I do not understand why Javed is talking through his hat.
I know tens of songs in Hindi and Tamil that are more vulgar and more naked than ‘Kolaveri’, including some from the films scripted by Javed with Salim.
There were /are Tamil lyrics worse and cruder than ‘Kolaveri’.
Try out the old one ‘kaikku adakkamaa, kadichchup paaka vaatama from ‘elanthappayam from ‘Panama Paasama ‘ penned by the great Kannadasan who regretted for the lines later.(means-compact to hold in the palm,suitable to nibble)
Or ‘Eppadi,eppadi vayasukku vandadhu epadi’ by Vaali(How,how did you come of age).
There had been more vulgar songs even before 60′s.
There have been reports that some teachers from Tamil Nadu expressing objection to the lines’ handula glassu..glassule Scotchu’( glass in hand,Scotch in the glass)
As though children do not know of this,with the Government maintaining Wine shops even near the schools!
This song, as I have mentioned earlier in my blog ,is ordinary,Music mediocre, but that does not make that it should not be a Hit.
The song, at best, can be said to be amateurish and fun-may be why, it is a rage!
If children want to tease girls, they have better vocabulary,this does not mean that the Lyricists should be irresponsible.
They might exercise restraint for they too have children.
Film makers.who are in an influential medium, should have social responsibility.
* I have not quoted Hindi Lyrics because my it is not my mother tongue and I could feel better in mine.
I have not quoted more vulgar lines from Tamil for in that case this Blog will become porn.
Javed Ahthar 0f Salim-Javed is reported to have remarked that the Lyrics of Kolaveri is indecent.
The Why this kolaveri di song from actor Dhanush’s Tamil film 3 has become one of the most popular songs on the internet. The song’s popularity can be gauged by the fact that every other day a new version of the same song is being uploaded and shared by its fans. One of the first in Bollywood to appreciate the song was superstar Amitabh Bachchan and once he had approved of it, the rest simply followed suit. But the song which has now crossed 13 million hits on Youtube hasn’t gone down well with lyricist Javed Akhtar who didn’t mince words expressing his disregard for the song. He posted a message on Twitter, “Kolaveri-D. Every one is praising the robes but the emperor is naked. Tune ordinary, singing substandard, words an insult to sensibility.” The fans of the ‘Kolaveri’ song didn’t take kindly to Akhtar’s feedback on the song. In response to Akhtar, one of them tweeted, “Plz… I liked “Kolavari Di” n song is a new youth anthem… n “Meri Laundry Ka Ek Bill” remember ?? nana na na na?? In defense, the poet tweeted, “What kind of logic is this even if all my songs are trash, meaningless, unbearable how does that make this Kolaveri D good?” Wethinks Javed saab is simply overreacting. The song was made for a lark and has been liked by people who apparently are not highly inclined towards life-changing literary work.
- Kolaveri Di Viral (musicallyilliterate1.wordpress.com)