Sri TMS is celebrating his 87th birthday today (March 23rd 2010). To celebrate Sri TMS's birthday, new items are added as listed below.
Also let us all pray God to bless Sri TMS with good health and long life.
1) Videos from Mr Balan Nair: Mr Balan Nair is a core TMS fan and he had collected rare video footage of Sri TMS concerts from various places like, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Singapore and other places.
He is very generous to share those videos with other TMS fans (Vist the videos page). Couple of videos from Mr Balan Nair is listed under Videos section. Also Mr Balan Nair is very eager
to share his thoughts and views about Sri TMS. Please see Mr Balan Nair's note at the end of this page.
2) The following 5 karnatic songs are added under the concerts page (The new item can be identified by a new flag).
- 1 Niravadhi Sugadha - Tyagarajar Krithi
- 2 Talaye Nee Vanangai - Thirugnana Sambandar Thevaram
- 3 Marubalka - Tyagarajar Krithi
- 4 Sri Maha Ganapathi - MuthuSwami Diksidar Krithi
- 5 Ullam Urugudaiya (in Long karnatic style)
A note from Mr Balan Nair
Dear T.M.S.Fans of the entire world!!!
Today 23-3-2010.The 87 the birthday of our beloved
I am blessed by God Almighty to get connection
with Mr.GhanesaMoorthy,who is the current web-sit
administrator of Padakar Thilakam,Indian Kural Arasar,
T.M.S.,the legendary,top rated, veteran, playback singer
in Tamil Cinema Industry in the yester years. His debut in
the film industry was in the year 1946 at the age of 23 and
his last film song was recorded in the year 1996 at the age of
73 for a title song produced by Shivaji productions for serious
political movie acted by Shivaji.
Wow!!! 50 years of active presence in the film world with
several thousands of stage program in the
entire world. Over 10171 Tamil film songs,2634 devotional,
light music and other language film songs recorded in his record.
After 1993, he had appeared in few albums, but
stage show -even now in 2010!!!Forget "Valiban Chuttum
Ulakam"This is only a dream project now.
(The above source of informations,all are from Singapore)
In late 40's,the Indian film industry was in it's primary stage,
where most of the film songs were based on religious and
historical background and specially south Indian film songs
were purely carnatic with dramatic emotions. Moreover, the
technical perfection and support specially in the play
back field was very poor including the sound effect and all
what we have in the hands of A.R.Rehman and others.
TMS came up with his own identity at this circumstance in
After the era of MKT. Bhagavathar,PU. Chinnappa,SG.Kittappa,
MM. Dendapani Deshikar,KB Sunderambal,etc. in late 40's and
early 50's,a lot of singers came up in south Indian film
industry. Some of them are CS. JayaRaman,Seerghazi, Thiruchi
Lokhanathan,AM Raja,Ghantasala,PB Sreenivas,Tharapuram
Mahalingam and many more!!!. With the due respect to all those
singers,TMS came up as outstanding singer among all and became
an inevitable playback singer in southern film industry. Even
several national award winners like KJ.Yesudas and S.P. B. came to
Tamil Cinema industry in the year 1966 and 1967 respectively, but
none of them dominated until TMS aged over 65,irrespective of
several cinematic politics occurred to replace TMS from the film
Unfortunately,TMS was not recognized at national level, which is
one of the greatest mistake of Indian cinema industry. Based on the
result oriented efforts, honestly no one can say that he is not better
than several national award winners like KJY,SPB,Jayachandran,MG
Sreekumar,Kumar Sanu,Mohd Rafi.etc.In my opinion, Tamil cinema
industry was making the best use of TMS with no reward. Once, I have
written to the President of India, with a copy to the Chief Minister of
Tamil Nadu,to review the actual career and the best result of TMS to
consider him for a national level recognition like Bahrata Ratna,Dhada
Bhalke award and I had a positive reply from both destinations, but till
now, nothing worked out and it is too late for a national award to him.
Therefore, I request all Fans to show your efforts in all level to the Govt.
to recognize our beloved TMS.This is my personal request....pls......
Moreover, in the late 80's and early 90's, there was a group of people in
Tamil Cinema industry made extra efforts to replace TMS singing in the
film and as a result, we, music lovers lost a lot of anticipated songs
expected to sing by TMS.
To my opinion,Ilayaraja is a good music director, buy he didn't give songs to
good singers like TMs and Vani Jeyaram. Every one knows that Illayaraja had a prejudiced approach.
He was able to establish the "importance and role" of a music director in the
cinema indsutry.That makes him outstanding!!!,Therefore, we know KJY,
SPB,Mano,KS Chitra,Jayachandran and many more singers .through the
music of IlayaRaja.
we know Kannadasan,Maruthakasi,Vali,KVM,MSV,Rama Moorthi,V Kumar,
Lingappa and many more through the voice of TMS.That makes TMS
Scientifically, the singer's voice are mainly classified in to six
1."Bass"- low pitch for male singers -similar voice of Saigal,Mukesh,
2."Baritone"-little higher pitch for male singers-similar to
KishoreKumar,SPB, Jayachandran etc.
3."Tenor"-the low tenor and high tenor for male singers-similar KJ.
Yesudas.MM.Dendapani Deshikar, P.U.Chinnaappa, UdhyaBhanu etc.
4."Alto"- very high pitch for male singers similar to female voice-like
MKT Bhagavathar,and many more in the olden days, even Michael
Jackson, westerners love this voice more than any other tone.
5."Mezzosoprano" for female singers-similar to P.Susheela,Usha
6."High Soprano" for female singers-similar to Lata Mangheshkar,S.Janaki,
Now look, where TMS stand in the above category, in the initial stage,TMS
was in the "Alto" category follow with MKT and eventually changed to high
tenor and even to low tenor. He can go to any range from "Bass" to "Alto"
without any difficulty. There was only one more singer in the same category in
the north India,ie.Mohd Rafi,only with the exception that Rafi cannot sing
southern carnatic music, whereTMS can sing Hindustani very comfortably.
To me and many more, there are/were only four playback singers in the
Indian film industry: in the north,:- Mohd Rafi and Lata and in south,
TMS and.Susheela, the rest of them are just singers only, just singers.
May be this is exaggeration.But this is a fact.
Fortunately, I was able to collect few rare video and audio collections of
TMS stage show during my travel to New Zealand, Australia, Indonesia,
Malaysia,Singapore,Dubai,Kuwait and even from Oman. Unfortunately
some of those rare collections were lost during the Iraqi invasion to Kuwait in
the year 1990.The rest of them, I have given to Mr.Ghanesh Moorthy,who
will release shortly in the web site of Padakar Thilakam.TMS.for his fans
(By the way, some of the playback singers and their fans claim that they
have sung more than fifty thousand songs, which is not true.!!! eg.S.P.B
in a television interview claims that he sang over 35000 songs. The Fan of
Yesudas claim that he sang over 50000,Mohd Rafi fans claim that he sang
over 26000 songs,Lata Mangeshkar fans claim that she sang over 37000
songs,P. Susheela fans claim that she sang over 35000 songs-
These are vague notions without proper data base. Once the Guinness book
authorities requested to give proper data for many singers and unfortunately,
none of them able to produce documentary evidence and as a result, none of
them were listed in the Guinness book.
It is not even logic??? assume a singer sang very actively for the
past 40 years and
may be 100 films in a year and average 4 songs in one film and assume after
completing forty years of successful singing, he or she would have reached
songs only. Unfortunately no one was singing actively for the past forty years.
It is impossible, hence all the data provided by singers or their
fans are not realistic)
By the way, I did not introduce myslef.Unfortunately, I am not from
Tamil Nadu or
Tamil oriented culture or base and I cannot speak/read, write or
language properly, but I know Tamil from the majestic voice of TMS.. I
am from Kerala,
working in the middle east as an area manager of a leading bank and settled in
New Zealand. for the past 35 years.
my e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org
Sincerely with due respect to all Fans, Singers, and Music Directors