Sunday, February 27, 2005

Underneath the mango tree....

Voice 1 talking: Once upon a time, there was a buetiful village.
In that village there was a buetiful gaarden.
In that gaarden, there was a, only one mango tree.
In that tree, there was one branch.
In that branch, there was one and only mango.
It was so sweet.

Voice 2 talking: That maanga.. yaarukku da machan?

And that opens the song Ore oru thoppila from Devadhaiyai Kanden. Till just now, I have never managed to listen past this line. Everytime I hear these lines, I fall down laughing so much that someone has to stop the song to make sure I don't hurt myself.But just now, I started listening to it and this time, I fast forwarded the song till these lines were past.

The song is actually a duet with some pretty suggestive lines with the male voice (the recently married Sabesh Murali) singing Pazham ennaku, kottai onnaku for which the female (Srilekha Parthasarathy) replies with Kaai onnaku, thanni enakku. For those of you, who are unfamiliar with colloquial Thamizh, the first mentioned roughly translates as "I will take the fruit, you take the seed". And while refering to the coconut, the words sung by the lady comes roughly across as "I'll take the liquid and you take the flesh".

Yeah, I know.... (*types with raised eyebrows*). I think I will stick to just those first couple of lines and laugh till I drop. I'd rather be tickled by how that first conversation sounds than turn green from hearing such lines, particularly when I know enough Thamizh to figure out what might be suggested by those lyrics! Btw, the lyricist is someone called Velam C. Manohar (source: Mohankumars.com). The music is by none other than one of my favorites for gaana (the Chennai equivalent of hip hop, if I may say so), Deva.

And 5:21 into the song, the last words....

Voice 1: Last-a, andha maanga yaaruku?

Voice 2:
ehhhnnn.. goyaa vukku...

(P.S - Another song in this OST is much more suggestive, if the first few lines are any indication. I am too embarassed to mention those lines in this U-rated blog.)

8 comments:

shobz said...

i love the song... i get to hear it at least twice every day...
lol.
hv fun

Praveen said...

Anti,
Indha lyrics ellam enna namakku puthusa? :)

How about the following songs...
"Maanga maanga gundu maanga"
"Metro Channel munna paaru" ("unkitta bat irukku, en kitta panthu irukku")

Kannadhasan also writes certain double meaning stuff, but these days its being made more and more crude...sickening..

Ravages said...

Last heard, that maanga was for Nilu ;)

Man, that second bunch of lyrics - woohoo.

And heard Boys' Maro Maro song - has some suspect lyrics -" Panjum Panjum serntha thappu"

Meena said...

Ewwww.... why is it that only guys can find something so exciting and funny in double entendre?? Just curious, avlo thaan.... :-)))

Even if a male is 60, he can still chuckle at something so horribly suggestive...

anantha said...

@ Shobz: I simply cannot get past the first few lines without laughing out loud. Something in the way those lines are spoken and in the way i visualize those lines being spoken makes me go ROTFL every single time. And after weeks of doing that, two days ago I heard the whole song and I went Hmmm...

@ Praveen: True, but some lyrics make you cringe more than the others. And honestly, Prabhu Deva (and the fact that Khushboo kept up with him in the dance sequence) kept me rivetted and the choreography was what caught my eye...Mainly cos I am footloose myself ;)

@ Ravages: I am a bit shallow. So unless I see how a song's picturized, I can never understand most of the poeticisms (or the lack thereof) from the lyricist. And sometimes if the picturization dominates my thought, i completely lose track of the lyrics. So whatever Boys had, it certainly went over my head with all the wacky and tacky graphics in front of my eyes.
Btw Nilu en inga izhukara. edhavadhu oru classic line viduvan apparam...lol..and I will be stuck speechless.. (*looks around to see if Nilu's behind him*)lol..

@ Meena: Thanks however for the comment. First time on here?
You seem lost the point behind the post. Regardless of my affinity towards some of Deva's classic gaanas, this time I was going "ewwwww" too. Just that I dont use that word enf for it to flow into my writing. But "Ewwwww" just about covers my POV in this case. And about a 60 year old chuckling at the double entendre, is it because we are comfortable with ideas from both sides of the spectrum? lol.. no offense..but I think some of you ladies need to lighten up. We guys are not so bad after all. And toilet humor is humor too. Again, no offense for the seemingly chavunistic comment, but I do not mean it the way it sounds.
But like i said, that first exchange between those two voice, had me in splits.

Nilu said...

Btw Nilu en inga izhukara. edhavadhu oru classic line viduvan apparam...lol..and I will be stuck speechless.. (*looks around to see if Nilu's behind him*)lol..Its funny when I choose not to get the satire ;)

anantha said...

LOL Da.. Thankfully u chose not to get the satire :D Anyways, no offense...

dawdler said...

gr8 song.. deva rocks!!