Chaanthu Thottille – Banaras

Banaras - Malayalam movie

I was looking for the MP3 files for M Jayachandran’s latest, Orkkuka Vallappozhum and I was stumbled upon another recent work from him – Banaras. I was in a hurry to catch my train back to Thrissur and I downloaded a couple of songs from that film. I was happy to find an official karaoke track for one of the songs. That song caught my immediate attention as it was a Dhandiya song. The song name is Chaanthu Thottille and it is sung by my fav singer, Shreya Ghoshal. πŸ™‚ This must be her second Malayalam song after Vida Parayukayaano from Big B. I listened to the song multiple times when I was lying down in the train. Then I thought, why not sing a male version of the song?

As soon as I got a breather in the late evening on Saturday, I learned the song and recorded it. I have changed the lyrics a bit to make it suitable for the male vocals part. Let me know how it sounds. πŸ™‚

Song: Chaanthu Thottille
Movie: Banaras (Malayalam)
Music: M Jayachandran
Original singer: Shreya Ghoshal

Download MP3 file of this song

Banaras – Chaanthu Thottille | Upload Music

(Image courtesy: IndiaGlitz)

Yamuna Veruthe from Ore Kadal

It has been a very long time (almost 2 months) since I have sung or recorded anything. The change in the climate did not go well with me and the sinusitis took this chance to attack me all over. I had no choice but to keep quiet. This week seemed to be better and I couldn’t wait any longer. πŸ™‚ Today after coming back from work, I recorded one of my favorite songs from the recent times – Yamuna Veruthe – again. Everything about this song is so beautiful – the lyrics, the music and the wonderful renditions by music director Ouseppachan himself and the Shreya Goshal of Malayalam, Swetha Mohan. πŸ™‚

I had posted an unplugged version of this song earlier. You can check it out at my music blog. Also thanks a lot to Rosh for sharing the karaoke track. This song is also my first music post in the new year. Hoping to get back to my song posts here onwards. πŸ™‚

Movie: Ore Kadal
Lyrics: Gireesh Puthenchery
Music: Ouseppachan
Original singer: Ouseppachan
Sung by: Joseph Thomas (Jo)
Requested by / Dedicated to: Rosh

Download the MP3 of this song

Yamuna Veruthe (with karaoke track) | Music Codes

Kangal Irandaal (cover)

Kangal Irandaal from Subramanyapuram

Kangal Irandaal from Subramanyapuram is one of the most beautiful songs I have heard in the recent times. I never get tired listening to this song over and over again because there is some kind of innocence and beauty about this song which I cannot really put in to words. And the singers have brought out very good emotions in the song. The karaoke track had Deepa Mirium’s vocals in it and I added just the male vocals part. Another duet version of this is coming up soon. (Thanks to Rosh for the track)

Song: Kangal Irandaal
Music: James Vasanthan
Original singers: Belly Raj, Deepa Mirium
Sung by: Jo (with the vocal track of Deepa Mirium)

Download the MP3 of this song

Kangal Irandaal (cover) | Music Codes

(Image courtesy: India Glitz)

Jaaneman Jaaneman (cover)

It has been a long time since I have sung a song with Vidyu, who is an amazing singer and one of the very few people whom I met through Internet in the initial days of music blogging. Our first original duet, Mella Mella – which was done for Blogswara, still remains at the top of all Blogswara albums (BTW, did I tell you that Blogswara’s version 5 is coming up soon? More details will be followed in this blog in the coming days). Here is our new cover song.

Song: Jaaneman Jaaneman
Music: Salil Chowdhary
Original singers: Yesudas, Asha Bhosle
Cover by: Jo & Vidyu

Download this song’s MP3 file here. To download all my cover songs, click here.

Jaaneman Jaaneman (cover) | Upload Music

Minchaagi Neenu (cover)

I heard about this song from a couple of my friends in Bangalore and got hooked to it since then. This song has shades of the popular Kannada hit song Anisuthide Yaako Indu from the movie Mungaaru Male but still this is a very beautiful song, thanks to the magical voice of Sonu Nigam. I recorded this over the weekend when I was at home. As I don’t know even a little bit of Kannada, the diction issues are bound to happen. So pardon me for that and let me know what you think of this. πŸ™‚

Song: Minchaagi Neenu
Music: Harikrishna
Originally sung by: Sonu Nigam
Sung by: Jo

Download the song from here (4.15 MB)

Minchaagi Neenu | Upload Music

En Mel Vizhundha (cover)

Here is a song after a month-long hiatus. I sang this with Srividya Kasturi. This song, En Mel Vizhundha, is a lesser known song from the Tamil movie May Maadham but it is so beautiful with the voices of Chitra and Jayachandran.

Song: En Mel Vizhundha
Movie: May Maadham
Music: A R Rahman
Original singers: K S Chitra & P Jayachandran
Cover by: Srividya Kasturi & Joseph Thomas

Download MP3 of this song

En Mel Vizhundha | Music Upload