Sunday, December 30, 2012

Speaking about lyrics

Tamil song lyrics are usually about lovers writing off their blood, their heart, lungs, males demanding uterus  so they can carry their lover - very biology oriented but more importantly it is always about the intensity or passion.

Which is why "Malai neram" stood out. (Yeah, yeah I know the movie came out couple of years ago, but I noticed this song and its lyrics  only now. ) This comes in relationship zone, about feelings one isnt writing their lfe off to. There is slightly breezy attitude and it is beautiful. In some ways more realistic. And written by - hold your breath - Selvaraghavan - you cant blame me for never suspecting this out of him.

I loved these two lines in particular.
 "Oru kaalaiyil nee illai
Thedavum manam varavillai"

"En thedalkal nee illai... 
Un kanavugal naan illai "
 
My favorite in tamil usually is Diamond pearl.  Thamarai too.

Some one please tell me why Thamarai didnt write for nee thane en ponnvasantham. I mean isnt that one assured good thing about Gautham menon's movie? Instead we have an insipid lyrics writer. This guy, Na muthukumar once came on a TV show and asked G V Prakash if he would rather do music for a good movie for a fee of 1 rs or a bad movie with a fee of 1 crore. Clearly he is cut out only for 1st grade moral stories and only that.

Diamond pearl's son writes lyrics these days. It is disappointing - though he redeemed himself with Kadal - In Adiye - his imagination roars. 
"Meena Thooki Rekka Varanja
Vaanam Maelae Nee Veesi Erinja
Paraka Pazhakariyae "
I cant remember his previous outing to be good.

But I find the use of strong appropriate tamil words  - words with a beauty of their own - a very crucial component of lyrics  - something I learnt to appreciate only from Vairamuthu's lyrics missing.

May be Vairamuthu was just one off case and we wont find someone like him again?


 




2 comments:

  1. I say you should have stuck to the name Diamond Pearl through out the post instead of shifting to Vairamuthu halfway through...

    and Puthaandu Nall Vaazhthukall...

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  2. Agreed, thought should change it back but didnt get to :)

    HNY 2 u 2.

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