Sunday, December 25, 2011

Be Happy Always!

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This song, based on raag Ananda Bhairavi, was composed by music director A.R. Rahman.  He won the National Best Music director Award, Tamil Nadu State Award and Filmfare award for the songs in this movie, 'Minsara Kanavu' (Tamil). It was directed by Rajeev Menon.  Vairamuthu was the lyricist. Kajol,  Prabhu Deva and Arvind Swamy were the main actors.

I love this song by Anuradha Sriram, for the softness in her voice and the soulful melody of Rahman.  The orchestra is with very less instruments. The picturization also blends with the softness of the song.  And Kajol's eyes...expression in her face...great! Kannada actor Shankar Nag's wife, Arundhati Nag acted like a typical, devoted nun, here.

Hindi version of the song is equally good.  Anuradha herself has sung this song and lyrics by Javed Akhtar:





They always say when they mention about Christmas, 'Merry Christmas' and 'Happy Christmas'.  I like it very much.  I noticed that everybody whether they are Hindus or others, wholeheartedly greet everybody with this greeting, here, in our blogosphere too! Let me also join in!

MERRY MERRY CHRISTMAS! HAPPY HAPPY CHRISTMAS!

HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL!

LET US ALL BE HAPPY & LIVE IN PEACE!


23 comments :

deepsspeakingup said...

Beautiful song and so very apt for today!

"I noticed that everybody whether they are Hindus or others, wholeheartedly greeted everybody with this greeting, here, in our blogosphere too! So true!

A Merry Christmas to you and your family too, Sandhya :)

Sandhya said...

DEEPSSPEAKINGUP: Yes, this is a good sign, Deeps! Thank you!

manjujoglekar said...

A Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your family, Sandhya!

KParthasarathi said...

Thanks for the melodious song
Season's greetings and Merry Christmas to you and your family

ashok said...

Christmas greetings to u too :)

indianhomemaker said...

Merry Christmas to you and your family Sandhya!

Thanks for the lovely song!!

Bikramjit said...

lovely song ..

I beleive there shud be NO religion..

Merry christmas sandhya bhen and family .. lots of love and hugs ..

Bikram's

Sandhya said...

MANJU JOGLEKAR: Thank you, Manju! Best wishes to you and your family too!


K.PARTHASARATHY: Best wishes to you and your family too, Partha Sir! Thank you!


ASHOK: Thank you and best wishes to you and your family too!


INDIAN HOME MAKER: Thank you, IHM! Best wishes to you and your family too! Yes, that is a lovely song!


BIKRAM: Thank you and best wishes to you and your family too, Bikram!

kavita said...

Thanks for posting this awesome song .Once again best wishes and a special hug to you :):)

Destination Infinity said...

That's one of the best songs ever composed. I just love the feel it gives. If it was not shot in a Church, one cannot really identify any religion in that song. Its got generic wordings and thats the best thing about it.

Sandhya said...

KAVITA: Thank you and special 'hugss'to you too!


DESTINATION INFINITY: Even I feel like that, D.I. If the church was not shown, the lyrics doesn't mention any particular god and the song becomes just a general prayer song and a lovely one at that. 'Adhi roopan' doesn't pinpoint Jesus. Beautiful song with Vairamuththu's exceptionally good lyrics. They are a combination - Rahman and Vairamuththu. Hear it at night with the lights switched off...it takes you somewhere else! Anuradha's voice also is too good.

Renu said...

A Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your family, Sandhya!

Reflections said...

I used to love tht song when I was in college:-)).

Wishing U a very HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!

Shail said...

Yes, that's a beautiful song. Season's greetings to you too Sandhya :)

Sandhya said...

RENU: Thank you, Renu! Happy New Year to you and your family too!


REFLECTIONS: Yes, that is a lovely song. Never get bored to hear it again and again!

Thank you and Happy New year to you and your family too!


SHAIL: Thank you! Happy New Year to you and your family too, Shail!

R.Ramakrishnan said...

Lovely & melodious songs.Both Tamizh & Hindi versions. Thanks for taking so much effort to post these. Belated Merry Christmas to you. Wish you a great New Year 2012. Hope all your aspirations are fulfilled & all your Dreamz come true.
Best Wishes

Rahul Bhatia said...

Nice song! Wishing you a Happy New Year!

Sujatha Sathya said...

i love this song. hats off to Rahman

wish you a great year ahead Sandhya :)

Swaram said...

I luvvv 'Roshan hui raat' too Sandhya. What an apt song for the wishes :)
Back after so long Sandhya, leaving a footprint on all my fav blogs to wish them before the new year dawns :) Happy 2012!

Sandhya said...

R.RAMAKRISHNAN: Wish you and your family, a very very happy New Year, Ramakrishnan Sir!


RAHUL BHATIA: Thank You! Our wishes to you and your family too!


SUJATHA SATHYA: This is one of my favourite song of Rahman. Nice to know that you too like it!

Happy New Year to you and your family, Sujatha Sathya!


SWARAM: Yes, this is a beautiful song! I have already wished you in your blog! Happy New Year to you and your family, Swathi!

Sandhya said...

SWARAM; I got you comment in the email, but it is not here! Let me 'copy paste'!

Swaram has left a new comment on your post "Be Happy Always!":

I luvvv 'Roshan hui raat' too Sandhya. What an apt song for the wishes :)
Back after so long Sandhya, leaving a footprint on all my fav blogs to wish them before the new year dawns :) Happy 2012!

Kala said...

This is my fav song too Wat a lovely n sweet voice,adorable

Sandhya said...

KALA: Welcome to my blog, Kala! Yes, this is one of Rahman's best song!

Thank you!

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