Unnai Kaanatha Kannum

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I finally mustered the courage in uploading an old number here. I have few such recordings that I plan on uploading here in the coming days, keep an eye or should I say beware!

Such a beautiful melody scored by a legend and delivered by a goddess. Old songs / singers have their style of delivering sangathis which I find very difficult to venture. Not because I do not know the songs or I do not belong in that era, but simply because of its outstanding quality. Bhaavam is so inherent in their voices and there is simply no over-indulgence of any sort. Listening to old Tamil and Hindi songs, I always envy how it must have felt for folks from previous generation to go to a theatre, watch a film and stumble upon “Unnai kaanada kannum”. Or listen to “sau bar janam lenge” on radio…. Whoa! Growing up with 80’s and 90’s music was nothing short of nectareous… I remember how my jaw dropped listening to Thalapathi songs on screen… but still…

My mom introduced this song, like all other old songs, during one of those lazy Sunday afternoons. This song was not in any of her “P Susheela Gems” cassettes so I recall asking her to sing this song over and over again. When I sing any old song, she almost always says “ganeer nu paadu… Netru illatha maatram madiri paadathey”. Not as an insult to the recent song, but to differentiate the style of singing. My voice was tuned to thin out trying to emote.

So… folks back home have been asking for old covers. Specially appa seemed to enjoy this cover a lot which almost never happens. As expected, amma had some pointers and I “hope” I’ve fixed all of them.

And why upload now? Someone’s birthday is fast approaching. Happy Birthday V! I can’t find a better song, can I?

Generally I write… this is my take of the song and hope you enjoy it. Not this time, not with this classic one. This is not my take, this is the best I could do and hope you enjoy that :)

Song: Unnai Kaanatha Kannum
Movie: Idaya Kamalam
Originally sung by: P Susheela
Cover by: Revathi



Latha Ganti Pro user said

All time fav !! a song which is very close to my heart …very soulful music…beautiful presentation Revathi ! Loved it a lot ! :)


ராஜ் குமார் அஞ்சன் said

First and Foremost, my advance b’day wishes to our chocolate boy, Vasanth and an apt choice to serve the purpose… :)

Revs!!! Loved ur write-up and as you said, the bhaavam, subtleties and other technical metrics are endemic to those legends… And the flow with which they fall is stunning, leaving us all to stay agape… Your voice comes out with natural flow of vibratos which actually adds gloominess to a song… Hope u get my drift… Some offs cropped up here and there… Some of the sangathis were very smooth and fine… Nicely rendered with lotta involvement… Am all ears and release those oldies from your stack… Good Luck!!!
♫ ♫ Raj ♫ ♫

If there is affinity, no matter how bitter it could be, one is always contented… If there is no affinity, let love be in your heart…


Kumaran.k.k. ( i am back ) said


fav of all music lovers !!

great start and feel thorughout !!

niceee !!

always yours,
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Theagaraj Dhanapalan Pro user said

aahaaaa……appadiye asal paadalai ketpathai pole oru mana niraivu….

Bramithu rasithen….Paaraattukal……Nandri…

Nal vaazthukkal


Kala Vijay Pro user said

great singing of this classic with awesome feeling Revathi.
(by any chance if i missed out any of your uploads and not commented,pl feel free to scribble me.)
‘cannot live without music’


Nivetha said

Love ur song pick & write up :) Could feel that U’ve sung ur heart out… Though a few offs were there, there were many places we could enjoy the beauty of ur voice with the apt feel… A few sangathis were very very cute :) Keep’em coming!

Thanks & Regards,


Tha Kathir said

Super singing and great to listen.

keep it up dear Revathi.
Please listen my uploads and write your feel about it. I love Music & friends, n the god inside of me.


Hamsapriya Pro user said


What an amazing pick!

You have sung very well & loved your voice very much

All the best

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Swamy Kitcha said

Revathi, amazing singing. great modulations. not an easy song but you’ve eased through and the output is super good. keep them coming….

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Ramesh Tadi Pro user said

Revathi, very familiar with this beautiful song… liked ur write up and wonderful rendition with nice modulations… you maintained the mood in this slow song which is always tough to do… liked it.
Ramesh Tadi


Revathi Vasanth (away) said

Thanks to each and every one of you for sparing the time to listen and register your thoughts here. Very much appreciated.



Kumar Srinivasan Pro user said

Enjoyed reading your write up and I wholeheartedly agree with you on singing styles.

Coming to the song, thought you sang this really well with the right modulations and openness. Thanks for bringing this classic back.



Revathi Vasanth (away) said

Thanks Swati and Kumar!



Anbu Mohamed Pro user said

Aaha……such a beautiful song….in a beautiful honey dipped voice and loads and loads of expressions….Vasanth should have proud listening to this rendition…I believe !! Standing ovation from me here in Saudi Arabia !! Well done Revathi !!
♫♫♫ Anbu J. Mohamed ♫♫♫


Revathi Vasanth (away) said

Thanks Anbu, for taking the time to listen and register your thoughts!



Syam Sundar said

that’s a fantastic performance ……congrats


Sridhar G said

Nice rendition, Very good voice
God Bless.,
“Best Wishes and Regards” – Sridhar G

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