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Monday, November 27, 2006

The Musician's Way of Torturing Tamil

The title track from the movie Vallavan is one of my current favourites. Yuvan Shankar Raja has scored quite well for this movie and that is quite evident by seeing the frequent requests for Loosu Penne song and the Vallava song on popular music channels and FM channels. Sunidhi Chauhan’s voice for the title track is equally captivating.

Unlike Shreya Ghoshal and Sadhana Sargam, Sunidhi Chauhan hasn’t sung that many Tamil songs. A glaring error in the pronounciation is the only drawback that one can think of. Sunidhi pronounces the word உள்ளம (uLLam) as உல்லம (ullam) and this has been overlooked by the music director and the lyricist. IMHO, Yuvan himself has lot of difficulties pronouncing Tamil words and it is no surprise that he forgot to spot this mistake.

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  • Kaps, it's probably deliberate, dont u think. it's even fashionable. udit narayan has been doing it for ages.

    By Blogger Nandhu, at 10:26 PM  

  • same story with Telugu songs too..see this

    By Blogger Giri, at 10:30 AM  

  • hey tht loose penne song is nice na!
    although I dont understand much tamil, got the gist of this song! :-P

    By Blogger Strider, at 6:07 PM  

  • however hard i try...i just don't like the lyrics, but love the song...jus can't stop listening..nicely sung!

    By Blogger Magnolia, at 1:53 AM  

  • thats been happening for ages.. even rahman does it often

    By Blogger Arjun Ganesan, at 5:25 PM  

  • Very truy Kaps. ARR, Yuvan all belong to the same groove. Since they themselves do not pronounce Tamil well, over looking such errors is no wonder. Sad state isn't it when listening to the flawless pronounciationg of yester year singers (ofcourse we do have a few even now though).

    By Blogger Ravi, at 7:08 PM  

  • probably we can ask kalaingar to have an eye on this issue...

    he can refer this as well to Censor board,now that there is a good respone for his tamil titles rules...

    the only issue, he may hv to give some more concessions!!!

    By Blogger Ram.C, at 1:11 AM  

  • like somebody said - its considered 'cool' to talk tamil that way.
    moreover, i personally know dozens of tamils themselves who have a problem with their pronunciations

    By Blogger dharmabum, at 7:47 PM  

  • you are correct..musicians way of killing tamil is payangaram. recently i heared one online tamil radio shyamradio.com with very nice tamil literary songs in the late night in this part of US..their online tv shyamtv.com is also webcasting nice Bharathiar songs with grasping visuals. with such kind of efforts tamil will never die in the hands of musicians

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 9:29 PM  

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