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Tamil Song picks: Folk genre
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Traditionally tamil songs are considered to be folksy until AR Rahman came into the industry. Even though people followed Rahman's fusion style of music, the appetite for folk song stayed around. Folk song got a new emphasis when Ilaiyaraja entered into the industry with his "Machana Parthingala". From that time, he has composed almost all type of folk songs one can imagine. However, in order to keep it fair, we have picked songs across all composers including folk album artists such as Vijayalakshmi Navaneethakrishnan, Pushpavanam Kuppusamy, Anita Kuppusamy, Gana Ulaganathan and others. Unfortunately, almost all the current folk songs are picturized questionably or embarassingly. This is definitely alienating a set of future generation from following this wealth of music. Hope the Tamil film directors realize this need. For this edition, we have picked clean videos among what we reviewed. Enjoy our 10 video picks (from 22 videos we reviewed) and 20+ audio picks (from the 32 songs we reviewed) !

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Album: Vijayalakshmi Navaneethakrishnan
Song: Kolusu Kadai Orathile...


Dr. Vijayalakshmi Navaneethakrishnan and Dr. Navaneethakrishnan - The symbol of Tamil folk songs for a long time. This video is a program she performed for Doordarshan TV!


Album: Pushpavanam Kuppusamy, Anitha Kuppusamy
Song: Thanjavur Mann Eduthu...

Dr. Pushpavanam Kandaswamy and Dr. Anitha Kandaswamy- the latest torch bearers for the Tamil folk songs. This video is a program they performed for People's TV. Let us wish them to continue their service for this important part of Tamil culture.


Album: Gramiya paadal
Song: Mocha kotta pallalagi...

Unsure who is the real creator behind this song, but a good one.


Album: Ambasamuthram Ambani
Song: Othakalla Othakallu...

A 'gana' type song in Karuna's - yes comedy actor- music.

Album: Chithiram Pesuthadi
Song: Vala meenikum Vilangu meenikum...

The 'gana' song which propelled the career of gana Ulaganathan and the profit for the movie. Mysskin, the director has made it a pattern to have one gana type song in each of his movie after this (except Nandalala).


Album: Kadhalil Vizhunden
Song: Nakka Mukka...

The 'pace' (and the meaningless lyric) of this Vijay Anthony's song took every one by surprise. It became so popular that many celebrities kept this song as their ringtone. Also, this song was picked for performing in World Cricket Cup Opening ceremony in Dakka, Bangladesh. Way to go Vijay Anthony!

Album: Alaigal Oyvathilai
Song: Ayiram thamarai mottukale...

A 'kummy' type song well packaged by Ilaiyaraja for this movie. Gangai Amaran revealed that this is one of the songs they picked from their mother.

Album: Thooral Ninnu Pochu
Song: En Soga kathi kelu...

A ''Villu pattu'-cum-'bhajan' type song packaged by Ilaiyaraja for this movie. An olden day chart buster!

Album: Annakili
Song: Kutha sambha pachu nellu...

A ''Nell Kuthu' song captured by Ilaiyaraja for his first movie. A precursor to what to follow in his career later!

Album: Avan Ivan
Song: Dia Dia Dole...

A ''percussion heavy' song composed by Yuvan in his latest movie - Avan-Ivan.

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