Every night millions of Tamil music lovers sleep to the songs of Ilaiyaraaja (including me), but his lullabies are literally like sleeping pills. If I listen to Thene Thenpandi Meene, I will end up sleeping invariably. Mannava Mannava is one such lullaby but with a difference. It’s another song that shows why Ilaiyaraaja composes for a situation and not a random lullaby.
The villains have planted a milk packet with poison in hero’s house. Hero’s wife is visually impaired, and she is one her way to boil the milk for her crying child. The hero comes to know about the plot, and he is rushing to the house so that he can save his family. It has to be a lullaby, but at the same time, it should show the urgency of the situation and also the sadness because she is feeding the child with the poisonous milk. Now, listen to the song and you will understand why Ilaiyaraaja is the best in bringing out the emotions of a scene. And at the end, he lets Sathyaraj to take over the scene like a pro.
|Movie||Walter Vetrivel (1993)|