Sweet 60 for Sujatha! Here are the top-10 evergreen Malayalam songs sung by her

Singer Sujatha. Photo: Manorama

Today marks a special day in the world of Indian music as popular playback singer Sujatha turns 60. With a career spanning over four decades, Sujatha has established herself as one of the most prolific singers, especially in the southern film industry. As we celebrate Sujatha's milestone birthday, let's take a look at her top-10 evergreen songs in Malayalam:

1. 'Ente Ellam Ellam Alle' from Meeshamadhavan: Sujatha's voice was one of the main reasons why the song became a great hit. The way she emotes the romantic lyrics of the duet with KJ Yesudas added emotional depth, making it a classic melody. The chemistry between the lead actors Dileep and Kavya Madhavan also added to the success of the song.

2. 'Pranayamanithooval' from Azhakiya Ravanan: "Pranayamani Thooval" is a timeless classic which earned Sujatha her first Kerala State Film Award for Best Playback Singer. The song's picturization and choreography featuring Bhanupriya make it a visual treat for viewers. The music arrangement and orchestration of the song are also noteworthy.

3. 'Aararum Kaanathe' from the movie Chandrolsavam: This song too is a beautiful duet sung by Sujatha along with Yesudas. The song became immensely popular upon release and is fondly remembered by Malayalis. Sujatha's soulful rendition along with its beautiful lyrics make the song a timeless classic.

4. 'Karkuzhali' from Kasthooriman: The song is a melodious solo featuring Meera Jasmine, dancing gracefully amidst nature. Sujatha's melodious voice made it an instant hit among song lovers. Her voice brought out the emotions expressed in the lyrics, making it easy for the audience to connect with the song.

5. 'Manimuttathavani panthal' from Dreams: This song is a beautiful duet that features Suresh Gopi and Meena. Sujatha's voice flawlessly complements Yesudas's voice, bringing out the depth of the song through their rendition. Sujatha's unique vocal texture adds to the beauty of the song.

6. 'Karimizhi kuruvi' from Meeshamadhavan: Sujatha is known for her versatility and ability to bring life to any song she sings. She infused "Karimizhi kuruvi" with the right emotions and delivered it with perfect intonation, making it one of her greatest hits. Sujatha's impeccable singing style combined with Vidyasagar's outstanding composition created a wonderful listening experience for the audience.

7.  'Manjupeyyanu' from Chandranudikkunna Dikkil: The song is famous for its poetic lyrics, beautiful melody, and Sujatha's perfect singing, making it a classic hit among music lovers. The song starts with a soothing instrumental prelude and is set in a visually pleasing background. Vidyasagar's composition and arrangement add to the charm of the song.

8. 'Varamanjaladiya' from Pranayavarnangal: "Varamanjaladiya" is a beautiful solo sung by Sujatha. Her rendition of the song is exceptional, and the lyrics and music blend perfectly to create a touching impact among listeners. The song earned Sujatha the Kerala State Film Award for Best Female Playback Singer in 1998.

9. 'Doore Kizhakkudikum' from Chithram: Sujatha's sweet and melodious voice perfectly complemented this romantic melody. The chemistry between Mohanlal and Ranjini in the song is also highly appreciated by the audience. Chithram is considered a cult classic in Malayalam cinema and was a massive success at the box office. 

10. 'Chakkarakili' from Vellinakshatram: The song features an affectionate bond between a young girl and her caretaker. The song's uplifting tune and playfulness along with Sujatha's melodious voice capture aptly the innocent moments between the duo. The film stars Taruni Sachdev and Prithviraj in lead roles and was a commercial success at the box office.

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