'Kanikonnakal', 'Medamasa Pulari Kayalil'. Songs that you need to listen to this Vishu

Most of these songs have been set against Kerala's natural landscapes. Video stills | YouTube

Vishu, which falls on the month of Medam, is all about celebrating the New Year as per the Malayalam calendar. On this auspicious day, we look at some of the songs from Malayalam films that celebrate the spirit of Vishu.



The song from the evergreen film 'Devaasuram' starring Mohanlal, Revathy and Innocent, is definitely one of the most notable Vishu-related songs in Mollywood. The lyrics, written by Gireesh Puthenchery, declares the arrival of Vishu, which falls on the Malayalam month of Medam. The golden shower flower, Kanikonna, that is considered to be an ornament worn by Lord Krishna around his waist, is also mentioned in the song, which was crooned by M G Sreekumar and Arundhathi.



The song from Mammootty-starrer 'Oru Abhibhashakante Case Diary' has a beautiful vibe, which resonates with Vishu. The picturesque paddy fields, which is synonymous to Kerala's landscape and the yellow costumes featured in the song is also a treat to the eyes. The song sung by Sujatha was composed by Raveendran while Shibu Chakravarthy wrote the lyrics.


'Medamasa Pulari Kayalil'

This evergreen song from 'Minda Poochakku Kalyanam' featuring Suresh Gopi describes the beauty of our landscape in the backdrop of the New Year. The song composed by Raveendran was crooned by K J Yesudas.


'Chethi Mandaram Thulasi'

The song sung by P Susheela in the 1969 movie 'Adimakal' is a Guruvayoorappan devotional, which was composed by G Devarajan. The song, written by Vayalar, captures the singer's longing to see Lord Krishna as her Vishu kani. (first sight on Vishu).


Mouliyil Mayilpeeli Chaarthi’

The song from the Navya Nair-starrer 'Nandanam' is yet another devotional song dedicated to Lord Krishna. Here also, the protagonist prays she sees Guruvayoorappan as her Vishu kani. The song, which was written by Gireesh Puthencherry was crooned by K S Chitra and composed by Raveendran. The song's positive energy makes it a must-listen-to song during Vishu.

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