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Manisegaran on Maruthakasi

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  • From: Manisekatan (@ 202.188.91.159) on: Fri Apr 24 08:04:56 EDT 1998


    MARUTHAKAZI:
    Maruthakazi hails from the village called Melaikkudikkadu in Trichy district.His father Aiyam PErumaal Udayar is a village head. Mother is Milagayi Ammaal. This is a farming family. Maruthakazi was born on 13 February 1920.Paabanasam Sivan's elder brother Rajagopala Aiyer gave him sufficient knowledge in stage drama as Maruthakazi had natural inclination towards this performing art. In 1940 he did intermediate in Kudanthai Government college. He staged drama there at a time when his colleague (later writer) Thi Janakiraman used to act in the female role.

    Unfortunately he could not complete his studies. He concentrated in farming and song writing. The first song he ever wrote was "kalaimakal uRainthidum kalasaalai" sung by Madurai Shanmugavadivu Subbulachumy(-MS Subbulachumy). Thereafter he adored the golden voice of MSS.

    At this time Devi Nadaka Sabai(run by KN Ratnam and Sri Ramulu Naidu) invited Maruthakazi to write songs for a drama called "SooravaLi" by pulavar AK Velan. There is where he wrote his first drama song and got to meet KM Sheriff for the first time. He wrote for several other dramas and acted too in small roles. The first song he wrote for cinema was in the film called Mayavathi. He and KM Sheriff were very close friends, and many films used Maruthakazi and KM Sheriff. Maruthakazi had written mostly for KV Mahadevan. Th rest is history that we are familiar with.

    SOME TITBITS

    His first song for MGR was "Manushanai Manushan Saappidaranda" in Deva's Thaikku Pin Thaaram. I have given somne interesting info on this song elsewhere. After that film Devar used Ranjan and took Neelamalai Thirudan, to which MGR gave Devar some trouble. The angry Devar requested Maruthakazi to hit MGR in a song. So Maruthakazi wrote Sathiyamey Lachiyamai Kollada. Later MGR, Devar and Maruthakazi patched up.

    In Mannathi Mannan MGR used Mar8uthakazi for a song called "aadatha manamum uNdo" the only song that TMS and MLV sang together, in which Maruthakazi penned lines in praise of Makkal Thilakam as follows:

    naadengum koNdaadum ougazh paathayil-veera
    nadai podum thirumENi tharun bothayil...

    eedEthum illatha kalaichEvayil-thani
    idam koNda umaik KaNdu ippoomiyil..

    pasunthangam unathu ezhil angam..

    Of course later he wrote many many more for MGR films. When Maruthakazi was almost retired MGR requested him to write for ninaippathgai mudip[pavan to hit at a political figure, and that song is "kaNNai nambathey uNNai Emaatrum"

    There are two songs that I could remember that were jointly composed. One is veNNila kudai Pidikka from Abalai Anjugam, by TRM and PS. The other is Kanvazhi pugunthu karuthinil kalantha minnoli yEn mounam by TMS and MS Rajeswari from "Thookku Thooki". The latter was started off by Maruthakazi but the tail end was jointly completd by Maruthakazi and Udumalai Narayana Kavi. That tail end is:

    kanvazhi pugunthu karuthinil kalanthu
    kaNivuRum kaathal jothy
    kaaNbOmEy paathy paathy
    kaaNbOmEy paathi paathi
    The song "maruthamalaiyaanEy" from the film Thunaivan earned him Tamilnaadu government award.

    Likweise Sirippu athan siRappai seerthooki paarppathu namathu poRuppu was started off by Udumalai Naarayana Kavi, but as he could not complete it on time, Maruthakazi rewrote almost the entire song.

    There are too many spicy stories about Maruthakazi's songs, but our area is his samooga paadalkal.
    (Sooner or later we can include these titbits in a separate thread, maybe to be named "SPICE AND JUICE" if onle BONES could join in.)

    Let me just quote my favourite samooga paadalkal of Maruthakazi.

    1. from Paasavalai by CSJ
    ithuthaan ulakamada-manitha
    ithuthaan ulakamada
    poruL irunthaal vanthu koodum-athai
    izhanthaal vilaki Odum

    uthaithavan kaalai muthamidum
    uthamar vaazhvai kothividum
    uthattil uRavum uLLathil pagayum
    vaLarthEy aRivai maaithuvidum

    uzhaippavan kayyil Odu tharum
    uNavukku pathilaai nanju tharum
    pazhiyEy puriyum kodiyOn pusikka
    palum pazhamum thinam thEdi tharum

    meiyyai poiyaai maatRividum
    veeNEy siRayil poottividum
    poiyum purattum niRainthavan thannai
    pugazhnthEy paadal punainthuvidum..


    2.from pRantha NaaL by S.G

    ellaam thiRaimaRaivey-ulakil
    ellaam thiRaimaRaivey
    kalvi irunthaal enna
    kaRpanai irunthaalenna
    kaNdu rasikka kaNkaLillathavarkku-(ellaam)


    katRukkodukkaatha kavi vaaNarin pulamai
    kanjathanamudaiyOn kaakkum paNap perumai
    kavaikkuthava padippu uNarchiyillaaa nadippu
    kathiravan jothi munnEy kodathil itta viLakku

    aadambaram illa aRivaaLi naavaNmai
    avaniyai uruvaakkum thozhilaali kaivanmai
    naadikkadal kalantha nathineerin nalla thanmai
    nanriyillathavarkku nallavar seitha nanmai
    ellaam thiraimaRaivey

    3. from kongu naatu thangam by MLV

    irunthum illathavarey-ellaam
    irunthum illathavarey-avarkal
    iruppathu uNmayil perunthavaRey ulakil

    selvam irunthenna? siRappukkal irunthenna?
    kaLLamilla uLlam illathavar ellaam(irunthum)

    maNakkum jaathiualli malarai thaLLi- kaNNai
    paRikkum kaakithappoo vaanguvOr-veli
    azhagil aasai koNdu Enguvor
    malar vittu malar thaavi mathuvuNNu vaNdaaki
    mananilai thadumaari vaazhnthiduvor ellaam-(irunthum)


    4. from Marutha naattu veeran by TMS

    samathaanamEy thEvai-antha sanmaarkkam thazhaithida seivOm sEvai

    amaithiyaaga naam vaazhnthidavEy
    anbum aRamum vaLarnthidavEy
    samarasa paathai thOndridavEy
    saanthamum inbamum soozhnthidavEy

    pOtti poRaamaikal illaatha-oru
    puthiya samuthaayam uruvaaga-puthar
    kaattiya vazhiyil naam poga-avar
    kaNda kanavukal nanavaaga

    katchi pEthangaL ethaRkaaka?-pala
    kalakamum pagaiyum etharkaaka?
    otRumayaai naam uyanthiduvOm!
    orEy katchiyaai irunthiduvOm!

    5. from Yaar paiyan by Gandasaala

    suyanalam perithaa pothu nalam perithaa
    intha sollin uNmai thannai eNNI paarada
    mathi mayakkathilEy varum thayakkathilEy
    manam thadumaari thavikkum manitha
    intha sollin uNmai thannai eNNi paarada

    thunbam illamaley inbam uNdaaguma
    anbu illatha ithayam ithayamaa
    nalla thEmaangani enRum vEmbaaguma
    intha sollin uNmai thannai eNNippaarada

    naam thEdamaley vantha selvamenraal
    athai theru meethu veeNEy yeRivathaa
    thenRal puyalaavatha-uLlam theeyavathaa
    intha sollin uNmai thannai eNNI paarada

    6. from Aadavantha Deivam by PS

    sonnalum kEtkatha ulakamunga!
    sollama pOnaalum puriyaathunga-ithil
    munnaalum pOgamey pinnaalum pOgamey
    muzhikkira kumbal yEraLanga

    sOmbERi aaguthunga-silathu
    thoongaamath thoonguthunga
    puthu thozhilai thuvakki palar
    tuyarathai theerkkama
    thuttukkaLai pettiyiley poottuthunga

    paadu padum yEzhaikaLum
    paNam uLlavarum sErnthidunga
    puthu paathaiyai vaguthidunga
    pangu pOttuch chAappidunga
    paarapatcham illama vaaazhnthidunga -endru sonnaalaumkEtkaatha ulagamunga!

    7. from naan sollum ragasiyam by TMS

    naan sollum ragasiyam kaN kaanUm athisayam
    nanRaaga eNNIpparunga
    ithai avasiyam-avasiyan avasiyan

    uNavukku oru kumbal pOradum velayilEyt
    pathavikku oru kumbal
    pOrattam nadathuthu
    Oyvillaa vElaiyaal
    usirai vidum yEzhaiyin
    uzhaippalEy oru kumbal ullaasam theduthu

    kalyaaNam seiyyavEy singarap panthalum
    kachEri sathuraattam oorvalamum vENuma
    ivai illaamal evarEnum kalyaaNam paNNinaal
    inbasugam piLLai kutti illaamal pOguma

    thanga nagai vaira nagai sarnjaramaai thonginaal
    mangaatha azhagu varum enRu eNNum peNkaley
    pakkam varum thirudarkaLum paarthuvittaal ivaikaLai
    paRithiduvaar appozhuthu kalangathO kaNgalEy

    8. from naan Sollum Ragasiyam
    polatha ulagathilEy nallathukku kaalamillai
    pOliyellaam poduthaNNEy koNdaattaam
    intha pOkku maaRa selutha vENum kaNNOttam

    kaLlavarkaLum kayavarkaLum kaNNiyavaan pOrvayilEy
    koLLayittu paNathai sErthu kuvippathaa
    nalla manam uLLavanga sillaRaikal paarvayiley
    naaNayamillaathavaraai thavippathaa
    veLlaichaLLai irunthaathaan mathippathaa
    athu illaiyinna kaalil pOttu mithippathaa
    ini intha nilai maaRidavEy inba nilai nErnthidavEy
    onRupattu uruthiyOdu uzhaikkaNum

    uLlapadi vayiReriyum uthadu mattum pazham soRiyum
    thillumullu thirugu thaaLam koottamEy
    pallaipallai kattikkittu paadikaarda kattikittu
    kulla pOttu seiyuthu aarppaattamEy
    moLLamaaRi kumbal kuNam maaRaNum
    athan mooLayilEy soRanai konjam yEraNum
    athu nallapadi nadanthidaNum
    namma nilai UyarnthidaNum
    nallavanga athukku naalum uzhaikkaNum

    9. from sabash maapillai

    veLLi paNathukkum nalla kuNathukkum vegu thooram
    ithu uLlapadi intha ulakam uNarthum oru paadam

    piLlai Enum pantha paasathai thaLLi pirinthOdum
    than uLlathai irumbu pettagamakki thaaL pOdum
    illathavar evaraana pOthilyum eLLi nagayaadum
    iNai illatha annai anbukku kooda
    sollaamal thadai pOdum

    veLlathinaal varum paLla mEdupOl
    selvam varum pOgum
    ithai eLLaLavEnum eNNaatha kancharkku
    thunbam varavaagum
    kaLLamillathga anbu chelvamEy enrum nilayaagum
    kashtam theeRum kavalaikal maaRum inbam uRuvaagum

    10. from sabash mappillai

    sirippavar sila pEr azhubavar palapEr
    irukkum nilai enRu maaRumo

    uzhaippavar vaazhvEy veethiyilEy
    uRanguvatho nadai paathayilEy
    irakkam kaattaththaan naathiyillEy

    uyarnthavar thaazhnthida thEvayillai
    uLlathai izhanthida sollavillai
    uzhaippavar uyarnthaal potumaiyaa..

    Now we know why Marithakazi is called "THIRAIKAVI THILAKAM"

    VANAKKAM

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