Saturday, January 18, 2014

Multi-Talented Little Super Star

We love few actors for their acting. But here is our Little Super star who has proved to us his talent not only in dancing and acting but also in singing. Always criticized for his encounters with girls, Silambarasan is also appreciated for his soulful singing. The hero who started his career as a child artist is now showered with appreciations for being the multi-talented actor he is.

Listen To Silambarasan Songs On Raaga.com

His singing career although can be dated back to more than a decade ago with "Mullaaga Kuththakkodaathu" , "Chukkumala Chukkumala from the movie 'Sonna dhan Kaadhala'. Our little super star has also sung for A.R.Rahman. One can say he is one of the hand- picked actor who has convinced A.R.Rahman with his singing skills with 'Baila more' in 'Kadhal Virus'.  Starting then and until now, his career as a playback singer has been quiet strong and he has lent his voice for some of the best music directors in town including G.V.Prakash Kumar. 2002 can be accredited as a wonderful year for him in terms of singing as he lent his voice for over 5 songs that year including hits like 'Sight adippom' from the movie April Maadhathil, 'Dil Dil Dil' from Red etc. 

Ofcourse he is more popular as a lyricist too and his 'Loosu penne ' made many girls mad about him and the song too. Although the movie was not accepted by many for the concept that it portrayed, the song sure captured our hearts. Last year his 'Kuttipayale' from Inga Enna Solluthu in Thaman's tunes made it big.

As an actor, as a singer, as a lyricist he has succeeded par excellence. It is now time to wait and watch more on what the young super star has to offer as a director apart from his 'manmadhan' and 'Vallavan' stinits.

YESTERYEAR STALWART - NAUSHAD ALI

Not many of the young generation know this man, but yes he is a pioneer in bringing out the classical element in Indian music. Naushad Ali has been in the field of comporsing since 1937. He passed away a few years ago in 2006. Comparing to few composers, Naushad Ali has worked only on less than a hundred movies but it is amazing to note that a quarter of his movies have reached golden and silver jubilees too.

Listen To NAUSHAD Songs On Raaga.com

Naushad's entry into the film industry was with PremNagar  which released in the year 1940.This Padma Bhushan Awardee was known for his talent  as he was one person who could easily work with Western instruments, including the clarinet, the mandolin, and the accordion. Even in the era, where technology had not developed at all, Naushad with his master skills  could incorporate Western musical idioms in his compositions, and compose for Western-style orchestras.

Have you heard the song 'Ae Mohabbat Zindabad' from the movie Mughal E Azam? Umraojaan is another movie which can be called his masterpiece. This movie showcases the beautiful song 'Dil cheez kya hai', with Rekha dancing to the tunes and mesmerizing all of us. His other well structured songs include "aa more saiyyaan jiya kalpaaye" which appeared in the movie 'Kanoon'. Thanks to Naushad's compositions, we got the best of Mohammad Rafi too. Some classic numbers from this duo include 'Aaj galiyon mein teri parwaana', 'Mujhe Duniya walo' etc.

'Ganga Jamuna' another famous movie which released in the year 1961 witnesses composition by Naushad. The song 'Do hanson ka joda' was sung beautifully by Lata Mangeshkar.Naushad being a story writer, he also contributed story lines for Palki which released during the year 1967 and Teri Payal Meri geet which released in the year 1989.

Naushad Ali is definitely one of the yesteryear stalwart and is irreplaceable. Bollywood surely misses his compositions.