a few high notes which did stretch me (and Meena) out. Thanks to all pointers and words of encouragement.

Meera : thanks for the pointers. I did hear them even earlier but just was too tired from the high note singing to “punch in”.

Maruthi : nuzaindhadhO satru kuzaindhadhO ? :)


Harshan Nambiar Pro user said

I am very familiar with this song and the movie…and I really liked your rendition.

Murali ….you have a very nice soothing voice….really liked your expressive singing.

Meena ….Very nicely sung ….felt a couple of minor offs…… a prominent flat note at 1.10….but other than that you were very good.

Mixing wise I thought Murali’s vocal volume was a little lower than yours.

Full stars from me ….keep it up.
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Kumar Srinivasan Pro user said

Nicely sung Murali and Meena.

Murali, have not heard you sing in a long time – this was a very pleasant listen. Apart from a couple of minor off notes and the issue Subbu mentioned about delivery of nooraandugal in one breath, this is an awesome effort. Feel and expressions are the high point.

Meena, very nice voice with good range – few pithy portions but overall very nice rendition. The last humming could be better.

George, great mix.

Enjoyed this a lot.



Theagaraj Dhanapalan Pro user said


you sung excellently without strain and so easily can reach high notes. I liked it.


Your voice is very soft and soothing at some places bit struggled to reach high notes.

But good job.



Prasanna Venkatesan said

i am still listening … could not stop writing here … simple awesome … dunno … whether its voice , or mixing… or whatever …everything perfect i would say …

super ….



Prasanna Venkatesan said

ok now that i have listned to the full song … this is what i feel … meena was almost perfect….apart from the last humming…where she could have made it 100% perfect … :)

Murali…u were very good in the starting…that compelled me to write the above comment…as many others have pointed out …. u were just off pitch according to me in 2-3 places … the feel was really great ….full points for mixing ….

and i really dont want to get in to the debate of chaaral vs saaral … saaral might feel better as it is more used in Tamil these days (sadly though ;) )

Prasanna :)


Meena (on & off from muziboo) said

@Maruthi,Harshan,Kumar:Thanks for ur fb.Will take the best care to perfect myself still :).

@Thaegaraj,Prasanna:Thanks for dropping such a wonderful feedback.Nice to see.Appreciate it!!Would try to make it even more perfect.Thanks!!!


Vamsi Nadella said

Nice one guys. Good song to pick. I loved the way you guys managed the high registers.

@Murali:The “Kondado” @ 4:24 was an absolute beauty

@Meena: the oh oh.,.in the end was beautiful.

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Krishnan N v ( nvk ) said

Murali and Meena….

Loved the song and your rendition immensely.
Already others have said many areas needing improvement.

To me I loved this very very much… Nice to hear a song ,a cover, from Murali after such a long time… Murali…you should do more covers …Loved your expressions.

Meena … you were awesoem …

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Meena (on & off from muziboo) said

@Vamsi garu:Chala thanks andi :).

@Krishnan ji :I have always liked working with you and love to read your encouraging comments:).We are very much glad that you liked it :).


Sushane Shankar said

lovely pick…. and really great singing…… congrats


Anup said

awesome meena and murali….nice job…nice song….MSV scale konjam highooo???


Meena (on & off from muziboo) said

Thanks Anup :).MSV Scale konjam high dhan.


Jane Mathew said

Murali and Meena: Great work by both of u…!

Murali: i agree, u do have a very soothing voice…first time im listening u sing…liked it very much…pls sing more and upload…would love to hear more…

Meena : u were very melodous in this song…yes, alaaps could have been better…apart from that, everythng was perfect…keep singing!!!


Arvind R said

Hi Murali and Meena … it was nice to hear this blockbuster song from you guys.

Murali … I liked your version much better than Udit Narayan on the pronounciation, with the exception of “Saaral” which you pronounced as “Chaaral”. Your voice is soft, melodious and uniquely refreshing!. Singing-wise, I felt some joining places could improve like “Pookal – Poothadho”. Expressions and improvs were nice but some slight wavering of pitch was there. The last time you sang that high note of “thaandiyum vaazhumidhu” was very good. On style, your melodic style for this song was better hearing than Udit Narayan’s ‘phonetic energy’!. Mind you Udit’s energy was good for the movie visuals which was awesome in this song. Your voice mix was nice and overall great job. Hope to hear more!.

Hi Meena … nice job too and your voice sounded good in this song, unlike previous unclear renditions. Well done on that!. In fact your vocal volume could have been a bit lower. You sang well but needed a bit more expression and better accuracy with pitch, especially in Aalaaps. Overall well done Meena.

On a general note, I feel this song would have been a flop but for Chinmayi’s voice and interpretation. She was awesome in this song with her expressions and whispering breathy style. At a time when it was unimaginable to break into tamil playback singing, Rehman introduced many new singers who could not speak the language (referring to Udit here) … commendable as well as lamentable!. I pity the lyricists who write such good lines, only to be butchered totally!. It’s the ways of the world these days, so we are used to it!. :-)

I stumbled across this blog site of Chinmayi which was interesting but not sure whether it is being updated now!.

Thanks guys for that treat!.


Jenefa (inactive) said

Beautiful rendition by both of you :)

First thing, i enjoyed in this song is the diction.Really a good one from Murali…

You sound very sweet in this Meena :)


Murali Venkatraman said

Thanks to all who have given their comments and opinions.

Arvind :

There is always a debate as to which is right. In my knowledge, indigenous tamil words do not have the sound “sa”. chaaral is one such word. however loan words from other languages like sanskrit do have that sound. example sorgam. I always tend to say the ‘indigenous’ tamil words with the letters available in tamil and the ones borrowed form other language using the pronunciation that is compatible with them.


Uthra said

Thanks for making it downloadable without which I would not have been able to listen to this song. Well sung. Meena, your voice is very sweet and I particularly liked “saaral thoovudho” – sounded just like the original. you were out of breath for the line towards the end of charanam but it just needs a little more practice to correct that. Overall very nice and keep singing.
Murali, well done. It is a tough song considering the high range and you did a great job. One small correction – it should have been noorayiram aandugal thandiyum vazhumidhu instead of oorayiram aandugal thandiyum….
Great job guys. Looking forward to hearing more.


Murali Venkatraman said


Yes that was indeed a mistake. thanks for the correction.


Dr. nitin Acharya said

hats off murali for reaching those high notes…:)


Meena (on & off from muziboo) said

@Jane,Arvind,Uthra:Thanks for your pointers.

@Jenefa:Thanks :).


Bharathi Dinesh said

Well done Murali and Meena! Keep posting more songs.
All the Best!


Jingy Lovely said

Well done Murali and Meena….
Meena i listened to a few of ur songs….they were awesome……:) God bless
i think u ll have to practice the charanams well…
expecting more from both of u…:)


Murali Venkatraman said

Thanks Bharathi and Jingy. Very glad you enjoyed our rendition !


Unnikrishnan Kb said

Nice… I have already commented for murali’s expressions. And meena has a unique voice , shoudl try some harini number… Why dont you both try telephone manipol sirippavalivala…


Meena Raman said

very nice singing both of you

liked it a lot



Bharathi Dinesh said

Fantastic! Very good singing both of you, especially this high pitched song!
One can’t go without mentioning the mixing….Welldone George!



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Adithi said

Sorry a little late here….trying to catch up with all that I had missed for a brief while….

Excellent cover, Murali and Meena! So nice to see how you both reached the highest notes.

Some very good improvs and lovely expressions by you both! :) Enjoyed it thoroughly! :)


Venkat S said

Meena & Murali,

Nice pick of song. Murali, as Aravind said you are far better than Udit in this song, bcoz of your command over language and singing talent.

Both of you are brilliant in this song with your expression and feel. Mixing is just perfect, so nice to listen. Kudos to both of you. … full stars to you both. 5/5



Meera Krishnan said

Murali and meena!!
awesome singing both of u…loved the improvisation and d song in ur voices…


Rajesh Gopinath said

Very soothing song. Very nicely Sung by both Murali & Meena.

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

Very Nice… I thought this song is very tough…

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Dr.mohan George said

Dear Murali & Meena,
A really tougher proposition to sing this song with extra-ordinarily high notes. You two have come un scathed. The voices are so refreshing. Meena did v. well in patches contrary to my high expectations. Nonetheless very heartening oulful rendition. All the best.


Ashwini said

hi meena….u have really sweet voice and very expressive….enjoyed listening to this song.

Murali also sounds great!


Sushanth Shankar said

Hi Meena & Murali!

Great selection!! One of the good ones from THE ARR in recent times…

Murali – You have sung this beautifully!! Loved ur voice in this one throughout! The high notes were handled beautifully! To be honest, I hate to listen to the original cos of the choice of the male singer… I MUST admit that you sang this better than the original! Loved it!

Meena – You have sung this well too… There were a few off notes… This apart you have sung with great feel and expressions too! Loved the Ooo…oooo… at the end… :)

All the very best!

- Sushanth


Surendran Menon said

Meena & Murali

The two of you have sung this song well. Enjoyed it. A good and sincere effort. Keep it up.


Praba Balakrishnan said

Good Range of voice for both…. and what a feel guys…. Nice one…. There are few off notes…. Murali u sounded slightly like Vijay Yesudas


Bijo Joseph said

wow….gr8 meena & murali,u two of them sung beautifully……….u have any rec studio for recording…nice mixing….u done that….excellent…at the high pitch two of them make small mistakes….


Jothiboss said

Very Niceā€¦!!!…. U both of them have done a good job…… Murali and Meena….

With Regards,

S.Jothi Boss……

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