Sunday, July 03, 2016

Avalum Naanum Lyrics



This is my translation of Avalum Naanum by Madhan Karky for the movie Acham Yenbathu Madamaiyada. Yet another masterpiece by AR Rahman - the music goes to the background letting the  lyrics shine.

The movie name means - Fear is foolishness a phrase from a famous old tamil song by Kannadasan. The director of this movie - Gautam Menon, a Malayalee, names all his movie names with beautiful tamil phrases - and hard to pronounce too at times!

Vinnaithaani Varuvaaya ( Will you cross the sky to come to me )
Vaaranam Aaiyram ( 1000 Elephants )
Veetaiyaadu Vilayaadu ( Hunt and Play )
Pachaikili Muthucharam ( Green Parrot and Pearl Necklace )


The song is full of comparisons for She and I. Sounds beautiful if you understand even a little bit of Tamil.

Avalum Naanum
Amuthum Thamizhum
Avalum Naanum
Alaiyum Kadalum

She and I
Amrit and Tamil [ Tamil is as sweet as Amrit - the oldest comparison for Worlds oldest language ]
She and I
Waves and Sea

Avalum Naanum
Thavamum Arulum
Avalum Naanum
Vaerum Maramum

She and I
Penance and Boon
She and I
Root and Tree

Aalum Nizhalum
Asaivum Nadippum
Aniyum Panivum
Avalum Naanum

Banyan and  Shade
Action and Acting
Soldiers and Obedience
She and I

Avaiyum Thunivum
Uzhaippum Thazhaippum
Avalum Naanum
Alithalum Pugazhum

Meeting among Intellectuals and Boldness
Hard work and Tiredness
She and I
Donate and Appreciation [ This is a very weak translation - not having the impact ]

Meenum Punalum
Vinnum Virivum
Vetpum Thotramum
Velum Koorum

Fish and Water
Sky and Expanse
Dyed Color? and Appearance [ I am not sure about Vetpum ]
Lance and Sharpness

Aarum Karaiyum
Ambum Villum
Paatum Uraiyum
Naanum Avalum

River and Shore
Bow and Arrow
Song and Its Rendition
I and She  [ Not sure why he switched here ]

Naanum Avalum
Uyirum Udambum
Narambum Yaazhum
Poovum Manamum

I and She
Life and Body
String and Harp 
Flower and Fragrance

Avalum Naanum
Thenum Inippum
Avalum Naanum
Sirippum Magizhvum

She and I
Honey and Sweetness
She and I
Laughter and Joy

Avalum Naanum
Thingalum Kulirum
Avalum Naanum
Kathirum Oliyum

She and I [ Switch back ]
Moon and Coldness
She and I
Sun and its Rays

Avalum Naanum
Amuthum Thamizhum
Avalum Naanum
Alaiyum Kadalum

She and I
Amrit and Tamil
She and I
Waves and Sea

Avalum Naanum
Amuthum Thamizhum
Avalum Naanum
Amuthum Thamizhum

She and I
Amrit and Tamil
She and I
Amrit and Tamil

Corrections welcome. A simple song.. appreciate more after translating it. Madhan Karky you rock. 







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