The song's remix version from Dikkiloona, which premiered on Zee5 recently, clocked 10M views on YouTube. Yuvan came up with a surprise for music buffs to celebrate the occasion
Yuvan and Ilaiyaraaja
The announcement of a remix version for the evergreen song Per Vachalum Vaikama Ponalum from Kamal Haasan's Michael Madana Kamarajan in Santhanam-starrer Dikkiloona raised many eyebrows. However, given Yuvan Shankar Raja's track record as a musician, movie buffs and fans were hopeful that he won't spoil the original composed by his father, the one and only Ilaiyaraaja.
Despite not making much changes to the song, the remix version, which was released last month, was liked by many, especially the young audience. While Kamal and Khushbu were seen shaking a leg together in the original song, the remix version has Santhanam and Anagha among others dancing in the backdrop of a wedding.
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The new version of the song from Dikkiloona, which premiered on Zee5 recently, clocked 10M views on YouTube. Yuvan came up with a surprise for music buffs to celebrate the occasion. He posted a video on Twitter which had none other than Ilaiyaraaja talking about a fun incident which happened during the recording of the original song. Apparently, Singeetam Srinivasa Rao and Kamal were present during the composition of the song. Legendary lyricist Vaali joined them after the composition was completed.
After listening to what Raja had composed, Vaali raised his eyebrows and asked them how to come up with lines for such a bizarre tune. Raja replied, "But lyrics have already been written for this music, no?", to which Vaali asked puzzlingly, "Is it? Who was written lyrics for this tune?" Raja said, "Valluvar." Kamal and Singeetam looked baffled at Raja's reply.
Raja then hummed the popular lines Thupparku Thuppaya Thuppakki from Valluvar's Thirukkural with the tune he made. Quite amused at Raja's explanation, Vaali came up with the initial lines of the song as Per Vachalum Vaikama Ponalum. The song, which was beautifully sung by Malaysia Vasudevan and S Janaki, went on to become one of the most celebrated tracks in the history of Tamil cinema.