AT Ummer was the most busy music director of the late 70’s. I guess he was under so much pressure to sustain the success of his teaming -up with Bichu Thirumala, and most of the times buckling under Producers who had a ready made Hindi or Tamil tune that had to be repackaged for their project.
It isn’t any different when it comes to IV Sasi’s Ina ( 1982), which had 3 of its songs borrowed from other languages.
AT Ummer is said to have plead helplessness with the producers’ insistence, but the melody from Ilaiyaraja’s Putham Pudu Kalai, from Alaigal Oivathillai , sung by S. Janaki is mellow and grows on you.
Vellichillum Vithari, is exactly what the lyrics express – the fun, energy, frolic and freedom of very young lovers, all by themselves in the forest, by a gurgling, frolicking brook.
Vellichillum Vithari from Ina (1982).
Music : A.T.Ummer
Lyrics : Bichu Thirumala
Sung by : Krishnachandran.
Listen To Ilaiyaraja’s original tune here.
Song:Putham Pudu Kalai
Sung by : S. Janaki