Balikudeerangale song turns 60 today

THE revolutionary song, Balikudeerangale, which has been cherished by many generations of Kerala, turned 60 on Monday.

Published: 14th August 2017 02:05 AM  |   Last Updated: 14th August 2017 07:41 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

KOTTAYAM:THE revolutionary song, Balikudeerangale, which has been cherished by many generations of Kerala, turned 60 on Monday. Balikudeerangale, penned as a a tribute to martyrs by the remarkable Vayalar Ramavarma-G Devarajan Master duo, has inspired revolutionaries over the years.

To mark the song’s diamond jubilee celebrations, the Purogamana Kala Sahithya Sangham will organise a musical evening in Kottayam on Monday.Sahithya Pravarthaka Cooperative Society president Ezhacherry Ramachandran will inaugurate the meeting at the old police station ground at 3 pm. K Suresh Kurup MLA will deliver the keynote address. Songs of Vayalar, P Bhaskaran and ONV Kurup will be rendered.

The song was created as per the order of the then Chief Minister EMS Namboothirippad for a programme to commemorate the 100th year of country’s first freedom struggle, at Palayam junction in Thiruvananthapuram in 1957. EMS wanted it to be a tribute to the revolutionaries, who laid down their lives during India’s first freedom struggle.

Revolutionary spirit

The spirited tribute to martyrs was sung for the first time at VJT Hall by  twenty-five singers including Devarajan and K S George

The song was created as per the order of the then Chief Minister EMS Namboothirippad for a programme to commemorate the 100th year of country’s first freedom struggle, at Palayam junction in Thiruvananthapuram in 1957

This year, a part of the song and the chorus was used in the movie CIA starring Dulquer Salman

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