Mano and Mahathi along with music director Leo and his team sing popular Tamil numbers for the inauguration of hotel Svarga Residency

When Mano sings pattu pattu poochi pola yethanayo vannam minnum…there are claps. He smiles and continues shenbagame shenbagame... the song which gave him a big break in his singing career.

He opens the evening with this Ilaiayaraaja classic from the movie Enga Ooru Pattukaaran. More melodies follow. Singer Mahathi, music director Leo and his team of musicians and singers join Mano and present some of the best songs in Tamil films.

When Mano teams up with Mahathi for nee our kaadhal sangeetham from the award-winning Nayagan, it is magic. Mahathi enlivens the evening with the peppy rojaapoo aadi vanthanthu from Agni Natchathiram, a song which has the potential to burn the dance floor. Music director Leo sings the popular number Po Nee Po with gusto and gets more claps.

The guru’s blessings

Thooliyela aada vantha from Chinna Thambi lulls you to sleep. Mano attributes his success to music director Ilaiyaraaja. “These are just some of the golden compositions of our living legend. It’s his blessings that have helped me earn fame across the globe,” he says and goes on to cast a spell with nila kaayum neram saranam, from the film Chembaruthi.

“The maestro picks and chooses songs that suit a singer’s voice and I feel blessed to have rendered such masterpieces,” Mano tells the crowd.

Melody or peppy? Asks music director Leo as the audience cheers. Mahathi’s Nenjey nenjey from Ayan fills the air. When she sings the popular Mudhal mazhai from Bheema, the audience sways to the main hoon main hoon linefrom the song.

Mano sings three more Ilaiyaraaja gems …Adho mega oorvalam, Maniye manikuyiley, Poththi vecha malligai mottu and the crowd says give me more…

The event was organised by Svarga Residency, as part of its inauguration celebrations. The hotel is located at Arun Nagar, Maruthamalai Main Road, Vadavalli. Call: 0422-2426655/ 2427677.