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Ye Vandhanam Vandhanam

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Dear Friends - Presenting a cross-over attempt at covering a "title song" of the Tamil movie AAN PAAVAM released in 1985. This all-time blockbuster made waves with impeccable comic timing and energetic screenplay. This song appears on the title cards when a movie theater is inaugurated in a remote village in Tamil Nadu and is tuned and sung by Maestro Ilayaraja with a rustic village flavor. My first attempt at a rural folk number. The song is all about welcoming an eager audience waiting to flock into the newly opened theater and describes the significance of cinema, highlighting what all achievements have happened and how cinema can provide relief and relaxation to an otherwise monotonous life. Lyrics by Kavignar Vairamuthu are well aligned with the demands of the village backdrop. I hope you all will enjoy this energetic peppy high-pitched number :-)

Translation below...

Ye Vandhanam Vandhanam Vandhanam Vandhanam
Welcome Welcome!! Welcome!!! Welcome!!!!
Vandha Sanamellam Kundhanum Kundhanum
All folks please be seated
Indiran Vandhdhum Sandhiran Vandhadhum IndhachinimAdhAn
Indra and Chandra came through cinema only
Inga MGR Vandhadhum NTR Vandhadhum IndhachinimAdhAn
MGR and NTR (legendary actors) arrived through cinema only
kalai vaLandhadhum ingEdhAn kaadhal sonnadhum ingEdhAn
Art grew here. Love was expressed here.
Katchi amachadhum aatchi pudichadhum IndhachinimAdhAn
Political parties and Ruling parties came through cinema
Ada AmericAvula aatchi amachadhum IndhachinimAdhAn
The ruling party in America was heralded through cinema

KailAsa nAdhana Murugana kaNNAla paakkathaan mudeyumA kooRu
Can you see Lord Shiva and his son Lord Muruga elsewhere?
Amabathanju kaasu nI koduthuttA thannAla kaDavuLa paakkalAm pAru
By paying a nominal ticket fee, you can very well see them here(on screen)!
kAthavarAyan madhura vIran therayila dhAne purinjirukku
Historic personalities are known through on-screen movies only
GAndhiya kUDa paDathula dhAnE innaikki dEsam therinjirukku
MahAthma GAndhiji is also known by the nation only through movies made on him
aDa pasi thookkam paRandhAchu pazhasellAm maRandAchu
Hunger and old worries have gotten relief through movies
koTTaga vaLandha peRagu naattula kuththangoranjirukku
With movie halls growing, the nation is relieved of crime too!

YethanayO medhainga nyAninga vIranga veLLitherai thandhadhu ingE
So many great, intelligent and brave personalities have been brought by big-screen!
Arichandra nADagam pArthuthAn GAndhiyum saththiyatha nambinAr angE
Even GAndhiji realized the value of truth by seeing a staging of King Harischandra's story!
kisu-kisu pOttu keLvi-badhil pOttu pathirikka vandhA lAbamunga
Through gossips and quizzes, cinema magazines gain lot of profits
vAzhakkaikki ingE padigaal vENum cinema onnE pOdhumunga
We need a foothold on life and cinema is enough for this!
aDa pagalellAm ozhachInga iravellAm sirichIngA
All of you worked hard during the day and laugh in entertainment relief during night!
veLLi therayila thangam velanjadhum indhachinimAdhAn
Silver screen raked gold in movies...

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