Songs in Malayalam

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Re: Songs in Malayalam

Postby vijayjohn » 2015-08-28, 19:05

Nice song, eskandar bhai! :) I had no idea it existed until you posted it.

Also, since today is Onam (or Thiruvonam to be more precise), here's an Onam song called "Kannanthali Muttam" from Njanonnu Parayatte (1982):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JHJ9G_kTyJ0
Lyrics: http://www.malayalasangeetham.info/s.php?6414 followed by http://www.malayalasangeetham.info/s.php?6413

And another song praising Kerala called "Maamalakalkkappurathu" from Ninamaninja Kalpadukal (1963):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T5SWvvN57RA
Lyrics: http://www.malayalasangeetham.info/s.php?188

Finally, my niece's birthday is in less than a month, so I guess I might as well post a couple of impossibly cute movie songs :P
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0cEGuVAxASk
Lyrics: http://www.malayalasangeetham.info/s.php?8092
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zsgFJ747DBM
Lyrics: http://www.malayalasangeetham.info/s.php?5483
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Re: Songs in Malayalam

Postby vijayjohn » 2016-01-04, 7:30

This time, I'll start out by posting two Malayalam songs that are not movie songs but rather folk songs that I just happened to stumble across. One is "Mandaarakkaavilu" from the album Kunjippennu, a song about celebrating Pooram, which is a festival celebrated every year in certain parts of Kerala:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w42jsOAHPXY
The other is "Enthaadalaadaa 'Love'shadam?" from Nattamma, about a young lady and an Ayurvedic doctor falling in love with each other:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xYhqD_Xh4xM
And now back to old movie songs, lol. But both of the next two songs are from dubbed movies, and I've posted the original versions in the threads for songs in each respective language. The first one is "Chinnum Ven Thaarathin Aanandavela" from Jeevithasamaram (1971), which is a translation of the Hindi song "Jhilmil Sitaaron Ka Aangan Hoga" from Jeevan Mrithyu:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JfDN6qEHvY8
Lyrics: http://www.malayalasangeetham.info/s.php?13140

And the second is "Neelavaanacholayil" from Premabhishekam (1982), a dubbed version of the Tamil song "Neela Vaana Odayil" from Vaazhvey Maayam, a movie that was a remake of a Telugu movie also called Premabhishekam from the same year! :lol: Here's the Malayalam version:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=flGly3pqfbI
Lyrics: http://www.malayalasangeetham.info/s.php?10817

And here are some more songs because why the hell not. :P The first two of these are songs I'm pretty sure my mom was listening to recently; the other two are from a movie called Dasaratham (1989), and I'm posting them because my niece was here for Christmas and they're so childish. :lol: First, here's "Doore Oru Thaaram" from Meenathil Thalikettu (1998):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yXfQTxTnn-E
Lyrics: http://www.malayalasangeetham.info/s.php?9598 (only visible in the English version of the page!)

And "Sharonin paneer poo choodi varoo" from Saaphalyam, an unreleased movie from 1997:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BLRzbxhP78c
Lyrics: http://www.malayalasangeetham.info/s.php?15350

And finally "Chinchilam Thenmozhi" and "Mandaaracheppundo" from Dasaratham (sorry for the poor audio quality for the first one, but this is exactly how I remember hearing it! :P And the second one begins about one minute into the video):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iFlH_dlHvGE
Lyrics: http://www.malayalasangeetham.info/s.php?6987
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0CO-IQQV2II
Lyrics: http://www.malayalasangeetham.info/s.php?6986
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Re: Songs in Malayalam

Postby vijayjohn » 2017-01-28, 6:10

"Swapnangale Veenurangoo" from Thakilukottampuram (1981) is a song I've heard my dad sing many times, but I'd never seen a movie clip of this song or heard the version as sung in the movie (and didn't know what movie it was from or anything). It's one of those sad Malayalam movie songs with beautiful lyrics:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3AVKWO-2mAo
Lyrics: http://www.malayalasangeetham.info/s.php?5935

"Manjakiliyude" from Kanmadam (1998) is a song I've heard my mom play on one of those CDs of Malayalam songs she'd pop into the car's CD drive every time we were driving somewhere relatively far away, such as when we went to visit relatives near New Orleans:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5TjcyEFobzk
Lyrics: http://www.malayalasangeetham.info/s.php?9625

"Oru Kochu Swapnathin" from Tharavattamma (1966) is a song I've heard many times since childhood. This is one of those songs for which the entire movie is available on YouTube, yet for some reason, clips of songs are not available separately, so you get videos with still pictures like this:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VemMJYcbcYw
Lyrics: http://www.malayalasangeetham.info/s.php?737

"Manjalayil Mungithorthi" is a song from the movie Kalithozhan (1966). This is the first time I've ever heard the whole song sung by someone other than my dad again. :P The actors here are Prem Nazir and Sheela, two of the biggest names in the Malayalam movie industry at the time (Sheela had played Karuthamma in Chemmeen the year just before this movie):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FtjykWLrC8w
Lyrics: http://www.malayalasangeetham.info/s.php?626

This is another song from Kaayalum Kathirum (see this post in this thread) called "Chithira Thoniyil Akkare Pokaan":
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JcrRq6d7dHA
Lyrics: http://www.malayalasangeetham.info/s.php?516

And this is "Ragendu Kiranangal" from Avalude Ravukal (1978). The title of the movie means 'her nights', and a lot of Malayalee guys assume it's a porno, but apparently, it's a philosophical tragedy in reality. There is a Hindi song with the same tune in the excellent movie Swami (1977):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3IGdGI2tv58
Lyrics: http://www.malayalasangeetham.info/s.php?4595

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Re: Songs in Malayalam

Postby vijayjohn » 2017-09-15, 5:59

Two songs (in the order they appear in in the movie) from Sathyavan Savithri (1977), which is a retelling of a story within the Mahabharata of a newly widowed woman tricking Yama, the god of death, into reviving her husband:

"Neelambujangal Vidarnnu"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IgQF4ikX7pI
Lyrics: http://www.malayalasangeetham.info/s.php?4386

"Ashadham Mayangi"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lmnTgXBDZJA
Lyrics: http://www.malayalasangeetham.info/s.php?4385

I think I recently discovered this Muslim song "Oru Kotta Ponnundallo" from Kuttikuppayam (1964):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LDJWP5rcxH4
Lyrics: http://www.malayalasangeetham.info/s.php?8253

And these are some other kid-themed songs from the movie Unnikale Oru Katha Parayam (1987) in honor of my niece's birthday tomorrow! :)

Title song:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mnkhO55flsw
Lyrics: http://www.malayalasangeetham.info/s.php?7089

"Punchiriyude Poovilikal":
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V0AclP5kydc
Lyrics: http://www.malayalasangeetham.info/s.php?7091

"Vaazhapoonkilikal":
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=37fhb1hi_FI
Lyrics: http://www.malayalasangeetham.info/s.php?7090

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Re: Songs in Malayalam

Postby vijayjohn » 2018-01-07, 21:38

Christmas was just last month/a few weeks ago, so here's a Christmas medley from Nokketha Doorathu Kannum Nattu (1985). Unlike all the other songs in this thread so far (except maybe one or more of TeneReef's?), this song does have a short part in (fairly odd :P) Indian English based on "Jingle Bells":
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SFiY0cdWCDs
Lyrics: http://www.malayalasangeetham.info/s.php?1437

This movie is more famous for this song, though, whose name is "Aayiram kannumay" (there's also a video of a white guy from here in Austin performing the same song! I don't know him or anything, but apparently, his wife is Malayalee, and this is his favorite Malayalam song or something):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SSIoUpiBSC4
Lyrics: http://www.malayalasangeetham.info/s.php?1436

I'm more partial to this version, though, which is actually from the same movie. :P Unfortunately, there's no YouTube clip of this version from the movie itself. The lyrics are trivially different from the above version:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jIUyNQ4RaAA
This is a Christian song from Thomasleeha (1975), which is based on the legend of Apostle Thomas introducing Christianity to Kerala. Apparently, songs like this were intended to attract Christian audiences and convince them that watching movies was not a morally objectionable activity (a very big and common concern among people in the early years of the movie industry not only in Kerala but also in India more generally, since women acting was seen as equivalent to prostitution):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vDQ1dtQgfaA
Lyrics: http://www.malayalasangeetham.info/s.php?3630

And these are two songs from Balettan (2003), a comedy that was once played in a movie theater here. :P I haven't really seen it since, but I seem to remember it being better than most Malayalam comedies I've seen. The first is "Baletta Baletta," and the second is "Karu Karu Karuthoru Pennaanu" (sung by none other than the main actor in the movie, Mohanlal!):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YfBFGahCAMw
Lyrics: http://www.malayalasangeetham.info/s.php?8841

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W7o1nZTdwmg
Lyrics: http://www.malayalasangeetham.info/s.php?8839

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Re: Songs in Malayalam

Postby rmanoj » 2018-02-05, 6:20

Here's one that I'm very fond of but doesn't seem to be very well known. Originally sung by Yesudas for a film in the '80s, I think, but I like this version. Don't ask me what the first line means though--'O singer of the sinless imagination'?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YfZjyA_gQqY&list=RDYfZjyA_gQqY

And here is something nice and contemporary. Also originally sung in an older film (Pingaami) but I think this version is actually better than the original, although admittedly the lyrics make more sense when sung by a woman. You can find the original on YouTube as well. It's in very straightforward Malayalam that I guess would also be fairly transparent to a Tamil speaker.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DLPRCLKewc4


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