Again, our inbox is flooded with mails asking us ‘what does Kolaveri Di mean?‘. Well, we are a Bollywood website and don’t really understand the Tamil.
But for those still keen on knowing the meaning of Kolaveri Di. Here are some details about the song.
According to the composer (Anirudh Ravichander), who composed this song on debut, Why this Kolaveri Di means “why do you have this murderous rage against me?” When asked about the song, he says “(It’s) the tune (that) came first. Once I came up with the tune, Dhanush heard and sang the words. The entire process was over in 20 minutes.”
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”
Lead actor of 3, the lyricist and singer of the Kolaveri song is Dhanush, who recently won the national award for his performance in Aadukalam. On his twitter page, when several fans were asking for the meaning of the song, he said “Soup song na love failure song. Soup boys na kadhal tholvi adaindha bangam boys. Doubt clear aa ? God bless”
Which in English means “Soup song means failure of love. Soup boys are guys who get rejected in love. Are your doubts cleared? God bless”
3 is directed by Aishwarya Dhanush, the daughter of superstar Rajnikanth and wife of actor Dhanush. The film stars Shruthi Hassan (Kamaal Hassan’s daughter) and Dhanush in lead roles. It’s expected to release on 14th January 2012.
Update: Any other questions on the song, please ask. We have a Tamilian friend, who is helping us with the translation. Thanks