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Famous Melodies of Vidyasagar

Updated on February 9, 2013

Music, I feel, is the shortest route to realize GOD. Vidyasagar is one of the less recognized music directors in the South Indian Film Industry and his songs when listened with eyes closed will definitely take us to heaven. This hub is dedicated to Vidyasagar - The King of Melodies.

Even though Vidyasagar is famous for his melodies, his fast numbers also have a soulful music in them which makes you tap your toes at the same time enjoy the music content in them. With an endless list of soul-melting melodies to his credits and a lot of awards crowning his cap, he is one of the music directors who are not much recognized. Though people really like listening to his songs, sadly, his name does not get the credit much.

His extensive use of Veenai in his songs simply mesmerize me. His songs have a haunting effect on you especially the humming portions. His songs have pure essence of many classical Raagas which are simply breath-taking.

I have listed 10 songs composed by him which definitely prove that music is one rare thing which discriminates caste, creed, language or any discrimination within the human race. The songs are pure melody which will give the feel of dipping your soul in pure honey. These ten songs are the one that came to my mind the moment I decided to write a hub on Vidyasagar's melodies.

Enjoy the soulful and blissful melodies which are really close to my heart.

Poo Vaasam - Anbe Sivam

I would rate this song to top my all-time favorite list of songs. Everything about the song is simply brilliant. The lyrics of the songs are so apt for the song and the feel.

The usage of the different musical instruments is brilliant too. I love the small bit of music that precedes the song.

Singers : Vijay Prakash, Sadhana Sargam

Summa Kidantha - Thambi

This is one not very popular song but I love the way the song travels.

The feel is too cute and the usage of Shehnai is worth mentioning here.

Singers : Karthik and Kalyani

Vidyasagar is also known for introducing a lot of singers in his movies.


Ding Dong - G

This song has one of those haunting hummings to start the song.

I always felt not many songs are pictured well but this is definitely an exception.

Everything about the song - cinematography, locations, lighting etc. simply compliment the feel of the song.

Singers: Madhu Balakrishnan and Madhusree

Ennai Konja - Aadhi

Again a rare song. I love the usage of the instruments. What a soulful rendition by the singers.

Singers: Hariharan and Sujatha

Malare Mounama - Karna

This song could be called one of the first songs that brought Vidyasagar to the limelight in the Tamil Film Industry.

The other song in this movie - Ae Shabba (though rumored to be copied from some Arabian song) is a different and interesting attempt.

Singers: SPB and Janaki

Kandaen Kadhalai - Pirivom Sandhippom

I remember how mesmerized I became after listening to this song for the first time. This is one of the songs that ran on an infinite loop in my music player.

Well directed song that compliments to the melody very well.

Singers: Karthik, Swetha Mohan

Vizhiyum Vizhiyum - Chadurangam

Though the songs of this movie was released long before the movie was released, the song became very close to my heart.


Singers: Madhu Balakrishnan & Harini

Chi Chi Chi - Maja

The intermediate flute bit in this song is simply too good. The songs picks up great melody in the Charanam.

Singers: Shankar Mahadevan, Savitha, Harini

Kannukkulla - Dil

This feet tapping number somehow flashed in my mind when I thought about Vidyasagar.

There is also this beautiful "Un Samayalarayil" melody in this movie.

Singer : Manikkavinayagam

Naan Varaindhu Vaitha - Jeyam Kondan

Another example of brilliant usage of the different instruments and a haunting humming.

Singers: Hariharan, Madhushree

I can list many many more songs of Vidyasagar. When I am about to finish writing the hub, many more songs come rushing into my mind. Adding a link for many more melodies of Vidyasagar herewith.

Vidyasagar is one of his kind to give such heart-melting melodies that are eternal. Hats off to him!

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      OTEE 4 years ago from India

      Mmm. Must listen to the links you've given.

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      Deepika Arun 4 years ago from Chennai, India

      @Otee: Definitely must listen!

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      Disillusioned 4 years ago from Kerala, India

      As we have talked many times on this subject, I totally agree with you that Vidya Sagar has not got the recognition he deserves.

      One of his greatest achievement, I would say is that it is just not easy to listen to a song and then instantly grasp that it is Vidya Sagar's music! It was pretty easy with M S Viswanathan; quite easy with Ilayaraja or A R Rehman.

      He has such a variety and "absence of a stamp" that I could not just identify his song.

      I think you can easily add another 10 great melodies of Vidyasagar in this post (or a part two of this post). You can also have one post for his more popular peppy songs with good music content.

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      Deepika Arun 4 years ago from Chennai, India

      @Appa: Yes I can easily add at least 15 more songs. Planning to have a part - 2 for this hub!

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      Sunil Kumar Kunnoth 4 years ago from Calicut (Kozhikode, South India)

      He has done some wonderful works in Malayalam as well. Sujatha was his favourite singer and her best songs were done by Vidyaji. Thank you for sharing your knowledge.

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