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Kannan vandhaan ange Kannan vandhaan ( Ramu )

 
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2007 8:57 pm    Post subject: Kannan vandhaan ange Kannan vandhaan ( Ramu ) Reply with quote

You call it a devotional song or an emotional outburst ….. this song is a real classy number for Kadhal Mannan Gemini Ganesan’s RAMU .

This Kalyani raag scale beauty I am referring to is that spell binding KANNAN VANDHAAN ANGE KANNAN VANDHAAN

A happy living couple GG-Pushpalatha have a charming boy Ramu who is their lifeline. He gives joy, happiness , cheer and everything to them. The cruel destiny takes away the life of Pushpalatha in the form of fire which consumes her and this happens right infront of the kid Ramu. He is so stunned / shocked that he instantly becomes dumbfound. A young GG, sacrifices everything for the sake of his son now and lives mechanically only for the betterment of that poor boy under the hope that someday or other he will get his vocals back. ( GG is so singleminded that he outrightly .rejects even a good natured K.R.Vijaya’s proposal to remarry also. Who will forget the peerless Nilave ennidam nerungadhey by PBS ! ) But as time pass by , all attempts to cure go useless and GG reaches a point of frustration. By now, he becomes a wanderer and goes around directionless. At this stage he sees a temple where the veteran Nagaiyya performs a pooja on Lord Krishna singing a devotional song which goes as follows :

நம்பினார் கெடுவதில்லை நான்கு மறை தீர்ப்பு
நம்பிக்கை கொண்டவர்கு ஆண்டவனெ காப்பு
பசிக்கு விருந்தாவான் நோய்க்கு மருந்தாவான்
பரந்தாமன் சன்னதிக்கு வாராய் நென்ஜே


Seergazi Govindarajan starts with a high pitch note which he gradually brings it down . The mesmerizing Master MSV knows what output he can get from SG ! He immediately applies Sitar , flute & dolak … What a start !

கண்ணன் வந்தான் அங்கே கண்ணன் வந்தான்
எழை கண்ணீரை கண்டதும் கண்ணன் வந்தான்


The beautiful song is used at a time when the frustration reaches a breaking point . The lyrics have been carved as if they aree meant to passify / comfort GG that if one surrenders before the Supreme Lord, all your sufferings will be put to end.

Whats so great in this song ?? It’s the wonderful tune, the splendid lyrics which IMO is as good as any devotional song , the apt situation, the mind blowing singing of TMS and SG , the emotional outburst by GG and the caring / sympathetic reaction from Nagiayaa

The pallavi itself straight away addresses the situation so beautifully

Look, amazing sequence of progressive notes set now as below ( every sentence the pitch goes to very high note )

தேடி நின்ற கண்களிலே கண்ணன் வந்தான்
தீபம் ஒன்று கய்யில் கொண்டு கண்ணன் வந்தான்
கேட்டவர்கு கேட்டபடி கண்ணன் வந்தான்
கேள்வியே பதிலாக க்ண்ணன் வந்தான்
தர்மம் என்னும் தேரில் ஏறி கண்ணன் வந்தான்
தாளாத துயர் தீர்க்க கண்ணன் வந்தான்
கண்ணன் வந்தான் மாய கண்ணன் வந்தான்
கண்ணன் வந்தான்


Seergazi once again continues with his solid voice :

முடவர்களை நடக்க வைக்கும் ப்ருந்தாவனம்
மூடர்களை அறிய வைக்கும் ப்ருந்தாவனம்
குறுடர்களை காண வைக்கும் ப்ருந்தாவனம்
ஊமைகளை பேச வைக்கும்
அடயாத கதவிருக்கும் சன்னிதானம்
அந்ஜாத சொல்லிருக்கும் சன்னிதானம்
சன்னிதானம் கண்ணன் சன்னிதானம்
சன்னிதானம்


கண்ணன் வந்தான் அங்கே கண்ணன் வந்தான்
எழை கண்ணீரை கண்டதும் கண்ணன் வந்தான்

Whenever the legendary TMS and Seergazi Govindarajan sing in one platform, invariably it happens to be a straight challenge between the 2 singers of different range with each giving their very best and venture into a friendly competition . Only we who really get baffled by their wonderful rendition that we become speechless & declare both of them as joint winners ! Few examples of their competing songs are ….Vendriduven ..naattayum naadhathaal … from Agathiyar …… Thiruchendoorin kadalorathil…from Deivam ….

Actually, the first few minutes are occupied by SG which must have been agonizing wait for TMS as he storms in and bursts into a series of emotions

Suddenly TMS storms in his own inimitable way :

கண்ணா கண்ணா கண்ணா கண்ணா

கருணை என்னும் கண் திற்ந்து பார்க்க வேண்டும்
காவல் என்னும் கை நீட்டி காக்க வேண்டும்
கனிமழலை குரல் கொடுத்து பாடவேண்டும்
கண்மறாந்த தாயும் அதை கேட்க வேண்டும்
கவலகளை உன்னிடதில் தந்தேன் கண்ணா
கருணயே அருள் செய்ய வருவாய் கண்ணா


கண்ணா கண்ணா கண்ணா கண்ணா

Finally MSV makes both sing together as if to declare truce !

Melody King MSV displays a variety of feelings through the song :

When Seerkazi sings, it looks totally DEVOTIONAL

But when TMS sings, it appears absolutely EMOTIONAL

MSV is a genius as he knew clearly as to which singer has to be used for GG . Within the same movie, he had already given to PBS for that classic NILAVE ENNIDAM NERUNGAADHE for another situation.
Here the tune being very emotional set for a surcharged atmosphere, he chooses TMS . I bet , nobody could have delivered this song better with such an impact .

TMS hardly must have sung for GG . The numbers might not even cross 20 but MSV with a deep insight has used him for this extraordinary song. IMO, one of the reasons for the success of this song is having used TMS

I like the way TMS intercepts midway during the song through Kanaa Kanaa . He brings to the front, the hurt feelings of a Father who is deeply worried about his son’s future.

The song ends on a positive note with both TMS and SG singing a chorus .

The movie has some superb songs :

1. Pachai maram ondru
2. Nilave ennidam nerungaadhe
3. Muthuchippi mella mella thirandhu varum

As wonderfully analyzed by our friend G.Jayaram earlier, applying Kalyani , MSV can give a devotional song like this . The same MSV can also produce MANNULAGIL INDRU DEVAR IRANGI VARUGIRAAR , a Christian song !
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2007 11:45 am    Post subject: Re: Kannan vandhaan ange Kannan vandhaan ( Ramu ) Reply with quote

மெல்லிசை மன்னரின் அருமையான பாடலைப்பற்றி, 'அலசல் மன்னர் பாலாஜி'யின் ஆய்வு மிக அருமை. எத்தனை முறை கேட்டாலும் புத்துணர்ச்சி தரும் பாடல்.

S.Balaji wrote:

When Seerkazi sings, it looks totally DEVOTIONAL

But when TMS sings, it appears absolutely EMOTIONal


True... true..., Akeen observation by you, Balaji annaa...

S.Balaji wrote:
Whenever the legendary TMS and Seergazi Govindarajan sing in one platform, invariably it happens to be a straight challenge between the 2 singers of different range with each giving their very best and venture into a friendly competition . Only we who really get baffled by their wonderful rendition that we become speechless & declare both of them as joint winners ! Few examples of their competing songs are ….
Vendriduven ..naattayum naadhathaal … from Agathiyar …

Thiruchendoorin kadalorathil…from Deivam ….


Some more 'Jovial' numbers by this duo...

'பூவாதலையா போட்டா தெரியும்
நீயா நானா பார்த்து விடு'

'அழகிருக்குது உடலிலே ஆசையிருக்குது மனசிலே
அனுபவிச்சா என்னடா கண்ணு அனுபவிப்போம்'

'காசிக்குப் போகும் சந்நியாசி
உன் குடும்பம் என்னாகும் நீ யோசி'


S.Balaji wrote:
MSV is a genius as he knew clearly as to which singer has to be used for GG . Within the same movie, he had already given to PBS for that classic NILAVE ENNIDAM NERUNGAADHE for another situation.
Here the tune being very emotional set for a surcharged atmosphere, he chooses TMS . I bet , nobody could have delivered this song better with such an impact .


அசகாய சூரரான மெல்லிசை மாமன்னர் பல படங்களில் இந்த புத்திசாலித்தனமான முடிவைக் கையாண்டிருக்கிறார். நம் கண் முன்னே இருக்கும் இன்னொரு உதாரணம்... 'காதலிக்க நேரமில்லை'யில் முத்துராமனுக்கு இரண்டு டூயட்டுகளை ஜேசுதாஸைக் கொண்டு பாட வைத்தவர், 'காதலிக்க நேரமில்லை...காதலிப்பார் யாருமில்லை' பாடலை மட்டும் சீர்காழியாரைக்கொண்டு பாட வைத்தார். அவரோ அல்லது டி.எம்.எஸ்ஸோ தவிர வேறு யாராவது அதைப் பாடியிருந்தால் எடுபட்டிருக்குமா சொல்லுங்கள்.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2007 4:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Amazing write-up dear Balaji !!! Fantastic Very Happy

What a devotional number this!

Shenai and Flute will make you feel totally divine!
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2007 11:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Beautiful write up by Balaji sir...

and

interesting insertings by Saradha mam...

some more by TMS & Seerkazhi combo

'thanga therodum veedhiyile' (Lakshmi kalyanam)
'thenmadhurai veedhiyile oorvalam ponaal' (Anbukkor annan)
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2007 6:42 am    Post subject: Pick a Song and Analyze! Reply with quote

Dear Balaji, Saradaa mam and others,
All your observations on KANNAN VANDHAAN are fine and aesthetic. There is some hidden mesmerism in this song.There have been a number of devotional/ soothing numbers in the history of TFM. But, this item carries the feelings of humanity, as it touches upon the varied sufferings of people who have exhausted all the avenues of mitigation. Besides, the the arrangement of the song sequence in the movie was such that instant acceptance comes to the viewer from the totally different / seemingly unplanned arrival of hero and his suffering son to a new place seriously engaged in prayer. Needless to say when it comes to any Kannan number the Kavignar and Mellisai Mannar are thoroughly blessed by LORD KRISHNA himself [as innumerable songs stand testimony to the glory of KaviArasar and Sevi Arasar the indomitable pair]. As for MM , he enjoys the direct blessings Goddess Saraswathy as we see from the way he handles tunes, establishes his supremacy of orchestration with predictable fineness and unpredictable elegance in deviations in all songs. Among the stalwarts of TFM, the era of Kannadasan -MSV has contributed several such items -devotional or Philosophic to tide over phases of uncertainty in life. I know of several individuals who have mustered their courage and balance by simply listening to such songs without having to resort to long spells of psychiatric care and medication. May I just conclude saying that words rendered with honesty delivered in musical form from the souls of composers can rapidly heel the listener. That is the mesmeric influence of Kannan Vandhaan.
Warm regards Prof. K.Raman Navi Mumbai.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2007 6:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I started crying by going through the discussions. This song is absolutely one of the best song to hear and take into our hearts. Being today is Deepavali, I felt happiness to go through this SONG... MSV you are really great!
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2007 9:49 pm    Post subject: A SONG TO MOVE EVERY HEART & SOUL Reply with quote

Dear Balaji,

A fabulous write-up. This is a song that I have been listening to, right from my LKG days and a great song that moves every heart & soul. If it's a soul stirring song, then it's ought to be from our Master Creator for only he could achive this feet and no one else. MSV, more of this pease!!!!

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2007 11:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dear Balaji Sir,

This song "kANNAN VANTHAN" is so special to me. I have featured this song as one of my Top-10 songs of MSV.

This song takes us so close to the heart of the poor father who prays for his son. Kannil kanneerai vara vaikkum song ithu. When I listen to this song anywhere, my other jobs are kept aside, till this song is over.

MSV ayya, neengal needoozhi vaazhga!!!

P. Sankar.

(I still feel that Shivaji would have made this song more memorable "on screen" than what GG has done; look at the emotions Shivaji shows for the songs 'kettathum kodupavaney' and 'aatuvithal yaaroruvar aadatharey kanna')
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 13, 2008 10:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A fantastic analysis for a wonderful song... dear Balaji

"The same MSV can also produce MANNULAGIL INDRU DEVAR IRANGI VARUGIRAAR , a Christian song !"

The same MSV can also produce ALLA ALLA... NEE ILLADHA IDAME ILLAI NEE THANE ULAGIN ELLAI, a Muslim song !...
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