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SOTD: A Week Of Tamil Cinema Calling Its Women

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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.

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SongO Sukumari” from Anniyan

Singers – Shankar Mahadevan, Harini

Music Director – AR Rahman

Lyricist – Vairamuthu

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SongAdi Ennadi Rakkamma from Pattikada Pattanama

Singers – T.M.Soundararajan

Music Director – MS Viswanathan

Lyricist – Kannadasan

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SongRadha Radha Nee Enge” from Meendum Kokila

Singers – SP Balasubramaniam and S Janaki

Music Director – Ilaiyaraaja

Lyricist – Kannadasan

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Song“Shenbagame Shenbagame” from Enga Ooru Pattukaran

Singers – Mano

Music Director – Ilaiyaraaja

Lyricist – Gangai Amaren

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Song“MADHAVI PONN MAYILAAI “ Iru Malargal

Singers – T. M. Soundararajan

Music Director – MS Viswanathan

Lyricist – Vaali

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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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