NaBloPoMo | Music and Me… #12 – Shivadam, from Mazhavillu

Written as part of NaBloPoMo Day 12.

NaBloPoMo November 2016

#12 – Shivadam

When good lyrics and music go hand in hand with amazing singing and picturization in the movie, I feel that that’s a successful song. I remember watching the movie Mazhavillu back in my school days, and I loved the movie back then. When I watched it recently, I didn’t feel it as good. But one thing that had remained as beautiful now as it was then was the soundtrack. And from the songs of the movie, this one has stayed my favorite.

Shivadam, or Shiva Parvathi Parinayam as they say in the movie, is picturized in dance by the actor Vineeth who plays the villain in the movie. I’ve no particular favorite part in the song, as the entire song is pure poetry and to me, speaks of a very strong love, between Shiva and Parvati. Whether I’m taking the lyrics at face value or not, I’m not sure. But it’s a song that I can hear over and over again. And lyrics that have stayed in my heart since the first time I heard it.

(© Vinay Leo R. @ I Rhyme Without Reason, 12th Nov, 2016)


Poetry & writing are to me, a breath of fresh air in a life that is sometimes covered by the smoke of sorrow or self doubt. They also become the sweets I share to celebrate when life offers me a reason to. But most of all, they are to me, my life. For each word I write is a piece of my heart, a thought that just had to find its way into the world.

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