Sajith Bhaskaran’s The Missing Sound Project | First Set.

The Missing Sound Project by Sajith BhaskaranThis is the first set of the dual-versions existing in Malayalam film songs. To make the entire experience more engaging and useful, I have uploaded the track excerpts on SoundCloud so that it is possible for you to put your comments on the Song Track DIRECTLY, at which ever part you would want to comment against. It would also then become a valuable bookmark for others who visit and play the track.And as usual, I do look forward to your inputs on the first set that I have published here with more to follow.

Aa Kayyilo Ee Kayyilo.

Film : Raagam (1975)
Lyrics : Vayalar
Music : Salil Choudhury
Sung by : KJ Yesudas

Track Excerpt from the Movie.

The movie version of the charanam starts with the line “Poo choodiya Kaarile puthumanavaalanu!

Track Excerpt from the Vinyl.

The Charanam in the record version starts with the line “Kodi Vecha Kaarile Puthen Mandrikku

Veena Poove.

Film : Jeevikkan Marannu Poya Sthree (1974)
Lyrics : Vayalar
Music : M S Viswanathan
Sung by : S Janaki

Track Excerpt from the Movie.

The Movie version have the Anupallavi lines which starts :
Vikaravathi nee virinju ninnappol
And the Charanam
Vishadavati nee kozhinju veenappol
For the purpose of comparison, both the movie and record version is started at the same point.

Track Excerpt from the Vinyl.

The Record version is edited. Only Anupallavi which starts Vikaravathi nee virinju ninnappol is included. Only the BGM for the second stanza is there which fades out.

Aadiyil Matsyamaai

Film : Sree Guruvayoorappan
Lyrics : ONV Kurup
Music : V Dakshinamoorthy
Sung by : KJ Yesudas & S Janaki

Track Excerpt from the Movie.

Movie version is more than 10 minutes. The song narrates the avatarams of Lord Vishnu till Krishna in the movie. For the purpose of comparison, both the movie and record version here is started at the same point where the song explains the Sree Rama Avaratam. The lines before this point is not included here since there are only a few minor differences.The Sree Krishna avaratam in the movie version starts at Mayil peeli mudi choodi Mani Muralika oothi, thereafter up to Manju Haasamodu Raasakeli athil ullasichathumato bhavan is same as in the record version. However, Vinnil thingal udichappol part is sung by Yesudas and Chitrasalabhangalam Chitira pon Terukalil is sung by S Janaki is MISSING !

Track Excerpt from the Vinyl.

The song in the record version narrates the avatarams of Lord Vishnu till Kalkki. Sree Krishna avaratam in the movie version starts at Oru Ashtami Rohini Naal which is missing in the movie version. The line Mayil peeli mudi choodi Mani Muralika oothi, and thereafter up to Manju Haasamodu Raasakeli athil ullasichathumato  is same as in the movie version.
However, Vinnil thingal udichappol, the part sung by Yesudas and the Chitrasalabhangalam Chitira pon Terukalil part sung by S Janaki is not included in the Record. But check how the song ends in the record! It notifies the Kalkki avataram through the lines Ulkada Dughangal thingum yugaandyathil kalkiyaakunnu Bhavan !

Aadiyil Vachanamundayi

Film : Chettathi (1965)
Lyrics : Vayalar
Music : Baburaj
Sung by : KJ Yesudas

Track Excerpt from the Movie.

Movie version have the lines of the Anu Pallavi which starts Pralaya Jalathiyil Pranava Roopiyam,the second Anupallavi Asru Samudra Tirakalil Angane, and the Charanam Karayil Vannavar Vannavar athine. For the purpose of comparison, both the movie and record version here is started at the point Asru Samudra Tirakalil Angane. The lines before this point is not included here since both the versions are same.

Track Excerpt from the Vinyl.

The Record version is edited. The Anu pallavi Pralaya Jalathiyil Pranava Roopiyam  and the second Anupallavi  Asru Samudra Tirakalil Angane is in the record version but Karayil Vannavar Vannavar athine is not included !

Aaraattu Kadavil .

Film : Achaaram Ammini Oshaaram Omana(1977)
Lyrics : P Bhaskaran
Music : G Devarajan
Sung by : KJ Yesudas & P Madhuri

Track Excerpt from the Movie.

The movie version have the lines of the Anu pallavi which starts Kaanaatirikkuvaan Kannu Pothum, the second Anupallavi goes Kamukan Kallante Karalinte Karalile and the Charanam Kaarmukilaayi Njaan Koode Varum. For the purpose of comparison, both the movie and record version here is started at the point Aaraattu Kadavil, which includes Kaanaatirikkuvaan Kannu Pothum & Kamukan Kallante Karalinte Karalile. And a portion of the Charanam Kaarmukilaayi Njaan Koode Varum, since thereafter it is same in both versions.

Track Excerpt from the Vinyl.

The Record version is edited. The Anu pallavi Kaanaatirikkuvaan Kannu Pothum and the Charanam Kaarmukilaayi Njaan Koode Varum is in the record version, but the second Anupallavi Kamukan Kallante Karalinte Karalile is not included.

..To be Continued.

4 thoughts on “Sajith Bhaskaran’s The Missing Sound Project | First Set.

  1. Hi Sajith
    This is an interesting project. I think there may be thousands of songs like this, with differing versions in the movie and in the record, and that is a humungous task, to find all of them! Waiting to see and hear more.
    Susie

    1. Susy
      The record version includes the songs kept by all of us in cassettes, CDs and spool tapes. As you know, master version of all songs recorded in cassettes, spool tapes and CDs are records. We all are listening to the record version through radios, loud speakers, spool tapes & cassette/CD players. These songs, over years, including the BGM got implanted in our memory. But when we started listening the original soundtrack versions of these songs through TVs, for me, it was a real surprise. Thereafter, i took an interest to track these variations. As you suggested, thousands of songs in the annals of old Malayalam film songs ( i prefer to say gold instead of old) got edited… and its sad to say that in that process we lost a lot of beautiful stanzas, BGM and lines.

      Regards
      Sajith

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