Most Romantic Indian Movie Ever.
"Aadaan Varoo Vegam" by music director, Shyam, has to be the best lilting, haunting duet of a melody of all times-sung by K.P Brahmanandhan and L.R Eeshwari, Madhu chetttan (Marthandan Thambi) in his inimitable style sings to Sheela (Kusumam), who was probably the true beauty ever in Malayalam cinema. Now Madhu chettan, if there is one song that will be remembered as his signature song, is this evergreen melody for an evergreen star. The yester-year playback singers, had this unique talent to mold their voice to the actress in the film, as in this song. It is so uncanny, it sounds like Sheela, was singing this song, not L.R Eeshwari. Also the yester-year stars had a personality of their own, they had individual hair styles, dressed uniquely different, looked different, acted different, unlike the latter year actresses who have no sense of style or class-barring a few. Madhu, was not much known for his acting talent (however he was superlative in "Olavum Theeravum") but he had a style and charisma (the man wore his hat in a rakish angle, walked kind of side-ways! with collars up to his ears and spoke his dialog in clipped accent with penchant for nodding), that very few of his contemporaries possessed. This is a movie that should be seen for its sheer beauty of the Stars-Sheela and Jayabharathi and the melodies like the Bhajan song "Ha Samgeetha Madhura Naasham", which should be the Mother of all Bhajan Songs. This is the most romantic black and white movie and "Chemmeen" the most romantic color movie. There will Never be another Madhu, Never a Sheela and Never a melody like 'Aadaan Varoo Vegam." God bless Shyam for giving this immortal melody.
- Jun 29, 2015
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