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Kolaveri di – A song which has brought the nation together!

Do you know Dhanush? Ever heard of movies like Kadhal Kondein, Pudhupettai and Aadukalam? Do you know what’s Tanglish? If these questions are put to a North Indian they would normally respond to only the last one with “I think you are referring to the fact of Tamilians bringing in phrases of English while speaking Tamil.” Now don’t get me wrong. There maybe some ‘Northies’ who may know who is Dhanush and may have seen his movies. But generally he is more famous probably up north now as Rajnikanth’s son in law than anything else.

The North – South divide whether its the language or the culture or the dressing sense, has existed for ages. Though things like Rajni movies, the recent remakes of South flicks into Bollywood and collaboration in the field of music has tried to bridge the gap, the divide still remains. In all this, Dhanush could be the least expected person to bridge that gap.

A song which he himself called as a song for bathroom singers. A song which is a funny take on those with broken hearts. A song where the lyrics probably are as funny as for South Indians as for North Indians. A song whose Tamil and English (Tanglish) lyrics sound queer and quirky at the same time. A song whose lyrics were written by ‘occasional playback singer’ Dhanush just for fun since he had free time during the shooting of the movie ‘3’ with Shruti Hassan.This and more is what “Kolaveri Di” is all about.

Interestingly with the mixture of lyrics in Tamil and English, even the people from up North are having a laugh at the pronunciations. The simple beats and catchy tune make it all the more appealing.

While Dhanush may have just created this for timepass, people across the nation are discussing this on social networking sites like Twitter and Facebook. #kolaveridi has stayed at the top of Twitter trends for quite a couple of days. Status messages like these are doing the rounds

“Yo boys I am singing song, soup song, flop song.

Why this Kolaveri Kolaveri Kolaveri Di,

Why This Kolaveri Kolaveri Kolaveri Di.”

In a few hours and days of its release it became the most searched song on Google and the most shared one on Facebook. In just about a week, it has received more than 1 million hits on YouTube. Interestingly seeing the popularity, the team of the movie have decided to release the song officially.

What SRK couldn’t achieve with RA1 after promoting it for months on end, Kolaveri Di achieved in a few hours – BLOCKBUSTER STATUS!!

For those who haven’t heard it yet, check out the video here and the lyrics below.

Yo boys I am singing song, soup song, flop song.

Why this Kolaveri Kolaveri Kolaveri Di,

Why This Kolaveri Kolaveri Kolaveri Di.

Rhythm Correct

Why This Kolaveri Kolaveri Kolaveri Di

Maintain This

Why this Kolaveri..Di

Distance la moon-u moon-u,

Moon-u color-u white-u white background,

Night-u Nigth-u Night-u color-u black-u.

Why this Kolaveri Kolaveri Kolaveri Di,

Why this Kolaveri Kolaveri Kolaveri Di.

White skin-u girl-u girl-u,

girl-u heart-u black-u.

Eyes-u eyes-u meet-u meet-u, my future dark.

Why this Kolaveri Kolaveri Kolaveri Di,

Why this Kolaveri Kolaveri Kolaveri Di.

Maama notes eduthuko, apdiye kaila snacks eduthuko

Pa pa paan pa pa paan pa pa paa pa pa paan,

Sariya vaasi, super maama ready

ready 1 2 3 4.

Whaa wat a change over maama,

Ok maama now tune change-u,

kaila glass only English…

Hand la glass, glass la scotch,

Eyes-u full-aa tear-u, empty life-u,

Girl-u come-u, life reverse gear-u,

Lovvu Lovvu, oh my lovvu.

You showed me bouv-u,

Cow-u cow-u holi cow-u,

I want u hear now-u,

God I m dying now-u,

She is happy how-u,

this song for soup boys-u, we don’t have choice-u.

Why This Kolaveri Kolaveri Kolaveri Di.

Flop song.


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  1. Indeed, Kolavari has bought entire nation together. This has also opened avenues for South Indian movies to have a pan India releases with Hindi/English subtitles. If this is reallly carried forward Ten years from now, we might not rememeber Kolavari Di but people in India might be more familiar with other regional language (esp the North-south linguistic divide)

    • aseemrastogi2

      Completely agree with you on that. I am sure Dhanush would have never imagined that a song which he created in 20 mins could transcend language barriers and borders.

  2. inwithmycountry

    sad blog dude… what do you mean my south north et la…??

    so wat we hav is south.. n watevr is on top is north and hav to be hindi speakin…

    u sucha short sighted fella…

    • aseemrastogi2

      Hi Pulkit,

      I think you need to go through my blog post to understand what I mean. FYI nobody in the north would have know who is Dhanush before this song. I have been in the south for the past 7 years and know him as an actor but haven’t really watched any of his movies. As far as what I mean by South – North is the divide whether its cultural or by clothes or by language or food. It’s there and so if you think what I mean by all this, I think you are pretending to be ignorant of these things.

      As far as it goes, people in the North speak Hindi, Punjabi, Urdu, Bhojpuri etc. In the South it is Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada, Tulu etc. So yeah there is a lot of difference. And for your information about being short sighted, I have praised the song as been something which has brought all the people of the country closer. FYI it is probably among the first regional song to be played on many Hindi FM stations. So people are loving it everywhere.

      I would advise you to read my blog post carefully and nicely and then comment :).

  3. anmol

    Who told that there is difference between north and south India that too after following the same religion and vedas? . These things will create differences.

    Do you want 30 crore south indian’s to divide from us in the near future by using this separation. North-west indians look a bit fair than many south indian communities. South indians are proving much smarter than north. Thats the equation.

    • aseemrastogi2

      Whose creating a difference? I have stayed in the south for 7 years and I know there are differences. Whether it is the language or the clothes or the way we think, its different. Is that a problem? But still we coexist right? I never said they mistreat me or any North Indian in South India neither vice versa so why do you think I am trying to create differences.

      And please don’t try to say things like I want to divide 30cr South Indians when the comments you have made sound as if you want to divide people!! South Indians smarter than North? Isn’t that a bit of a biased statement? I think you need to go through your comment first before making unnecessary comments about my post. I was trying to say that this song played a great role in uniting the two parts of the country.

  4. I really love that song!!!! It’s awesome!

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