(Kaithapram Damodaran Namboodri)
Malayalam film music is a rich treasure house for raga based film tunes. We will find the music directors using a lot of uncommon ragas, from film music perspective, and using it very well. In one of the early posts in this series, I had spoken about how Dakshinamurthy Swamy dealt with Begada and gave us a wonderful melody. (You can read that post here. ) In case of Sahana too there are a couple of nice melodies in Malayalam light music. One, which I was very impressed with was M.G.Radhakrishnan's 'jayadeva kaviyude'. This is from his 'lalitha sangeetham' collection. M.Jeyachandran provides a nice Sahana in modern setting in the movie 'Perumazhakaalam'. The song being 'chenthar mizhi'.
The song we will talk about today is from the film 'Kaliyattom': 'ennodhenthinee pinakkam'. Written and set to music by Kaithapram. Sung beautifully by Bhavana Radhakrishnan. The song portrays the 'viraha' feeling of the woman in question. Someone who knows Tamil can understand these lyrics easily. Kaithapram's lyrics in simple words capture the pain of separation effectively. The tune is extremely melodious but also conveys the intended emotion. Ofcourse being a film song we can see the song deviating a bit from Sahana in some places, (in some places in the first interlude you almost get a Dvijawanthi feeling) but overall the feel of Sahana is well maintained. The orchestration is in keeping with the theme of the film.
Enjoy this lovely Sahana, thanks to Kaithapram and his team