Sendhoorappovae – an award winning song from a blockbuster film 16 Vayadhinilae. The movie had a lot of specials, like excellent music (By IR), Bharathi Raja’s debut, first time outdoor shootings etc…
As per the net information, this song follows Madhyamavathi Ragam – But I differ, as lots of foreign notes are seen than the indicated ragam notes.
By the way, I have stopped now saying that the song is set in X Ragam. I would be comfortable in saying that the song follows the notes of X Ragam. I realized this when I looked back into few of the questions from Thamboo (In earlier posts - Thanks to him for making me realizing my mistakes or the wrong concepts about Carnatic music). Just by playing the notes of a ragam, the song does not follow a particular raga. Each raga has a special usage of notes and it is beyond my knowledge level to grab this usage and say that a song follows particular raga. I can comfortably say that a song follows the notes of X ragam. Let me stick to this.
The song follows Melodic Minor Scale Notes with occasional use of flattened 7th Note – I can confidently say this. The song can be played in D Melodic Minor Scale Notes – excepting the use of “C” note in some places.
I had tried to put the chords. This may not be exact (I am sure these are not exact as some deviation is certainly there due to the use of flattened seventh note in the melody bit). Please correct the chords and put a better version.
Though it is mentioned as D Minor, suspended chords are used freely. Even for Em some variation is used.
The prelude music is fully from D Minor and A. D Minor is played with D A and F tab positions. But if you remove the F (first finger) and play the open E, you will get the opening tune. Try this.
(Dm)Sendhoorappoovae Sendhoorappoovae Jillenra (A)Kaatrae
(Dm)En Mannan Engae En (c)Mannan Engae Nee (A)Konjam (Dm)Sollaayoa
(Dm)Thenralaith (Bdim)Thoodhu Vittu (Em)Oru Saedhikkuk Kaaththirundhaen
(Dm)Kangalai (Bdim)Moodavittu (Em)Inbak Kanavinil Naan Midhandhaen
(Dm)Kannip Paruvaththin (Bdim)Vannak Kanavidhuvae
(Dm)Ennai Izhukkudhu (A)Andha Ninaivadhuvae
(Dm)Vannap Poovae Thenral Kaatrae (Dm sus)Ennaith Thaedi Sugam Varumoa
Playing the chords will be a challenge due to the use of diminished, suspended and 4 or 6 chord – Need to try different combinations.
Expecting a better chord version for this song……… Sathya