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Tamil Song picks: Night (Iravu) theme
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Looks like the word night (iravu, rathiri) brings up the wild imagination from the tamil lyricists. Many contemporory songs are written for a night-life setting or with questionable lyric. Luckily, many old songs have a poetic and philosophic perspective with 'night'. Enjoy our 10 video picks (from 20+ videos we reviewed) and 20+ audio picks (from the 30+ songs we reviewed) !
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Album: Anjali
Song: Raathiri Nerathu...


An appropriate one for our Halloween month. A nicely composed song but poorly animated. Is this a poor man's version of Star Wars?


Album: Jillendru Oru Kathal
Song: New York Nagaram...

Beautiful melody by AR Rahman picturized in the backdrop of New York.

Album: Kadhal 2 Kalyanam
Song:Ennakaga Unnakaga...


"Iravuku bayam aagathe ..."
[Translation: Nights will not be scary any more..]

Nice composition by Yuvan Shankar Raja.

Album: Easan
Song: Meyana Inbam

This video may have disturbing content. Recommended only for PG18+ audience. A good lesson to learn about the dangers of night life.

BTW, this song composed by James Vasanthan is an inspiration of an English song.


Song:Iravu Nilavu

Very interesting lyric -

"Iravu Nilavu Ulagai rasika ninaithathu,
Jolikkum sirakai virithu tharaiyil irangi nadanthathu "

(One day) Night moon wanted to see the earth,
(So) it came down to earth with its glittering wings"

What happens next? Watch the video. Nice beat from Ilaiyaraja.

Album:Aranmanai Kili
Song:Rathiriyil paadum paattu…

A video which captures the 'night festivals' celebrated in villages. Folk style but melodious.

"Raathiriyil paadum paatu ... Ketka, Ketka aasai aachu ..."

"The song which is sung in the night,
attracts me as I listen to it more ... "

Album: Kunguma Chimil
Song: Nilavu thoongum Neram...

"Nilavu thoongum neram, Ninaivu thoongidathu .. "

(At a time) when moon is sleeping,
the emotions are not sleeping"

Another Soft melody from Ilaiyaraja.

Album: Oru thalai raagam
Song: Ithu Kulandai paadum thaalattu….

"Bhupalam" or "Bhoopalam" is a Carnatic music scale marked by not having all the seven swaras. This scale is used for songs sung in the morning.

This song lyric says it is a Bhoopalam sung in the night!

"Iravu nera bhoopalam"


Album: Navarathri
Song: Navarathri subharathri…

A song picked to relieve your Navarathri (nine-night) celebrations.

Album: Poove Poochoodava
Song: Pattasu suttu suttu...

We did not forget the Diwali festival observed this month.

Happy Diwali. Be safe with your fireworks.

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