In recent decade, although many genres like ‘pop’ , ‘hip-hop’ , ‘reggae’ has been infused in the Tamil film industry, carnatic music which stands dominant in every composition has not been let gone by the industry. In this generation which is always ‘on-the’go’, carnatic music still appeals to every music lover. Today at Raaga.com, let us take a look at some songs that have released this decade and has a very strong carnatic influence but has not failed to appeal to the audience at large.
Remember the song ‘Kannamoochi yen ada?’ from the movie Kandukondein Kandukondein, a lovely song where we see Aishwarya Rai dancing beautifully to the tune echoing in Chithra Amma’s voice. The same song was also sung by K.J.Yesudas which is also used in the movie. Thanks to A.R.Rahman for this beautiful song!
Another song that stirred the spark amongst many music lovers is ‘Aalankuyil koovum rayil aariraro’ from the movie Parthiban Kanavu. The song featuring actress Sneha and Srikkanth, was extremely well accepted amongst the masses. Infact having a strong flavour of the raagam Kaapi, is a very challenging song and needless to say singer Harini has done a brilliant job.
‘Kaatril Varum geethame’ is also a lovely number featuring many wonderful singers like Bhavatharini, Hariharan, Sadhana Sargam and Shreya Ghoshal.. This song is from the movie ‘Oru Naal Oru Kanavu’ and is primarily based on the raagam Kalyani
Fom the movie ‘Kanda Naal Mudhalai’ the song ‘kanda naal mudhalaai kaadhal perugudhadi’ sung by Pooja and Subbiksha is still sounds soothing to the ears!Primarily based in ragam Madhuvanthi, this song has a mix of western beats running in the background. Maybe that is what worked its magic with the audience?