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Day 329: Old Malayalam Gems (OMG): Ayala porichathundo

Malayalam film music has evolved with time. Initially, with the great musicians like Dakshinamoorthy, M.S.Baburaj, M.K. Arjunan, M.S.Vishwanathan and G.Devarajan Malayalam cinema industry saw a new wave of compositions. Together with prolific lyricists, the old songs remind the listeners of the good old days. Later part of 70's saw the rise of younger composers like Johnson, Raveendran, Ilayaraja, Ouseppachan, M.G.Radhakrishnan, Shyam and so many other composers. Even today, after a good 40-50 years of time listening to these songs makes us feel much more happy and calm.

 I love listening to old Hindi and Tamil as well. There are many a number of sites that discuss these old gems from Tamil and Hindi probably due to the reach of their film industry. So, I thought its time to start collating the best from old Malayalam songs. Well, I should also thank my friend Sylvian Patrick for inspiring me to do such a series. He runs a brilliant blog (now his website!) with varied topics. One of which is Projeckt Ilayaraja where he shares some hidden gems and rare songs by the Maestro (You can check that out here).

So, let's start with this series. I am not planning to write this in any particular order. Every day the choice will be based on my mood!

Here we go with the first one- a happy one at that. This is my hubby's favorite song and he keeps humming this every time we sit for a good Sunday lunch. Mind you, we are vegetarians :)

Movie: Venalil Oru Mazha (Summer Rain)
Music: M.S. Vishwanathan
Director: Sreekumaran Thampi
Lyricist: Sreekumaran Thampi
Year: 1979
Singer: L.R. Eswari

This song features the beautiful and effervescent Srividya with Madhu and this movie is a remake of the Tamil hit Mullum Malarum featuring Rajnikanth (one of my favorite movies). That movie was directed by Mahendran and the music was composed by Maestro. You will see the signature of MSV in the song and LR. Eswari's beautiful rendering. 
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