10 March 2009

Boy's hostel and rejection

The fun in living in a boy's hostel is the kind of songs that the inmates sing when they get rejected by the girl's they propose to.

Let's look at how the songs have changed over the years:

If you were in hostel during the late 90's, i.e., 97, 98, or 2000, and if you knew Hindi, Tadap Tadap from Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam was the rage. And yes, it was indeed an amazing song. No doubt about that.

If you did not know Hindi and knew Tamil, Venmathi from Minnalae was a huge hit.

However, the one song that rules them all is the one from Vaaranam Aayiram, Anjala. A song that has been rendered quite nicely by Karthick, who usually murders songs that have some feel to it. Incidentally, this song has been penned by a female writer.

Blame it on Surya's dance (typical tamizh kutthu dance), the way he enacts on screen or, for a change, some good music by Harris Jayaraj, or whatever, this song is indeed something. The lyrics are quite good too. "Sozhi pola punnagai" -- a smile like a small conch shell, and "Velicham thandhava oruthi, avalae irutula niruthi, jora payanatha kalapi, thaniya yenge ponalo" - "The girl who gave me light, and started my journey has now left me in darkness and has gone away alone"; some nice imagination by the lyricist, who I think is Thamarai.

It should be fun going back to my REC hostel to see how guys have adapted this song !!


Posted by Shyam Krishnaswamy at 9:54 AM


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