Why Music In All Gautham Menon Movies Is Always The Best – Explained !

If somebody asks, what is the USP of gautam vasudev menon films? The answer will always be music. The music in his films, is not what can I say foot tappers or adrenaline rush caricatures, they are lullabies of love, they are soothing poetry.

If there is something that is universal, that is music. Before going through the songs, watch this interview “Gautham Vasudev Menon On The Music of His Films With Baradwaj Rangan”. This interview is a delight for all the ones who are
eternally in love with music

1) Annul Maelae (Tamil) / Nidare Kala Ayinadi (Telugu)

It’s about a couple, yet it’s not a love song, it’s more about gradual growth of relationship when two people coming together – Baradwaj Rangan


Nidare Kala Ayinadi :


2) Nenjukkul Peidhidum (Tamil) / Nalone Pongenu Narmada (Telugu)

My description to harris is that I want a ballad, it’s gotta be in that feel, it’s about a guitarist who thinks he is on stage when he sees this girl – Gautam Vasudev Menon


Nalone Pongenu Narmada:


3) Ennai Konjam (Tamil) / Nanne Nanne Chusthu (Telugu)

Its the character and situation both, the protagonist is more simple and calm. This song is more for maaya, who is wanting to be on the journey with this guy – Gautam Vasudev Menon


Nanne Nanne Chusthu:


4) Kaatrai Konjam (Tamil) / Koti Koti (Telugu)

Neethaane En Ponvasantham(Tamil)/Yeto Vellipoyindi Manasu(Telugu), I am not sure these songs are hit, but I assume they are, you know because of whole orchestral feel to the production of the song which is different at that particular time, Ilayaraja Sir used to do that much earlier, for this we completely went orchestral – Gautam Vasudev Menon

Koti Koti:

5) Avalum Naanum (Tamil) / Taanu Nenu (Telugu)

This song is actually done for Mani Ratnam Sir’s film, I just heard the word Mani sir is not using it and I just grabbed it – Gautam Vasudev Menon

Taanu Nenu :

6) Manjal veyil (Tamil) / Vennelave Vendi Vennelave (Telugu)

This song has a very unusual structure, there is no pallavi and charanam happening at all, there is only stanza, the chorus and the stanza again except for the end – Baradwaj Rangan

Harris & I discussed exactly this, let us break the format – Gautam Vasudev Menon

Vennelave Vendi Vennelave :

7) Thalli Pogathey (Tamil) / Vellipomakey (Telugu)

They are in the air, as they are falling this is what comes to my mind – AR Rahman


8) Vaseegara (Tamil) / Manohara (Telugu)

Vaseegara is because its put us on the map, the film was noticed because of that There was something soulful and holy about this song – Gautam Vasudev Menon

Manohara :

9) Uyirin Uyire (Tamil) / Cheliya Cheliya (Telugu)

This song is getting played at all the disco’s at that time, they are playing with a remix version of it which made it even funkier, but this is a sad song the lyrics are painful and sad, so it’s a huge contrast between the beat and the song, so it was an experiment right at the beginnig & I loved it – Gautam Vasudev Menon

Uyirin Uyire :

10) Visiri (Tamil) / Yetu Manam Pogalam (Telugu)

At this point of time, my favourite love song from my albums is Visiri, there is some beautiful quality about visiri that transcends all the things, its my go to song now-a-days – Gautam Vasudev Menon

Yetu Manam Pogalam:

11) Mundhinam (Tamil) / Monna kanipinchavu (Telugu)

Me writing a screenplay in a song about situations that my parents narrated to me about their meetings and stuff like that – Gautam Vasudev Menon

Monna kanipinchavu:

12) Mannipaaya (Tamil) / Vintunnavaa (Telugu)

I just love mannipaaya for the way it starts, because there is a wedding its breaks off and you finally get the feeling she may be feeling the things that he wants her to feel for him and he jumps over the wall and go with that ecstasy still within him, WOW – Baradwaj Rangan

Vintunnavaa :

13) Idhayathai Yedho Ondru (Tamil) / Manasuna Edho Raagam (Telugu)

It was harris at his best and chinmayi’s soulful rendition – Gautam Vasudev Menon

Manasuna Edho Raagam :

14) Rasaali (Tamil) / Chakori (Telugu)

Why don’t we, its a journey, why can’t he talk to some imaginary bird that’s flying ahead, this song was completely set by Rahman Sir – Gautam Vasudev Menon


15) Maruvaarthai (Tamil) / Maru Mata (Telugu)

Darbuka Siva, watch out for this music director, this guy is somebody to watch out for, I hope he lands in some big films – Gautam Vasudev Menon

Maru Mata:



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