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



  • superb song which has shaken the whole country, dhanush keep it up, i expect many more songs in yr future films i yr voice, eagerly waiting for the release of ‘3’. thanks

  • awsum songs yaa…
    i luv u dhanush n priya….. wat a lyrics, men!!
    oh my god.. im dieing aftr listening diz song..

  • Really Superb nice what ever the words we used appreciate a matter, Matters here

    Priya Splendid Work – more over nice work to catch all things

    All of you It’s very simple , take a long breath sit relaxed

    And think of yourself just come across a Very Beautiful Girl , exchanged a few eye language & when u want make it Large she Dumps you

    That’s it!!!! The song is the output of it

    Every youngsters come over this what you say this Feelings

    now hear the song – every thing will be very clearly visible to you

    More over it’s a good thing that it really a big hit & the one who abuse it you can just feel his jealousy – Flatly a Loser

    Wow great it’s really a viral it’s sticks to your brain wake or sleep you can notice that you are singing this song

    And more over soup means a sucker , soup boys – sucked by lady love & dumped

    Here the lyrics to help you

    yo boys i am singing song
    soup song
    flop song
    why this kolaveri kolaveri kolaveri di
    why this kolaveri kolaveri kolaveri di
    rhythm correct
    why this kolaveri kolaveri kolaveri di
    maintain this
    why this kolaveri..di
    distance la moon-u moon-u
    moon-u color-u white-u
    white background night-u nigth-u
    night-u color-u black-u
    why this kolaveri kolaveri kolaveri di
    why this kolaveri kolaveri kolaveri di
    white skin-u girl-u girl-u
    girl-u heart-u black-u
    eyes-u eyes-u meet-u meet-u
    my future dark
    why this kolaveri kolaveri kolaveri di
    why this kolaveri kolaveri kolaveri di
    maama notes eduthuko
    apdiye kaila sax eduthuko
    pa pa paan pa pa paan pa pa paa pa pa paan
    sariya vaasi
    super maama ready
    ready 1 2 3 4
    whaa wat a change over maama
    ok maama now tune change-u
    kaila glass
    only english..
    hand la glass
    glass la scotch
    eyes-u full-aa tear-u
    empty life-u
    girl-u come-u
    life reverse gear-u
    lovvu lovvu
    oh my lovvu
    cow-u cow-u holi cow-u
    i want u hear now-u
    god i m dying now-u
    she is happy how-u
    this song for soup boys-u
    we dont have choice-u
    why this kolaveri kolaveri kolaveri di
    why this kolaveri kolaveri kolaveri di
    why this kolaveri kolaveri kolaveri di
    why this kolaveri kolaveri kolaveri di
    flop song

  • As i know bit tamil , kolladhe means don’t kill me (lovely say of boy to his lover) but kolaveri makes me to scratch my head

    so i thought kolaveri means kodagu( place in karnataka which is origin of ” Kaveri rever “) + kaveri = kolaveri ;)

    thanks for meaning of lyrics… really mind blowing music, dhanush and team attitude towards song is enjoyable… this song is in repeat mode on my laptop !!!

  • Hello Pragati ,

    how do you know that it’s sad – your name seems to be a North indian & song in a tamil mood

    by the way a different View to Post

  • Superb rhythmic Song. Congrats.
    I think Kolaveri means Colour contrast like white & black. But that’s life. Hearts have no brains & Brains have no hearts. accept it and don’t bog down by rejection, make it your inspiration to move ahead in life. ALL THE BEST.

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