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Theatre History: December 2006

2006 – Top 10 Tamil Movies

Tamil movies are of 2 categories,

  • Box Office smasher
  • Critically acclaimed

Both cases seldom go together. I usually feel bad whenever the movie that spins a web of chords inside me, fails miserably in the box office. Anbe Sivam, Gunaa, Mahanadhi, Kannathil Muthamittal, Kadhal Kavithai are some of them..

2006 is a more like a …

2006 – Top 20 Tamil Songs << Number One


Manjal Veyil (Vettaiyadu Vilayadu)
MD: Harris Jeyaraj
Singers: Hariharan, Nakul, Vijay
I fell flat for this song when the album got released. After that I lived with this song for the entire year and I still do. Humming, whistling, moaning wherever I was and while whatever I did. This stimulating peppy track from Harris …

2006 – Top 20 Tamil Songs >> 6 – 2

6. Paartha Mudhal (Vettaiyadu Vilayadu)
MD: Harris Jeyaraj
Singers: Bombay Jayasree, Unni Menon

That mouth organ piece in the beginning – Wow! It sweeps me out, instilling a tickling romance inside me every single time I listen to this piece. The song then sets off with Jayasree’s lovely voice. Harris has the uncanny knack of …

2006 – Top 20 Tamil Songs >> 15 – 7

15. Thaya Thaa Thaya Thaa (Thiruttu Payale)
MD: Bharadhwaj
Singer: Sadhana Sargam

Well, to be frank, I will be interested in a song that is sung from a woman’s point of view. The mood of the song needs to be literal which isn’t that easy. Snegidhane (Alaipayudhe), Thirumana Malargal (Poovellam Un Vaasam) are my all-time …

2006 – Top 20 Tamil Songs >> 20 – 16

20. Nenjankootil Neeye (Dishoom)
MD: Vijay Anthony
Singers: Unnikrishnan, Jayadev

This is a beautiful song staging a stuntman’s love for a girl. I just adore the picturization (that lush green grass-decorated wagon) which holds up this song accompanied by a sweet tune from Vijay Anthony. The voices of Unni and Jayadev are alternated for every …