Saturday, December 6, 2008

Blogswara - United In Music

Amateur Musicians Go Professional!!!
Yes, the much awaited time has come...The d-day is arriving shortly, on The Dec12th Blogswara V5 is going LIVE!
Blogswara is an online Music Community which helps the Musicians to showcase their Talents through Original Songs created by them. Blogswara was released in May 2006!
From the first time I heard about this initiative, it was my burning desire to participate in any of its version, which came true with Blogswara V5.
One of the 14 songs in Blogswara V5 is my song which is a Kannada one. When I put a suggestion of making a song for Blogswara to Mr.Surya Prakash, an upcoming lyricist in the Kannada Film Industry, he was so excited and gave me full support for making this song and obviously through his blessed Pen. Mr.Krishnanunni who is a very talented Flautist gave me nice ideas for the song and when I approached Miss.Soumya R Krishnan to sing with me, she happily accepted and we recorded the song in my own Home Studio ;). And the result is our song "Manadali Yeke Mauna" in Blogswara V5.
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Sunday, November 16, 2008

Kanana Vasa - Devotional

It is the beginning of "Mandalakaalam" (Sabari Mala Season), and as my offering to Shri Sabarimala Ayyappa Swami I am singing this song and dedicating this to His Lotus Feet.
Swamiye Sharanam Ayyappa!!!
Million Thanks to Him for making me sing this song.

Song: Kanana Vasa

Lyrics: Chowallur KrishnanKutty
Music: Gangai Amaran
Singer: Padmabhooshan Dr. K J Yesudas
Blog Singer : Arun

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Thursday, October 9, 2008

Maya Manchalil - With Meera Manohar

Hi buddies,
An ever beautiful song from the Wonderful Music Director Sharath Sir, "Maya Manchalil". This song is from the film "Ottayal Pattalam". Lyrics by Shri. P K Gopi and beautifully rendered by Malayali's Venuchettan, the one and only G Venugopal whose almost all songs are big Hits in Malayalam Film Song World and Radhika Tilak.
I have tried to sing this song with one of the most talented and well established Blogger
Meera Manohar I should say that I didn't want any one else to sing the female part other than Meera, as I am a BIG Fan of her songs "Kanda naal muthalayi" and "Ooradangum Samathile".
Please hear this song and correct us.
Thanks a lot Meera, for singing this song with me. :-)

Song: Maaya Manchalil
Movie: Ottayaal Pattalam
Music Director: Sharath
Originally rendered by: G.Venugopal & Radhika Tilak
Cover version by: Arun GS &
Meera Manohar

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Thursday, September 25, 2008

Dooradali - Kannada Song (Teaser)

For the second time, I had this fortune to work with the very talented and promising Music Director Duo "Saikat-Shankar" for their second Kannada Song. This is the toughest song I have ever sung I believe. And the lyrics given by Surya Prakash has made the song even more mind blowing.I think I could do a bare minimum justice to their awesome composition. Please listen to this and give your invaluable feedbacks on our new work.

Song : Dooradali
Lyrics : Surya Prakash
Music: Saikat-Shankar
Voice : Arun

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Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Vaa Vaa Anbe Anbe

An ever green Ilayaraja-Yesudas hit "Vaa Vaa Anbe Anbe" from the film "Agni Nachathram", that is the next song I'm trying.I've done this song with Sowmya, one of the most popular blog singers.She has been encouraging and supporting me from the time when I started blogging. Thanks Sowmya, for suggesting this song and singing this with me. :-)
Please comment on our performance at your convenience.
Song : Vaa Vaa Anbe Anbe
Movie: Agninachathram
Lyrics: Vaali
Music : Ilayaraja
Voice: Padmabhooshan Dr.K J Yesudas and Smt.K S Chithra
Cover Version : Arun G S and Sowmya.

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Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Uthrada Poonilave Vaa

Hi Friends, This is a video of the famous song "Uthrada Poonilave Vaa" from Raveendran Master, performed by me in my Dad's Office for Onam Celebration. Technical flaws are there. Please hear this and let me know how it has come out.

Song : Uthrada Poonilave Vaa
Lyrics : Sreekumaran Thampi
Music : Raveendran
Singer : Dr. K J Yesudas
Cover Version : Arun

Happy Onam to all My Friends...

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Oru Maalai - Gajini

When I was searching for the karaoke for this song to give a try, I got a mail from my ever BESTEST (Good, Better, Best, Bestest ;-)) friend Rashila which read " song wish from u..........- oru malai from Gajni.". It was of not that much wonder for us, as this type of coincidence happened many times between us.As a very simple example, in college we (unknowingly) used to wear same colour dress for days together many times(not the uniform ;-)). She has been a very nice partner as a sister, mother, and sometimes even a grandmother ;-) for me from my college days. We used to create songs in our college days. She is a very nice lyricist. Around 5 to 6 songs are there in our credit, with my music and her lyrics which include a Patriotic song (in 4 Raagas) as well. It was real fun with her. I don't know when I can again sit with her and do a song,really missing those days.
I dedicate this song for my ever BESTEST friend, Rashila :-)
This is an Awesome song from Karthik which won Him a National Award. I think I could do a bare minimum justice to the original one, and even that my listeners have to decide :-).
Movie : Gajini
Lyrics : Thamarai
Music : Harris Jayaraj
Voice : Karthik
Cover Version : Arun

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Monday, August 4, 2008

Dina Dina - Teaser

Hi Friends,
It is a great pleasure to inform you that my first original song has been recorded last saturday Aug 04 2008, here in Bangalore. It is a Kannada song for the
Total Mukti Team. Thanks a lot to my friend Mr.Surya Prakash, the lyricist of this song.He has introduced me to Mr.Karthik Chandan, a member of Total Mukti Team and an upcoming lyricist who has given lyrics for the songs of Sonu Nigam, Sunidhi Chauhan, Sadhna Sargam, Mahalakshmi Iyer, Naresh Iyer, Zubeen Garg and many others.
It was a great pleasure working with the Total Mukti Team which includes Saikat Roy, Shankar R and Karthik Chandan himself. Thanks a lot to the team for giving me this opportunity.

You can listen to the Team's compositions from the site
Total Mukti.

Expecting your prayers and support for our future works as well.

Song : Dina Dina
Album: Total Mukti
Lyrics: Surya Prakash
Music : Total Mukti
Voice : Arun

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Sunday, July 27, 2008

Ennamma Kannu - Ilayaraja

This is a tamil pepe number from me and my friend Rakesh. The song is from the movie Mr.Bharath, composed by Shri.Ilayaraja Sir. Rakesh is also a Software Engineer in Chennai. I've got this great buddy from the online friends' circle He suggested this song for a duet, which I accepted very happily. Thanks a lot Rakesh, for suggesting this song and singing this with me. :-)
Please hear this song and let us know how it came out. :-)
Film : Mr. Bharath
Music : Ilayaraaja
Sung By : Malaysia Vasudevan & SPB
Covered By : Rakesh & Arun

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Saturday, July 19, 2008

Jab Se Tere Naina

Hi friends, This time I am trying something new. This is the first time I am trying a Hindi song other that KJY Sir's. Please hear this and correct my mistakes :-)
Film : Saawariya
Lyrics : Sameer
Music : Monty Sharma
Voice : Shaan
Covered by Arun

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Thursday, July 10, 2008

Poove Poove...

This time, I am introducing a sweet voice to the blogger family. Jyotsna, who has sung with me in this song is settled in New York. She is a very nice talent with the cutest voice I've ever heard in the internet. I got this nice buddy from the online friends' circle
We are trying this famous song from the movie Devadoothan.
Please hear this and drop your valuable comments. Thanks a lot Jyotsna, for singing this song with me. :-)
Movie : Devadoothan
Lyrics : Kaithapram Damodaran Namboothiri
Music : Vidyasagar
Voice : P. Jayachandran, K.S.Chithra
Cover version : Arun, Jyotsna

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Sunday, June 29, 2008

Enakkoru Girlfriend - Boys

Inviting applications from interested girls.. hehe kidding ;-). So that is the song. Enakkoru Girlfriend, from the super hit movie BOYS. I can say some of A R Rahman's best songs are from this movie. I have given a try for this song just to know whether I can sing songs other than Carnatic based ones. So I am expecting feedbacks from my listeners about the song,the flaws I have made in this song and how I can improve myself to become a versatile singer. :-) .Please drop your feedbacks on my new attempt. Thanks a lot!!!

Song: Girl Friend
Movie : Boys
Lyrics: Pa.Vijay
Music : A R Rahman
Singer: Karthik, Timmy, Tippu

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Sunday, June 22, 2008

Ezhu Swarangalum - RaveendraSangeetham

Again, a Raveendran Hit. Ezhu swarangalum, an ever green super hit in Malayalam Film song world. In this song Raveendran Master has utilized the amazing voice range of Shri.Yesudas. Rather than me writing down an essay about the song, I think the song itself will convey you :-). One more request, Please don't compare this with the original version, as this one is no where near the original one. :-)
Please listen to my version and feel free to leave your comments on this.

Movie : Chiriyo Chiri
Lyrics: Bichhu Thirumala
Music : Raveendran
Voice : Padmabhooshan Dr.K J Yesudas
Cover Version : Arun

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Monday, June 16, 2008

Ya Kunthendu - Navaraga Malika - My 25th Post.

Hi Friends,
It is my great pleasure to inform you that this is my 25th song in my blog. I am really grateful for your supports and encouragements which helped me in doing more and more songs. When I started my blog and posted my first song "Nilakaikirathu" in my own orchestration on November 18th 2006 with Roshini's guidance, I never thought it would help me this much to improve my singing, Thanks billion to Roshini. The bloging have equipped me to take over more challenging songs. My growth in the bloging field was a very slow one which any one can make out from the figures, only 25 posts with in 2 years. Still I am a kid in this field. But the lessons I got from my fellow bloggers and their songs are really invaluable, especially Murali Ramanathan, Harshan and Krishna of Cincivoice, Joseph Thomas and Murali Venkataraman.
I am thankful to all those musicians, from whom I could learn even a single Shruthi (note).
I should thank my Mridangam Master Shri.Amaravila V Padmakumar, who is officially my first Guru in the Music field. I shouldn't forget my Vocal Masters, Smt.K S Sangeetha, Shri. Vellarada T R Rajeev, Smt.Vanaja Teacher and Shri.Apsalone Sir from whom currently I am getting trained in Karnatic Vocals and Key Board.
I should extend my gratitude towards one of my ever best friends Shri. Aravind who showed me the real beauty of Ragas in music, who made me learn Ragas through his immense knowledge in this field.
How can I forget my parents who have been giving me immense support for my musical journey?
Also, I can't forget my listeners who have been giving me invaluable comments on my songs, especially BalaG Sir.
And above all, I should thank the Almighty for blessing me with such a precious gift.
Today I am trying something different. I tried to do the Saraswathi Sthuthi "Ya Kunthendu Thushara HaraDhavala" in 9 different Ragas, ie. each line in a different Raga.
The Ragas I have tried are Bhoopalam, Hamsadhwani, Hindolam, Desh, Kaanada, SindhuBhairavi, Saraswathi, Revathi and Madhyamavathi in that order. This is my humble try, please correct me if I am wrong any where. As in Narayaneeyam, "Ajnathwa The Mahathvam,Yethihanigathitham Vishvanatha Kshametha"

I dedicate this song for my dearest friend Aravind.

Ya Kunthendu Thushara Hara Dhawala
Ya Subhra Vasthravritha
Ya Veena Varadanda Mandithakara
Ya Swetha Padmasana

Ya Brahma Achyutha Shankara Prabhruthibhir
Devai Sada Poojitha
Samam Pathu Saraswathim
Bhagavathim Nishesha Jaddyapaha.

Music : Arun
Voice : Arun

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Saturday, June 7, 2008

Sangeethame Amara Sallapame

"Sargam" was a classic movie in the Malayalam Film Industry, with the splendid story and superb performance by Manoj K Jayan, Vineeth and Rambha. This time I am trying a song from "Sargam". "Sangeethame Amara Sallapame" is a very famous song and a tough one as well. With the words from the Pen of Shri.Yusuf Ali Kechery, the veteran song writer and with the music of Shri.Bombay Ravi.
Ravi Shankar Sharma, better known by his first name Ravi, has composed music for several Hindi and Malayalam films. After a successful career in Hindi films, he took a break from 1970s to 1984, and made a successful comeback as Bombay Ravi.
Shri.Bombay Ravi is famous for his melodies he made for Malayalam film industry. His first movie was Panchagni. The songs "saagarangale" and "aa raatri maanju poyi" were super hits. All the songs from the malayalam movie "Vaisali" released in 1989 were super hits and Chithra won National Award for the song "Indupushpam Choodi Nilkum" from the same movie. All His melodies are simple and soothening, no wonder they are still toppers in the list of Malayalam melodies.
I have tried to show justice to the original song rendered so wonderful by Malayalee's Dasettan (Dr.K J Yesudas), the rest I am leaving to my listeners. :-)
Movie : Sargam
Lyrics: Yusuf Ali Kechery
Music Director: Bombay Ravi
Singer: Padmabhooshan Dr.K J Yesudas
Cover Version : Arun

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Monday, May 26, 2008

Ilayanila Pozhihirathe

Finally, I could record a song after 2 weeks of very bad time with a cold and throat infection.I had planned to record this beautiful, energetic song of Raja Sir and SPB Sir just after my last song but I could do it only yesterday. I should say, it is a strong thrust of inspiration from the wonderful singer Shri.Ajay Warrier, that made me record this song inspite of my illness (now I am perfectly alright I think ;-)). I happened to listen to this song in Ajay's voice on last Sunday, when there was a concert of him with his cousins Shri.Jaideep and Mridula,Amritha TV SuperStars, in Bangalore, and I couldn't wait anymore to do my next song. It came out as a great inspiration for me, Thanks a billion to Shri.Jaideep for inviting me for the show. All the three were in a constructive competition among each other to make the show a massive success. Starting with a mindblowing Ganapathy Sthuthi in Hamsadhwani Ragam and "Shankara" from "Shankarabharanam" in Ajay's voice, through Jaideep's "Sangeethame Amarasallapame","Kainiraye Vennatharam", Mridula's "Konjum Nilavu", "Unarunaru", and kannada duet with Ajay etc,evergreen hits like "Pramadavanam", "Thenum Vayampum" etc, duets like "Kolakkuzhal vili", "Vaaji" from Shivaji, "Aajkal there mere pyar" of Jaideep and Mridula and Dappankuthu songs ;-) like "Randakka" from "Anniyan", and reaching the end of that wonderful feast with "Kuttanadan Kayalile" from Ajay and Jaideep (only a few among the list of songs). It was a splendid experience for each single person in that audience, for sure.About this song and the creators of this song, I think there is no need of mentioning, as this is a super hit from the Trio Vairamuthu-Ilayaraja-SPB. The lyrics is the main attraction of this song, in my view.Ofcourse Music is the life giving factor of a song, still. "Mugavarikal thavariyadhal azhuthidumo athu mazhayo", who can create such lyrics other than Vairamuthu!!! When the lyrics got moulded with Raja Sir's music and heard through the voice of SPB Sir, one can't just stop listening to it again and again. I don't know whether I could do a bare minimum justice to those Legends, the judgement is from my listeners.Please hear my version of this song and correct me.
Thanks a lot to Shri.Krishna Prasad who has given me an honest feedback on the previous file and made me re-record the song.

Movie : Payanangal Mudivathillai

Lyrics : Vairamuthu
Music : Ilayaraja
Voice : SPB
Cover Version : Arun

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Thursday, May 8, 2008

Neelagiriyude Sakhikale...

When Balaji Sir, my orkut friend asked me to try this song, I was wondering how come I didn't sing this song yet!!! This was one of my favourite songs in my school days. I might have sung this song a thousand times in my bathroom ;-).So when I tried to sing this song, from setting up the devices till I completed mixing, it took hardly an hour. This is the first song in my blog which I have sung in a single shot, and which I had to sing only once. :-). This most beautiful song from the film "Pani theeratha veedu" is done in the most beautiful and romantic Ragam "Mohanam".The lyrics for this song came from the pen of Kerala's own poet Late Shri.Vayalar Rama Varma, and when it was moulded with the music of M S Viswanathan sir and heard through the Kerala's one and only "Bhava Gayakan" P Jayachandran Sir, an evergreen hit in Malayalam film music took birth.
Thanks a lot Balaji Sir, for reminding me about this beautiful song. Thanks a lot to my friends who have tried to get me the original version of the song which at last my Father got it for me from one of His friends :-).
Please listen to my version of Neelagiriyude Sakhikale, and correct me. :-)
Film: Pani theeratha veedu
Lyrics: Vayalar Rama Varma
Music: M S Viswanathan
Voice: P Jayachandran
Blog voice: Arun.

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Sunday, April 27, 2008

Pramadavanam Veendum - Raveendran Magic Again...

First of all, my sincere apologies to Late.Shri Raveendran Mashu for disturbing his song. I am taking an opportunity to sing this beautiful song from the super hit movie His Highness Abdulla. This is my third Raveendran Hit in my blog, others being "Chandana Manivathil" and "Aalilathaliyumayi".
Raveendran Mashu doesn't need an introduction for the Malayalam Film Song lovers.After Devarajan Master there is no Musician who has contributed this much splendid songs to Malayalam film industry other than Raveendran Master. He was the only Music Director who has used the wide range of Yesudas Sir's voice from Mandrasthayi to Tharasthayi. The Trio Kaithapram - Raveendran - Yesudas has made the songs in His Highness Abdulla, a massive hit. In each and every song of Mashu, you can feel His signature, beginning from "Tharake" from Choola till "Vadakkumnadhan", His last movie. I am so blessed to try this song.
This is a very tough song to sing, and I was longing to get the karaoke of the song. When I got one, I had to make some forging to make it better. The recording quality is not so good as compared to my previous posts; sorry for that. Please correct my mistakes after hearing the song.
Movie : His Highness Abdulla
Lyrics: Kaithapram Damodaran Namboothiri
Music: Raveendran
Voice : Padmabhooshan Dr. K J Yesudas
Blog Voice: Arun
Note: This is a new file after improving the quality of recording.

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Sunday, April 13, 2008

Uyirin Uyire

This time, I am presenting a very energetic Tamil song "Uyirin Uyire" from the film "Kaakha Kaakha". This film was a massive hit in the South Indian film world. The song was also a super hit, with superb rendition of Kay Kay. The lyrics was given by Thamarai. You can feel the pain in the lyrics, with the splendid music of Harris Jayaraj. I would like to Thank my friend Mathew Diaz for helping me in understanding the meaning of this song.
I have tried to show justice to the original rendition, it won't reach anywhere in front of the original rendition though. Please hear this and correct me.
Lyrics : Thamarai
Music : Harris Jayaraj
Singer : Kay Kay
Blog Voice : Arun G S

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Tuesday, April 1, 2008


This time, I am taking the opportunity to sing a very beautiful Kannada song, "Ninnindale" from the film Milana. The film Milana was a huge hit in Karnataka. The performance of Puneet Rajkumar in the film was highly appreciated and when combined with the support of Parvathy and Pooja Ganthi, Prakash, the Director of the film could give a feast for the folks.Milana is the first film that Puneet Rajkumar launched after Dr. Rajkumar's death on April 12th, 2006. Major portions of the film have been shot in outdoor spots of Bangalore and a village mansion near Hebbal.
Team trio of Mano Murthy - Jayanth Kaikini and Sonu Nigam has given birth to this song. Mano Murthy's songs are very beautiful. I can say that I started listening to Kannada songs just because of His music. All his songs, whether from Mungaru Male, Cheluvina Chithara, Amruthavarshini, Ee Bandhana, will have a melody factor in that. I love this song very much, and I was hesitant to sing this song. I tried 3 times, but i was not happy with the way I rendered the song. I think this one has come some what good, it won't come any where near the original song though.
I would like to thank my colleagues Swarna and Aswin for spending time with me and helping me understand the meaning of the song, and for correcting my mistakes.
I have tried to show justice to this beautiful song, please hear this and correct me.
If you are getting the "Voice of Bangalore" anywhere in the background, please ignore it, "Swalpa Adjust Maadi" ;-). My sincere apologies to my Kannadiga friends for any pronounciation mistakes.

Lyrics : Jayanth Kaikini
Music: Mano Murthy
Singer: Sonu Nigam
Blog Singer: Arun G S

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Sunday, March 16, 2008

Chand Jaise Mukhde

This time I am presenting a beautiful Hindi song. It has been a long time since I sung one Hindi Song, which was "Mere Sapnon Ki Rani" from "Aradhana". The song "Chand Jaise Mukhde" is from the film "Sawan ko aane do". Lyrics for the song was given by P Pankaj .The film in which Yesudas sang the most memorable Hindi songs is claimed to be Saawan ko aane do with music given by the notable late Shri Raj Kamal.
Shri. Raj Kamal was a well known Music Director and a Film Director as well. Other famous films with His Music are Ganga Maange Khoon (1997) ,Mahabharat (1988) TV Series ,7 Saal Baad (1987) ,Phulwari (1984), Katha (1983),Akhand Saubhagyavati (1982) ,Chashme Buddoor (1981) ,Payal Ki Jhankar (1980) Achha Bura (1972) etc. He was the Director for the film Zakhmi Haseena (2001). This song is one of my favourite songs. The voice of Padmabhooshan Dr. K J Yesudas has made the song an ever green hit.

I would like to Thank my friend Miss.Raneeta for helping me understanding the lyrics of the song.
I have tried to show justice to the great creators of this song and this song as well. Please hear the song in my voice and drop your valuable comments.

Film: Saawan Ko Aane Do
Music: Rajkamal
Lyric: P. Pankaj
Voice:Padmabhooshan Dr. K J Yesudas
Blog Singer: Arun G S

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Sunday, March 9, 2008

Kanneer Poovinte - A Johnson Melody

This time I am presenting the ever green song 'Kanneer Poovinte' from the superhit film 'Kireedam'. "Kireedam" was a super hit in Malayalam film world. The song was composed by the Melody King, Johnson Master, with the elegant Lyrics of Shri Kaithapram Damodaran Namboothiri and when heard through the sweetest voice of Shri.M G Sreekumar , it became an ever green super hit in Malayalam film music. For this song, Shri.M G Sreekumar got State award for Best Male Singer, and Mohan Lal got Special Jury award for the excellent and unique performance in the film.
This is the first song I've recorded in my new Laptop ;-).
I've tried to do at least a minimum justice to the original rendition. Please hear the song and leave your valuable comments.

Film : Kireedam
Lyrics : Kaithapram Damodaran Namboothiri
Music : Johnson
Singer : M G Sreekumar
Blog Singer : Arun G S

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