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“Why this kolaveri kolaveri kolaveri di?” – Political Parodies


Anirudh Ravichander and actor Dhanush – creators of the original “Why this kolaveri kolaveri kolaveri di?”

The song “Why this kolaveri kolaveri kolaveri di?” was featured in the Tamil film titled “3″ (Tamil: “moonu“), that was released on March 30, 2012. Young music director Anirudh Ravichander composed the music in just 10 minutes and young actor Dhanush who sang this song wrote the lyrics, in about 20 minutes by fiddling and twiddling with Tanglish words.

This  song with Tanglish lyrics became an internet phenomenon. Within a week after the official release of the video, it had more than 3.5 million views on YouTube, and more than 1 million shares on Facebook. Up to November 30, 2011 it had more than 10.5 million views on YouTube. By the end of 2011, the number of YouTube views crossed 30 million.

The song with unique yet nonsensical lyrics and captivating music has spawned hundreds of imitations and political parodies in India.

Here is the original video uploaded by sonymusicindiaSME on November 16, 2011 – an exclusive video shot during the recording of the song with the music composer Anirudh Ravichander, actors Dhanush, Shruti Hassan, director of the movie Aishwarya and sound engineer Sivakumar.

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Here, I have embedded two videos that impressed me. They are humorous political parodies of current political situation in India.

Video #1

Why this Kolaveri Di (Malayalam Political Version) – Why this Kodiyeri Di

This song ‘Why This Kodiyeri Kodiyeri Di.’ is a political version sung in Malayalam created by a team called Nadakame Ulakam.

Video #2

The lyrics for this political parody was written by uploader TheHariharaniyer on Dec 14, 2011 and has  458,307 YouTube views to date.

This imitation of “Why this kolaveri kolaveri kolaveri di?”  features Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Ms. Sonia Gandhi, Chairperson, United Progressive Alliance and President, Indian National Congress.

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Well said Mr. Udaya Kumar …


Anti-nuclear activist Uday Kumar on Friday criticised Prime Minister Manmohan Singh over  his statement that the NGOs based in the United States are fuelling the Kudankulam nuclear plant protests, and asked the Prime Minister either to prove the charge or step down.

This is the report that appeared in IBN Live India.

The Prime Minister should take back his statement. If the Prime Minister can’t prove his charge then he should step down. The Prime Minister is not an elected PM but a nominated one, that’s why he is insulting the people of India,” said Uday Kumar.

It is nonsense to say that NGOs from the US and Scandinavian countries are funding the Kudankulam protest,” he said.

The Prime Minister, who is the head of the country, can’t make such remarks. He has no sympathy. Lakhs of people are struggling and instead of acknowledging, he is accusing us of receiving money. We are not receiving money from any NGO,” said Uday Kumar.

His ministerial colleague Narayansamy said the same thing. Why can’t he produce some evidence to prove his charge? The Prime Minister insults the people of the country,” said the activist.

Hitting out at anti-nuclear activists for the first time and questioning the source of their funding, Manmohan Singh, in an interview in the journal ‘Science’, said, “The atomic energy program has got into difficulties because these NGOs, mostly, I think, based in the US, don’t appreciate the need for our country to increase energy. The local NGO-led protests have stalled the commissioning of two 1000 MW nuclear reactors.”

However, supporting Manmohan Singh’s claim, Iowa State University scientist Dr Sivramiah Shantharam said, “The Prime Minister is right on the dot. It is a very well known fact that international NGOs, both from US and Europe, who in alliance with local NGOs whip up trouble. All the frenzy was whipped up by them after receiving funding to create anxiety and suspicion about biotech advancements.

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