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'thuLLi Odum kAlgaL ingE"- MSV DELIGHTS US ALL OVER.

 
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madhuraman
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 15, 2014 1:00 pm    Post subject: 'thuLLi Odum kAlgaL ingE"- MSV DELIGHTS US ALL OVER. Reply with quote

Dear Friends,

'thuLLi Odum kAlgaL ingE' -

The entire song has the temporary hob-nob- "The oodal" in Tamil. All

charanams carry oodal phrases but they assume much more vibrant effect

in all spots [many all over the song] where OO ooo has been rendered

with a telling effect .I trust, it satisfies Mr .VK's anticipation about this song

from my perception.


Oh What an imagination!

Yes, I am awe- struck by every component of the song ‘thuLLi Odum

kAlgaL ingE’ from “Periya idathuppeN”. Kudos to the lyricist and the MD

who represent the ‘made for each other’ package. The issue of meter –

matter relationship literally comes full blown in this piece.


In terms of orchestration, the song looks simple by cost outlay. But what

matters is just the elegance in concept and execution. That way this song

is a HUGE BONANZA of melody. As Shri. Ragasudha has pointed out, this

piece deserves incisive analysis; as my ill luck would have it, I am not

armed with the tact of unraveling the elements that constitute a musical

assemblage. Still, it is the awe generated by such songs that drives us

mad; I am no exception to the possessive grip of MSV songs and hence

my desire to speak overshadows my inadequacy for analysis. However,

our analysts are always welcome to highlight their perceptions.

Though the opening word is “thuLLi Odum kAlgaL”, MSV has effectively

subdued the male voice more to reveal the ‘enslaved mind’ of the lover.

There are indeed very few songs where TMS is held in fetters [most such

pieces have been doled out by MSV] and this is one such of 1963- a

couple of years prior to ‘yAr andha nilavu’ of “Shanthi”.

Unmistakably, this is a piece carrying MSV stamp all over; especially the

sedate tune, the right-fit orchestration, and the humming.

This song is one of the innumerable numbers where MSV has availed of

his mesmerizing OO ooo O to rich advantage to listening pleasure. It is

the OO ooo that traps the listener even as it leads the closing moments of

Pallavi and Charanam to a plane of comfort from where interludes take

over in majestic style.

The non-lyrical OO ooo is a perfect delight in this song and MSV has made

use of it in all winding phases of Pallavi /charanam in this song. It is this

skill of his that enriches a lyric even as it pumps mood to a polite romance.

As is his wont, MSV has beautified the song by his magical stretch of

words –especially in the repeat ; it is a model lesson for composing tunes

by exploiting the spirit of the word. Listen to charanam pieces where these

words are sung in different styles in the two steps.

PS : ‘mAlaiyida thaedhi’ , while in repeat stretched as ‘mAlai’…. ‘ida thaedhi’

TMS ; ‘ThAmaraiyin thaen eduthu’, in repeat stretched as ‘thA .. marayin thaen eduthu’

‘virundhu vaithai’ is drawn out as ‘ virundhu vaith ..thai’

The final charanam is sung together by PS-TMS where they sustain

absolute parity. The spot where they sing ‘nALumillai pozhudhumillai’ is

simply out of the world, as it opens up a new dimension – a tribute to the

concept of romance in a musical form.

My lone regret is that I am not the material destined to interpret the

nuances of song composition where the orchestration/tune is a model

lesson for structuring a movie song. Strings,Violins. Bongo or Tabla step in

at the right spots to roll out their brilliance and add delight to this romantic

piece which is a haunting melody.


Warm regards K.Raman Madurai
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Prof. K. Raman
Mumbai
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N Y MURALI
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 18, 2014 4:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dear Professor,
The best part of the song for me is the way they take the pallavi with a humming 'oh oh o thulli odum'
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Sai Saravanan
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 18, 2014 11:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dear Professor,
A melody so clear and vibrant, made with ease and simplicity, as pointed out. This is one of the early songs highlighting the clarity of the tabla, beats following the song so meticulously and so recorded to bring out the percussion distinctly. The effortless shift between the tabla and bongos, is legendary, of course.
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