January 11th, 2012

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From the heyday of Tamizh film music....

Here's a video of a lovely song, from the movie

Server Sundaram


a melodramatic tear-jerker from 1964.






It shows the prolific and prodigiously talented music director,

M S Viswanathan

(click on the wiki link to see what kind of adversity he has battled in life...it's amazing!)

...why he is wearing a suit in the hot and humid Chennai weather is a mystery!

actually conducting the orchestra, and the equally prolific singer,

T M Soundararajan (TMS) ,

The translation of the lyrics in this video are hilarious... so are the antics of the hero and heroine....but the song illustrates the great talent in those days of Tamizh cinema, and the innovative use of western instruments.

Both Hindi and Tamil film music from this era are superb.