Thursday, August 31, 2006

Malayalam Songs

Hello friends,
don't know if u all know this but I was fortunate to have been born in beautiful Kerala..Calicut and have been influenced by Malayalam language and music a great deal. I used to sing a lot of Malayalam songs until I was in Calicut but once I moved out I lost touch with it totally :( Many years later, actually, about a few months ago I chanced upon Jo's blog and got back to listening to Malayalam Karaoke songs. So when Jo asked me to do this song with Meera and him I was pleased. Unfortunately, there was no original song I could listen to but Jo had recorded the whole song for me and that's how I learnt it :)
Jo and Meera, thanks for ur patience and for giving me this opportunity to sing with u both....I know I took like forever to record my lines :( You both have done an awesome job singing this beautiful song..

I hope u will all enjoy it as much as I enjoyed singing it with the two great blogger friends!

You can listen to it in both Meera & Jo's blog.


Thought I'd share this recording which was done months ago...it's an old malayalam song 'Mainagam' from the 80's and was and still is one of my favorites by S.Janaki. Since I don't have any Karaoke tracks for Malayalam songs, I decided to record just my voice.

Thanks for listening..


Movie: Thrishna
Song : Mainagam
Music : Shyam
Original By: S. Janaki
Sung By : Vidyu

31 comments:

Murali said...

Vidyu:

I got introduced to this song by you. I have been humming it from then. HAve not listened to original till now since I did not know the original. In fact the whole of last week was gone humming this song. Good to see you sharing with all. Very nice singing. Please upload nadha also.

Jo said...

Thank you for singing this song with us Vidyu. You have done a great job on this song as usual. :-)

Dhanush said...

I heard this song sung by K.S Chitra in Symphony. And this time from you. I felt the song without any karoeke was too good. That was a great piece of work.

Murali said...

My comment above was for mainnaagam.

James Bright said...

The song was superb. You have a wonderful voice.
Please get the malayalam tracks soon and sing more malayalam songs.

Ganesh said...

Vidyu first time listening to this song. Beautifully sung and nice to hear just your voice alone.

Srividya Kasturi said...

Your voice sounds superb even without music...Well done!

Soumitra said...

Hi Vidyu,
Did not understand a word but the tune is nice and you have done a very good job as usual.

Kiranz..!! said...

A real talented one again..I heard this song a lot of times in public functions,women are crazy with this song,but when they try it getz out of their voice..

I was wondering how come u singing malayalam songs,now only got the idea that u ver here for sometime.All of your songs are pleasing,but when u sing malayalam, it makes a real difference,the words u format is really nice to hear..Please try more malayalam songs..Lyrics u can get it from our site www.malayalamsongslyrics.com and karaoke tracks we can help u..

Lovely duet with Meera n' Jo.." Aalapanam",i cant stop playin that..!

Divya.S.Menon said...

that was an amazing work vidyu....hoping to see more malayalam songs from you

Anonymous said...

Hi Vidyu,

Lots of new songs. Enjoyed all. Though could not understand the Malayalam song, very much liked the tune and ofcourse your singing.

Very well done.

Pulikeshi & Akshata

Khan Sahab said...

Vidyu,

The effect of listening to the music of your voice is amazing! Enjoyed it very much.

anil bs said...

vidyu.
kollam nannayirikunnu.....
if you want i will fill the background with the guitar....sent me the voice track...

anil bs

Vikas said...

hello vidyu

Tujhse Naaraz Nahin Zindagi

excellent ....ur have sung the song with gr8 sense..i have not listend ur recent malli song coz i dont know..

hey i would like to give one song request.Hope u will consider it

"Dheer Dheere Machal e dil e bekaraar" picturised on Dharmendea and Meena Kumari

Take CrArE
ViKas

Vikas said...

Pehla Nasha ........

wow vidyu....iam delighted to find ur blog...excellent sung by u and pradip...hatts off to both of u...


I enjoy ur songs at my work place while working.....


Take Care
Vikas

Vidyu said...

Dear friends,
thanks so much for ur encouragement. Your comments keep me going...wanting to record despite the crazy schedules we all hv to maintain! :)
Murali - thanks a lot..hoping I can get hold of a K-track for Nadha :) if not will upload the trackless version :)
Jo - thanks so much!
Dhanush - touched by ur good words..thanks for listening.
James Bright - thanks so much..I am hoping to get the tracks..I really do enjoy singing malayalam songs :)
Ganesh, Vidya, Divya - thanks much! appreciate ur good words..
Soumitra - thanks for listening/commenting despite the fact u don't get it!!!
Kiranz - So appreciate ur good words :)
Pulikeshi, Akshata - Thanks for visiting my blog :) neevu malayalam haadu keliddu nange bhaala santhosha! :)
Azam - thanks so very much!
Anil - valare nanhi :) voice track ayachu thannittundu :)
Vikas - thanks for visiting my blog :) I will certainly try dheere dheere machal ..i don't hv a track for it..but I'm sure if I look I can find one :)

Thanks again..

Jo said...

ayyo, somehow I missed the Mainagam song. Great treat Vidyu. Nice listening to your unplugged version! Please do keep post more as such.

ann said...

wow!!!! Vidyuu ...this is tooo goodd ... its one of the fav songs of many .. u did a very good job .. liked it a lottt... keep singing more Malayalam songs ..plz plz plz .. valare nannayittuntu (hoping u follow mallu )..
song req : S.Janaki's kathodu kathoram .. Im sure u must have heard it , plz do try it ... thankoo...

Sindhuja Bhakthavatsalam said...

Heard your for the first time in the latest malayalam song on Meera's blog-Lovely!! Enjoyed it thoroughly.Beautiful voice...

Shankar Nagarajan said...

Hi Vidyu, I didn't know you were from Calicut. I'm from there too. BTW, amazing work on "Lover Girl" from Padal. I'm also waiting to incorporate the jazz track in our next album. You have an awesome energy and emotion while rendering songs. Thanks for working on "Padal".

Anonymous said...

http://www.raaga.com/channels/malayalam/searchresults.asp

i was trawling the web for this song when i stumbled across this. you can listen to the original on the net. you have definite talent - a superb voice - obviously you have had classical training - i enjoyed your rendition. good luck.

Indiasofar said...

wow! excellent Love it Keep it up,,,Great work I give you 10/10

Anonymous said...

Excellent! Really impressive!
Ashok Alex
Canada

Vipins said...

Vidyu,
I was googling for some nice songs and came to your blog. I just listened the "Mainakam Song..". It was wonderful. Wishing you the very best and sing more...!!!

പൊറാടത്ത് said...

I happened to reach here accidently, and it's really beautiful. You have a wonderful voice and singing talent. thank you and wish you all the best..

Anonymous said...

hi vidyu
i happened to hear this accidently
it was my favourite song
ur voice is so sweet
keep it up
manju
NY

oommentalex said...

Hi Vidyu,

You have got a beutiful voice.There was no need of a karaoke. After a long time I am hearing some one singing this song so lively. I want to hear more songs from you. Why can't you listen to youtube. Please search for "Varamanjal aadiya ravinte maril oru manju thulli urangi". I want you to sing this great number on this blog. Eagerly waiting for that moment.

Manasu thurannu padan ulla kazhivu ennannekum nila nilkatte ennu prarthichukondu.....

Oommen T Alex

Anonymous said...

ithu download cheyyan pattiyal nannayirunnu....

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dhanesh said...

about mainagam.....your voice is good.i apprecite u my friend.i think,u r not malayali.if u,u hv 2 care pronounciation.i am not a master,but with in my music knowledge,i tell u,pls try to learn correctly the swaram singing portion in the pallavi.i think its "pa ni sa ri pa ma ga"....dont miss understand me...u hav a bright future inmusic.in ur sound,there is a good expression i could feel...

Vidyu said...

Dhanesh - Thank you for ur time. I appreciate ur attention to the detail and will surely work on the points u have mentioned. And, yes, u r correct. I am not a Malayalee but having lived in Kerala I have developed an interest and love for malayalam music. Thanks again! :)