Why this murderous love, world?
November 23, 2011 5:35 PM Subscribe
Yo boys. I am sing song. Soup song. Flop song. "It's not meant to be anti-anything. Director [Aishwarya Dhanush] said the situation demanded a light-hearted fun song about love failure. I came up with a tune in ten minutes. I don't know what kind of mood Dhanush was in… he started singing in broken English and came up with this in 20 minutes. It just happened".
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Presenting India's newest music phenomenon, a Tamil-English dada-ist patische
eulogizing unrequited love through Madras street-slang, and hypnotic earthy drums.
Indian English slang can be daunting, so you'd want to look it up
. This song presents a whole new challenge, though; "kolaveri" can either mean "a murderous rage
" or "an emotive response
of a guy who is lost in love and is feeling the brunt", depending on whom you ask. "Soup boys" are apparently those who were unsuccessful in wooing their romantic interests, and a soup-song is a song about them. A certain colourful Delhi phrase
has been suggested as a substitute.
English songs made by the south Indian film industry aren't new, of course; previous works include those that were ahead of their times
inspired by this now cult classic), attempts at hip-hop
, and pieces satirizing
its over the top 70's flicks.