Saturday, April 14, 2012

Suttum Vizhi



Kandukondein Kandukondein, a Tamil musical and romantic film released in 2000, opened to mostly positive reviews and is definitely one of A.R.Rahman's best albums to date. This was the second collaboration of Rahman-Vairamuthu-Rajiv Menon, and the album rights were sold for a record Rs 2.2 crores. 'Enna Solla Pogiarai', a folksy number, got Shankar Mahadeven the National Film Award for Best Male Playback Singer. 'Kannamoochi' is a brilliant, romantic composition based on Carnatic ragams Sahana and Nattaikurunji, while the title song is another romantic number based on Nalinakanthi. Smaiyayi is based on jazz music. The album also has a Bharatiyar poem 'Suttum Vizhi' (tuned by Rahman) that's one of my most favorite tracks in the album.

I've attempted 'Suttum Vizhi' (thanks to Sreedhar Ganapathy for the background track) here, hope you like it!




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Lyrics/Translation of Suttum Vizhi
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Suttum vizhi sudar than Kannamma
Suriye chandiraro?
Vattakkariye vizhi - Kannamma!
Vanakkarumai kollo?


Your gaze has the brightness of the sun and moon
Your eyes reflect the darkness of the skies


Pattu karuneela - pudavai
Padhittha nalviram
Natta nadunisiyil - Therium
Natchathirangalladi!


The diamonds on your dark silk saree,
show me the stars in broad daylight.


Solai malaroliyo -Unathu
Sundarapunnagai than?
Neela kadalalaiye - Unathu
Nenjin alaigaladi !
Kolak kuyil oosai - Unathu
Kuralin inimaiyadi!
Valai kumariyadi - Kannamma
Maruvak kadhal kondain


Your smile is the bloom of the garden,
Your heart, the waves of the sea,
Your voice , sweet like the koel's
My love longs for union, Kannamma


Sathiram pesugirai - Kannamma
Sathiram yedhukkadi?
Athiram kondavarke - Kannamma
Sathiram undodi!


You talk of Rules, Kannamma
What rules do paramours follow?


Moothavar sammadhiyil - Vadhuvai
Muraigal pinbhu saivom
Kathiruppenodi! - Ithupar


Elders , marriage and rituals can wait,
Can I ? Come now,


Kannatthu muttham ondru!

Let me kiss you