When I published my #4 on this series (Shanmukhapriya), Adithihad pointed out that all of my “lite” mentions are composed by Ilayaraja and that I am being partial. I promised to take that feedback and include non-IR songs as well.

But hey, I am writing about Kalyani. It is only fair that I not only include IR songs, but dedicate this whole post to him.

Since I am not trained, I can only visualize and provide a structure to the raga through emotions of my own, often unexplainable in words.

Perhaps I can do a poll on which is the best Kalyani created ever. Of course, all 3 options have to be IR compositions.

Kaatril Varum Geethame (from Oru Naal Oru Kanavu)

Vandhaal Mahalakshmi (from Uyarndha Ullam)

Janani Janani (from Thaai Mookambigai)

Please vote by comments :-)