Our Chennai a.k.a Madras is 375 now, Though I know her only for some 25 years, she is too close to my heart than any other places on earth. I thought I would compile some of my favorite Chennai videos here in this post to celebrate her 375th birthday.
You can’t separate chennai and Tamil Cinema a.k.a Kollywood. Following are the few songs from tamil movies which highlights our awesome city.
When I hear the name “Madras” this will be the first song that will strike my mind. If you had guessed correctly, Its “Madrasa suthi pakka poren” song from the movie May Madham. Such an awesome music by A.R.Rahman , lyrics by Vairamuthu and that wonderful Manorama Achi’s voice.
This song “Vaama Duraiyamma” from the movie Madrasapattinam depicts the old madras and was set during the british period. I like this song because of the effort taken by the makers of the song to bring back few old landmarks in chennai and the attention they gave to it.
“Madras Nalla Madras” song is from the movie Anubavi Raja Anubavi. This song describes chennai from the perspective of a farmer who is new to city. Music my great MS Viswanathan and sung by TM Soundararajan.
“Vanakkam Vazhavaikkum Chennai” song from Marina movie. This song portraits how chennai is a city for all.
Apart from film songs, there were many songs which got produced to celebrate the spirit, beauty and uniqueness of our Chennai.
This one is my most favourite The Madras Song produced by the muthappa group and well sung by Shakthishree Gopalan.
Next favourite will be Chennai Chancey illa song, composed and sung by Anirudh, Produced by Times of India. Seriously Boss, Chennai Chancey Illa !!!
Update : Another Chancey Illa Version of Chacey illa Chennai, Love the cinematography in this.
Following both videos are visual treats, Madras is Beautiful and Madras is Calling by Madras Photo Factory. Really loved watching them.
This one is the promo video of this year The Wipro Chennai Marathon, It shows chennai from a runners point of view and few famous running routes.
Moral of the story : Keep our city clean. Drive safely and responsibly. I <3 Chennai, You <3 Chennai and WE <3 Chennai. Let Chennai be a happy place on earth as always, Just like the video below.