So, this time I’m not going to write about life, relationships or other things I enjoy writing about. No, this one’s about the viral song that has taken over all the speakers and headphones in India. It’s this one song called ‘Why this Kolaveri Di’. For some reason, I consider myself to be different; that it is not necessary that I should like something everyone does. And so, it took about four days of the hype for the song for me to finally listen to it. I started listening to it two days ago; I’m yet to stop. Infact, I’m listening to it while I write this post. I don’t know if it’s normal to listen to music while writing, but I do it all the time.
Reviewing music is not something I usually do, but I just had to write about this. So, this song came out on November 16 and the singer is actually an actor! The guy’s apparently a huge star in a small state in India. India is all about being multilingual; every state has its own language or two. The music in here always works great in the regional language. Not that other music doesn’t, but local language works more than anything. Everyone was very aware of this, and so, Kolaveri Di was only publicized in the state, Tamilnadu. And the video was live on Youtube on November 16. It had a million views in the next 4 days. This is not very common for an Indian song and particularly from a guy who doesn’t have a national audience.
What it is about? A heartbroken guy singing drunk about why his girl has a murderous rage against him. Well atleast that’s how Wikipedia translates it. Somehow it managed to connect with the people. The reason I like it, however, is because it is hilarious. Maybe because of the sad-in-a-way-that-it-is-funny lyrics or because of the way English is used in the song or maybe just the music. The song is fun and it is here to stay.
The reason that i decided to write about all this is not because of the fact that it is viral. It is because I loved it. That doesn’t happen very often and so, it deserved a post on my blog. Oh and it has some (bad) English lyrics too, so if you’d like, here’s the song this is all about: