Playwright – Thoppil Bhasi
Lyrics – ONV Kurup
Music – G Devarajan
Direction – Thoppil Bhasi
One interesting fact about all the KPAC dramas which were adapted for the screen was the fact that none of the songs that made it such a social phenomenon and contributed to the popularity in the first place, were NEVER repeated on screen! For Mudiyanaya Puthran ( The Prodigal Son), a new set was written by P. Bhaskaran, released in 1961.
Lyrics : ONV Kurup | Music : G.Devarajan.
1. Chillimulam Kaadukalil ~ Sung by : K S George.
The song was about the naughty, playful breeze rustling up the neighborhood bamboo thicket with a tune on its lips. A sliver of thought that takes a lot of time getting used to, in this age of almost zero patience thresholds, more like – “You got time to chat up with the evening breeze?!!!!” Bah!
2. Cheppukilukkana Changathi ~ Sung by : K . Sulochana
You can almost feel you head start bobbing with the simple yet infectious rhythm of Devrajan’s composition.
3. Ambili Ammava ~ Sung by : K . Sulochana
Composed as a playful psalm to the Moon by a child , addressing it as genial, aged Uncle requesting him to send across his/her most cherished things as gifts from heaven, as they are too poor down here. Beautiful!
4. Thunjanparambile Thathey ~ Sung by : G . Devarajan.
One of my personal favorites. We get lucky to listen to Devarajan Master rendering a song in his own voice. Simple as it may sound, it is full of quirky tone progressions and surprising chord changes. The song is about the divine parrot who narrates Ezhuthachan’s Adyathma Ramayanam, appealing to the bird to come and bless the entire team with erudition, the will to learn and perform more in their world of creativity!