It has been 59 years since we got our independence. I dedicate this week to the countless martyrs who fought for our freedom and who are fighting out the enemies at the borders. This week celebrates Maestro’s music under this topic. Each song is of top notch and bears his trademark orchestration for such songs – use of brass, chorus, etc.
1. Idhu thaai pirandha (Siraichaalai)
The song is very patriotic and brings goose bumps every time I hear it. The situation in the movie is very moving one, with horrible scenes depicting heaps of dead bodies of freedom fighters who get killed in Andaman jail. I must remember all of them tearfully at this time. I don’t know the lyricist but kudos to him for penning such thoughtful lyrics.
2. Senthamizh naadu (Kamaraj)
This song celebrates the various stride made during a benevolent leader in Tamilnadu; its none other than Kamaraj. The song is written by Mahakavi Bharathi but the last charanam is by our own Raja, which fits the theme of the movie to a T. Lets hope for such a great leader to be born again.
3. Ezhai jaadhi (Ezhai jaadhi)
Even after so many years of achieving independence, still poverty is there. Why is this so? This song analyzes it. Again profound lyrics.
4. Ulagame nee (Ivan)
I wanted to include this song in the wake of current situation of mindless violence. When will be free from all this and live in a peaceful world?
5. En kanavinai kel (Desiya geetham)
This is the wish-list of every one of us too. I will be happy even if few of this is realized.
6. Jai jawan (Rajasthan)
‘Jai Jawan Jai Kisan’ was the slogan coined by Lal Bahadur Shastri. Lets salute the soldiers at the borders who are guarding us against all odds and weather. Lets salute the power of knowledge too!
I wish all my fellow citizens Happy Independence!