Thursday, September 11, 2014

AS WONDERFUL AS A ‘MALLIGAI’

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



Bollywood Stars Pour Aid And Prayers For Victims Of J&K Flood

Whenever our nation has been stuck by a natural calamity Bollywood has always come forward to help the victims. Grieved by the worst ever flood that has hit Jammu and Kashmir in six decades Bollywood has not just expressed the mourning by social networking sites but have also lend support for the noble cause. 

Bollywood actor Kunal Kapoor, who came to fame with the hit film RANG DE BASANTI expressing his grief over twitter, has informed that he has tied up with an NGO Care India and is raising funds to provide daily necessities to the flood hit victims of Jammu and Kashmir.


He tweeted, "In association with an NGO, I have started a fundraiser to help raise money for the terrible situation in Kashmir!! The situation is far worse than you can imagine. And people are in need of immediate help. You can help them.” 

"Every contribution, no matter how small, matters. You can contribute by cash, cheque or card. Help Now!!!," he added.

According to Kunal the NGO has decided to provide kits having basic essentials of daily use for survival such as tarpaulin, mats, hygiene Kit (Soap ,toothbrush, toothpaste, sanitary napkins and disinfectants soaps) and blankets.

Overwhelmed by the humanitarian efforts of Kunal Kapoor’s support, Bollywood superstar Hrithik Roshan too has come forward and joined the Care India help drive. He has funded for the first 20kits and through social networking sites called upon his fans and concerned Indian to come ahead and contribute for the gracious cause wholeheartedly. 


In his tweed Hrithik Roshan said, “The floods have devastated the state of Jammu and Kashmir. It’s saddening, the number of people whose homes and lives have just been wiped out. I want to do something to help them. And I know there are people just like me, who want to help too.” 

He added, “So kindly join this greatest mission for mankind. Let’s raise funds for the people of Kashmir together. Let’s stand by our countrymen and do whatever we can to help them deal with their losses. We can help them gradually rebuild their homes and their lives. We CAN make a difference together.”

Meanwhile other Bollywood celebrities too took to tweeter and other social network to convey sympathies and prayers for the flood victims. Shah Rukh Khan tweeted, "Hope and Pray the flood situation in Kashmir gets controlled sooner than soon." 

Others who tweeted include Priyanka Chopra, Shraddha Kapoor, Manoj Bajpayee, Boman Irani, Anupam Kher, Riteish Deshmukh, Huma Qureshi, Farhan Akhtar, Shahid Kapoor , Sulaiman Merchant, Chetan Bhagat etc. 

Arjun Kapoor, Madhur Bhandarkar and Abhishek Bachchan applauded the army for their heroic work. Arjun Kapoor tweeted, "I salute the bravery of our armed forces and I pray for everyone in Jammu Kashmir...life is soo bloody cruel sometimes..."