Anilaadum Mundril - an emotional journey of blood relationships

Have you ever wondered the role of your family and your extended family in your life? Relations in the book Anilaadum Mundril will recollect your memories and make you realize the worth of blood relationships.

Aniladum Mundril by Na.Muthukumar was initially published in Ananda Vikatan, a weekly magazine as a series. It had a great reach among the readers, later the same series was composed into a book. This book was published by Vikatan Publications in January 2012. It has 144 pages, 20 Chapters and one can complete reading it in 3 hours (approximately).

Anilaadum Mundril
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About the Author

Na. Muthukumar is a well known lyricist in Kollywood. When many poets were describing the beauty of women, his song "Aval Appadi ondrum azhagillai" from the movie "Angadi theru" made everyone realize that "beauty is in the eyes of love". The examples for his uniqueness go unlimited. He was born on 12th July, 1975, in Kancheepuram and had a physical life only for 41 years. His soul got independence from his jaundice affected body on 14th August 2016. But in the short period of his life, he has done so much to the Tamil literature and Tamil cinema industry with his language proficiency. Thus his soul continue to live in his soulful poems and prose.

He had penned more than 1500 hit songs in Tamil movies, written dialogues for couple of movies, written series in weekly magazines and published books. Some of his famous books are Pattamboochi virpavan, Newtonin 3-aam vidhi, Kan pesum Varthaigal and Ennai Sandhikka Kanavil Varadhe. He has got many awards for his lyrics which includes 2 National awards and 4 Tamil Nadu State awards.

Content of the book

The content of the book starts with the Foreword from Ananda Vikatan Editor, Kalyani. C AKA Vannadasan, a Tamil Writer. Author himself gives shares his thoughts on this book next. He acknowledged that he has contradicted his poem " Balyathirku Thirumbudhal" by writing this book. In the poem, he stated that it is useless and painful to look back the past and recollect the memories, as they were no more in our life . But in this book, he talked about all the blood relations of his life, and it is not possible to talk about each relation without tracing back our past.

The content page of the book comes only after the forewords, it says "in" and lists all relations. Yes, the chapter names are the names of relations are Amma, Appa, Annan, Akka, Thambi etc (Mother, Father, Brother, Sister etc. ). Each chapter begin with a relevant quote, which gives more meaning at the end of the chapter.

Book Journey

As our life, the first and foremost relation talked in the book is Amma, author talked about his life incidents with his relations only, but no one can feel detached to it. Because, we too would have been traveled in the similar roads only. So, readers will definitely pause and wander in their childhood thoughts, definitely wipe the tears and will continue back the book journey.

Since I was emotionally moved, felt so heavy in heart, I took a deep breath and gave a thought, whether I have guts to continue this book. While reading this book, I scared of missing my mom, felt blessed that I too got reading habit from my dad, how influencing my sister is in my life, how protective my grandparents are, how caring my uncles and aunts, how lovable my spouse is, what a valuable time I spent with my cousins, my summer vacations, festivals, celebrations, my childhood etc; last but not least, this book reminded me the responsibility that I have for my kids, nephews and nieces as well.


If you are already missing your relations, end of this book will make you search for phone and will make you to ring them for sure. You will obviously be planning for a get together with your cousins. The chapter Magan(Son) will be your dedication to your kids, because I do the same. This book will melt any iron heart. Read this book once, travel back in your life, wipe your hatred with tears and give a positive vision to your relations and remember how influential you are to the next generation in your life. Because, you are someone's brother/sister, uncle/ aunt.

Availability of Book: This book is available in major book stores and online like Amazon and FlipKart. Ebook is also available in Kindle, Anandavikatan etc.


Guest Author: Swathi Raj16 Oct 2018

No one can finish the book without wiping tears. He could have lived many more years. May his soul rest in peace. My prayers and wishes for you to be a good author like him in future. All the best.

Author: Umesh17 Oct 2018 Member Level: Platinum   Points : 2

As described by the author reviewing the book, it seems that the book has a motivational and educative role to remind people of their lost relations and forgotten past.

I personally like to read such books which have an element of teachings for the journey of life in which we are purposelessly sailing without bothering for our close ones. I do not know whether its English translation is also there so that people like me can also read it and enjoy its flow and depth of human sentiments.

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