Friday, June 6, 2008

Mettu Podu - I

Kanmani Anbodu Kaadhalan” song from the movie Guna was different in its own kind.

The song went on to prove a point that even a lunatic can come up with bunch of words (With no metrical structure) that can be tuned to make it sound brilliant. The lyrics were very prose like, no complex choice of words. This song came at a time when Illayaraja and Vairamuthu had split; Raaja was at his peak and hardly any takers for Vairamuthu. Who else was composing those days, anyways.. Huh?

So, the song went on to take a dig at Vairamuthu’s wife (Ponmani) - “Ponmani Un Veetil Sowkyama, Naan Ingu Sowkyamae”. (There was/is a rumor that VM’s wife assists VM to come up with some beautiful lyrics!! I have no business to validate the same.)

The point Raaja wanted to prove (perhaps!) was that he could bring the mood to forefront with his shear brilliance in his tune and score, even with simple lyrics.

So, lyrics are just fillers?

In an obvious retaliation, once VM got a chance to tie up with Rahman, he shot back:

“Thai Kodutha Tamizhukku Illai Thattupaadu…. Mettu Podu… Mettu Podu.”

So, what should come first? Mettu or Paattu….

Will continue in my next post…Meanwhile, your comments are welcome :-)


Vijay Krishna Narayanan said...

Oh, wow, I didn't know the background or backdrop for this song. I just thought "ponmani" was a filler word; didn't know it could have such a reference.

BTW, who is the lyricist for this song?

kumar.s.r said...

The lyrics for ' Kanmani Anbodu Kaadhalan ' song was penned by VAALI.

greenI said...

true! raja had proved that even simple lyrics cud be very expressive.
think this is what raja had in his mind when he addressed a gathering..

New kenny on de block ;) said...

"So, what should come first? Mettu or Paattu…"

Raaja sir mostly compose de tune first...nope, ain't answering for de pun in de above sentence.

Anyone can write poem/prose/some write-ups whose is articulate. I too write {doddle} in my blog, ain't articulate, though.

However, only composer can compose music...

Thanga veenai aanalum thaanaai paadathu meettavum Ketkavum oruvan veendumey,

Raagam 100 irunthaalum thaanaai paadathu raagangal therinthavan oruvan veendumey,

Isaiyale mayangatha manam than Ulakil yethu? Irunda manthinil isai nuzhaiyathu,

AVAR ISAI sellatha idam than Ulakil yethu? {Athai thodarinthu yaaaaaaarum sella mudiyaathu}...

Now, you may ask me why did I add de last sentence. Nowadays, even boys who can play keyboard are considered as music directors...gotcha?


~~Raaja rules!

New kenny on de block ;) said...

*whose is articulate.

It should be *who is articulate.