Sunday, March 02, 2008

Simran Thirai on Jaya TV - Curtain Raiser tonight at 7 PM IST

Simran Thirai, a tele series featuring Simran is a pretty unique attempt. The next 12 months, as I know, will feature Simran in 12 different stories, one new story each month.
Why am I blogging about it? I have sung the title song in this series, a Ramesh Vinayagam composition.
I still remember the time when I met him first, when he called me to sing for his movie University. I couldn't sing on that day as I had lost my voice, but mom told me to go to the studio, meet him in person and express my inability to sing. He asked me why I had to go all the way to the studio, when I was unwell. At that time we lived in Thiruvanmiyur, and the studio was about 17 kilometers from my then house. Thereafter the song I sang next was in Nala Damayanti. One of my most favourite songs and I was extremely happy that I got to sing this one. And the recording sessions were hilarious. Ramesh anna made me sing this song on different days, as somewhere in between I made my trip to Sri Lanka for a concert. One of the chief issues then was that I had "love" feel missing in my singing. He kept tripping on me. Around that time I had done a three hour call-in programme on Raj TV, where they asked me what my dream guy was like.. I said I would love a Punjabi, who was tall, a veggie, a teetotaler, non smoker and all that.. I had a fascination for them because a lot of my friends at that time were Punjabis. I love the way they live their lives, the Mehmaan Nawaazi, the food, their love for music and dance, the respect towards elders, love for their language and people in general, and their hearts. Generally the way they live life to the fullest.
Ramesh anna seemed to have seen that interview and another session happened at Rajeev Menon's office. He said there are a lot of Punjabi guy's pictures coming in, so he said he ll bring some to the studio so that I could see them and get some "feel" happening.. Or I could choose to fall in love with the recording engineer, Lawrence, who he claimed was half Punjabi and half Iyengar. That was complete blah of course. But at that time both Lawrence and I were embarrassed to no end.

Thereafter I sang a couple of songs for Ramesh anna for Bharathiyaar vizha, a couple of his compositions for Bharatiyaar's poetry.

And now Simran Thirai

He asked me to try and sound different than usual, I tried my best. The song is mindblowing, and I am glad I got to sing for Simran again. I think after Kannathil Muthamittaal and New this would be the third song I am singing for her. The video is shot super well, I happened to see it when the Pyramid Saimira team, the producers, came home to shoot a video byte on what I thought about the song and etc.

Simran Thirai will be telecast starting tomorrow, 03-03-2008, On Jaya TV 8:30 PM IST, and the curtain raiser is at 7 PM tonight on Jaya TV. I ll try to catch some bytes form the TV and post it here. Until then watch this space.. :)

26 comments:

Vijey said...

Sareenga madame.. watching the space ;) !!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Nice blog. Had fun reading it. thnx 4 sharing ur experiences.

pps..any1 knws whos tht standing nxt to chinmayi in the pics below? the face seems to be familiar but cant figure out. any guess?

shyam

Chinmayi said...

shyam: Director Vasanth

Srivatsan said...

I Saw The Simran Thirai Curtain Raiser 2day. The Title Song Was Wonderful. Can U Pls Post The Song In Mp3 Format If Possible.

SARAS said...

The title song is very nice

Raghav said...

Woooooohoooooooooo Simmi is back :D :D :D I aint gonna miss the program tomo for sure :D (As a guy i guess i have every reason to be excited :P )

and @ Chinmayee: The nala damayanti song u referred to was 'enna ithu' rt?? haha it's one of my all time fav's but till nw idk u sang tat... (now i do, thanks to google search)

vinu said...

Hi ur combination wit Simran rocks!!! We r glad simran is back 2 acting... Pls post the title track video..we dnt get 2 watch Jaya Tv in US

Aruthi said...

Congrats, I am eager to listen that title song chinmayi, looking f/w on your audio blog.

ILA(a)இளா said...

Started refreshing your Audio blog..

Ramesh said...

I like Ramesh Vinayagam's compositions a lot. Enna Idhu from Naladamayanthi is one of my favorites. Kadhalai Valarthai from University is another favorite. I had first listened to Ramesh Vinayagam's "Aaha Oho Ayyappa" devotional album and that time it was very different and very good. I was even very disappointed when the cassette stuck into the tape recorder and was damaged. Ramesh Vinayagam, Singer "Ka" and couple of others were the judges for the first ever contest of Paadum Office (At that time, around 2004, it was called BigDeal inter-corporate music competition) and we were very happy to receive the first prize in group category.

Haven't yet listened to the Simran Thirai title song. But read today in the newspaper, that the title song was already a runaway hit :)

J said...

Thanks for the info, Chinmayi. You write so well. I visit your blog on and off and catch up with all the posts. Needless to say, I like your songs and the way you compered the shows Super singer and paadum office. Keep up the good work! will check out this title song :-)

Vijey said...

Hey Chinmayi,,
The song was really good.. good work...

பட்டுக்கோட்டை பிரேம்குமார் said...

நல்லா பாடியிருப்பீர்கள் என்ற நம்பிக்கையிருக்கிறது, இருந்தாலும் அந்த ஓப்பனிங் சாங்கை கேட்பதற்கு ஆவலாக உள்ளது, எங்கள் ஊரில் ஜெயா டிவி இல்லை, எனவே ஏதாவது செய்து, கேட்கும்படி செய்தால் எங்கள் ஆர்வம் நிறைவேறும்! நம்பிக்கையிருக்கு! வாழ்த்துக்கள்! ஆமாம்....பஞ்சாபி என்றால் பஞ்சாப் மாநிலத்தை சேர்ந்தவர்களா? பஞ்சாப் இந்தியாவில்தானே இருக்கு! அட நீங்க வேற நான் ஐஏஎஸ் பரிச்சை எழுதும்போது படிச்சது, மறந்துபோச்சு! ஹ..ஹ...ஹ....வாழ்த்துக்கள்!

Manaswini.K said...

You are incredible girl... I visit your blog often There is alot I would like to learn from you.I share the same idea as you do about Punjabi's as well. You put me to shame for having wasted all my youthful days!!!God bless you..

Anonymous said...

Thnx

Shyam

Vasanth said...

Chinmaye.... TDH poi... ippo PTVT (Panjabbi, Tall, vegie, teatotalar..)

PS: Aunty ungalukku romba kashtam.... chamatha oru Srichu... mapla tedaradhe kashtam... ippo panjab la poi tedanum pola irruke ....

Anonymous said...

you are too good in this interview

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XVpQvccfEUY
did you sing this song

Vasanthan said...

gd joke!
i guess u did get the love feel in the end, for the song.

was it Lawrence? or one of those pictures.

Harani said...

Hey Chinmayee...I watched the show and LOVED ur song! It was soo nice bcoz of the feel it gave...it is also very well picturized. Good Luck and keep singing!

lefty84 said...

The Kannathil Muthamittal song that you had sung for Simran was superb..Hope your combination strikes again in Simran Thirai..

Your description of liking a Punjabi lad and Lawrence's take on it was funny...

And 'what to name it' seems to be a perfect title for your blogspace - Movie reviews, update on latest happenings in the city,
personal blogs- its like a jugalbandhi in itself...

Liked the way you had mocked at Valentines day as being promoted by Hallmark and your personal take on a kisu kisu...Cool.

Maruthu said...

hi...
have u post that song in ur audio blog...bcz i didnt get jaya tv in singapore

Vasanthan said...

Happy Women's Day to you!

Anonymous said...

guys,
here is great video clip regard to tere bina's recording.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=djaZaagHJt4

chinmayi is in this clip...

Guna

Anonymous said...

You have a gr8 voice Chinmayee...I'm sure there's a lot ahead for you...All the best!!

Hope u vl get ur dream Punjabi too soon :)

Rj

Anonymous said...

what's Mehmaan Nawaazi?

Anonymous said...

Your blog keeps getting better and better! Your older articles are not as good as newer ones you have a lot more creativity and originality now keep it up!