SOTD: A Week Of Tamil Cinema Calling Its Women


Tamil cinema’s (and Silverscreen‘s) love affair with celebrating the feminine continues. As we enter the final week of 2016, listen to songs that celebrate women and femininity.


SongO Sukumari” from Anniyan

Singers – Shankar Mahadevan, Harini

Music Director – AR Rahman

Lyricist – Vairamuthu


SongAdi Ennadi Rakkamma from Pattikada Pattanama

Singers – T.M.Soundararajan

Music Director – MS Viswanathan

Lyricist – Kannadasan


SongRadha Radha Nee Enge” from Meendum Kokila

Singers – SP Balasubramaniam and S Janaki

Music Director – Ilaiyaraaja

Lyricist – Kannadasan


Song“Shenbagame Shenbagame” from Enga Ooru Pattukaran

Singers – Mano

Music Director – Ilaiyaraaja

Lyricist – Gangai Amaren



Singers – T. M. Soundararajan

Music Director – MS Viswanathan

Lyricist – Vaali


Song“O Maria O Maria” Kadhalar Dhinam

Singers – Devan, Yugendran, Febi

Music Director – AR Rahman

Lyricist – Vaali

Tamil cinema handled the advent of the World Wide Web in typical Tamil cinema style. And so the song begins with a nice little revolving model of the earth, surrounded by men and women Instant Messaging each other in a cafe.

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It’s the good old days of chat room flirtations.

Rambha, in all her ’90s glory, personified the Internet-savvy woman. She walks away from men, climbs ladders into the sky – you know, typical girl stuff like that. The song was a huge hit, leading many a drunken youth to sing it outside the balconies of their beloved.

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