In 1984, the movie “Jiyukkai” was released with Sivaji Ganesan, Ambika, Pandian and Silk Smitha in the lead roles. The film was directed by CV Rajendran. The film was produced by Chitra Lakshmanan and Chitra Ramu.
All the songs of the film, composed by Ilayaraja, hit the bar everywhere. Especially the song “Mella Mella Manii Thottu” featured in this film has become a song that can be enjoyed beyond time.
In this situation, the producer of the film, Chitra Lakshmanan, has told in his video about the interesting background of the song “Mella Mella Manii Thottu”.
“Slowly, none of us imagined that the song would receive such appreciation and be talked about so much during the time when the song was created. When that song was created, Ilayaraja asked how it would be if he composed a song in the pallavi without the stanza. I and director CV Rajendran loved the idea.
Only then did Ilayaraja compose the song. Abdaal is a very amazing song. As far as I know, this is the first song in the world of Tamil film that has only pallavi without stanzas,” said Chitra Lakshmanan about the background of Abpadal.