Thursday, January 12, 2012


Few words about MGS - the singer

I feel quite sad to often see scathing remarks than good ones about M.G. Sreekumar. Who cares about his personal life or how he is as a person. He is my favourite male singer in Malayalam, period. Some of his renditions have been amazing, showcasing his considerable talent. This has been further substantiated by the fact that on one occasion, the legendary music director Johnson mentioned that he is one of the most versatile singers in Malayalam, second only to Jesudas. My personal pick of some of his best songs have come in either obscure movies so that the songs themselves never got noticed or it came in a time when the movies and the songs clicked during the film's release but were soon forgotten, lost in the sands of time. To name a few:

Thallam Marannu Tharaatu Kettu from the movie Pranamam
Pullariyude Pallaku Vanne from the movie Makkal Mahatmyam
Ammakilikoodilil from the movie Ammakilikoodu
Kandu Njan Mizhikalil from the movie Abhmianyu
Poovayivirinju Poonthenn from the movie Atharvam

These songs prove that he is no ordinary singer. Known for his fast paced songs that he sings with hitherto unheard-of panache, I have also considered him to an amazing stage singer. Some of his more famed songs :

Kaneer Poovinte
All songs from the magical combination with MohanLal and Priyadarshan
Sundari Sundari

and many more made him attain great commercial success.

In a career spanning over 2 decades to hold one's own footing in an era that also had the always in demand God of Malayalam playback singing Jesudas is no small achievement.All in all, MGS, you rock, and here's hoping for more soulful, dulcet renderings.

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