Manisegaran on the downfall of stars
Ithu enna pramatham? Nadippisai Pulavar KR Ramasamy sang the following song of Kannadasan for the film Senthamari:
paavalar seitha thamizh kalai paattanri
veru ethayum paadamaatten.
That was the end of his singing career. Thereafter others had to give playback voice. In the film Avan Amaran Seergazhi Govindarajan had to give him playback voice. The song was:
Vaanmathi Nee Arivar
Aavalinaal.(tune taken from the Hindi film Taxi Driver)
Senthamarai was the first film of Director Bhimsingh. It was released much later as the 13th film.
In the film Sivagangai Seemai Kannadasan wrote another song as follows:
"Vidiyum vidiyum enrirunthom-athu
mudiyum pozhiuthaai vidinthathadaa"
This brought about the flop of the film and ended up winding up "Kannadasan Films". Kannadasan had to start a new company called Visalatchy Films.
The Avan Amaran song should read:
Vaanmathi Nee Arivaai