There are many memorable songs from the 1944 classic, Haridas. One of my favorites from the movie is the Annaiyum Thanthaiyum Thaane, sung by M.K. Thyagaraja Bhagavatar. I have only listened to the song before, never watched it. But I chanced to find it on Youtube today. Here it is.
Did you notice something funny in the song? At around 1:15 (just after the line “சேயின் கடன் அன்னை தொண்டு…”), you see Haridas’ (MKT) mother sweeping the front portion of her house with a broom. Haridas sees this, and (since this is a song about serving one’s parents), drops what he is doing currently (collecting flowers and logs), gets the broom from his mother, and starts sweeping in the opposite direction i.e. towards the house, instead of away from it. (You can say that MKT thus invented the “reverse sweep”.)
Despite this obvious gaffe, the song is delectable.
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