Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Vrischika Penne - A Salilda composition

I have always been a huge fan of Salilda’s music, growing up listening to his Hindi, Malayalam and later Bengali compositions. He first became known in Malayalam cinema for his music in the movie “Chemmeen” in 1965. I was in school when 10 years later ThomaSleeha released and I remember waiting for the songs to be played on the radio from this movie and some others released the same year like Rasaleela and Raagam which had some of the best tunes made in the 70s. Vrischika Penne was one of them and what I love most in this song is the tabla in the interlude music and the beautiful expressions by KJY & Sabita. Salilda’s music always had some fantastic tabla in it. Remember O Sajna and Na Jiya lagena? His distinct style always stands out and when u listen to a tune u can instantly say “this has got to be a Salilda composition” :)

Sabita Chowdhury, another great singer of yester years, has sung many songs in Malayalam composed by her husband, the legendary Salilda. When Joe and I talked about singing a duet, I suggested we try this as it’s such a fun, happy tune sung beautifully by KJY and Sabita. Joe, as you all know is one of the first few who got into music blogging and also introduced me to the fun world of blogging more than 3 years ago. Thanks Joe for singing this with me and as always, u sound great! :) I hope u like our attempt :)

Film : ThomaSleeha
Lyricist : Vayalar
Music : Salil Choudhary
Original : Yesudas & Sabita Chowdhury
Sung by : Joe & Vidyu


Meera Manohar said...


Haven't heard this song before.. As to the tune of the song, didn't like the start that much as the charanams. Both your voices sound good in this.

Anonymous said...

Wonderful voices. Very well sung.


Dinesh Pithia said...

Vidyu & Joe,
Brilliant singing! I have always loved Shalilda's composition and have admire his distinguished style in composing songs. You both have sung very nicely and it was a great pleasure listening your melodious voices. Music has no language or barrier, but I really enjoyed! Thanks for sharing.

Khatod said...

Don’t know the language, but sound melodious in both of your voices.


Anonymous said...

Thank you so much everyone!

Anonymous said...

very nice song. liked it very much.

~ Biju Thomas

Vidyu said...

Thankyou all SO much for listening :-)

Chandramohan said...

Excellent Vidyu & Jo.

Soumitra said...

Excellent job by both of you :)

Anonymous said...

Hi Vidyu,
You have an amazing voice, and am still wondering how come you did not make it in main stream play back singing. I particularly liked your rendition of "Dil cheez kya" and "Dil hai choota Sa" they were amazing. Thank you for providing a peaceful time with your songs.

anoop nambiar said...

Hi Vidyu,
I was looking for some music tracks and ended up on taraana.com.You have a very nice voice and I loved your rendetions there.This is a little note to encourage you to continue recording.

'suni said...

ooh vidyu that was lovely.. so nice to hear your voice and that too singing so beautifully! a favourite of mine too. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Vidyu: I do not understand Malyalam but does not matter as long as its a good music. Excellent voice! Marvellous job.
- Vimal Gupta(Ashburm Music Group)

Nikhil said...

I actually stumbled upon this link while searching for the meaning of this song but after hearing I must say Vidyu ur voice in this song was almost exactly like Sabitha in the original..really nice rendition.

Vidyu said...

Thanks for visiting my blog Nikhil! Appreciate the good words :)