Friday, July 11, 2014


Isn’t the word ‘Kanmani’ very endearing? Don’t we all like it when people call us with a lot of love? The word ‘Kanmani’ is used more than often in our Tamil songs, be it to call a lover, a sister, daughter etc. The word by itself is beautiful and encompasses all the love one feels like expressing in that very single word. Here is a quick look at the songs that have the word ‘Kanmani’.

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Kanmani anbodu kaadhalan’ from the movie Guna need s no introduction which is ofcourse a biggest hit of all songs, where we see Kamal Haasan sing for his beloved. In the movie ‘kadhal’ we see the hero Bharath singing for his heroine in the song ‘Unakenna irupaen, uyiraiyum kudupen’. The song actually emphasis more on the word ‘kanmaniye’, a heart touching song sung by the young Haricharan.

Kanmaniye pesu’ is another wonderful number from the movie ‘Kaakki Sattai’ that was released in the year 1985 which has the Ulaganayagan in the lead with Ambika and Madhavi playing the role of the leading ladies.

Another beautiful number is ‘Kanmaniye Kaadhal enbadhu karpanaiyo’ from the movie Aarilirunthu arubadhu varai, sung by S.P.Balasubramanyam and S.Janaki where we see our Superstar playing the lead in the movie.

‘Kanmani’ is also used to address a small kid – and ofcourse our ‘Anjali paapa’ suits the best to describe this. Don’t we all love the song ‘Anjali Anjali Anjali China Kanamani Kanmani’ from the movie ‘Anjali’. The movie China vathiyar with Prabhu Ganesan, Kushboo and Ranjitha in the lead has a song called ‘kanmaniye kanmaniye’, sung by S.P.B in Illaiyaraja’s tune, in this situation the hero singing for the heroine.

Thus we can conclude the word ‘Kanmaniye’ has a beautiful meaning. Listen to our full ‘Kanmaniye’ collection here.

Veteran Actress Zohra Sehgal No More

Zohra Sehgal, the grand old actress of India passed away at the ripe age of 102. Raaga.Com pays her a humble homage and prays her soul rests peacefully in heaven.

Winner of Indian government’s most prestigious civilian awards Padma Shri, Padma Bhushan and Padma Vibhushan, Zohra Sehgal, had became a household name after the success of her exciting role of a dominating mother of Amitabh Bachchan in CHEENI KUM. 

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However readers will be surprised to know that Zohra Sehgal began her career in the mid 40’s with legendary filmmakers like Khwaja Ahmad Abbas in DHARTI KE LAL and Chetan Anand's NEECHA NAGAR, but Zohra could not create the magic at box office hence after few more films she discarded Bollywood in early 60’s. 

She went to London, where she fortunately won a drama scholarship in 1962. Luckily in 1963 she got the opportunity to work as a dance teacher at 'Uday Shankar Style’ – dance school in Chelsea, in central London.

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Soon she began getting roles on British television. Her first role was in BBC TV series 'The Rescue of Pluffles' in 1964. Later she won more fame and recognition with her roles in BBC TV serials like The Raj Quartet, The Jewel in the Crown, Tandoori Nights, My Beautiful Laundrette, et al.

She came back to India in 90’s and was approached by film maker Mani Ratnam for his movie DIL SE thus opening floodgates for many more roles like HUM DIL DE CHUKE SANAM, VEER-ZAARA, CHEENI KUM, SAAWARIYA. 

In an interview Zohra Sehgal, said, “ Though I am be old but I am passionate about life and love doing life full of energy, like I did in Govinda starrer CHALO ISHQ LADAAYE, in which I even drew a bike and did action packed scenes. Also I enjoyed CHEENI KUM.”