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 :-)