Song: Katti Thangam Vetti Eduthu
Composer: KV Mahadevan
Singers: TM Soundararajan
Actors: MG Ramachandran, Saroja Devi, MR Radha
Film: Thaiyai Kaatha Thanayan
As gold prices touch an all-time high – Rs 29,000 per sovereign – our song of the day is ‘Katti Thangam Vetti Eduthu’ from Thaiyai Kaatha Thanayan (1962). MGR as Sekar is in love with Maragadham, played by Saroja Devi, but her family is not as rich as him and oppose their relationship. The song is set to lyrics by Kannadasan, and compares her beauty to a sculpture carved in gold. It is composed by KV Mahadevan and sung by TM Soundararajan, and continues to be a classic today.