Looking at a flower always gives us the happiness we wish for. There is always something about it that kindles the wonderful ‘happy’ sense in us. And especially the flower Jasmine, popularly known as ‘Malligai’ is very famous in the Tamil music industry as we are going to see. Read further to know why 

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Well many lyricists have made us of the word in a very smart way – either to describe the counterpart in a romantic encounter, a situation where they imagine a certain happening etc.In the song ‘malligaiye malligaiye maalai idum mannavan yaar sollu’ from the movie Ninaithen vandhai we see the sister tease her elder sister who is about get married. On the other hand in the song ‘pothi vecha malligai mottu’ the hero describes in a romantic way – comparing her to a jasmine’s bud then blooming to a flower! In the song ‘malligai poove malligai poove paarthayaa’ from the movie Unnidathil enai koduthen the encounter is yet again a romantic one between he hero and the heroine.

Rewinding to the golden era of the black and white movies we all know the song ‘malligai en mannan mayangum’ from the movie Dheerga Sumangali that ofcourse stands as one of the best made romantic numbers! The power of the lyrics speaks for itself!Usually we see a pattern that composers use the word – the description, the nature and fragrance of the flower to the delicate nature of the heroine. ‘malligai mullai poo panthal’ from Anbe Aaruyire is a classic Sivaji hit, which emphasis a lot on the topic of marriage as well. ‘Malligai mullai ponmozhi kilai’ from Annan Oru kovil too is a classic Sivaji hit.

Having spoken about the word ‘Malligai’, we cannot afford to miss the songs ‘malligai poovukku’ from Sundara Travels and not very popular but a nice song to listen to - Malligaiye Malligaiye Thoothaga Po from Periya Veettu Pannakkaran.

Malligai Poo Songs