First to our opponents - You all did a great
I know how difficult it is
to dish out "good songs" from the recent list -
They are so rare that one has to go to great
lengths to list 3 or 4 - great job folks
To my team mates for making me realize that my
knowledge on old songs is limited - and I was
under the impression that I had a fair idea!!!
Now I understand that it is really difficult to
know them all - there are so many!!!
Now that the standing ovation is over, let me list
a few points. Talking about double meanings -
there is some thing called as "ilai maraivu kai"
in Tamil poetry - difficult to translate but I
still will try - it means that an unripe fruit hides
itself under a leaf and unless one searches for it,
it does not expose itself - I know that I have not
done justice to that excellent phrase and I apologize
to those who cringe at my explanation - coming back
to iilai maraivu kai expressions - there are a few obvious
things which every one knows but can not express
in explicit terms. And so, the old songs made sure to
make gentle remarks and if that is construed as double
meaning , then we have no option but to pity the
If there are any members below the age of 18 please do
not read what follows. Much as I would hate to mention,
I am forced to write to drive home the point. It is another
thing that a three year old sings with gusto the same song
which makes me cringe!!! The cinema industry may not bother
about keeping the decorum but I can not stoop to that level
and so children keep off from what I have to say, thank you.
And now for the adults - I am still on ilai maraivu kai only -
May masam 98 il major aanene ( romba mukkiam!! time,
star ellam missing, need total info!!)
Major aana naalaai nanum bejar aanene ( athenna bejaar??
Suram, need help, u are the dictionary of Madras Tamizh)
Now that this info has been spread across, the composer for
his part has some thing in between - ne nane rozha, little son of Ratnasamy???!!! - sorry folks , forgive my total incapability and
ignorance in catching those words which are just next to
Silappadhigaram and Kamba Ramayanam in poetic hierarchy!!!
Would u guys believe that me and my husband had a bet on this
- he promised to do the dishes for me for one whole week if I
could decipher the lyrics!! ( it is another thing that I never got
Paavadai dhavaniyil partha uruvamaa
Ithu poovadai veesi vara pootha paruvamaa??
Poovadai again has 2 meanings.
a. smell of flowers; b. saree
So, the girl graduates to wearing a
sari; bud blooms in to a flower and spreads
its smell. If any one asks what a saree is , I am sorry,
I have no energy to explain.
Dole dole than from Pokkiri -
Nee udainthu uruga,
Naan unarnthu paruga ...
Nee enakkul nuzhaiya,
Nan unakkul valaiya
Naam namakkul karaiya ...
Graphic description, eh???
Nee yennenna sonnalum kavitahai
Unnai engengu thottalum inimai
Nee ennenna seythaalum puthumai
Unaai engengu thottalum ilamai
chinnan siru malar paniyinil nanainthu
Ennai konjma vanthu thazhuvida ninainthu
Mullai kodiyene karangalil valainthu
Muthu saram yena kuru nagai purinthu
The same sequence, to engage in the same activity
but nicely expressed, is it not???
I am sure that in their heart of hearts our opponents
know that they are waging a loosing battle. I
at their courage and perseverance. I do know that there
are some very good songs in the new lot
Some times when I hear a new song with some loud BG score which
makes the lyrics inaudible, I applaud the composer - for their consideration towards the listeners - "the lyrics are so bad that
you are better off not hearing them" !!!! So among themselves,
the lyricist and composer make a great team - "You hit and I
give the first aid"!!!
Well folks, I am all set for the hockey sticks,base ball bats,
golf clubs, AK 47s.....
Edited by rojapoooo - 16 January 2008 at 9:40pm