Why This Kolaveri Di [Track Review]

3 - Movie Poster, Starring Dhanush, Shruti

What more can you write about a song which has currently caught the ears of the nation and beyond. With 5 million+ hits on YouTube, the makers of the movie 3 have certainly hit the jackpot with this extremely simplistic yet infectiously catchy song – Why This Kolaveri Di. Starring Dhanush in the lead role, paired against Shruti Hassan, and directed by Dhanush’s wife, Aishwarya (Rajnikanth’s daughter), the music for the movie is composed by Anirudh, and sound engineered by Sivakumar.

Hit the jump, as we discuss the lyrics, the catchy beat, and try to find out the reason behind – Why This..Why This.. Why This.. Kolaveri Di.

It is brilliant marketing strategy I must say, to release the making video of the track, which sort of gives a behind-the-music look of the craftsmen at work. Dhanush looks absolutely chilled out behind the microphone, and that easily translates into his relaxed voice.

Why This Kolaveri Di - Dhanush

The song: It is written in simple Tanglish (hybrid of Tamil and English), but mostly English words with a suffix of -u 🙂 It almost makes it a sort of a global song; at least to anyone who can relate to what the lyrics say. It is about a boy who is swept off his feet by the charm of a lady, but as legend would have it, his love is only one way. And this is expressed in as simple terms as possible. The lyrics are pretty much self explanatory, and for your reading pleasure, have been written down below.

Why This Kolaveri Di – Lyrics

yo boys i am singing song
soup song
flop song

why this kolaveri kolaveri kolaveri di
why this kolaveri kolaveri kolaveri dirhythm correct
why this kolaveri kolaveri kolaveri dimaintain 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 eduthukopa
pa paan pa pa paan pa pa paa pa pa paansariya 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
you showed me bouv-u
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

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why this kolaveri kolaveri kolaveri di
why this kolaveri kolaveri kolaveri di
why this kolaveri kolaveri kolaveri di
flop song

Meaning of Kolaveri Di – An intense murderous rage. In the context of this song, it speaks of the killer rage which the protagonist faces after rejection. And the boy finds it hard to get in terms with it, trying to find the reasoning behind it. Hence, Why this..Kolaveri Di.

Why This Kolaveri Di - Holy Cow-u

Meaning of Soup Song – A song about failure in love / Soup Boys – Boys who failed in love.

The catchy beat – Full marks to composer Anirudh to have come up with this absolute genius. Simplicity could be one of the most complex things to achieve, and this has been achieved perfectly in this track. Also, the sound engineer Sivakumar deserves a nod here. Brownie points for the groovy fusion which is almost a wicked blend of a hip-hop vibe married with Tamil beats. And for the first time, I didn’t mind the auto-tune either.

Why This Kolaveri Di - Shruti Hassan

Some other points – What is Shruti Hassan doing in the studio? She is seen behind the microphone once, but she doesn’t sing a single line.

OKS Rating – 5 Glass La Scotch Out of 5

And for your viewing pleasure, the video is embedded below.

And if you’ll excuse me for now, let me play this track for the millionth time again.

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2 thoughts on “Why This Kolaveri Di [Track Review]

  1. Dhanush and Shruti have done another song in this movie..the clip of shruti is from that song…I doubt your understanding of kolavery di …please check and correct

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