Friday, March 28, 2014

THANK YOU SUSHEELA AMMA!

The recipient of 5 National Awards, multiple State awards, this singer has mesmerized a wide range of audience with her capabilities of singing in multivarious languages and in voices very different from every rendition. Such is the talent she has.

Susheela has a strong background in the All India Radio and was spotted by a music director Pendyala Nageshwara Rao. Considering she had a tough competition with the other ace singers of that time namely Jikki, M.L.Vasanthakumari and the like. Once she was in prominence which was after late 1950’s, she was called for many numbers, including beautiful duets with K.J.Yesudas etc. M.S.Vishwanathan

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To talk about P.Susheela’s best numbers, ‘Ye thendrale’ from Nejathai kilathe is a beautiful number for which Gangai Amaran penned down the lyrics. The song ‘Darling Darling’ caught a lot of attention, thanks to the catchy tune and the simple lyrics from the movie Priya. Although one can say the movie did not become a huge hit, the song did. Another lovely listen of Susheela would be ‘Poonthenil’ written by the wonderful poet Kannadasan appears in the movie Ennipadigal. It is amazing to note that Susheela, one of the most versatile singers, never used a lot of time of the Music Directors. Known for her sharp picking up capacities, she has always proved her skills with the range of songs she selects.

A no miss in this list would ofcourse include Azhagazhaga from the movie Kaali. The song caught the eyes of many for its catchy visual appeal too and with Illayaraja setting the tune, this song definitely can be called a hit.

If you have watched the movie Kaathal Kiligal, it is impossible to have missed the song ‘ Karumbil’ as in this song Susheela shows her expertise in music on a whole new level.

This Padma Bhushan Award winner is such an asset to the Indian Film industry. Even recently, Susheela was chosen by the panel for a Lifetime Achievement Award – such is ofcourse the contribution by this genius.

MELODIES ALL THE WAY!

With over 5000 songs to her credit, Sujatha Mohan is one singer which is almost everyone’s favourite. This sweet-voiced lady has explored her talent in almost 5 languages, but is most sought after for the Tamil and the Malayalam industry.

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Thanks to A.R.Rahman, she was given a chance to sing ‘Pudhu vellai mazhai’ in the movie Roja in the year 1992. This we can say is one of the songs that took her to a peak in her career. Following this was the song ‘Naetru Ilaatha Maatram enadhu’ from the movie Pudhiya Mugam that hit the top charts. ‘Freshness’ in her voice what was liked by many of the music directors. We can say the A.R.Rahman and Sujatha combo has been brilliant and has brought out some wonderful music. ‘Enveetu thotathil’ from Gentleman, ‘ Kattirika Katthirika’ from Duet , ‘Malarodu Malaringu’ from Bombay, ‘Ini Acham acham illai’ from Indira, ‘Thillana Thillana’ from Muthu were the first few hits that set their musical chemistry on a high.Other melodious numbers by Sujatha are ‘Garuda Garuda’ for the movie for Natpukaaga , ‘Athisayam’ in the movie jeans, infact the melodies sung by here are not countable.

SujathaMohan is one of the judges for the popular music show – Airtel Super singer and encourages many upcoming singers. She is also the recipient of prestigious awards for her wonderful renditions in Minsara kanavu (Poo pookum osai) etc.

A gifted singer that she is, Sujatha Mohan has also added her daughter, another wonderful talent to the music fraternity (Shwetha Mohan). As a lead playback singer, it is amazing to note that Sujatha’s voice suits almost all the heroines.

SujathaMohan has also taken up the responsibility of spreading the joy of ‘music’ in her own ways. We wish the singer more success in the  coming years.