Song Of The Day: ‘Kannan Vanthu Padukindran’ From ‘Rettai Vaal Kuruvi’


Song: Kannan Vanthu Padukindran

Composer: Ilaiyaraaja

Singers: S Janaki

Actors: Radikaa, Mohan

Lyrics: Na Kamarasan

Film: Rettai Vaal Kuruvi

Happy birthday, Radikaa! Our song of the day is ‘Kannan Vanthu Padukindran’ from Rettai Vaal Kuruvi, the 1987 romantic-comedy directed by Balu Mahendra. The song is one of Ilaiyaaja and S Janaki’s classics, and starred Radikaa as a popular singer who performs around Madras with her light music band. Mohan, as Gopi in the lead, played a married man who watches her sing and falls in love with her.

Radikaa has acted in over 300 films across languages, and is best known for her roles in Kizhakke Pogum Rayil, Keladi Kanmani, Neethikku Thandanai, Dharma Devathai, Thanga Magan, and the popular TV serials, also produced by her – Chitti, Annamalai, Vani Rani, Thamarai and more.

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