Lata Mangeshkar has sung only ‘Kadali Chenkadali’ song in Malayalam


Lata Mangeshkar, the veteran singer, who infused feelings among the crowd with her supernatural songs, is no more. The late singer was also known as  ‘Nightingale of India’ Lata Mangeshkar has recorded melodies in more than 36 Indian dialects and a couple of other unknown dialects. Despite the fact that she has acquired many fans from Kerala, it’s undeniably true’s that she has just sung only one song in Malayalam, for the film ‘Nellu’ released in the year 1974.

The melody ‘Kadali Chenkadali’ was sung by Lata Mangeshkar for the movie ‘Nellu’ coordinated by Ramu Kariat. As per the sources, the musician Salil Chowdhury really needed to rope in Lata Mangeshkar for the Ramu Kariat directorial film ‘Chemmeen‘ to sing the song ‘Kadalinakkare Ponore’. Because of a few obscure reasons, Lata Mangeshkar refused the deal and she later consented to sing a melody in the movie ‘Nellu’ which was likewise directed by the prestigious director Ramu Kariat.

The sources additionally propose that it was the celestial singer KJ Yesudas who taught Lata Mangeshkar how to pronounce Malayalam to sing the song ‘Kadali Chenkadali’ in the film ‘Nellu’. Malayalis actually recollect the veteran singer Lata Mangeshkar for the excellent song ‘Kadali Chenkadali’. The lyrics were written somewhere near Vayalar Ramavarma and all the songs in the film ‘Nellu’ were made by Salil Chowdhary.

The story of ‘Nellu’ was composed by P. Valsala and the cinematography was helmed by Balu Mahendra. The film ‘Nellu’ had a good list of skilled projects that incorporate Prem Nazir, Thrikkurissy Sukumaran Nair, Sankaradi, Kottarakkara Sreedharan Nair, and Adoor Bhasi.