Kadhalan (soundtrack)

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Kadhalan: The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Kadhalan CD Front.jpg
CD Front
Soundtrack album by
StudioPanchathan Record Inn
Chennai, India
GenreFeature film soundtrack
Lahari Music
Sa Re Ga Ma
Ayngaran Music
ProducerA. R. Rahman
A. R. Rahman chronology
May Madham
Kadhalan: The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Singles from Kadhalan: The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
  1. "Urvasi Urvasi"
    Released: 1994
Professional ratings
Review scores
Planet Bollywood4/4 stars [1]

Kadhalan (காதலன்) is the soundtrack to the 1994 Tamil film of the same name, directed by Shankar. The soundtrack, released as Kadhalan: The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, features 9 songs composed by A. R. Rahman and lyrics penned by Vairamuthu, Vaali, Shankar and Thirikudarasappa Kavirayar.[2] Owing to the immense national popularity of the song Mukkabla, the soundtrack was subsequently dubbed in Hindi as Humse Hai Muqabala and in Telugu as Premikudu. Lyrics for this versions were written by P. K. Mishra and Rajashri respectively.

The Hindi version of the soundtrack, Humse Hai Muqabala, sold 2.5 million units in India.[3]


This soundtrack earned A. R. Rahman national acclaim. New styles were experimented with, as in the song "Pettai Rap", a Madras bashai song which was written in a rap-like style, interspersing Tamil with English words.

The song "Muqabla" was plagiarised freely by Bombay's tunesmiths and nearly a dozen versions of the song were churned out, a feat that earned "Muqabla" and Rahman a place in the Limca Book of Records, the Indian equivalent of the Guinness Book of Records.[4]

Following the success of the film in Tamil Nadu, it was subsequently dubbed and released in Hindi with title Humse Hai Muqabala. A soundtrack album was released in Hindi which had lyrics penned by P. K. Mishra. This version of the film could not do well but the soundtrack became a runaway success in North India.

The acclaimed soundtrack earned Rahman his consecutive third Filmfare Best Music Director Award. P. Unnikrishnan got the break as a playback singer through this film. His rendition of the romantic song Ennavale Adi Ennavale won him the precious National Film Award for Best Male Playback Singer.

Track listing[edit]

Original version (Kadhalan)[edit]

The official track listing.[5]

All lyrics are written by Vaali, Vairamuthu, Thirikudarasappa Kavirayar, Shankar.

Track Listing
1."Ennavale Adi Ennavale"VairamuthuP. Unnikrishnan5:11
2."Mukkabla"VaaliA. R. Rahman, Mano, Swarnalatha5:23
3."Erani Kuradhani"VairamuthuS. P. Balasubramanyam, S. Janaki5:05
4."Kadhalikum Pennin""VairamuthuS. P. Balasubramanyam, Udit Narayan, Pallavi4:48
5."Urvasi Urvasi"VairamuthuA. R. Rahman, Suresh Peters, Shahul Hameed5:39
6."Pettai Rap"ShankarSuresh Peters, Theni Kunjarammal, Shahul Hameed4:23
7."Kollayile Thennai"VairamuthuP. Jayachandran1:45
8."Kaatru Kuthirayile"VairamuthuSujatha Mohan1:31
9."Indiraiyo Ival Sundariyo"Thirikudarasappa KavirayarSunandha, Kalyani Menon, Minmini1:02

Hindi version (Humse Hai Muqabala)[edit]

The official track listing.[6]

Humse Hai Muqabala audio CD cover

All lyrics are written by P.K. Mishra.

Track listing
1."Muqaala Muqabla'"Mano, Swarnalatha5:23
2."Sun Ri Sakhi"Hariharan5:11
3."Sagar Se Milne"Sunandha, Minmini1:02
4."Patti Rap"Suresh Peters, Noel James, Shankar Mahadevan4:23
5."Gopala Gopala"S. P. Balasubramanyam, S. Janaki5:05
6."Premika Ne Pyar Se"S. P. Balasubramanyam, Udit Narayan, Pallavi4:48
7."Maine Bheja Hai Sandesh"Sujatha Mohan1:31
8."Urvashi Urvashi"A. R. Rahman, Shankar Mahadevan, Noel James5:39
9."Phoolon Jaisi Pyari"S. P. Balasubramanyam1:45

Telugu version (Premikudu)[edit]

The official track listing.[7][8]

Premikudu audio CD cover

All lyrics are written by Rajashri.

Track listing
1."Urvasi"A. R. Rahman, Suresh Peters, Shahul Hameed5:39
2."Peta Rap"Suresh Peters, Shahul Hameed4:23
3."Errani Kurrathani"S. P. Balasubramanyam, S. Janaki5:05
4."Andhamaina Premarani"S. P. Balasubramanyam, Udit Narayan, Pallavi4:48
5."Oh Cheliya"P. Unnikrishnan5:11
6."Mukkala Mukabula"Mano, Swarnalatha5:23
7."Gaali Taragalapai"Sujatha Mohan1:31
8."Alala Vale Vaana Varada Vale"Sunandha, Kalyani Menon, Minmini1:02

Popular culture[edit]

In 2014, the song "Urvasi" inspired the song "It's My Birthday" by American rapper will.i.am.[9]

In 2016, the song "Urvasi" was featured in the film Lion.


  1. ^ "Music Review: Humse Hain Muqabla". Planet Bollywood. Retrieved 2011-06-15.
  2. ^ "Kadhalan Songs - Kadhalan Tamil Movie Songs - Tamil Songs Lyrics Trailer Videos, Preview Stills Reviews". Raaga.com. Retrieved 2011-06-15.
  3. ^ "Music Hits 1990-1999 (Figures in Units)". Box Office India. 2 January 2010. Archived from the original on 2 January 2010.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  4. ^ http://gopalhome.tripod.com/arrbio.html
  5. ^ "Kadhalan by A. R. Rahman". A.R.Rahman Official Website.
  6. ^ "Humse Hai Muqabala by A. R. Rahman". A.R.Rahman Official Website.
  7. ^ "Premikudu by A. R. Rahman". A.R.Rahman Official Website.
  8. ^ "Premikudu by A. R. Rahman". Telugufm.
  9. ^ "A R Rahman collaborates with will.i.am on Urvashi song remake - The Times of India". Timesofindia.indiatimes.com. 2014-05-22. Retrieved 2014-06-01.

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