Vaseegara – Minnale (2001)
Brilliance of ‘Vaseegara’ lies in how it poetically discusses a woman’s sensuality and desire without banking on sexual innuendos or allusions. Sung in a husky and sultry voice by carnatic singer Bombay Jayashree, the track became a starting point for other songs with a pinch of romance and sensuality.
Azhagiya Asura – Whistle (2003)
Thamarai has a long list of songs that talks about the love and desire of a female protagonist. Azhagiya Asura is one of the songs that is sensual and popular even today. Anitha Chandrasekar’s bold voice adds magic to the lyrics. All time favorite for girls/women, we have the boys secretly vibing to Azhagiya Asura within their friends group.
Kangal Irandal -Subramaniapuram (2008)
To the list of songs that talks about the love and desire of women, Kangal Irandal’s fan base range from GenZ to millennials to GenX. The chemistry between Jai and Swathi is cute. We can never go past a love playlist without Kangal Irandal.
Karaigal andaatha kaatrum theendatha, manadhirukkul eppodhu nuzhaindhitaai!
Annul Maelae – Vaaranam Aayiram (2008)
Sudha Ragunathan sung it in her deep voice. This song set the stage for later songs with a hint of sensuality and romanticism. This song talks about the life of Surya and Priya. The closure they share, journey of them becoming friends to lovers and marriage and kids everything was so beautifully and poetically curated.
Mannipaaya – Vinnaithandi Varuvaya (2010)
Mannipaaya from Vinnaithandi Varuvaya addresses a girl’s emotions, guilt and love for her guy. The way it narrates the harsh reality Jessy is in and finishing it off with the love she has for Karthick speaks thousands of emotions. Thamarai presents the song poetically.
Orunal sirithen marunal veruthen, Unainan kollamal kondru puthaithenae, mannipaaya!
Maalai mangum neram – Rowthiram (2011)
Again Maalai mangum neram is from the list of songs that talks about desire and wants of women. The lyrics talk about how a girl wants her life to be with her man. The romance, the visuals, the lyrics everything was set to perfection.
Naan kettu aasai patta paadal nooru, neeyum naanum sernthae ketpom!
Kangal Neeye – Muppozhudhum Un Karpanaigal (2012)
When most of her songs describe love and intimate relationships between couples, kangal neeye is far different from those songs. It describes the relationship between a mother and her child. These lyrics speak volumes of what a mother went through during pregnancy. It never fails to give goosebumps!
Kangal neeyae, kaatrum neeyae, thoonum nee thurumbil nee!