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” Indicine.com