Saturday, November 30, 2013

In the 'Rains'

'Mazhai' - The word by itself brings in a positive emotion. A feeling of happiness for many. Don't we all love to get wet in the rain? An important element to set the mood for a song, the 'rain setting' is loved by many and is usually preferred to depict the emotion of love. In particular, many Kollywood lyricists have used the term 'Mazhai'. A sneak peek into the best songs of the Kollywood industry with the term 'Mazhai' in it.


'Mazhaivarudhu Mazhaivaradu kudai kondu vaa' from Raja Kaiya Vecha  sung by Yesudas sends in vibes of romance in air. Similarly one can say the recent 'Manasellam Mazhaiye' from Saguni in Sonu Nigam's voice captured the hearts of many alongside 'Mazhaiye Mazhaiye veedil' from Eeram. A favourite A.R.Rahman composition for every fan is ofcourse 'En mel vizhunda mazhai thuliye' from May Madham which echoed in Jayachandran and Chitra's voices. Until today it remains one of the top songs requested by people all over the South on radio and television.

'Vaan Megam' from the movie Punnagai Mannan in Chithra's lilting tone makes any listener sway like innocent Revathi pictured in the song. Another wonderful track by the same singer which sets our foot tapping is 'Nee Varumbodu Naan Nanaivena' from Mazhai.

Coming to duets in the recent era, 'Ennai Konja koja vaa mazhaiye' from the movie Aadhi  in Hariharan and Sujatha's voice definitely conquered the hearts of those in 'love'.  On the other hand, 'Adada adada ada mazhai da' from Paiyya is a good listen for lovers looking some dancing too. A song with a dash of variety in voices, with a jovial nature and not fully romantic in its nature of the tone is 'Alan Kati Mazhai' from the movie Tenali.

The movie June R became popular especially for this number. Well yes, 'Mazhaiye Mazhaiye' by Hariharan which made it to the top charts too. A popular, hummable song which is even loved by kids is ofcourse 'Chinna Chinna mazhaithuligal' from En swasa Kaatre which is upbeat and definitely sets the tempo for everyone to enjoy the rains.

Thus, an important word used in many songs in Kollywood, 'Mazhai' as we all know is beautiful by itself and ofcourse its usage does not fail to add beauty to any song.