wow! Kannadasan magic, after a long time here 🙂

Music Director: Ilayaraaja
Singer: T.M.Sounderajan
Poet: Kannadasan
Song sequence: (1)-(2)-(1)-(3)-(3)-(4)-(1)-(5)-(5)-(6)-(1)-(2)

(1)நல்லவர்க்கெல்லாம் சாட்சிகள் ரெண்டு ஒன்று மனசாட்சி 
ஒன்று தெய்வத்தின் சாட்சியம்மா 
(2)நம்பிக்கை வைத்து கல்லையும் பார்த்தால் தெய்வத்தின் காட்சியம்மா 
அதுதான் உள்ளத்தின் காட்சியம்மா 
அதுதான் உண்மைக்கு சாட்சியம்மா

(1)Nallavarkellam saatchigal rendu ,
ondru manasaatchi ondru deivathin satchiyamma,
(2)nambikkai vaithu kallayum paarthaal , deivathin kaatchiyamma,
adhu dhan ullathin kaatchiyamma,
adhu dhaan unamikum saatchiyamma,

two witnesses suffice for good people,
one is self conscience and the other is gods witness (fear of god watching us),
when you look at a stone with faith and belief, you can see god,
it is all in the vision of your heart,
which is also the witness for truth,

(3)நதி வெள்ளம் காய்ந்துவிட்டால் 
நதி செய்த குற்றம் இல்லை 
விதி செய்த குற்றம் அன்றி வேறு யாரம்மா 
(4)பறவைகளே பதில் சொல்லுங்கள் 
மனிதர்கள் மயங்கும் போது நீங்கள் பேசுங்கள் 
மனதிற்கு மனதை கொஞ்சம் தூது செல்லுங்கள் 

(3)nadhi vellam kaaindhu vitaal,
nadhi seidha kutram illai,
vidhi seidha kutram andri vera yaramma,
(4)paravaigaley badhil sollungal ,
manidhargal mayangum podhu neengal pesungal,
manadhukku manadhu konjam thoodhu sellungal,

if the abundant water in the river dried out,
what fault did the river commit,
you cannot blame anybody but fate for this,
oh birds! please answer,
when humans are in a dizzy state, please speak out,
act as messengers for communicating between the hearts,

(5)ஆண்டவன் அறிய நெஞ்சில் ஒரு துளி வஞ்சம் இல்லை 
அவனன்றி எனக்கு வேறு ஆறுதல் இல்லை 
(6)மனிதனம்மா மயங்குகிறேன் 
தவறுக்கு துணிந்த மனிதன் அழுவதில்லையே 
தவறியும் வானம் மண்ணில் விழுவதில்லையே 

(5)aandavan ariya nenjil oru thuli vanjam illai,
avanandri yenaku veru aarudhal illai,
(6)manidhanamma mayangugiren,
thavaruku thunidha manidhan azhuvadhilaye,
thavariyum vaanam mannil vizhuvadhilaye,

In my heart, honest to god, I don’t have one bit of bad/evil thoughts,
(can also be interpreted as “god is the only person I know whose heart doesn’t have one bit of evil thoughts”)
I do not have any other support/solace other than god,
I am just a human, I too am feeling dizzy,
a human who is committed to making a mistake, never cries (repents) for it, (even good people some time make mistakes and repent for it later, only bad humans do not repent for their mistakes, so its not fair to treat every one who committed a mistake on the same ground)
even if some one commits a mistake, it is not that the sky falls to the ground (every mistake can be pardoned, there is no mistake that is too big not to be forgiven)




  1. Ank.

    Of late, I’ve started listening to and liking all of the old songs as they were a huge part of my childhood; dad used to listen to them always and I’ve fallen in love with them too! But after listening to them, the present tamil songs suck big time 😛

    1. Tamil Rasigan

      agree! I too come from the same category, not that I hate songs that come out nowadays! just feel that songs used to have much more substance then, just listening to them is akin to taking a moral science class now ;)…

  2. Kishor Vakkalanka

    Thanks for this great work. I am grateful to people like you who made the treasure of best songs with best lyrics available to people like us. Though I am a Telugu man, who love my language very much, I should say nobody’s study of literature can be said complete without studying Kannadasan’s heart touching lyrics. I wonder to see how his words itself make a great music. Kannadasan’s lyrics taught me a lot ’bout the beauty of Tamil. I am proud to understand these great songs and to feel like I am also a Tamil. (might be in past birth.)

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