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The Song that YouTube honoured – “Why This Kolaveri Di”

Over the weekend I heard the mention of a song, something called Kolaveri….I checked it out yesterday and since this morning, I have been hooked.  Apparently it’s been such a sensation online that YouTube honoured it a gold medal, seeing that it was only released in November last year.

So without further ado, here it is.  Read below some extracts on it I gathered from the corners of the web


Why This Kolaveri Di has been described as “genre bending” by critics, built around an ancient South Indian folk rhythm. Its instrumentation consists of nadaswaram, shehnai, saxophone, urumee and thavil drums, acoustic guitar and keyboards mixed with electronic synths and scratches. The vocals utilize the singing style of Tamil folk culture. Lyrically, the song revolves around the film’s main protagonist being dumped by his girlfriend; the song is sung by the character in a drunken state, with many of the lines nonsensical. Wikipedia

On why the Kolaveri Di is called the ‘soup song’, Anirudh says “Soup is a Tamil word used for guys who go through failure in love. Words like these are used by young guys in real life but in a song, we were introducing them. And these words have worked well for Kolaveri Di”


Someone trying to rip through the normality of life and expand a few horizons.

12 thoughts on “The Song that YouTube honoured – “Why This Kolaveri Di”

  1. I can imagine why this song has attracted so much attention, and I can imagine why this song seems to over-come you mind – The ability to say smart sentences, yet so different, with accurate meanings has some soothing effect on the mood and mind.

    I vision this song taking over most Asian events and weddings, its basically smartly composed song.

    1. Hi BAB,

      A week on and we are still hooked on this track, well my youngest needs to listen to it at least before he goes to nursery. Amazing how kids attach themselves to different strands of music.

      It is a clever track – I will keep a count of how many times it gets played in India.

  2. I’ve never heard of this song.. but I love coming here and learning new things. I really liked this video. I hope you’re getting ready for your amazing trip :). I know you will have a blast!

    1. Hi Kay,

      This song has really took off, my 3yr old sings it daily in some shape or form. It’s very difficult to sing that song the way this guy did because you are doing it in a “drunken” nature.

      Yes ready for my trip, just a small matter of packing the suitcase, which I will do “”.

      Have a nice day

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