MSV – Creating musical history on the silver screen

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When a movie song becomes a hit with the audience it’s a recognition of the singer and the composer’s talent. One of the most prolific music composers for south Indian movies M.S.Viswanathan passed away today. 


He had composed more than 750 film songs in different languages. He was given the sobriquet Mellisai Mannar (Tamil – king of light music). His songs would carry a range of emotions whether it was the nostalgic Atho Antha Paravai from the Tamil movie Aayarathil Oruvan or the exuberient Inimai Niraintha Ulagam from the Tamil movie Ninaithale Inikkum.




He composed a few songs for Kannada cinema. Here’s one MSV song from the Kannada movie Benkiyalli Aralida Hoovu.

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Chitra Srikrishna is a Carnatic vocalist and writer living in Bengaluru. She's the musical half of a multimedia performance duo HumRaag. She also produces RaagTime, a radio show on Indian music. Her latest program BHAKTHI explores the journey of the mystics of India. She blogs at