Award Winning SongsHMV, Rs. 42.00The State government instituted the film awards in 1969. The female and male singers to win the award were P. Leela and K. J. Yesudas. Vayalar Rama Varma and G. Devarajan picked up the first of their many awards. Bringing together sixteen of these award-winning songs from Malayalam films is certainly thoughtful. But sadly they have not included P. Leela's only state award-winning song. Skipping the first two years this album includes songs that won the honours between 1971-1983. It begins with P. Jayachandran's `Suprabhatham... ' (Panitheeratha Veedu - 1972). Vayalar and Devarajan who won the award for their immortal `Chakravarthi... ' from the film `Chembarathi' the same year also find a place in the album.Some of the other songs included are `Thushara bindukkale... ' (Aalinganam), `Sree Mahadevanthante... ' (Nirmalyam), `Prananathan enikku... ' (Enipadikal), `Naadha neevarum... ' (Chamaram), `Sandhye... ' (Madanolsavam), `Sruthiyil ninnuyarum... ' (Trishna), `Kaathiripoo... ' (Aaroodam) and `Thenum vayambum... ' (Thenum Vayambum).Mampoo Viriyunna Ravukalil... HMV, Rs. 42.00This is a collection of ten classic Lalithaganangal (light songs) by K. J. Yesudas. Written by O.N.V.Kurup, Sreekumaran Thampi, T.K.R.Bhadran and set to tune by maestros like V. Daksinamurthy, M. S. Baburaj and B. A. Chidambaranath, these songs are some of the best in this genre. The album includes the extremely popular numbers like `Mampoo viriyunna... ,' `Maleyamaniyum... ,' `Aadyathe nottathil... ,' `Pandu padiya... ,' and others that created quite a ripple when first released but disappeared into the gauze of memory. This album will revive interest in this genre.K.P.

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