Sri MGR Year 98, 14th July, Tuesday
The news was discomforting to hear that the icon of melody music and King of Light Music (Mellisai Mannar) M.S.Viswanathan has passed away early this morning. MSV attended the Ayirathil Oruvan Silver Jubilee function on 1st September 2014 in Kamaraj Arangam, the crowd gave a standing ovation for his entrance but due to his health he only spoke for a minute.
The Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu MGR honouring the King of Light Music M.S.Viswanathan in a function.
MSV has scored music over 1200 movies including Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Hindi etc. He has worked with our Thalaivar in numerous movies. MSV’s first film with MGR as music director is Jenovah (Genova) Malayalam movie which was released on 17.4.1953 later the Tamil version was released in June. His last film with MGR is also MGR’s last Maduraiyai Meeta Sundarapandian released on 14th January 1978.
To the right is the vinyl record of Raman Thediya Seethai movie showing the name of the lyrics and as well as the name of the Music Director M.S.Viswanathan, to the left is the song scene from Raman Thediya Seethai.
His greatest background score to my knowledge is for the movie Ulagam Sutrum Valiban. He had worked tirelessly with MGR to create a masterpiece. We can easily re collect which scene it is by just listening to the back ground music.
Maduraiyai Meeta Sundarapandian the last movie for MGR and MSV combo
Some of the MGR movies MSV worked for:
Jenovah (1953), Dheiva Thai (1964), Padagotti (1964), Ayirathil Oruvan (1965), Anbay Vaa (1966), Kavalkaran (1967), Kudieruntha Kovil (1968), Rickshawkaran (1971), Ulagam Sutrum Valiban (1973), Urimaikural (1974), Netru Indru Nalai (1974), Ithayakani (1975), Nalai Namadhe (1975), Neethiku Thalai Vanangu (1976), Indru Pol Endrum Vazhga (1977), Meenava Nanban (1977), Maduraiyai Meeta Sundarapandian (1978).
His name will be cherished in the hearts of film music lovers. “Mortal Men, Immortal Music (musician). We srimgr.com team prays for his soul to rest in peace.