Song: Buddhi Ulla Manitharellam
Composer: R Sudarsanam
Actors: JP Chandrababu
Singers: JP Chandrababu
On JP Chandrababu’s birth anniversary, our song of the day is ‘Budhi Ulla Manitharellam’ from the 1962 film Annai, featuring the on-screen style Chandrababu was most popular for. He sings that not all intelligent people are successful, and the rich don’t always have a big heart. With lyrics by Kannadasan and music by R Sudarsanam, the song has lasted the years like many of his other hits.
Chandrababu was a comedian-hero, a dancer and singer, who was self-taught, and known for his slapstick comedy and the songs performed and sung by him. He worked with BS Ramiah, Vasan, Gemini Ganesan, KV Mahadevan and others, and, at one point, was also was paid a salary higher than the hero of the films he acted in.