The last Raaga I have chosen to showcase is Kaapi. One of the favourite Raaga of my girlfriend and we are so used to randomly murmuring Thumbi Vaa/ Gum Sum/ Sangathil Paadatha over the phone – the best composition of Ilaiyaraaja in this Raaga. But surprisingly, Ilaiyaraaja has used this Raaga for a particular situation repeatedly – when a bunch of friends tease the bride and bridegroom before the wedding. One of the instances I can think of is Ada Maapila from Maapillai and the other one is this brilliant dance number from Chembaruthi. Why this? – this is one of the few songs that Banumathi sang for Raaja (just a small verse).
|Singers||Bhanumathi, Mano, KS Chitra and Chorus|
|Lyricist||Either Vaali, Muthulingam or Piraisoodan – Cannot identify|