Song – ‘Tamizhukku Amudhendru Per’ from Panchavarnakkili
Singer – P Susheela
Music Director – MS Viswanathan – TK Ramamoorthy
Director – K Shankar
Starring – KR Vijaya, R Muthuraman, Jaishankar, Nagesh among others
The dazzling KR Vijaya heaps praise on the Tamil language, as P Susheela provides background vocals. It is a lilting melody, made possible by the musical efforts of Viswanathan and Ramamoorthy. The metaphor-rich lyrics add to the overall effect.
This song is one of P Susheela’s early efforts, and her voice is crystal clear, sweet, but by no means saccharine. There’s an underlying steel to Susheela’s voice that separates her from the rest. Perhaps this rare quality that endears her to her legion of fans, who maintain that P Susheela is the greatest singer Tamil cinema has ever produced.