Sunday, March 22, 2009

White Flowers

Have you ever found so much beauty in a song that it made you cry within? The one above makes me do that every single time. It is from a brilliant movie called "kannathil muthamittal" - peck on the cheek- made by Mani Rathnam. Predominantly, its a movie about a little girl's life with the war between the Srilankan govt and the LTTE plus loads of subtle emotions, felt through the journey, of the character's involved.
I accidentally played this song early in the morning(5.30) on youtube from one my favourites lists from years back.It was a defining experience.It brought back memories of the times i listened to this song thoughout the day on repeat( when the movie released).Surprisingly, i didn't listen to it at all between then and now. At times you get reminded of the people that you most spent time with when you listen to a song after a really long time and things that you would do a lot at that period.Brought back all those memories and felt great.Amazes me how much a song can effect your entire day.

I wanted to describe how i felt about each line of the song since a week, but various attempts have failed. Cause no matter what i wrote - it just didn't compliment the song enough to its truest sense .I don't know what contributes the most- if its the lyrics,or the picturization , or the music or the artist or maybe its just me with all the people connected to the song, when i first listened to it.(Bty, on that context, i don't know if its happens to you - but a couple of perfumes also remind me of people and the times i spent with them).

I found a good literal interpretation of the song searching online and have it down here.

Would have listened to it atleast 30 times in about 2 weeks, but the mental goosebumps haven't stopped,listening to the gentle strumming of the guitar and Rehman going for it.

Vellai Pookal(Tamil)
VeLLai PookaL ulagam engum malarhavae
vidiyum Bhoomi amaidhikaaga vidihavae
manmel manjal veluchcham vizhuhavae
malarae sombal muRiththu ezhuhavae
kuzhanthai vizhikattumae
Thaayin katha kathappil
ulagam vidiyattumae
piLLayin sirumugha siRippil (VeLLai)

kaatrin perisaiyil
mazhai paadum paadangalum oru maunam poal inbam tarumooOO
koadi keertanamum kavi koartha vaarthaiygalum thuLi kaNNer poal arththam tharumo (VeLLai)

yengusiru kuzhanthai than kaigal neetidumo
angu thondrayo koLLai nilavae
enghu manidha Inam poar oyinthu sayinthidumo
angu koovadho veLLai kuyilae (VeLLai)

Vellai Pookal ( English Translation)
Let white(peace) flowers bloom all over the world,
Let peace heal the unrest world(not the best translation),
let the sun’s rays fall on this soil,
Let the flowers lose their laziness and bloom.

Let the child open its eyes
in the mother’s lullaby
let the world wake up to
children’s laughter

In the breeze’s melody,
In the music created by raindrops,
Is there anything that give utmost joy than silence?
Would a crore melodies and words penned by poets be as meaningful
as a drop of a tear shed?

Let the moon rise in the place where the child reaches out its hands
Let the white bird sing in the place where there is no war.