Thursday, July 29, 2010

Kannada Songs bringing out memories...

The latest post by MM brought out memories of some awesome songs ... some Hindi .. some Kannada.

Capturing the Kannada ones here:

1. Mellusire savi gaana : Link : Here

The romantic mood of the song brings out some cheerful memories of my newly married days. BP and I were generally having fun where one would hum / whistle a certain song and the other would guess the song and sing along. Out of no where BP started singing Sa Sa sa sa sa ... sa sa sa ... and I burst of laughing. It was supposed to be the above song. (BP is not classically trained ... while I am and it was funny to hear him sing sa sa sa for the entire mukhda of the song)
Everytime I hear this song, it brings out a smile on my face.

2. DoNi saagali munde Hogali : Link : here

Its a classic song. The movie was considered bold when released .... infact I was not allowed to watch it when it was telecast on TV except for this song. This song was immortalized by my aunt and uncle. (chikkamma / chikkappa). They were newly weds. And we were visiting them during summer holidays ... and chikkappa who was and still is a ardent Vividh bharthi listener, brought out the tape recorder at 6:30am in the morning and played out a casette. It was the recorded version of the above song sung by aunt and uncle. We laughed our hearts out at the totally tuneless rendition of chikkappa and my aunt trying her best to catch the tune. Its been close to 25 years and its still the same ... we still tease them about this casette. (of course both remain the same... aunt still sings in perfect tune ... and chikkappa ... well :D)

3. EE dehadinda Doora Naade: Link : here

This is actually my dad's favourite song... technically not my favourite. Yet has so many memories attached. Daddy has this habit of singing certain songs from the Black and white era and everytime he starts to sing one of his favourite songs, he always sings the rest and in a certain pattern. So the above songs almost always is succeeded by Deena Naa bandiruve ... and then Namo Venkatesha etc. And everytime I hear any of the the songs featured in my dad's list, it brings out a tear in my eye. I am reminded of the distance separating us now .... it tears me apart. BP initially did not understand the reasons of my immediate mood shifts earlier ... now he clearly does and never fails to switch songs if any of dad's list song are being played. In that sense, he is tuned to those songs as well now.

I have also sung this song in several competition during my middle school years and won several prizes.

4. Maduve ya ee banda: Link : here

This one is one of mom's favourites ... and mine too. There has not been a single antakshari when this song has not been featured. There used to be a time when the groom side relatives assembled in the groom's house and started for the wedding together from there in a BTS bus. (specially arranged by the bride's side for the groom and his relatives). Along the drive ... we would invariably stop over, mostly by the riverside and have lunch. (puliyogare and mosaranna). Much masti was had in the bus ... and then some teasing of the groom. Antakshari was the top pick for entertainment and this song was very apt.

Certainly brings out very happy memories for me from not so distant past :)

5. Kannada NaadiNa Veera RamaNiya : Link:

WHAT a song !! Rendered supremely by P.B.Srinivas.... always ... always brings a tear when the song ends with Obavva perishing. I have sung this song in many competitions as well ... in fact one of my teachers in my high school was so fond of me singing this song that she got a personal recorded and recorded my version of it. In one of the competitions, when I sang this song, one of the judges came up to me and said she had tears in her eyes (so did I when I sang). Inspite of that compliment, I did not win a prize in that particular event and my teacher from school who had accompanied me, was shocked and irritated. She went straight upto the judges (there were 3 of them) and questioned why I was not given the prize to which they said it was a male version in the original ... so they would have preferred me picking a song by a female singer.

Only recently Cantaloupe participated in a talent show and she was dressed as "Obavva" and she made me PROUD !!! Another reason to love this song :)

I wanted to end it here .. though it has been very difficult to cut down at 5 ... but I cannot help but list another one.

Jo Jo Laali ... this song has been Junior's favourite for the past 6-7 months. She started singing this song when she was 18 months ... I am told, my parents sang this as lullaby to me when I was a baby and I loved it :)

OK ... Now I stop ... pls share your special songs ... would love hear the songs and the memories behind them


Shankari said...

I love 1 and 2. Never heard 3, 4 like it okay okay :)

5 always brings wonderful memories of getting inspired to fight for justice.

Thanks for sharing these beauties. Am going to be humming mellusire today :)

Pixie said...

wow!! Awesome awesome songs!!
My husband was thrilled as well when I made him hear them! :D :D

Thank you for sharing them! :)

AverageJane said...

Sometimes it is the memories that make the songs more beautiful than they might have been. :) Nice list!

Hip Grandma said...

Jo jo lali is the only one I can recognize.kannada songs do not have a tamil version do they?i think i must listen to the songs mentioned by you.

Cantaloupes.Amma (CA) said...

@Shankari: Glad you liked some of the songs .... they are not necessarily my favourites ... but they bring back memories :)

Pixie: How cool is that and hubby listening leisurely to old kannada songs

@AJ: Bingo ... it is indeed the memories associated that makes this list special.

@HG: I am not sure if they have tamil version ... recently heard a telugu version of the first song though

Swaram said...

U r so rt abt memories making the songs special :)
Mellusire savi gaana always reminds me of my grandpa. His brothers used to tease him and grandma with that song.
2 is one of my all-time favs across all languages :)
4 is a part of most marriage videos I guess :P :P

Loved ur memories for 2 and cud soo relate with 4 :)

5 - Seriously! En kanta PB avaradu :) :)

Cihinkurli said...

I never heard #3 must do it soon! And one of my favourites is Elliruve from Bayaludaari :D and Nagisuve Neenu from GaaLi Maathu :)

Cantaloupes.Amma (CA) said...

@Chinkurli: Welcome here !! Bayalu Daari song is lovely ... I like it too. I also like Neera bittu Nelada mele from Hombisilu.
Not many memories associated with these songs though ...


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