T. V. Rathinam

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T. V. Rathinam
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T. V. Rathinam in late 1940s
Background information
Birth name Tenkasi Vallinayagam Rathinam
Born c. 1930
Origin Tenkasi, Madras Presidency, British India
Died 17.10.1984
Madras
Genres Film music (playback singing), Indian classical music
Occupation(s) Singer
Instruments Vocalist

Tenkasi Vallinayagam Rathinam (Tamil: தென்காசி வள்ளிநாயகம் (டி.வி.) ரத்தினம்) (born c. 1929) hails from Tenkasi, Madras Presidency, British India. She was a playback singer for Tamil films.

Early life[edit]

Born in Tenkasi to Vallinayagam Pillai and Aavudai Ammal in 1929. Rathinam had learned music from the age of seven under a guru called Ramalinga Aachari, and gave her first full-fledged concert in Sri Lanka. She became a drama artiste and film artist as a child. Pursued her tutelage under Vidhwan Ramnad Krishnan at the age at 12 which paved way for playback singing later.

Married to Visvanathan Pillai in 1947.

Then she moved on to playback singing in the Tamil film industry.

Career life[edit]

She was 10 years old when she acted in Bhaktha Chetha in 1940 for the Madras United Artitstes. She then acted as the child Kannagi in Kannagi in 1942 for the Jupiter Pictures and also sang her own song. In the meantime, she had continued her training under Ramnad Krishnan, and later trained under Chembai Vaidyanatha Bhagavatar.

Rathinam was a much sought after singer in the late 1940s and 1950s. She became popular with the film music directors of that era who had worked with her repeatedly and in that glorious period TVR rendered a staggering variety of challenging songs.

Rathinam became famous by her songs in Miss Malini (1947) by the Gemini Studios. She also had a rare chance in Ponmudi (1950) by Modern Theatres when the music director the great G. Ramanathan had sung the songs by his composition, himself. He had chosen TVR to pair him as the female singer for him.[1]

Music composers she sang for[edit]

Many music directors gave her memorable songs, including S. Rajeswara Rao, Parur S. Anantharaman, M. D. Parthasarathy, C. R. Subburaman, K. V. Mahadevan, S. M. Subbaiah Naidu, G. Govindarajulu Naidu, T. G. Lingappa, G. Ramanathan, C. N. Pandurangan, S. V. Venkatraman, Viswanathan-Ramamoorthy, Ghantasala, C. S. Jayaraman, K. N. Dandayudhapani Pillai, S. Dakshinamurthi, T. R. Ramanathan, R. Sudharsanam, T. R. Pappa, N. S. Balakrishnan, Master Venu, T. Chalapathi Rao, P. Adinarayana Rao, Pendyala Nageswara Rao, M. S. Gnanamani, G. K. Venkatesh, V. Kumar, V. Dakshinamoorthy and Hindi film music director O. P. Nayyar.

Playback singers she sang with[edit]

She had many solo songs but also sang with other singers. She sang along duets with G. Ramanathan, T. R. Mahalingam, T. A. Mothi, Thiruchi Loganathan, K. R. Ramaswamy, A. M. Rajah, T. M. Soundararajan, Seerkazhi Govindarajan, S. C. Krishnan, V. J. Varma, V. T. Rajagopalan and S. V. Ponnusamy.

She also sang duets with female singers with most notably with P. Leela, A. P. Komala, N. L. Ganasaraswathi, K. Jamuna Rani, Radha Jayalakshmi, A. G. Rathnamala, P. Suseela, L. R. Eswari, Soolamangalam Rajalakshmi, Swarnalatha and G. Kasthoori.

Filmography[edit]

Playback singer[edit]

Year Film Language Song Music Co-Singer
1940 Bhaktha Chetha Tamil Mohana Muralidhara V. S. Parthasarathy Iyengar
1947 Miss Malini Tamil jagamE oru chithira sAlai janani parAsakthi thiruvaruL leelai S. Rajeswara Rao & Parur S. Anantharaman
sri saraswathi namOsthuthE
pAdum radio buttonai thiruppi vittA
senthamizh nAdu sezhithidavE
1948 Chakradhari Tamil Thaalo Thaalo M. D. Parthasarathy
1948 Mohini Tamil vasandha mAlai nEram S. M. Subbaiah Naïdu & C. R. Subburaman M. M. Mariappa
1948 Vedhala Ulagam Tamil vElAr vizhi mAadhai manam seiya R. Sudharsanam
1949 Inbavalli Tamil nAdhA en Asai nIrE G. Ramanathan T. R. Mahalingam
1949 Velaikaari Tamil Ada varuvAyA kaNNA C. R. Subburaman
laali laali suba laali laali P. Leela
vAzhiya nIedUzhi paguttharivAlar K. V. Janaki
ulagatthilE UnnadhamAi uyarndha
1950 Krishna Vijayam Tamil bagIradhi ennadi aniyAyam idhu S. M. Subbaiah Naidu P. Leela & K. V. Janaki
vAsugi pAmbu
1950 Parijatham Tamil vAn nilavE S. V. Venkatraman & C. R. Subburaman T. R. Mahalingam
mAya sirippilE
madhiyA vidhiyA C. R. Subburaman
1950 Ponmudi Tamil nIlavAnum nilavum pOlE G. Ramanathan G. Ramanathan
vAn mazhaiyindRi vAdidum payir pOl G. Ramanathan
AruyirE prEmai amudha vAriyil G. Ramanathan
meikkAdhal arumbu vAzhvinilE pUthathE indRE G. Ramanathan
en prEma rUbA.... inbathin ellai idhudhAnA
1950 Vijayakumari Tamil kondAdum suba C. R. Subburaman
1951 Marmayogi Tamil manathiRkisaindha rAjA S. M. Subbaiah Naidu
1952 Andhaman Kaidhi Tamil anju rooba nOttai konjam minnE mAtthi G. Govindarajulu Naidu
mayangaadhE madhi mayangaadhE
inbam nEruma en vAzhvil inbam nEruma
college padippukku goodbye nam kAdhal vAzhvukkini welcome A. P. Komala
Padipodu Nalla Panbumirundhal
Ennaasai Kannaatti Unnai
1952 Panam Tamil idhayathai irumbAkki ....manamudaiyOrai manidhargal Viswanathan-Ramamoorthy
1953 Manithan Tamil Meesai Naraichavan Pendaatti S. V. Venkatraman
1953 Ratna Deepam Tamil Kandadhu Mudhal Aasai Konden Robin Chatterjee
Yaaro Idhai Sitrinbam Enbaar
Pagaivanukarulvaai
1954 Kalyanam Panniyum Brammachari Tamil nAgarIgama idhu nAgarIgama T. G. Lingappa
1954 Koondukkili Tamil solla vallAyO kiLiyE K. V. Mahadevan
AnandhamAi vAzha vEndumE
1954 Kudumbam Tamil Anandamey Anandam S. Rajeswara Rao Jikki
1954 Manohara Tamil nilAvilE ullAsamAga pAdalAm S. V. Venkatraman T. A. Mothi
ennai pAr ennazhagai pAru
1954 Ratha Kanneer Tamil ALai ALai pArkiRAr C. S. Jayaraman
mAlai itta maNNan yArO
1954 Sorgavasal Tamil rAjAthi rAjan namma rAjA Viswanathan-Ramamoorthy
sandhOsham thEda vENdum vaazhvilE Thiruchi Loganathan
vIram serindha mugam K. R. Ramaswamy
1954 Thuli Visham Tamil ennai ariyAmal perugudhu inbamthAn K. N. Dandayudhapani Pillai V. J. Varma
nIngal varavENdum dhuraiyE
1954 Vipra Narayana Tamil S. Rajeswara Rao
1955 Asai Anna Arumai Thambi Tamil Irandha Kaala Vaazhvai Enni K. V. Mahadevan
1955 Maaman Magal Tamil S. V. Venkatraman
1955 Maheswari Tamil aLLi vIsunga paNatthai aLLi vIsunga G. Ramanathan
1955 Mangaiyar Thilakam Tamil ketta peNmaNi S. Dakshinamurthi
adhiga pEchuk kARi
1955 Mudhal Thethi Tamil mudhal thEthi indru T. G. Lingappa K. Rani
1955 Modala Thedi Kannada Modal Thedi Indu T. G. Lingappa
1955 Nalla Thangai Tamil O! Seemaane Thirumbi Paarkum G. Ramanathan
1955 Nalla Thangal Tamil kOomala sezhunthAmarai ezhil mEviyE G. Ramanathan P. Leela, A. P. Komala, A. G. Rathnamala & Udutha Sarojini
1955 Needhipathi Tamil anbE nam dheivam Viswanathan-Ramamoorthy
AnandhamE Anandham N. L. Ganasaraswathi
1955 Valliyin Selvan Tamil Ayiram kAlatthu Parur S. Anantharaman
Vilaiyadum Deivamadi M. L. Vasanthakumari
Panjayaththukku Vaa Pulle T. M. Soundararajan
1956 Aasai Tamil kanni tamil isai kuyilE.... Oviyanin ullamthanai urukkum T. R. Pappa A. M. Rajah
Adi pAdi Odi Adum azhagai pArungga P. Leela
kaNNinAr nallathaiyA
1956 Amara Deepam Tamil nAdOdi kUttam nAnga T. Chalapathi Rao & G. Ramanathan T. M. Soundararajan, Seerkazhi Govindarajan & A. P. Komala
1956 Avar Unarunnu Malayalam Oru Mullappanthalil V. Dakshinamoorthy
1956 Gomathiyin Kaadhalan Tamil ambigApathi nAdagam G. Ramanathan Radha Jayalakshmi & P. Leela
1956 Kula Dheivam Tamil Anum pennum R. Sudharsanam
vArAyO ennai PaRayO
1956 Mathar Kula Manickam Tamil dEnjaru aiyA dEnjaru S. Rajeswara Rao G. Kasthoori
1956 Moondru Pengal Tamil Vaanmugil Kanda Vanna Thogai Mayil Pole K. V. Mahadevan T. A. Mothi
Paathokongo Nallaa Paathkongo A. P. Komala
Arul Puriginraal Annai
1956 Naane Raja Tamil Anum peNNum vAzhvinil inbam T. R. Ramanathan
pEsuvadhAl inbam peRuvAr uNdO
1956 Nalla Veedu Tamil gOvindan kuzhalOsai kELIr Krishnamurthi
Nagaraja Iyer
1956 Nannambikkai Tamil Kalyana Verlai Vandhu Kaathirukkudhu S. V. Venkatraman
Anbe Aadhiye
Kaar Mugilin Maeni
1956 Raja Rani Tamil thirumana mAgAtha peNNE T. R. Pappa
Kaanadha Inbamellaam Kandidalaam Seerkazhi Govindarajan
1956 Rangoon Radha Tamil AyarpAdi kaNNa nee T. R. Pappa
1957 Aaravalli Tamil ingE mIsaiyulla G. Ramanathan K. Jamuna Rani
kummAlam pOttathellAm A. G. Rathnamala
1957 Baagyavathi Tamil kaNNAlE vettAthe S. Dakshinamurthi S. C. Krishnan
veNNilavin oli thanilE A. M. Rajah & S. C. Krishnan
1957 Chakravarthi Thirumagal Tamil athAnum nAnthAnE G. Ramanathan S. C. Krishnan
1957 Engal Veettu Mahalakshmi Tamil senthiru mAdhum kalai mAdhum Master Venu
1957 Rani Lalithangi Tamil bulbul jOdi maja G. Ramanathan S. C. Krishnan
1957 Samaya Sanjeevi Tamil thiruvaruL thantadhu G. Ramanathan
1957 Soubhagyavathi Tamil singAra vElavanE Pendyala Nageswara Rao & M. S. Gnanamani
1957 Vanangamudi Tamil G. Ramanathan S. C. Krishnan
1957 Yaar Paiyyan Tamil andha nALum vandhu sErum S. Dakshinamurthi
1958 Bommai Kalyanam Tamil Asai vachEn Asai vachEn K. V. Mahadevan Seerkazhi Govindarajan
1958 Maya Manithan Tamil pAkku vetthala.... iru manasum oru manasai G. Govindarajulu Naidu S. V. Ponnusamy
1958 Nadodi Mannan Tamil pAduppattal thannAnlE N. S. Balakrishnan
1958 Paanai Pidithaval Bhaagyasaali Tamil S. V. Venkatraman & S. Rajeswara Rao
1958 Paattaliyin Sabatham Tamil angiyOdu nijAr aNindhu vandhaAyE O. P. Nayyar P. Suseela
1958 Periya Koyil Tamil nAn pOren munnAlE K. V. Mahadevan T. M. Soundararajan
vAzhaNum peNgal vAzhaNum
1958 Thedi Vandha Selvam Tamil Poovaadai Nee Enakku T. G. Lingappa Seerkazhi Govindarajan
1958 Vanjikottai Valiban Tamil vetrivEl vIravEl C. Ramchandra Seerkazhi Govindarajan & Thiruchi Loganathan
1959 Amudhavalli Tamil jilu jilukkum pachai malai.... chittukkuruvi iva Viswanathan-Ramamoorthy A. P. Komala
1959 Aval Yaar Tamil adakkiduvEn S. Rajeswara Rao S. C. Krishnan
1959 Manimekalai Tamil adikkudhu adikkudhu unnai kandu G. Ramanathan V. T. Rajagopalan
rAjA NI thUngalAmA
1959 Pandithevan Tamil Kal Udaithu Malai Pilandhu C. N. Pandurangan & Meenakshi Subramanyam P. B. Sreenivas, A. G. Rathnamala, S. V. Ramanan & Gomathi
1959 Sumangali Tamil bOdhai seidha vElai pAdhai mAri pOcchE M. Ranga Rao
1959 Veerapandiya Kattabomman Tamil mAttu vaNdi pUttikkittu G. Ramanathan T. M. Soundararajan
1959 Vaazhkai Oppandham Tamil kochimalai kudagu malai Ghantasala
1960 Adutha Veettu Penn Tamil kayyum Odala kAlum Odala P. Adinarayana Rao S. C. Krishnan
1960 Mahakavi Kalidasu Kannada Rasika Raajamani Pendyala Nageswara Rao P. Leela
1960 Pattaliyin Vetri Tamil peNdAtti purushanukku Master Venu P. Suseela & Swarnalatha
1960 Vijayapuri Veeran Tamil kokkarikkanum T. R. Pappa S. C. Krishnan & L. R. Eswari
1961 Panithirai Tamil mAmiyArukku oru seidhi K. V. Mahadevan Seerkazhi Govindarajan
1962 Vikramaadhithan Tamil nilaiyAna kalai vAzhgave S. Rajeswara Rao P. Leela
1964 Magale Un Samathu Tamil AvOgulAmiyA G. K. Venkatesh T. M. Soundararajan
1965 Maganey Kel Tamil Attam poRandhadhu munnAlE M. S. Viswanathan
1971 Arutperunjothi Tamil arutjOthi dhivam ennnai Andu koNda dheivam T. R. Pappa
1973 Arangetram Tamil yEnadi marumagaLE unnai evaradi pEsivittAr V. Kumar L. R. Easwari
1977 Sri Krishna Leela Tamil anbe uyarnthathu avaNiyilE S. V. Venkatraman Soolamangalam Rajalakshmi

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Miss Malini 1947" The Hindu

External links[edit]

Apart from these songs T V Rathnam has sung many songs. To quote an example she has sung a song ADAKKIDUVEN a duet with S C Krishnan in the movie Aval Yaar.