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Thamarai is a Tamil poet, lyricist, writer and former journalist. She is best known for writing lyrics for Tamil-language films, often even in chaste Tamil.[clarification needed]

KavingarThamarai
Native name
Tamil: தாமரை
BornTamil Nadu
OccupationPoet, lyricist, writer, journalist
Period1997–present
SpouseThozhar Thiyagu[1]

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Personal lifeEdit

Thamarai is married to Thozhar Thiyagu. They have a son.[1]

CareerEdit

Thamarai graduated Production Engineering from GCT, Coimbatore and worked for six years in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India, where she hails from, due to her passion for poetry,she decided to move to Chennai, where she worked as a freelance journalist and wrote essays, stories and poems. Through her literary works, she became popular and got noticed, she happened to enter the Tamil film industry and got the opportunity to write lyrics for film songs. Director Seeman assigned her as a lyricist for the song "Thendral Enthan" for his Tamil film Iniyavale.[2] Subsequently, wrote lyrics for films like Unnidathil Ennai Koduthen ("Malligai Poove"), Thenali ("Injirango Injirango"), where she even worked together with music director Harris Jayaraj in Minnale and the song ("Vaseegara"), which is said to be the turning point and the peak in her career.

After Minnale, the trio, composed of director Gautham Menon and music director Harris Jayaraj teamed up several times again (Kaakha Kaakha, Vettaiyaadu Vilaiyaadu, Pachaikili Muthucharam & Vaaranam Aayiram) and were a very successful collaboration in the film field, until the break-up between Menon and Jayaraj happened. Since then, she is teaming up with A. R. Rahman, who replaced Jayaraj. Gautham Menon , Harris Jayaraj and Thamarai trio teamed up again in July 2014 for Ajith Kumar starrer Yennai Arindhaal... The film's album was released on 1 January 2015, and it was well received by critics.[3][4] She wrote" Neeraambal Poovae" from the movie Nannbenda, where she again works for Harris Jayaraj. The song is sung by Arjun Menon. Her recent song "Thalli Pogathe" hit like a storm among the youth. Also, her other song, from the same album Achcham Yenbadhu Madamaiyada starting as "Rasaali" is also getting positive reviews.

FilmographyEdit

Year Film Song(s)
1998 Iniyavale Thendral Enthan
Unnidathil Ennai Koduthen Malligai Poove
Pudhumai Pithan Onnu Rendu
1999 Kallazhagar Thoonda Thoonda
Kannodu Kanbathellam Oh Kuruvi
Pudhu Kudithanam
Unnaruge Naan Irundhal Enthan Uyire
2000 James Pandu Vennila Ethuvum
Veeranadai Singanadai & Usuravechan Mama
Thenali Injerungo Injerungo
2001 Minnale Vaseegara, Iru Vizhi Unadhu, Poopol Poopol, Nenjai Poopol & Ivan Yaaro
Maayan Alli Kulathu & Oru Maadu
Nandha Kalli Adi Kalli
Love Marriage
Majunu Hari Gori
Kadhale Swasam Kadhale Kadhale Swasam, Manam Valikkudhe & Summa Iru
2002 Thamizh Kannukulle Kadhala
123 April Mazhai
Ezhumalai Un Punnagai
Run Poi Solla Koodathu
Namma Veetu Kalyanam Minnuthu Minnuthu
2003 Chokka Thangam Vellai Manam
Anbu Thavamindri Kidaitha
Saamy Idhu Thaana
Ice Nenjil Nenjil Un Per & Ore Oru Ganam
Whistle Azhagiya Asura
Kaakha Kaakha All Songs
Alai En Ragasiya
2004 Engal Anna Mudhal Mudhalaga
Jai Medhu Medhuvai
Thendral Adi Thozhi & Ye Penne
Varnajalam Nee Vendum
Kadhal Dot Com Imaikkatha Vizhigal
Kuththu Ennai Theendi Vittai
Perazhagan Oru Azhagana
Arasatchi Arakonathil Aarambam & O Muhalai Muhalai
Oru Murai Sollividu Eppadi Solvathu
2005 Jithan Ennai Thedi
ABCD Dhavam Ondru
Ghajini Oru Maalai & Rahathulla
Kanda Naal Mudhal All Songs
2006 Vettaiyaadu Vilaiyaadu All Songs
Vallavan Vallavane
Nenjil Jil Jil Kaadhal Thaana
Nenjirukkum Varai Oru Murai Piranthen
2007 Pachaikili Muthucharam All Songs except 'Unakkul Naane'
Azhagiya Tamil Magan Kelamal
Kannamoochi Yenada All Songs
2008 Bheemaa Siru Paaravaiyaale
Vaitheeswaran Kangalum Thoongathey & Mudhal Mudhal
Subramaniapuram Kangal Irandal
Vaaranam Aayiram All Songs except 'Yethi Yethi'
2009 Yaavarum Nalam All Songs
Pasanga Oru Vetkam Varudhe
2010 Kutty
Vinnaithaandi Varuvaayaa All Songs
2011 Rowthiram Maalai Mangum Neram
Vandhaan Vendraan Kanchana Mala
Vedi Enna Aachi
2012 Muppozhudhum Un Karpanaigal All Songs
Maattrraan Yaaro Yaaro
2013 Settai Arjuna Arjuna
Endrendrum Punnagai Ennai Saaithaalae
2014 Idhu Kathirvelan Kadhal Maelae Maelae, Anbae Anbae & Vizhiyae Vizhiyae
Bramman Un Kannai
Damaal Dumeel Pogadhae Pogadhae
Irumbu Kuthirai All Songs except 'Hello Brother'
Yaan Nee Vandhu Ponadhu
2015 Yennai Arindhaal All Songs except 'Adhaaru Adhaaru'
Nannbenda Neeraambal Poovae
Romeo Juliet "Thoovaanam"
Naanum Rowdy Dhaan Neeyum Naanum
2016 Gethu Adiyae Adiyae & Thaen Kaatru
Kadhalum Kadandhu Pogum Akkam Pakkam Par
Pencil
Iru Mugan O Maya
Achcham Yenbadhu Madamaiyada Raasali & Thalli Pogathey
2017 Bogan Senthoora
Si3 Mudhal Murai
Bongu Sollava & Vaanam
Magalir Mattum Ghandhari Yaaro
2018 Thaanaa Serndha Koottam Engae Endru Povathu
Nagesh Thiraiyarangam Kangal Rendum
Nimir Epodhum Unmael & Nenjil Mamazhai
2019 Viswasam Kannaana Kanney
Aruvam Aruvam Theme
Enai Noki Paayum Thota All Songs

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "ഭർത്താവിന്റെ പാർട്ടി ഓഫീസിന് മുന്നിൽ നിരാഹാര സമരവുമായി തമിഴ് ഗാനരചയിതാവ് താമരൈ; വീട്ട..."
  2. ^ "Kavignar Thaamarai". fetna.org. Retrieved 7 April 2009.
  3. ^ "Behindwoods - Yennai Arindhaal Music Review".
  4. ^ "Sify Review".

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