Thursday, August 20, 2009

Latest in Aadhavan - Vaaraayo Vaaraayo

After Ayan, Harris sir has given me an opportunity to sing in Aadhavan and when I went to record this one, it was like a breath of fresh air to listen to Unnikrishnan anna's voice. (Excuse the Sir and the Anna, as I can write about the people I know only in the way I relate to/call them)
Immediately after I sang the song, or rather a few days thereafter Unni anna messaged to say that it has come out very well. Harris sir said he was pleased. As far as I am concerned I have been looking forward for the release of this song from the day it was recorded. While working on the cover of Inbox 1305, Mrs. Kiruthiga Udhayanidhi happened to mention that she loves the song. Didn't stop me from asking her if she, by any chance, carried a rough mix of that song in her car. She mentioned that Harris sir does not give the song to anyone for any reason.
And then a week ago I was told to host the audio release of Aadhavan. First thing I was all jittery. Hosting a show on TV is a completely different ball game and hosting a live event is something else. Totally. You may plan a live event to the last detail, but its almost like such events have a mind of their own and they make their own plans. I had no clue what I would do if I called someone with the wrong name, or title, made slip-ups, messed up... hohohoho.. Was even wondering how damage control would happen, what if I angered someone.. all worst case scenarios flashed across my mind's eye. I kept badgering the PRO Nikhil Murugan for a minute to minute briefing, how to invite the dignitaries and the guests as being a newbie I was not at all confident of the protocol and how things are done.
K S Ravikumar sir agreed to meet me and he explained how the proceedings should go on and one more meeting happened yesterday morning with the Producer Udhayanidhi Stalin and KS Ravikumar sir and his team. At the venue, I was able to watch closely how K S Ravikumar sir gave out instructions, how he planned the event and his inimitable style and sense of humour. Even during the first meeting that was fixed, he explained some intricate details of film-making and how things are done as he would to a student and so patiently that I felt darn lucky.
I had a few last minute questions that only Nikhil Murugan could answer and he let me know on the protocol and a lot of other finer details.
Maybe for one of the first times there was a Nadhaswaram group playing music and everything was set traditionally.
Sure I had my slip ups but thankfully there is leeway to apologize on stage. Sometimes while I spoke I kept hearing my voice back in delay and that made me mess up a couple of words as well. When you catch it on TV you'll know what I am talking about.
Vivek sir, was very kind to mention me in his speech, which I have seen that he always does, if I have sung at the start of the function. But what was most touching was when K S Ravikumar mentioned me in his thank you speech and also said he believed that Vaaraayo was his favourite track. At that point in time I know how much I thanked God for having brought me that far to be acknowledged by stalwarts in the industry.
In all this there was this one person who hardly made his presence felt. The producer. Every one who spoke on stage yesterday said how extremely simple he is, to the extent that perhaps it gives simplicity a new meaning. I was stumped when I saw it in Kiruthiga while working with her for Inbox 1305. And though I had heard it from several people before, it is just plain - (for want of a better word) wonderful that a power couple are this simple.
When I heard the song again on the way back there was this joy and immense gratitude to the composer who chose me to be one of the voices for his song. When I sing, I give my life for it. I have yearned for every song that I sing like you can never imagine. If there is something that I am truly madly and shall perennially be in love with, it shall be music. For ever and ever.
There have been days when I felt that my being was twisted so much that it cannot withstand anymore. And there are days when I felt as if my being somehow expanded that it encompassed the entire universe due to the joy that was given to me as a blessing. So much that I loved every being in it. The wise say that this state of mind should be constant no matter what the situation. But then, I am neither wise nor a saint. But some day I ll perhaps get there. Before you wonder, I just meant I ll get to the point of being wise someday. Maybe not a saint.
And to you, reading this post, I wish for you that may you feel the joy that I felt, may life offer you such gifts, wherein you experience every pore of your being brimming with joy and perhaps something like being one with the universe. I have lived it. And wish you do too.
God bless.

61 comments:

karthik said...

i waiting for songs from adhavan,few times i mail to u but not recieve any reply.if u have time please reply me.

karthik
inspirekarthik@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Hi Chins,

Just heared the song..its wounderfull n i like it:)

Aneef said...

Nice song.. :)

A Man in NPK said...

Songs are really very nice.Harris having his own trend,no one can beat him on his trend.

Ur voice going to be in all FM's for every day.

Chin's rocks

Anantha said...

Hi Chinmayi.. I am regular reader of your blog. But yesterday I listened to your song and wondered how come you have not updated that in your blog. To my surprise, it is there. It is too cool.. Particularly when you say "Neeye Sol maname" that comes at 3.20 period of the second. All the best..Cheers bye bye.. Anantha

jishu said...

Hi akka,
All the best for ur carrier..!

SARAS said...

The song is really very nice

januM said...

hey.. nice post! :)
btw saw d pics on galatta.. u lukin pretty! plus d saree :) get goin lady!!

Krishna said...

i am waiting to see the movie release..

Imagination said...

That's awesome and best wishes for many more to come :)

Kalpana

Anand said...

Hi Chinmayi... its such a beautiful song.. great combo of you and unni sir. i love this song... thanks for such wonderful renditions..

VijayGanesh. S said...

Wow. Will look fwd to watch it on TV.

Pramod Kannan said...

I really love that song. The combination of your voice with unni sir was really tuned so nicely.. Cant stop hearing it.. Keep the good work going..

Shiva S K said...

Dear Miss. Chinmayi
I was waitin 4 u to write abt this.. many congrats.. thank you for the end note.. its plain wonderful ;)!! And may your life be replete with such wonderful moments.. and may u reach newer heights, in an ascending order .. always..
Let there be a life long love affair with the Universe and its unbelievably positive energy!!!
Cheers!!

Gnanam said...

Hi Chinmayi ,

Following your song in Madurai Sambavam. Aadhavan song is also very good. Heavenly voice of yours keeps all my worries and stress out of my mind.

Anonymous said...

hiii

I loved the song! Can't wait for kanden kadhalai heard you are dubbing for Tamanna!

kas

Vaishnavi said...

omg, i loved ur saree u were on at adhavan launch.U looked gorgeousssssssss as ever...
x

Sreekrishnan said...

The song is good - but probably will be enhanced when i see the video.

was this almost like the wait of your first song? How was it then - it was probably a year ? Did you get to know Mr. jayachandran was singing a version as well? and btw: personally do you like yours or his version?

i had a take on your version

http://sreekrishnan.blogspot.com/2007/10/kannathil-muthaittal-is-rahmans-one-of_29.html

Jana said...

Hi Chinmay,

This is Jana here. Just started to follow your blog. In fact your blog inspired me to start my own blog "http://janas59.yolasite.com". I wonder how you write soooo much in your posts. I am a great fan of your voice. All your songs are amazing to hear and your voice that you gave to some actress (dubbing) is also presentable. I know dubbing is not an easy deal. You are doing it so fine. And coming to your post topic - your latest song in Aadhavan. I haven't listened to that yet. Will definitely do. I have no doubt it will be damn good. Looking forward to your future songs. All the best and Godspeed!!!

Yuga said...

Hi Chinmayi.How r u doing?Heard your Vaarayo Vaarayo song from Aadhavan.It's fantastic!Your soothing voice and HJ magical music r mind blowing!Mr.Unnikrishnan did a good job as well.Keep up ur good work :-)

Arun Vaidyanathan said...

Listened to "Vaarayo" and "Laesa Parakkadhu" back-to-back.
Sometimes you are left with no words to express. Simple-a sollakkoodiyadhu Super!!!. Here's wishing that you sing many many more songs and keep delighting us.
Also wish that you remain hale and hearty for eternity.

Anonymous said...

Great song

Debayan said...

hi Chinmayee,as i've mentioned this in ur twitter..your songs r really fascinating from d latest movie..well,i wud also like to say that u r indeed a good writer..the flow and the elegance with which u write these articles is not everybody's cup-of-tea....so carry on your good work...love....debayan

Jayamurugan said...

All the best for both Audio and movie to be a super hit...

By the way I just loved this line:
"If there is something that I am truly madly and shall perennially be in love with, it shall be music. For ever and ever."

It just express about the indefinite love of yours towards music.

Jayamurugan said...

Chinmayi,
You give ur life to the song to touch all our soul.
It may sound mad that even I am interested in learning music[even after graduated in Technology background], but I am interested in music.
Music and Dance are two art forms which always excited me and forever will excite me until my last day.

Srinivas Naidu said...

Hi Chinmayee.....!
Congrats...for ur Vaarayo song and ur voice is like a morning breeze....Usually we can judge the voice of person based on his/her personality up to some extent...but ur voice is totally a unique one.
All the best for ur journey in music and keep entertaining us.:-)

Sri said...

Chinmayi! Wow! Vaaryao vaarayo..thats a heart melting one specially in combination with Unni Krsihnan. Truly its the pick of the lot. I loved it!!!!

God Bless!
Sri

mybabynaren said...

I can't imagine the kind of gratification you must feel when you listen to your voice streaming out of the radio or TV. I personally love your singing Maiya maiya from Guru. Lurve, lurve, lurve it..can't just stop with one time.

Life is beautiful said...

Song came up very well. You are rocking..Voice s amazing.. all the best for future project.

Yogitharani said...

Hai Chinmayi

Amazing….. Voice….

Brilliant Chinmayi….. You Rocked In The Song 'Vaarayo Vaarayoo'

Awesome….. Keep It Up, Chinmayi..... Congrats!....

Arvind said...

Your voice gets me in a trance and harris sir's music checks that im in the same mood the whole day

Nothin else to say

All the best.

Arvind

Madhavan said...

Vaaraayo Vaaraayo has come out very well.... Your voice in this song reminds me of the song you sang in E20 U18. Aadhavan songs have a strike rate of 3/6... Hasili Fisiliye, Yeno Yeno Panithuli & Vaarayao Vaarayao

krish said...

Hi Chinmayi,

Saw your profile in which you stated you liked reading psychology books.
Can you recommend me the best psychology books that you have ever read?

B said...

fantastic song! Great singing! Way to go...

friendsterlogin said...

Hi, Chiinmayyi akka you have singer wonderfully in the adahavan song akka.you have done well akka.moreover its been for your experience to be the host for the audio launch in the adahavan song akka.sure you get lot of experinces akka.anyway gud luck akka.im from malaysia akka.my name is thilak.i want to be a singer one day.and i hope my wish can come true akka.may god bless you akka.Thank You.Jai Ho!

Explorer said...

Hi Chinmayi,
The details you write is quite interesting always, but its the benevolent wishes at the end, which is quite simply, wonderful !! Esp, I've check your posts couple of times when the day was going directionless and these last(best) words have moved and motivated me ! I've felt like a blessing from asareeri etc. I can relate to that spl state of mind that u'r referring to. God bless you with a permanent home in that state :)

Cheers !

Deepa said...

Nice post.
Congratz Chinmayi. I am happy for you!

Anonymous said...

Really a nice song! I liked it.

Cruzer said...

HI Chinmayi..i just bought the CD yesterday..THe songs are wonderful...

Varayo Varayo song is superb......
unnikrishnan sir's voice is cool.....

Congrats!!

Anonymous said...

This is not fair... Not at all...
not again..... Please let us do our work.... I have responsibilities... You are just ... awesome. Its not just i'm hearing it... Some voice is echoing within my head.. Thanks a lot..

Roshan said...

You mentioned in your blog that you don't like hosting live function. What made you to accept this Aadhavan Audio Release function?

niranjan said...

HI Chinmayi...
its such a beautiful song.. great combination of you and unni sir. i love this song...

ranipara said...

U sang very well...really we(my family & me) enjoyed it.
how many types of voice u ve got :)

good job...

Am one of the craziest ARR's(my guru ji) fan...so waiting for ur song/s in VTV tracks :)

Pradeep said...

Chinmayi,

Just listened to this song.. It was awesome!

But I have a question for you.. Why do you make your voice sound different in every song of yours ? Is that the music director's ask? It totally feels like a different person in most of the songs that you have sung! :-)

I'm a born again fan of yours!

பிரியமுடன்... said...

நல்வாழ்த்து நான் சொல்லுவேன்
நல்லபடி படமும் பாட்டும் வரும்!
வாழ்த்துக்கள் வந்து குவியும்!
வாழ்க உமது புகழ்!
வளர்க உமது திறமை!

Srivatsan said...

I heard the song last week it was superb melody. Waiting to hear more of you and unni combination in future.

Hari said...

Hi Chinmayi,
U seem to hav a magnetic voice that adds soul to every song u sing..
To say in short, U ROCK !!!
Heard ur song from "Aadhavan"...
AWESOME...
No more words to describe..
Unni sir's voice is already like a honey dripping cake !
Ur voice wuz like the Topping of it!
As always , U rock..
Keep Rockin !
Hopin to c u exploring newer parts of ur voice in future :)
And Congrats :)
U r a huge success :)

பிரியமுடன்...வசந்த் said...

காந்த குரலுடையாளே......

அப்பாடி ஒருவழியா உங்க மெயில் ஐடி கண்டுபிடிச்சுட்டேன்

எனக்கு இந்த மூன்று நாட்களாக தூக்கம் சரியாக வரலைங்க

ஏன்னு கேக்குறீங்களா?

உங்களோட வாராயோ பாடல் ஆதவன்ல இருந்து கேட்டுட்டுத்தான்

அதுல லை லை காதல் லீலை சை சை காலை மாலைன்னு ஒரு இடத்துல பாடுவீங்களே என்னால அந்த குரல வாழ் நாள் பூரா மறக்க முடியாதுங்க...

ரொம்ப அற்புதமாயிருக்குங்க இதுவரைக்கும் 256 தடவை கேட்டுட்டேனுங்க மேடம்

தீயே தீயே நான் தித்திக்கின்ற தீயே

எனை முத்தமிடுவாயே

இதழ் முத்துக்குளிப்பாயேன்னு வருமிடத்துல ஹையோ கொல்றீங்க

உங்களோட அந்த குரலுக்கு நான் மட்டும் காதலனாயிருக்கப்போறேன்......

வாழ்த்துக்கள் மேடம்

இந்தப்பாட்டுத்தான் காதலர்களின் ஃபேவரிட் ஆ மாறப்போகுது பாருங்களேன்

Cruzer said...

Chinmayi....Varayoo Varayoo song is wonderful..i got no words to describe...pairing with unnikrishnan is superb...im keep on listening to tat particular track.....

Ramki said...

Nice song.
The songs opening music was so cool.

Chinmayi Sripada /Chinmayee said...

Thanks everyone!

Ramanan Arunachalam said...

Hi Chinmayi

I Never came to this site..

Heard Lots of your songs many times.. they were good.

however never bothered to know abt you.

BUT Vaarayo...somewhere struck the last string in my soul and iam obsolutly clueless on what this song has done to me with your voice..

The experssion and feminineness that was executed was amazing...

Soon felt totally interested to see the person who owns such a voice and hence visited wiki and then ur blog..

" Naan Mudhal mudhalaay ezhuthiya...." wow those lines kill me all the time..

- Ramanan

Information is Wealth said...

The song is awesome... Keep the good work going.

Raji said...

Oh!! The song is just amazing. Am a fan of you yourself. Be it singing or compering. You are doing great job dear. God bless.

Naveen said...

Hi Chinmayee,

நான் சொல்ல நினைச்சது எல்லாத்தையும் பிரியமுடன் வசந்த் சொல்லிட்டார் ..

அருமையான குரல்.... அழகான
பாடல் ..

Aishwarya Arunkumar said...

I have a habbit of guessing the voice of singers. But, I never new that u can sing in this manner as well. I'm comparing it with "oru deivam thanda poove"... Man!! I can't believe both were sung by you... Completely different. Awesome. God bless u.

Ashok said...

Enthralling music & an enchanting voice.

Anonymous said...

Song is rendered beautifully..

but u sang "Marilyn Monroe" as "Marilyn MAnroe"

Praveen said...

akka i have uploaded your show with harris sir in kalaignar tv

here it is
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7EUtkzSSzos

jeyaprakash said...

you are superb not only in singing why cant u give us a good film acting singing dubbing then wherever the film goes u will get a lots of fan and rasigar mandram tooooooooooooooo i love u so much i hav a photo of yours standing with my uncles in u.s

Anonymous said...

Never underestimate your power to change yourself!

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