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Day 334: OMG6: Chakravarthini

Chakravarthini is a soothing song and considered one of the evergreen numbers of the duo- Devarajan, and Vayalar. This song always reminds me of 'Hum Ko man ki shakthi dena' by Vani Jayaram from Guddi starring Jaya Bahduri. They are both set in the same raga of Kedar (will check it with my musician friends).

The movie is based on the story by Malayattoor Ramakrishnan who btw, is related to paternal side of my family. The film had Madhu, Roja Ramani, Raghavan, Sudheer, Adoor Bhasi,Adoor Bhavani and others. The film was remade in Tamil with Kamal Hassan called 'Paruva Kalam'

Enjoy both the versions here.






Movie: Chembarathi (Hibiscus)
Music: G. Devarajan
Lyrics: Vayalar
Director: P.N. Menon
Screenplay/Story: Malayattoor Ramakrishnan
Year: 1972
Singer: K. J Yesudas (solo), female version : P. Madhuri 
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