Song: Pillayarpatti Hero
Actors: Ajith Kumar, Vadivukkarasi, Swathi, Dhamu and others
Ganapathi Bappa Moriya! It is Lord Vinayaka’s birthday today, and we’re listening to ‘Pillayarpatti Hero’ from Vaanmathi to celebrate. The song, composed by Deva with lyrics by Vaali talks about how Ganesha is an all-rounder, giving us hope and helping us out at all times just like our family would. Deva has adopted his trademark Chennai Tamil for this piece.
The craze for this song hasn’t died down since the 90s when it first came out and is a favourite on playlists every Vinayaka Chaturti. The presence of actor Ajith in the song cannot be forgotten of course, for his screen presence too made the song very popular. Incidentally, Ajith has over the years had a Ganesha connection, from Vaanmathi to Aarambam to the recent Vedhalam. All these movies feature Ganesha prayer songs.