L. R. Eswari

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Lourde-Mary Rajeswari Eswari is an Indian playback singer who has sung several songs in Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada, Hindi, Tulu, and English.[1] She was awarded with the Kalaimamani, the highest creative award in Tamil Nadu, for her contributions to the film industry.

L. R. Eswari
Birth nameLourde-Mary Rajeswari
Born (1939-12-07) 7 December 1939 (age 81)
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
GenresPlayback singing, Carnatic music
Occupation(s)Singer
InstrumentsVocalist
Years active1950s–present

CareerEdit

She sang under the direction of famous composers like M.S.Viswanathan, T.K.Ramamoorthy, K. V. Mahadevan, Veda, V.Kumar, Shankar-Ganesh, G. K. Venkatesh and Kunnakudi Vaidyanathan. Her unique voice was considered to be suited for peppy numbers in the movies, be it a dance tune, folk song or a devotional track. Her song "Vaarayo Thozhi" from Paasa Malar was a popular choice for wedding music.

She has also recorded many devotional albums in praise of the Goddess Amman which were hugely popular among the Tamil community and were played in many temples. Her "Chellatha" and "Karpoora Nayagi" numbers has won her a lot of fame among devotees. She sang Christmas songs "Varuvai Varuvai" and " Deivam Thantha Divya Kumaaran" composed by Dr Anand Chellappa. She has won the Kalaimamani Award and other states awards. Her Hindi song "Uduthi Hi Chidiya" from the film Pistonwali, music by Satyam shows her ability. She sang romantic songs filmed on heroines as well as cabarets filmed on dance-artistes and also folk songs.

She made her everlasting impression in Telugu film industry with her husky and peppy numbers. Till date most of her songs are very popular among the Telugu audience. Her notable hits include "Masaka Masaka Cheekatilo" from Devudu Chesina Manushulu, "Maayadari Sinnodu" from Ammamaata, "Bhale Bhale Magadivo" from Marocharitra, "Arey Yemiti Lokam" from Anthulenikatha, "Le Le Le Naa Raaja" from Premnagar, "Malle Puvvulu Pillagaalulu" and "Theesko Coco Cola Esko Rammusoda" etc.

In Kannada language, Eshwari has sung so many super hits songs. Her fun-filled songs like "Dooradinda Bandantha", "Rasika Rasika", "Joke Nanu Balliya", "O Geleya", "Yaavurayya E Mukka", "Sityako Sidukyako", "Sumabaleya Premada Siriye", "Bangara Nota", "Kanda Kanmaniye" made her name household in Karnataka.

P.Susheela and She sang many popular duets in their times – Unadhu Malar, Chiththira Poovizhi, Ninaithaal Sirippu, Thoodhu Sella etc.. She sang a popular duet "Gudilona Naa Swamy Koluvai Unnadu" with S. Janaki in a Telugu movie Idalokam, music by Chakravarthy, which remains a top hit till date. She rendered several duets with S. Janaki in Kannada movies as well.

She sang various duets with all the leading male singers also – Ghantasala Venkateswara Rao, the Telugu doyen in his own music direction in Telugu movie Pandava Vana Vaasam, and in K. V. Mahadevan's music direction in Prem Nagar, T. M. Soundararajan, A. L. Raghavan, P. B. Sreenivas, S.P. Balasubramaniam, K. J. Yesudas, J. P. Chandrababu, C. S. Jayaraman, S. C. Krishnan, Thiruchi Loganathan, A. M. Rajah, Seerkazhi Govindarajan,Malaysia Vasudevan, & Jayachandran.

She also sang duets with female singers with most notably with P. Suseela, S. Janaki, Vani Jayaram, K. Jamuna Rani, M. S. Rajeswari and Soolamangalam Rajalakshmi.

She sung "Kanda kanmaniye ammana araginiye o raja" a Kannada song for movie 'Balanagamma' in early 1960s. Thousands and thousands of Kannada kids might have grown listening to this song from their mothers, grannies and others.

Re-entryEdit

After a long break, she made her re-entry through a rocky peppy Tamil Song "Kalasala Kalasala " in the 2011 movie Osthe starring Silambarasan. Within a few days of this song release, it became a super hit and reached music box office top ratings. She sang the song "Naa Poondamallida" in the film Thadaiyara Thaakka the following year. She has also recently sang a Kannada song for the movie Victory, named "Yakka Nin Magalu Nanage" with Kailash Kher which also become super hit. In 2013, she sang a duet song called "Thagadu Thagadu" along with T. Rajendar in the movie Arya Surya. In 2014 she sang the song "Jaipuril Jaipuril" in the movie Athithi, music by Bharathwaj. In 2020, she had sung a song for nayanthara movie "Mookuthi Amman" named aadi kuthu.

Notable songsEdit

Tamil songsEdit

Song Movie
"Muthukulikka Vareegala" Anubavi Raja Anubavi
"Thagadu Thagadu" Arya Surya
"Kaveri Thanniyil Kulichavadi" Aayiram Poi
"Saaya Veeti" Paava Mannippu
"Mappillai Ragasiyam" Arangketram
"Adi Ennadi Ulagam " Aval Oru Thodar Kathai
"Enna Solla Enna Solla" Babu
"Kangalum Kavadi" Enga Vittu Pillai
"Puthi Sigamani" Iruvar Ullam
"Chithirai Poovizhi" Ithayathil Nee
"Yenna Poruthamadi" Kanavan
"Aadavaralaam Aada Varalaam[2]" Karuppu Panam
"Malarendra Mugam Indru" Kaadhalikka Neramillai
"Enthan Nenjam Yaarai" Kathalithal Pothuma
"Kathal Penney" Kathalithal Pothuma
"Maapillai Vanthan" Kaveriyin Kanavan
"Poottale Unnaiyum" Lakshmi Kalyanam
"Avala Ivala" Mannathi Mannan
"Aval Oru Kathanayagi" Moondru Mudichu
"Singapore Machan" Naam Moovar
"Pirantha Idam Thedi" Naan Aanaiyittal
"Dhukkaththilum" Nalla Idathu Sammantham
"Oh Lakshmi" Neela Vanam
"Nee Ninaithal" Nilave Nee Satchi
"Inimai Niraintha Ulagam" Ninaithale Inikkum
"Naam Oruvarai Oruvar" Oruvar
"En Vaalibam Ennum Mahligaiyil" Paalkudam
"Vaarayo Thozhi" Paasa Malar
"Sonnathellam Nadanthiduma" Padha Kaanikkai
"Ithazhai Virithathu Roja" Pattanathil Bootham
"Kaalgal Nindrathu" Poojaikku Vantha Malar
"Ithu Margazhi Matham" Praptham
"Sala Sala Kathottam" Praptham
"Raja Veetu Pennanalum" Raja Veetu Pillai
"Manamagale Marumagale" Saradha
"Lilli Lali Jimmy" Selvam
"Vennila Mugam" Selvamagal
"Naanoru Kaathal" Thavapudhalavan
"Pennai Parthum" Shanthi Nilayam
"Pushpa Raagam" Thani Kudithanam
Kulunga Kulunga Kai Koduttha Dheivam
Nenaithen unnai Thangai
Nurandu Kalam Vazhga Pesum Dheivam
Raja rajasri Rani Ooty Varai Uravu
Kadavul Thantha Iru Malargal
Engal Kalyanam Galatta Kalyanam
Uraviniel Fivety Fivety Galatta Kalyanam
Munthi Munthi Vinayaganeya En Thambi
Thattattum kai Thazuvattum En Thambi
Sakthi Thannadu Thanga Surangam
Nadhieya Madhuvanal Thanga Surangam
Muthamidum Neram Sivandha Mann
Pattathu rani Sivandha Mann
Pathu pathinaru Anjal Petti 520
Adhi Manithan Anjal Petti 520
Hei Anbalippu
"Kottai Mathir Mele" Thirudan
Ninaitha padi Thirudan
Soragam Pakkathil Enga Mama
Ithuthan eanathu Vilaiyaattu Pillai
My ledy kad body Vietnam Veedu
Unga Nalla manasukku Ethiroli
Kalyanama Kalyanam Ethiroli
Hello miss Engirundho Vandhaal
Nalu kalu sir Sorgam
"Ivalavuthan Ulagam" Ulagam Ivalavuthan
"Ada Sarithan Podi" Uyira Maanama
"Savale Samali" Uyira Maanama
"Enge Enge En Manathu" Vaaliba Virunthu
"Ammamma Kannathil Kannam" Vallavan Oruvan
"Palinginal Oru Mahligai" Vallavan Oruvan
"Kathodhuthan Naan" Velli Vizha
"Allipanthal Kaalgal" Vennira Aadai
"Nee Emppathenna" Vennira Aadai
"Pondamalli" Thadaiyara Thaakka
"Kalasala Kalasala" Osthe
"Ranipettai Rani" Tamilselvanum Kalaiselviyum
"Elantha Palam" Panama Pasama
"Aadi Kuththu" Mookuthi Amman

Telugu songsEdit

Year Telugu film Song
1965 Pandava Vanavasam "Mogali Rekula Sigadaana"
1967 Ummadi Kutumbam "Jigi Jigi Jigelumannadi Chinnadi"
1968 Bandipotu Dongalu "Gandara Ganda Soggadivanta"
1970 Kathanayika Molla "Naane Cheluve Kannadiki"
1970 Lakshmi Kataksham "Andala Bommanu Nenu Chelikada"
1971 Prem Nagar "Le Le Le Naa Raaja"
1972 Amma Maata "Mayadari Sinnodu"
1972 Tata Manavadu "Nookalammani Nene Nee Peekani Nokkettane"
1973 Devudu Chesina Manushulu "Masaka Masaka Cheekatilo"
1973 Jeevana Tarangalu "Nandamaya Garuda Nandamaya"
1974 Nippulanti Manishi "Welcome Swagatam Chesta Ninne Paravasam"
1976 Anthuleni Katha "Are Emiti Lokam"
1978 Maro Charitra "Bhale Bhale Magadivoi Bangaru Naasaamivoi"
1978 Pranam Khareedu "Bandameeda Undi Gundodi Debba"
1979 Andamaina Anubhavam "Ananda Thandavame Adenuga Aa Shivudu"

Malayalam songsEdit

Year Malayalam film Song
1964 Althaara "Onathumpee vannaatte"
1964 Bharthavu "Kaakkakuyile Cholloo"
1964 Kuttikkuppayam "Oru Kotta"
1965 Rosi "Kannilenthaanu "
1965 Subaidha "Oru Kudukka "
1966 Anarkali "Chakravarthikumaaraa"
1966 Archana "Ethra Kandaalum"
1968 Hotel High Range "Puthiya raagam puthiya thaalam "
1968 Velutha Kathreena "Kannil Kaamabanam "
1970 Dathuputhran "Wine Glass"
1970 Nizhalattam "Devadaasiyalla Njan"
1971 Lankadahanam "Kilukile Chirikkum"
1973 Jesus "Ente Munthirichaarino"
1973 Panitheeratha Veedu "Maaril syamanthakarathnam chaarthi"
1974 Devi Kanyakumari "Madhuchashakam"
1974 Night Duty "Innu Ninte Youvanathinezhazhaku"
1974 Aval Oru Thodar Kathai-D "Edi Enthedi"

Kannada songsEdit

Year film Song
1970 Paropkaari "Joke nanu balliya minchu"

Onscreen appearancesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Singer L.R. Eswari felicitated". The Hindu. 10 December 2007. Retrieved 17 January 2010.
  2. ^ "Aadavaralaam Aada Varalaam,389'th track by Kunnakudi Vaidyanathan". RedMux. Retrieved 31 July 2004.

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