I’ve listened to this many times, because I downloaded several songs from Madurai Veeran via Cool Toad in the winter of 2008 (I think), and I have them on my homemadeTamil film comp, which I take with me to listen to on the subway. I’ve listened to this song particularly often on the subway, because it’s lively, loud, and fast (so it easily drowns out the rap or reggaeton coming from other people’s listening devices), and it’s nice music for watching the signs speed by while I’m looking out the window. But even though I listened to the song so many times, I don’t think I ever saw the film clip that went with it. (I have watched this one many, many times. Never had a chance to see the film, though. I understand the ending is kind of depressing if you’re not easily comforted by the thought of divinity after death.) But now, I finally can see the film clip – thanks to utirupathy. And need I even say(?) that Padmini is wonderful in this, doing a folk dance. (The guy is good too – I guess that’s MGR ? Looks a bit different here…) Music by G. Ramanathan, singers T.M. Soundararajan and Gikki.
“Yaechuppizhaikkum” from Madurai Veeran (1956) (one of my absolute favorites!)