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When I fell in
love with a song, I always tried to translate it and quenched my thirst. If I
loved it so dearly, I also wrote about it. And now, even though I have not
written about this song as yet, and I am going to write about it now, I am not
sure if the respect for this song is going to die down so easily… Honestly, I
am so madly in love with this song that I am feeling so bad that I cannot
translate it one more time!
Out of the
blue, the thought to listen to it and make it fill my senses bloomed on a very
tired night, when I was trying to keep a guard on myself and that is something
that I am not going to talk about here, because it is going to be out of
context. In fact, the song actually managed to hijack my concentration from a thing
that has been holding my mind captive for days together now. However, without
much digression, let me say the song that I am talking about. But before I
plunge, I must say that music and writing has again come to my rescue.
translation was dated Nov 23, 2011. The rediscovery is happening almost 5 years
later. And I just discovered that I had written, ‘Childlike Joy’, when I had
attempted to translate this song then. No wonder…! Well, I am talking about my fondness
for this song.
So what is so
special about this song? OK. So which song is it that is robbing me of much
needed sleep… It is ‘Kadhal Vaithu’ from the movie, Deepavali.
First off, I
think it is the verses, and the next two things that would go in hand would be
the voice and the music. I am not really going to talk about the lyrics here
because I think I have done justice to it. So, the next best thing is the
voice. Vijay Yesudas literally dignifies this song despite a few shortcomings
that exist in every song, which are a few necessary evil things, either to fill
the time and space, and the void. He is so sincere, so matter of fact, so
soaked in love, elated, so endearing and passionate, in that order from the
moment he starts singing first word of the song. And then he goes off in the
tone of a story teller, and then becomes a person who is so love sunk. And
then, the music takes off…
guitar chords that begin the song, the amazing violin in the early to the middle
portion of the song, the sarangi in the later half, the brief and subtle piano
at the end, and the closing violin that signs off the song epitomizes the way a
composer can use the instruments so flawlessly.