Kolaveri Di meaning

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



Priya:  (December 2, 2011 at 8:03 pm)

Indicine Team, this is what I found on Facebook. Its the English translation.

Yo boys, I am singing song…
Soup song, flop song.

Why this killer rage, killer rage, killer rage, girl?
Why this killer rage, killer rage, killer rage, girl?

Rhythm correct.

Why this killer rage, killer rage, killer rage, girl?
Why this killer rage, killer rage, killer rage, girl?

Maintain please.

Why this killer rage, …, …, girl?

The moon is in the distance, the moon.
Moon’s colour is white.
Night’s background is white, the night,
Night’s colour is black.

Why this killer rage, killer rage, killer rage, girl?
Why this killer rage, killer rage, killer rage, girl?

She’s a fair-skinned girl, girl,
Girl’s heart is black,
Her eyes and my eyes met,
My future is now dark.

Why this killer rage, killer rage, killer rage, girl?
Why this killer rage, killer rage, killer rage, girl?

Buddy, take notes,
and take the saxophone in your hand.

“pa pa paan pa pa paan pa pa paa pa pa paan”
Play it right.

Super, buddy! Ready?
Ready? 1… 2… 3… 4…

Whoa, what a difference buddy!
Alright buddy, now tune changes…

“Kaila” glass…
Only English, eh!

Glass in hand,
Scotch in glass,
Tears in eyes,
Life’s empty,
Girl shows up,
Life’s going downhill.

Love, love, oh my love,
You stood me up.
Cow, cow, holy cow,
I want you here now!
God, I’m dying now,
But she’s happy, how?

This song is for the soup boys,
We don’t have a choice.

Why this killer rage, killer rage, killer rage, girl?
Why this killer rage, killer rage, killer rage, girl?
Why this killer rage, killer rage, killer rage, girl?
Why this killer rage, killer rage, killer rage, girl?

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vinod:  (December 3, 2011 at 12:18 am)


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Arun:  (December 3, 2011 at 8:36 am)

superb boss… kavi ki kalpna

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Ganesh Raghaw:  (December 3, 2011 at 11:58 am)



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Joya:  (December 3, 2011 at 2:03 pm)

Why this song is so popular?song is good but it’s d only reason..

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chennai boy:  (December 3, 2011 at 3:51 pm)

soup is a chennai tamil slang..

IT is used in Chennai only….. ( like Sucking a C**** )

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rajiv verma:  (December 3, 2011 at 6:30 pm)

priya is liar..bt this song very awsm

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Maan:  (December 3, 2011 at 11:22 pm)

Hey priya thanx dear nice lyrice ha n thanx coz ur translate i undrsnd that what it means exactly so thnx realy superb one dear

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Raju:  (December 4, 2011 at 2:15 pm)

hai Priya…keka

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janardhanam, hyderabad:  (December 4, 2011 at 5:29 pm)

My Whole Hearted Blessings to the Team of KOLAVERI DI. How many persons are knowing the lyrics in many movies, many languages, etc. The Rhythm makes you shake your body language. My sincere request is , if any body does’nt like this song leave it. Don’t abuse any one. Be proud to say that a song before making for the film is liked by the whole world. The some people like javed akthar slams this song means his song is not reaching to the people from child to old in the world.
I am very much proud to say that my 2year old baby Jessica is now always singing this song.
Congrtatulations to the Team of KOLAVERI DI.

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Rohit Teja Paul:  (December 4, 2011 at 7:23 pm)

nice song … 1 of my fav

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DHANESH PARMAR:  (December 4, 2011 at 7:33 pm)

its outstanding buddy Thanx ,,,,,,,,,priya…….

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saif ullah Habibi:  (December 4, 2011 at 8:27 pm)

so nice beautiful song’s

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amit mishra:  (December 4, 2011 at 11:12 pm)

superb song…this song is for boys who were rejected like me

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sandeep:  (December 5, 2011 at 12:28 am)

Kolaveri means colour variation, e.g. When moon is white why night is black ? or when girl has white skin but her heart is black, why such colour variation?

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kanchan:  (December 5, 2011 at 11:45 am)

my friend like this song.

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piya:  (December 5, 2011 at 7:10 pm)

hey…..it juss rocks…..n juss awesome song yar…..daily i heard dis song abt 10 to 15 times…..i love this song…..

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shrutika:  (December 5, 2011 at 10:59 pm)

i like dis song kolaveri di……….

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shrutika:  (December 5, 2011 at 11:01 pm)

nice dude priya kolaveri di was rock!!!!!

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rasani:  (December 5, 2011 at 11:08 pm)

hi kolaveri fans i like this song i never saw this type of song i like it

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Prabhas:  (December 6, 2011 at 12:07 pm)

awsome man…………………..every1 is singng ths song…………

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ABdul Rub Rayyan:  (December 6, 2011 at 2:14 pm)

Great Song…..
Keep it up
I love this song…………….

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SAURABH UNIYAL:  (December 6, 2011 at 4:11 pm)

i love dis song………………saurabh

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rajendra:  (December 6, 2011 at 7:09 pm)

I Love this song. its music is awesome

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nilay:  (December 7, 2011 at 11:32 am)

really good song…………..why dis kolaverdi

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