There is a song in Krishnagudiyil oru Pranayakalathu called Pinneyum Pinneyum aaro kinaavathu. Vidyasagar had set the tune and they were not able to get the proper lyrics. One day while Vidyasagar and Gireesh Puthenchery were walking in the evening and then the lines came to him. A song which we will never forget. We think he told this story in one episode of Idea Star Singer.
There would be no clear answer when someone is asked when he started growing moustache. Writing is similar. It was always a part of my life and I grew up in an environment which encouraged it. My mother knew Carnatic Music and father, Sanskrit. I was always an admirer of both music and poetry from afar. Naturally I wanted to be a writer and I perfected my art through rigorous practice.
Girish Puthenchery’s childhood was not easy. His father was paralyzed and the family fell into poverty. To get out of dark continent called Puthenchery to come into light took a lot of effort. That era was also different. Now if you have some talent, people are there to encourage you. It was not like that during my times. I worked as a associate script writer for Renjith, who has helped me a lot.
He said, he can die listening to a song in Abheri. Now he has gone away, but will remain immortal. Here are some of our favorite songs in no particular order.
What are your favourite Gireesh Puthenchery songs? Please post it in the comments section.