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Song – 4

Poovilae Medai

Mani Ratnam’s Kadal has released. Mani Ratnam had some wonderful songs with Ilaiyaraaja during his best movie making days. This song is a brilliance that got lost in the celebration of other brilliant songs from the same movie.

Movie: Pagal Nilavu (1985)

Director: Mani Ratnam

Actors: Murali, Revathi, Sarath Babu, Radhika, Sathyaraj

Singers: Jeyachandran, P.Susheela

Lyrics: Gangai Amaren

Based on the Raaga Keeravani



1. Pagal Nilavu was the first direct Tamil movie by Mani Ratnam.
2. Counterpoint is a technique of two or more independent musical phrases or lines or melodies played together to make a harmony. Ilaiyaraaja uses it in many songs especially in preludes and interludes. Some counterpoints of Ilaiyaraaja with flute –

P.S: When I saw Kadal’s trailer, it somehow reminded me of Pagal Nilavu. I haven’t seen Kadal yet 🙂

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