Chithra at 60! Here are 5 nostalgic Malayalam songs from the nightingale of Kerala

K S Chithra. File photo | Manorama

Today marks the 60th birthday celebration of the melodious songstress, KS Chithra. Renowned as one of the most gifted singers in the nation, she has been honoured with numerous accolades, including six National Film Awards and an impressive count of 36 State Film Awards.

In commemoration of her special day, let's take a nostalgic journey through Malayalam cinema and relive five of her most treasured songs:

Kalabham Tharam
One of the most enchanting tunes from the 2006 movie 'Vadakkumnadhan' showcases Chithra's extraordinary vocal prowess. This beautiful song earned her a well-deserved Filmfare award for Best Female Playback Singer. Crafted by the talented Raveendram master, its soul-stirring melody has deeply resonated with the Malayali audience, evoking nostalgia and fond memories.

In the movie, Kavya Madhavan graces us with her presence while singing this mesmerizing melody, adding to the film's overall charm. The combination of Kavya's soulful expressions and Chithra's angelic voice has cemented this song as an evergreen hit in the realm of Malayalam cinema.

Karmukil Varnante
Balamani, the unforgettable character from the movie 'Nandanam,' is deeply etched in the hearts of the audience. However, it's not just Balamani that lingers in their memories, but also the soul-stirring songs she used to sing in the film, beautifully rendered by Chithra.

One such poignant song is 'Karmukil varnante,' a heartrending melody where Navya Nair is seen shedding tears while singing to her beloved 'Lord Krishna.' Chithra's voice adds an unparalleled emotional depth to the song, making it impossible for anyone to imagine another singer voicing it.

A particular segment in the song, when Chithra sings 'Krishnaa,' resonates with immense agony, enchanting listeners with its profound expression. Chithra's brilliant rendition of this part tugs at the heartstrings of all who hear it, evoking profound emotions.

Shashikala Charthiya
The song 'Shashikala Charthiya' from the movie 'Devaragam' is yet another timeless melody rendered by the legendary singer Chithra. Composed by the Oscar-winning music maestro MM Keeravani, this song has delighted audiences with its beauty and charm.

The visuals of the song feature the effervescent Sridevi dancing gracefully, and Chithra's mellifluous voice complements her performance perfectly. Chithra's versatility as a singer shines through once again, as she effortlessly embraces the upbeat and energetic nature of 'Shashikala Charthiya.'

Known for her ability to tackle various musical styles with ease, Chithra's rendition of this fast-paced number is nothing short of impeccable. Her flawless execution and emotive expression enhance the song's appeal, leaving an indelible impression on listeners' hearts.

In the movie 'Njan Gandharvan,' the enchanting love song was brought to life by the masterful composition of Johnson master and the mesmerizing vocals of Chithra. Once again, Chithra's singing reached perfection, leaving listeners spellbound with her artistry.

The film revolves around the mystical love between a 'gandharvan' (celestial being) and an ordinary girl, demanding a perfect blend of mysticism and romance in the song. Chithra effortlessly captured the very essence of the song, infusing it with a brilliance that tugs at the heartstrings.

This song originates from the 1993 movie 'Chamayam,' featuring the soulful vocals of Chithra and composed by the talented Johnson master. In the movie, the visual portrays Sithara singing this enchanting melody. Chithra's remarkable voice is a perfect match for almost any actress, given her soul-stirring singing prowess, and 'Rajahamsame' is certainly no exception. Her magnificent rendition of the song hits all the notes so flawlessly that it transports listeners to a heavenly realm.

Chithra possesses an extraordinary voice that charms and enchants listeners, making them fall in love with its glorious and royal essence. Even to this day, no other voice can compare to the unique charm and brilliance of hers.

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