Song: Naan Malarodu Thaniyaga
Singers: TM Soundararajan, P Susheela
Cast: Jaishankar, Vijayalakshmi
Film: Iru Vallavargal
On actor Jaishankar’s birth anniversary, our song of the day is the classic ‘Naan Malarodu Thaniyaga’ from Iru Vallavargal (1966). The song has lyrics by Kannadasan, and stars Jaishankar as a lover who comes alone with a flower to meet Vijaylakshmi. It was considered one of Jaishankar’s best movies, and the song is sung by TMS and P Susheela.
Jaishankar started his career with Iravum Pagalum in 1965, and in his three decades in the industry, he acted in movies such as Pattanathil Bhootham, Noottrukku Nooru and Kuzhandaiyum Deivamum, Vallavan Oruvan, CID Shankar and Murattu Kaalai. He was called the Tamil James Bond for his action roles, and was also known for acing characters that called for a comic or villainous streak.