Song: Theera Ulaa
Movie: OK Kanmani
Singer: A R Rahman, Dharshana
My favourite lyrics:
Pirivondru Naerumendru Theriyum Kanna
En Piriyathai Athanaalae Kuraikka Maattaen
Sarinthu Vidum Azhakendru Theriyum Kanna
En Sandhosha Kalaigalai Naan Nirutha Maattaen
Lyric Translation (Rough):
I know our separation is imminent, my dear
But I shall not reduce my love for you
I know exterior beauty diminishes, my dear
But I shall not let that stop our happy times
Why this finds a place here:
Despite the mild innuendo and the carefully constructed lyrics explaining deep love, this once blared out loud as my ringtone because of the beauty of the lyrics. The voice was the first allure for me, and it took me more than five tries to get the lyrics right, but at that moment, when I heard this song soon after release, this song fit the situation perfectly.
What is love if not happiness? What is love if not understanding? What is love if not certain compromises? Coming from a movie that worked with a controversial topic, (of live-in relationships in a country parts of which are still coming to terms with ‘forward concepts’ like divorce and widow remarriage) this particular lyric comes at a crucial decision making stage, rendering a special quality to these lines. A personal favourite, so this album finds a second consecutive spot at this blog.