Song: Oru Naal Podhuma
Composer: KV Mahadevan
Singers: M Balamuralikrishna
Actors: TS Balaiah
On TS Baliah’s birth anniversary, here’s ‘Oru Naal Podhuma’ from Thiruvilayadal. The song is a classic for many reasons, but mainly for TS’ performance as singer Hemanatha Bhagavathar, and the rendition by Balamuralikrishna. The song is composed by KV Mahadevan and has lyrics by Kannadasan. TS sits above the Pandyan emperor and asks if a single day is enough to appreciate his music. He leaves the court spell bound in the end and declares himself as the god of music.
TS Balaiah was known for excelling in all roles, he played villain, comedy and supporting actor in his films. He began his career with Sathi Leelavathi in 1936, and is best know for Ambikapathy 1937, Andhaman Kaithi, Hello Mister Zamindar, Kadhalikka Neramillai and Thillana Mohanambal among others.