NaBloPoMo | Music and Me… #15 – Vennilave, from Minsara Kanavu

Written as part of NaBloPoMo Day 15.

NaBloPoMo November 2016

#15 – Vennilave Vennilave

Vairamuthu and AR Rahman come together again to give a wonderful musical journey in a movie. I watched the movie on cassette when it released. The part of the movie I liked the most was the songs. Whether it was the prayer song “Anbendra Mazhayile” or the one with the best dance in it, “Mana Madurai, each song in the movie felt wonderful. My favorite song from the movie is this one.

“Vennilave” has the best lyrics of the songs, I feel; and the beat of the song too, so beautiful. The song has been sung wonderfully well by Hariharan and Sadhna Sargam. It’s a song I know by heart.

The part of the lyrics I love the most?

Etthada uyirathil nilavai veythavan yaaru?
Kayyodu sikkamal katrai veythavan yaaru?

It translates to…

Who kept the moon so high out of our reach?
Who made the wind so we cannot catch it?

The whole song is quite romantic, but yet, these two lines reminded me of those naughty questions we used to ask our parents when we were young, and leave them trying to make up answers to them. It’s funny, how lyrics remind us of something totally different, isn’t it?

(© Vinay Leo R. @ I Rhyme Without Reason, 15th 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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