Song: ‘Kadhal Ennum Therveluthi’
Composer: AR Rahman
Actors: Kunal Singh and Sonali Bendre
Singers: S. P. Balasubrahmanyam and Swarnalatha
Film: Kadhalar Dhinam
As the film’s title goes, today is ‘Propose Day’, the second day of Valentine’s Week.
This song is from director Kathir’s Kadhalar Dhinam, which released in 1999. The film was an intense romance drama featuring the then new comers Kunal Singh and Sonali Bendre in the lead. It was about the untold love of Raja and Roja, and how they managed to confess and get married. The film was later dubbed in Telugu, and partially remade in Hindi.
The song begins with Raja (Kunal) waiting for the reply of Roja (Sonali), to whom he had proposed through a letter. In Vaali’s lyrics, SP Balasubrahmanyam sings about the feelings of almost every person who has proposed to their loved ones. AR Rahman’s music adds to the emotions in the song. While the film itself was an acclaimed one, this song has travelled years and it still stands out.
“Endrum Oyvadhillai indha kadhal mazhai
Kadal neelam ulla andha kaalam varai
Idhu piravigal thorum vidatha bandham
Pirivennum theeyil vizhadha sondham”