I’m sharing the cover version of this wonderful song by A.R.Rahman from the movie “Duet” originally sung by SPB.
Interestingly here, I found an instrumental track on YouTube by Mr.Maxon K which I’ve used as backing track for my vocals. As a token of gratitude and for all of u to enjoy, I’ve shared the link to his instrumental below :
Interestingly again, I found a lyrical translation of this Tamil song along with the explanation of the song situation on a blog by Mr.Vicky named vikyspedia, which makes some real absorbing reading, extracts of which I’m sharing below :
Song Background :
The vocalist/singer & the saxophonist are in love with the same girl & try to express their emotions in their respective parts on how much she means to them & why she couldnt understand that.
Song Lyrics with interpretation:
En kadhale en kadhale ennai enna seyya pogirai
Oh my love, what are you going to do to me
naan oviyam endru therinthum nee yen kannirandai ketkirai
Knowing that I am an artist, why are you asking for my eyes
The song starts in a beautiful way when the lover calls for his love with a slow melancholy tone. This sets the mood of the song. The way the guy expresses the girl's demand of sacrificing their love by comparing it to the eyes of an artist is splendid.
siluvaigal siragukal rendil enna thara pogirai
HolyCross or bird's wing, which of those are you going to give me
killuvadhai killi vittu yen thalli nindru parkirai
After making this happen, how could you stay far and watch me
The guy wants to know if she could accept him or not. He emotes the feeling of in the mind of someone, who couldn't understand how the girl could forget those beautiful moments & yet ask him to forget their love.
The solo instrumental part in the middle is when the thoughts of his lady love comes flooding into his mind. It carries on in a beautiful manner & gradually fuses into a happy note on sight of his love. Then it merges back into the original tone which blends perfectly .
kadhale un kaaladiyil naan vizhundhu vizhundhu thozudhen
My love,I prayed fervently at your feet
kangalai nee moodi kondal naan kulungi kulungi azudhen
You wouldn't open your eyes Hence I cried inconsolably
idhu maatrama thadu-maatrama
Is the change happening to me good or bad?
en nenjile pani mootama
is there accumulation of snow flakes in my heart?
nee thoziya illai edhiriya
Are you a friend? or a foe?
endru dhinamum porattama
Is that the conflict that is going on within me everyday?
The song continues & the singer expresses how deeply he loved her & how he couldn't control his tears due to her absence in his life. SPB sings this part brilliantly with complete feel & he emotes the actual feeling of crying while singing the lines. The singer couldn't understand if her absence is good or bad. Everything is hazy & desperately wants to know if she is a friend or foe, if she could ever understand the reason for the current happenings.
The song ends with the same longing for the answer from his love, whether she would accept him or not.
The song has a perfect balance between lyrics & music. Hats off to Vairamuthu for his amazing lines & ARR for his scintillating music.
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