Songs in Malayalam

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Songs in Malayalam

Postby vijayjohn » 2014-01-06, 8:29

OK, for me (personally), this is basically going to end up being a dumping-ground for the umpteen 20th-century Malayalam songs I love and have heard my mom listening to (and often singing). :P As a Malayalee, I feel culturally obliged to make the first songs I post here be from Chemmeen, since that's like the most famous Malayalam movie ever. It's late, so I won't listen to them just yet, but here they are (in order of appearance!) anyway :lol:

UPDATE: I have now added translations for these songs. I'm going to see whether I can translate the other ones, too. :)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b7JIfXxw6OU
Lyrics: http://www.malayalasangeetham.info/s.php?723 (in any of these "lyrics" links, click "view MSI in English" to get the lyrics in Roman script)

Attempted translation:

Those of you who have to cross over to the other shore of the sea,
Those of you who have to go for unseen gold,
Those of you who have to cross over to the other shore of the sea,
Those of you who have to go for unseen gold,
What will you bring when you come back? What will you bring
When you come back with your hands full?
Will you give me the ruby stones
Of the fisherman's daughters
On the waves of the Ocean of Milk on the fourteenth night?

When those of you who have to set out in your
Sandalwood boats go, go, and come back,
Will you bring me the good, sweet fish
In the big pond on the full moon day?
Will you give me the pearls of shyness
That the snake dancers in the starry sea
In nomads' stories wear?

When those of you who have to set out in your
Flowery boats go, go, and come back,
Will you bring me the pigeon
On the illusory island in the big pond of my mind?
On the midnight platform, on the fifth platter(???),
Will you give me the divine virgins' necklaces of marriage?


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W4FHG5baLOM
Lyrics: http://www.malayalasangeetham.info/s.php?724

Myna of my mind, come pierce your sweetness into me!
Who, who are you looking for in your lovely flower garden?

Oh, the evening fragrance in the land of moonlight has blossomed!
Have you forgotten your childhood friend?

The waves in the sea and the desire in the heart
Will not abate, darling; they will not abate.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9lswDCuLwh8
Lyrics: http://www.malayalasangeetham.info/s.php?725

New netters who are from Punnapra,
There's a
chaakara, chaakara, chaakara on Purakkad beach,

The chaakara, chaakara, chaakara
That we've been craving and craving and craving,
With the sky clearing across the sea
After the rains of May!

Boatmen going for the good, unseen fish,
Boatmen waving their golden nets in the sky,
Even the fish on the waves onshore are not enough,

Thaanaanam thaanam thillana, even the fish aren't enough.
Give us the good fish that have come to our shore from the Ocean of Milk!
Give us shrimp from the good waters; give us shrimp!


Chakara: There's a festival on the seashore.
Chakara: There's a competition on the waves.
Hey, Panchami, spin yarn from the lotus spool
And repair the good nets, oh, white bird!
It's Onam, it's good old Onam, it's good old Onam!

Today sure is an auspicous day for our shore!
Today, after all, is the day of Arcturus, an auspicious day!
Skylark singing nomadic songs,
Do you see all the dancing across the Seven Seas?
Juggle, Sea Goddess, juggle the boats in the sky!
Juggle, Sea Goddess, juggle them this way and that!


Chakara: The nets are full of mackerel.
Chakara: They're flapping around in my lap, man!
Come back later, people waiting around for your share!
Come back later! I don't have any more fish to lend.
Elayya!
Elayya, ela elayya, ela elayya...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RUsrFGdh2HU
Lyrics: http://www.malayalasangeetham.info/s.php?726

Girl with the eyes, girl with the eyes of green chromide,
Precious virgin daughter of a lotus,
Oh, girl with the eyes, girl with the eyes of green chromide,

Aren't you a pearl that the sea gave us? Aren't you a pearl that the cold weather harvested?

Hoy hoy!
Yelelam! For the fisherman in his boat, aren't you the lady bird he fondles,
O girl with the eyes, girl with the eyes of green chromide?

Kite flying in the sky,
Will the fish today be sardines or shrimp?
After all, the holiday at the Arthunkal church is here.
Sea Goddess, give us a good catch!

Long ago, a pearl diver went diving for pearls.
He drowned in the western wind.
The fishwife meditated.
The Sea Goddess brought him back.
When the fisherman goes in his boat,
You're the one waiting for him, you know?

Hoy hoy!
That's how it is; that's how it is, or else you're husband wouldn't be on this shore,
Girl with the eyes, girl with the eyes of green chromide!

What I see in the sky is not pearls,
Nor is it pearls that sprouted in the earth.
Come, pearl! Come, darling pearl
On the first wave in the first sea!

Long ago, a pearl diver went diving for pearls.
He drowned in the western wind.
The fishwife went astray.
The Sea Goddess took him away.
When the fisherman goes in his boat,
You have to wait for him on shore,

Hoy hoy,
Girl with the eyes, girl with the eyes of green chromide!


Anyway, here's that song I wanted to listen to:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uZJXd-MzACs
Lyrics: http://www.malayalasangeetham.info/s.php?3848

A jewel of a lady among Pulayar (outcastes), a lady in a grove of flowering jasmine trees,
A pet lady parrot with the eyes of an elk
Went with her friends to a bathing ghat with water lilies
To bathe in the lovely moonlight when Hydra was in the sky.

The heart of the Malavedan man, who was standing on the
Riverbank where the oleander was blooming, beat.
Like a vine swaying in the gentle breeze,
He dove into the wave of her song.

Coming out after taking a leisurely bath,
She came out throbbing to the beat of the song she was singing.
Pretty gold dust from the line of turmeric
That served as a caste-mark on her forehead got mixed into the stream.
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Re: Songs in Malayalam

Postby vijayjohn » 2014-01-10, 3:42

This is another Malayalam song I've been wanting to post for quite a while: "Premabhikshuki" from Punarjanmam (1972). The title of the song means 'woman begging for love'. Specifically, it seems to be a song about forbidden love. I remember hearing this song when I was little. (The lyrics sound so poetic! I wonder whether I can figure out how exactly to translate them :lol:):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bpfsEokMVIw

Lyrics: http://www.malayalasangeetham.info/s.php?2774

Woman begging, woman begging, woman begging for love,
In which lifetime, on what evening, and
Where did we meet? Where
Did we meet for the first time?

Along the roads where generations came, laughing
And crying, and that they stepped on and kneaded,
Our own footprints that we set
Remained covered with dust. How long
Did they remain cover with dust?
If only we were able to forget! If only
We kept our distance from each other!
Woman begging! Woman begging!

Exhausted from walking, fate came and pinched off
The flowers of our minds that blossomed
In the footprints of the lamp at the doorstep
Of the temple on the road. Even now,
Fate came and pinched them off.
If only we were able to forget! If only
We kept our distance from each other!
Woman begging! Woman begging!
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Re: Songs in Malayalam

Postby vijayjohn » 2014-01-10, 23:30

This song is "Shararaanthal Thiri Thaanu" from Kaayalum Kayarum (1979). I think I'll listen to this song later (tonight), too. :P

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mxUvMswGmZ4#t=0

Lyrics: http://www.malayalasangeetham.info/s.php?5170

In her cloudy hut, winding down her chandelier,
The dusky lady lay down to sleep.

All that remains awake in the chill of January
Is a desire to slumber in the warmth of her full bosom.
Won't you come...?
Won't you come wear the rattling bracelets the waves' hands gave you?

An urge to hide in her untied bun of cloudy hair on the lap
Where a flower has blossomed is in full bloom at night.
Won't you listen...?
Won't you listen to the song of the waves beating on the riverbank's chest?
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Re: Songs in Malayalam

Postby vijayjohn » 2014-01-16, 5:37

Before a video of this song disappears from YouTube yet again, I'm going to post it here. :lol: It's "Thinthakathom" from Ottayal Pattalam (1991). I'd say it's a relatively obscure song, but I remember listening to it on a cassette when I was little:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=72vbA0rJ_Bg

Lyrics (in Malayalam script):
തിന്തകത്തോം ചിലമ്പണിഞ്ഞ് വാളെടുത്ത്
കോമരങ്ങൾ തുള്ളവേ... (തിന്തകത്തോം...)

കാവൽ ദൈവങ്ങളേ,
പോകാൻ ഇടം തരൂ,
വാനമ്പാടി പോലെ ദൂരെ ദൂരെ! (തിന്തകത്തോം...)

കാറ്റിൽ പെയ്തുവീണ ചെങ്കനൽ,
താഴെ വീണടിഞ്ഞ മണ്‍കുടിൽ, (കാറ്റിൽ...)
തീപിടിച്ച നാട്ടിലിന്ന് വീണവായന.
ചെത്തിമാല ചേറിയിട്ട സന്ധ്യയിൽ
ആടാം, തെയ്യങ്ങൾ ആടാം;
പോരൂ, കുമ്മാട്ടിക്കാവിൽ... (ആടാം...)
ഇതാ രൌദ്രകാളമേളസംഘം.

നേരിൻ ചോര വീണ മണ്ണിലെ
പോരിൽ പോയ്മുഖങ്ങളാടവേ (നേരിൻ...)
ചങ്കുടഞ്ഞ നെഞ്ചിലിന്ന് പ്രാണവേദന,
കണ്ണുനീര് വീണുറഞ്ഞ സന്ധ്യയിൽ.
സ്നേഹം, പൊയ്പ്പോയ തീരം,
തേടും കാരുണ്യദീപം. (സ്നേഹം...)
ഇതാ ശാന്തസൌമ്യഗാനമന്ത്രം.
(തിന്തകത്തോം...കാവൽ...)

Lyrics (in Roman script):
thinthakaththOm chilampaNinjnj(u) vaaLeTuthth(u)
kOmarangngaL thuLLavE... (thinthakaththOm...)

kaaval daivangngaLE,
pOkaan iTam tharuu,
vaanampaaTi pOle duure duure! (thinthakaththOm...)

kaattil peythuviiNa chengkanal,
thaazhe viiNaTinjnja maNkuTil... (kaattil...)
thiippiTichcha naaTTilinn(u) viiNavaayana.
cheththimaala chErriyiTTa sandhyayil
aaTaam, theyyangngaL aaTaam;
pOruu, kummaaTTikkaavil... (aaTaam...)
ithaa raudrakaaLamELasangham.

nErin chOra viiNa maNNile
pOril poymukhangngaLaaTavE (nErin...)
changkaTanjnja nenjchilinn(u) praaNavEdana,
kaNN(u)niir(u) viiNuranjnja sandhyayil.
snEham, poyppOya thiiram,
thETum kaaruNyadeepam. (snEham...)
ithaa Saanthasaumyagaanamanthram.
(thinthakaththOm...kaaval...)


Attempted translation:

While the entranced temple dancers shake their anklets
Thinthakathom, take their swords, and jump around,

Gods watching over the temple,
Give me a place to go
Far away like the skylark!

The red embers that rained down in the wind,
The mud hut that fell down and settled
Are playing veenas today in a land on fire.
On an evening when they've scattered golden pendas around,
We'll put on, we'll put on some theyyam performances.
Come along, to the grove where Kali is worshipped!
Here it is: A gathering for a festival of mad bulls.

While fake faces dance in a war
On a land where the blood of time has spilled,
On an evening when I've cried myself a river,
The pain of life is in the chest where my heart is stuck.
The lamp of mercy seeks
Love, a long gone shore.
Here it is: the mantra of the calm song of peace.
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Re: Songs in Malayalam

Postby vijayjohn » 2014-01-17, 7:09

Posting some more songs before they disappear mysteriously as well! These are the songs from Ponmudi (1982). I discovered the first song fairly late (or at least I don't remember ever hearing it until just a few years ago at most), but I definitely remember hearing all the others since childhood, even though the only movie I've ever seen (out of the ones I've posted about in this thread so far) is Chemmeen.

Anyway, the first song is "Doore Neerrunnorormayaayi":
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rNjMazvgHE8
Lyrics: http://www.malayalasangeetham.info/s.php?6273

You are crying out far away like a burning memory.
Here I am, searching, searching for the stars of your path
With a pained heart.

A cuckoo is looking for feathers to cover the wing a knife singed off,
To fade into the sky at a beautiful moment, to reach an eternally graceful shore.
Don't delay in coming close! Approach me
Calmly, lover!

You are crying out far away like a burning memory.

The heart of a flower writhing in pain looked for the suns of a new dawn.
My mind is dancing like a peacock, my lord, so that you may feel caressed.
Who are your eyes looking for now? Approach me
Calmly, lover!

You are crying out far away like a burning memory...


And here are the other three that I'm more familiar with, in the order they appear in on the audiocassette I have right here at home:

"Jaladevathe Unaraan Neramaayi (Anuraagalolayaayi Nee Vaa)":
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IbqnvkZ0oc4
Lyrics: http://www.malayalasangeetham.info/s.php?6274

Deity of the water, it is time for you to awaken.
Flow with the light!

Come coveting love, you, with your blossoming desire!
Fly in like a bird in the nest of my heart!
Come coveting love, you, with your blossoming desire!

I am flowing in with a certain fragrance,
With a desire for our first encounter,
To awaken you, to fade in you,
For my shyness to sleep with you.
Come blooming, you,
Like a flower bud in the pool of a melody!

Come coveting love, you, with your blossoming desire!

Like some sort of Cupid, I am coming in search of you
With a rare, youthful kind of thirst.
Prepare yourself and come
As a beautiful woman, like Cupid's wife,
To embrace me, to put me to sleep,
To slumber under the warmth of my wing!

Come coveting love, you, with your blossoming desire!


"Vidaruvaan Vithumbumee" (I love the tune for this song in particular! It sounds kind of complex to me):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vJ1EC-_-ThU
Lyrics: http://www.malayalasangeetham.info/s.php?6275

You colored these flower petals that long to bloom.
The dark, beautiful flower came to know the joy of a touch.

Melodious swan, come here with the gentle heat of the sun!
Here I am, the darling you crave, standing here waiting for you.
I will wrap this wetness(?) of transient lust with nature.
I will wrap it with nature.

As the first melody awakes on the flute of my heart,
I search silently, search silently for
A source of thrilling joy
On the land where my wet dreams spread their shade.


"Kilukilukkam Kaattil":
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lpEEjA9_-4I
Lyrics: http://www.malayalasangeetham.info/s.php?6276

In the forest of rattles, in the forest of small bells,
A bird-like lady, a lady is blossoming(?).
Who, who, who is it that came? Who is it, my favorite bird?
In the forest of rattles, in the forest of small bells...

I extended the cool joy of a dream in order to
Place a garland of seven leaves around his neck.
The girl stood waiting, and her embarrassment bloomed.
She stood there with her hair loosened.
Who, who, who is it that came? Who is it, my favorite bird?
In the forest of rattles...

Is it the mother who brought that gentle girl
Like the coolness of the blue mountain and
Like the honey of this flower grove?
Who, who, who is it that came? Who is it, my favorite bird?
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Re: Songs in Malayalam

Postby vijayjohn » 2014-01-27, 6:20

One Onam, when I was still in elementary school, my mom and some of the other local Malayalee ladies danced to the song "Mailaanchi" from Kidilolkkidilam (1995). It's a Muslim-style song, presumably from northern Kerala. This song made me fall in love with Malayalee Muslim songs ever since, but I didn't find it again until like last week or something. Now that I've managed to find the lyrics, too, I actually don't really like the message it seems to be sending (i.e. spend a ton of money on your wedding!), but I still like the style of this song. Apologies for the somewhat bad quality of the video (and the fact that part of the tune is skipped):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SrgoF8j-KdE

Lyrics: http://www.malayalasangeetham.info/s.php?193700

Henna, henna...
Let the grace of the henna song ring!
You better get the wedding and dining hall ready!
This playing around and laughter isn't enough.
This color (
rang) and grace isn't enough.
For the peacock dance of love (
muhabbat),
You need a party; you need rhythm.

You need a potful of gold.
You need a thousand saris and veils.
You gotta show off when your hubby gets here from Dubai.
You need a palace of rubies.
The newlywed girl and boy
Need a creaky bed.
It should be full of love (
muhabbat).
It should end at home(?).

The husband came in Muharram like Shah Jahan.
Mumtaz, daughter of Brother Hassan, stood like a queen.
By Allah, what are you getting shy for?
Once you close the door to the bridal chamber, isn't it
Y'all showing off? Isn't it showing off then?
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Re: Songs in Malayalam

Postby vijayjohn » 2014-02-12, 8:03

In the Nair community in Kerala, it's fairly common for people to marry (and before that, even to fall in love with) their cousins. Specifically, men often marry their cross-cousins - that is, either their maternal uncle's daughter, or their paternal aunt's daughter. These songs are from a movie I watched sometime in 2010 (I think) called Murappennu (1965); the title of the movie is also the word for a man's cross-cousin. The movie is kind of overrated in my opinion; it seems to be generally thought of as a good movie, but I find it a bit over-dramatized, and unfortunately, it was much harder than I realized while watching it to understand what exactly was going on.

Anyway, here are (almost all of) the songs from that movie, in the order that they appear, beginning with the title song, "Kannaaram pothipothi," which is possibly a kind of folk song:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F0Co3Ve8lDE
Lyrics: http://www.malayalasangeetham.info/s.php?601

These translations are probably all really full of mistakes, but...

Cover your eyes,
Cross the shore, (cover...),
And come running
Seeing the invisible children;
Come running seeing them!
Come touch the hands or feet (2)
Of the lady standing on the opposite shore!
Cover your eyes
And cross the shore! (Cover...).

Oh, time's a-wasting, time's a-wasting;
We planted the pineapple tree!
Oh, the first fowl, the waterfowl
Is skipping along!
Oh, they made me build the tank that
Hadn't been built as soon as I got there!
They made me build the hut that
Hadn't been built as soon as I got there!
Oh, time's a-wasting, time's a-wasting;
We planted the pineapple tree!


The next one is "Kadavathu thoni," in which two female cross-cousins playfully tease each other for being in love (each is in love with the other's brother):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2fbnjRXxzg0
Lyrics: http://www.malayalasangeetham.info/s.php?604

As the boat approached the shore (today), the shadow
Of a rainbow appeared on the girl's cheek
(Whose?).
Upon hearing footsteps in the garden (today), someone
Was frolicking in golden dreams
(Me?).

When my mom went to open the door, a parrot
Peeped from behind a pillar.
When you arrived with a lamp on the floor of holy basil today,
A man looked back through the window. (2)
As the boat approached the shore, the shadow
Of a rainbow appeared on the girl's cheek.

Someone sure was jingling her hollow bracelets
While doling out leftover rice.
Oh, but while you were folding the silk bed,
The sound of your footsteps was laughing at you. (2)
As the boat approached the shore, the shadow
Of a rainbow appeared on the girl's cheek.


After that is what seems to be not one folk song but rather a medley of festive folk songs called "Onnaanaam Marumalaykku." (Apparently, these songs are for the Thiruvathira festival, and the date of this festival varies from year to year. This year, I believe it's on March 10). I love the way this song ends with polyphony :D
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n0NgqG-bHp8
Lyrics: http://www.malayalasangeetham.info/s.php?607

There were once a thousand maidens on a certain mountain. (2)
The maidens and God danced together and picked flowers, danced together and picked flowers.
While picking flowers standing up, the maidens' bodies became exhausted.
Their bodies felt exhausted, their hands felt exhausted, and they fell on their backs.
God stood there watching them, held their hands, and supported their bodies. (2)

Is there anyone who saw the flower-arrowed god once, beetle on a certain flower? (2)
Yeah, girl, in the flower garden, I saw him, (2)
With a loincloth in a circle around him, carrying his
mundu on his shoulder (2),
With Chrysanthus flowers, Chrysanthus flowers, and a
pichi jasmine on the fringes.
Is there anyone who saw the flower-arrowed god once, beetle on a certain flower? (2)

There go dragonflies dancing,
The first dragonfly and the offspring she bore.
The dragonflies are made of neither iron nor copper nor bronze.
The dragonflies form a chain, a golden chain. (2)
There go dragonflies dancing,
The second dragonfly and the offspring she bore.
The dragonflies are made of neither iron nor copper nor bronze.
Why don't the dragonflies tremble? (8)

Go one by one; a darling baby has been born! (3)
The ladies planted one blackboard tree, of course,
On a foot of land atop a certain hill. (The ladies...)
The blackboard tree sprouted leaves, sprouted flowers, and sprouted fruit.
Goddess Parvathi, give the blackboard tree (
paala) milk (paal)!
(The blackboard tree...)


The second-to-last song is a song where a murappennu is playfully complaining to her cousin/boyfriend about her friends teasing her (for being in love with him):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gqO-Vl7BQuw
Lyrics: http://www.malayalasangeetham.info/s.php?603

The friends I grew up with made fun of,
Made fun of, made fun of me
As my left eye twitched every now and then yesterday.
The friends I grew up with made fun of,
Made fun of, made fun of me.

They made up a story,
Made up a story that the beautiful swan of love
Made its home in a rock in the lagoon of my mind.
The friends I grew up with made fun of,
Made fun of, made fun of me.

Standing in front of the neighbors' house that was hosting a wedding,
They pointed at me and made fun of me (Standing...).
When my hands toppled over the metal plate of sandalwood paste,
They burst out laughing,
They burst out laughing in muffled giggles.
The friends I grew up with made fun of,
Made fun of, made fun of me.

While I go pray in the grove at twilight
And they show up somewhere along the way,
One friend teases me by whispering in my ear
That (goddess) Parvathi worships (her husband) Shiva.
The friends I grew up with made fun of,
Made fun of, made fun of me.


And finally, the last song is a sad song. It also happens to be the only song from this movie that I had ever heard before watching it:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dUupOm7D6X4
Lyrics: http://www.malayalasangeetham.info/s.php?602

Is the river crying or laughing (3)
As its branches separate, shedding tears?

As hearts held together induce sweat,
Are the ties between them strengthening or loosening? (2)
Is the river crying or laughing? (2)

O waves, I will beat my head against the riverbanks
With a heart wailing out of grief!
Neither the shore knows nor heaven knows
Your never-ending pains. (2)
Is the river crying or laughing? (2)

How easy it is to tell someone to forget!
It is easier to not be born on the Earth.
Even if I lay down to slumber in the bosom of forgetfulness,
Memories run in and awaken me.
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Re: Songs in Malayalam

Postby vijayjohn » 2014-02-25, 4:48

"Akkare Ikkare Ninnaal" is a song from the movie Ithaa Oru Theeram (1979). I'd say the lyrics of this song are relatively simple for a love song from a Malayalam movie, although that may also be because they're somewhat repetitive and the "hoy lamaali ay lesamaali" part appears to be just nonsense words - or at least, it's certainly not Malayalam.

So here's the song, anyway:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ubI0wLYKQI
Lyrics: http://malayalasangeetham.info/s.php?5102

How will desires end, your desires end, if
You remain on opposite sides of the river?
Either the male bird has to go to that side,
Or the female bird has to come to this one.

Hoy lamaali ay lesamaali.

Did you notice the jasmine trees buds blossoming?
Did you notice how the inside is all full of honey,
Girl with tender deer eyes, girl with a flower's honeyed tongue?

Hoy lamaali ay lesamaali.

Did you notice the moonlight shining in the blue sky?
Did you notice the chill falling even into our hearts,
Girl with tender deer eyes, girl with a flower's honeyed tongue?

Hoy lamaali ay lesamaali.
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Re: Songs in Malayalam

Postby vijayjohn » 2014-03-14, 4:39

OK, tonight, it looks like I've ended up listening to three fairly randomly chosen songs. :lol: The first one is the oldest Malayalam movie song I know, even older than all of the songs my parents know. It's "Povuka Naam" from the movie Pon Kathir (1953), which is basically a political debate in song between a communist (female voice, with the chorus representing her cadres) and a capitalist (male voice). Interestingly, both the male and female characters are portrayed by actresses who are in fact sisters. Unfortunately, it's no longer available on YouTube, so here's a link to a place where you can see the video with the lyrics:

http://www.malayalasangeetham.info/s.php?1728

After that, I listened to "Ellaarum Chollanu," a folk song from Neelakkuyil, a classic movie that was released the very next year. That movie was also the first that my parents had seen. The video also has subtitles in English (which aren't necessarily all that good - subtitles rarely are):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XNBwwiNgQq8
Lyrics: http://www.malayalasangeetham.info/s.php?1750

And finally, a much newer song, i.e. "Kannaadi Kayyil" from Paavam Paavam Rajakumaran (1990):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WT7TcKr1wWI
Lyrics: http://www.malayalasangeetham.info/s.php?5485
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Re: Songs in Malayalam

Postby vijayjohn » 2014-04-08, 3:37

OK, so this time, I just listened to the oldest Malayalam movie song I know. It involved a lot of work, because I felt like writing out the lyrics, and the song is pretty long! :lol: The song is called "Povuka Naam"; it's from the movie Ponkathir (1953), which is old enough for my parents to have not even known about it until I found this song. :P

The song can be found (with a less accurate version of the lyrics) here. Writing out the lyrics just in Malayalam took so long, since I had to look at the song book, even listen to parts of the song a few times (because the version that's sung deviates a bit from the original), and type it out using the Google Input Editor. I decided to leave the task of writing out the transliteration for this song later. :lol: Part of this song is actually from Gandhi's favorite Gujarati Hindu religious song, "Vaishnava jana to," so I've written that part out in Gujarati instead of Malayalam.

കോറസ്:
പോവുക നാം, പോവുക നാം, പോവുക നാം എതിരെ! (4)
പടകുടി കണ്ടാല്‍ പതറുകയില്ല! വെടിയുണ്ടകളാല്‍ വേദനയില്ല! (2)
അരിയവിശപ്പിന്‍ മുറവിളി മാറ്റാന്‍ അരിവാള്‍ തിരുകിയ വീരന്മാരേ, (2)
പോവുക നാം, പോവുക നാം, പോവുക നാം എതിരെ!

പുരുഷന്‍:
എന്തിതെന്ത് സംഭ്രമമോട് എങ്ങെങ്ങ് പോവുകയാം?
എന്തിന്നീ സന്നാഹം? ആരു നീ? (എന്തിതെന്ത്...)
ചൊല്ലൂ, ആരു നീ?

സ്ത്രീ:
പണി ചെയ്തും പട്ടിണിയാല്‍ പരവശരാം പാവങ്ങള്‍ക്ക്
തുണനല്കാന്‍ പോന്നിടും സഖാവ് ഞാന്‍. (പണി...)

കോ: പോവുക നാം, പോവുക നാം, പോവുക നാം എതിരെ! (2)

സ്ത്രീ:
അകലത്താ മേടകളില്‍ കുടികൊള്ളുന്നോരില്‍-
നിന്നവകാശം കൈവശമായ്ത്തീരുവാന്‍

കോ: പോവുക നാം, പോവുക നാം, പോവുക നാം എതിരെ! (2)

പു: ഓഹോ!
പകവെട്ടി നേടുവതിന്നാശിപ്പതെന്തുവാന്‍?
പറയുക നിന്നവകാശരീതികള്‍!

സ്ത്രീ:
ദുരിതമെഴാന്‍ തൊഴിലാളി, സുകൃതമെഴാന്‍ മുതലാളി (2)
അറുതിവരാന്‍ ഈ അധര്‍മ്മ രീതികള്‍!

(പു: [...] സോദരീ?)
സ്ത്രീ:
വിപ്ലവത്തിന്‍ വിത്തെറിയും
ഇക്കൊടിയ മാര്‍ഗ്ഗമതേ
വിശ്വസിപ്പൂ ഞങ്ങളുമിന്നാദരാല്‍!

പു:
താന്‍ വിതയ്ക്കും വിത്താവാം
താന്‍ കൊയ്യുമെന്നാകില്‍
ശാന്തിയ്ക്കീ വിപ്ലവമോ സാധനം?

സ്ത്രീ:
എങ്കിലുമീപ്പാതയിലൂടെത്രജനം ജയംനേടി!
സങ്കടത്തിന്‍ ശാന്തി വേറെ എന്തുവാന്‍?

പു:
എന്നാളും ഹിംസകളോ-
ടെന്‍ നാടഹിമ്സകൊണ്ടുവെന്ന്--[...]?
ശാന്തിയുടെ- കൃഷ്ണ, ബുദ്ധ,
യേശു, മുഹമ്മദിന്‍റെ,
ഗാന്ധിയുടെ സന്ദേശം കാണ്‍ക നീ!

വിഷ്ണു: അഹിംസാ പരമോധര്മ്മഃ
യേശു: നീ നിന്റെ അയല്‍ക്കാരനെ നിന്നെപ്പോലെ സ്നേഹിക്കുക!
ബുദ്ധന്‍: സ്നേഹം ഏകം ജഗത് സര്‍വ്വം.
ബുദ്ധം ശരണം, സംഘം ശരണം, ധര്‍മ്മം ശരണം.

വേറെ സ്ത്രീ: അഹിംസാ സത്യം, സ്നേഹം,
ആര്‍ഷഭാരതമോചനം.
વૈષ્ણવ જન તો તેને કહિયે (2)
જે પીડ પરાયી જાણે રે! (2)
વૈષ્ણવ જન તો તેને કહિયે!
[...]

സ്ത്രീ:
ഞങ്ങളുടെ ചോര വിയര്‍പ്പാക്കിയതിന്‍ കാരണം -
ഇന്നുയരും തന്‍ ധനമെന്നെന്നുമവര്‍ തേറണം.
തൊഴില്‍ ചെയ്വോന്‍ തോഴനെന്ന
സോദരത്വം പേറണം. (2)
തൊഴിലാളിയ്ക്കെന്നുമവന്‍ തുണയായി തീരണം. (2)

പു:
എങ്കിലതിനെന്ത് വേണം? ഏത് തൊളിലാളനും
തന്‍ തൊഴിലേ തന്‍ ജയമെന്നൊര്‍ത്ത് തൊഴില്‍ ചെയ്യണം. (എങ്കിലതിനെന്ത്...)
സ്വന്ത മുതലാളരുടെ ബന്ധു എന്ന ചിന്തയാല്‍
തന്‍റേടമായി വീടണം, സമരചിന്ത മാറണം.
തന്‍റേടമായി വീടണം, ഈ സമരചിന്ത മാറണം.

സ്ത്രീ: വാസ്തവം, വാസ്തവം...
കോ:
വാസ്തവം അറിഞ്ഞേന്‍.
വന്നേന്‍, ഉണര്‍ന്നേന്‍,
വൈരം വെടിഞ്ഞേന്‍.

പു: പട്ടിണിയും കഷ്ടതയും പാരില്‍നിന്ന് പോകും.
കോ: വഞ്ചം എന്ന വാക്കേ നാം മറന്നുപോകും.
പു: നെഞ്ചകത്തിലാര്‍ക്കും സ്നേഹമുളവാക്കും
കോ: നേരുകൊള്ളും ഐക്യം, നേടുക നാം യോഗ്യം!

ഒരു നാട്ടില്‍ പുലരും മക്കള്‍ നാം.
ഒരു ഞെട്ടില്‍ വളരും പൂക്കള്‍ നാം. (ഒരു നാട്ടില്‍...)
ഒരുമയും പെരുമയും പൊന്മുടി ചൂടി
ഒരു നവലോകത്തെ കാണ്മൂ നാം!
ഒരുമയും പെരുമയും പൊന്മുടി ചൂടി
ഒരു നവലോകത്തെ കാണ്മൂ നാം! (5)

Chorus:
pOvuka naam, pOvuka naam, pOvuka naam ethire! (4)
paTakuTi kaNTaal patharrukayilla! veTiyuNTakaLaal vEdanayilla! (2)
ariyaviSappin murraviLi maattaan arivaaL thirukiya viiranmaarE, (2)
pOvuka naam, pOvuka naam, pOvuka naam ethire!

Male:
enthithenth(u) sambhramamOT engngengng(u) pOvukayaam?
enthinnii sannaaham? aaru nii? (enthithenth(u)...)
cholluu, aaru nii?


Female:
paNi cheythum paTTiNiyaal paravaSaraam paavangngaLkk(u)
thuNanalkaan pOnniTum sakhaav(u) njaan. (paNi...)


C: pOvuka naam, pOvuka naam, pOvuka naam ethire! (2)

F:
akalaththaa mETakaLil kuTikoLLunnOril-
ninnavakaaSam kaivaSamaayththiiruvaan


C: pOvuka naam, pOvuka naam, pOvuka naam ethire! (2)

M: OhO!
pakaveTTi nETuvathinnaaSippathenthuvaan?
parrayuka ninnavakaaSariithikaL!


F:
durithamezhaan thozhilaaLi, sukrthamezhaan muthalaaLi (2)
arruthivaraan ii adharmma niithikaL!


(M: [...] sOdarii?)
F:
vipLavaththin viththerriyum
ikkoTiya maarggamathE
viSvasippuu njangngaLuminnaadaraal!


M:
thaan vithaykkum viththaavaam
thaan koyyumennaakil
Saanthiykkii vipLavamO saadhanam?


F:
engkilumiippaathayiluuTethrajanam jayamnETi!
sangkaTaththin Saanthi vErre enthuvaan?


M:
ennaaLum himsakaLOT-
en naaTahimsakoNTuvenn--
[...]?
SaanthiyuTe- krshNa, buddha,
yESu, muhammadinte,
gaandhiyuTe sandESam kaaNka nii!


Vishnu: ahimsaa paramOdharmmah
Jesus: nii ninte ayalkkaarane ninneppOle snEhikkuka!
Buddha: snEham Ekam jagath sarvvam.
buddham SaraNam, sangham SaraNam, dharmmam SaraNam.


Second Female: ahimsaa sathyam, snEham,
aarshabhaarathamOchanam.
vaishNav jan to tene kahiye
(2)
je piiD paraayii jaaNe re! (2)
vaishNav jan to tene kahiye!
[...]

F:
njangngaLuTe chOra viyarppaakkiyathin kaaraNam -
innuyarum than dhanamennennumavar thEraNam.
thozhil cheyvOn thOzhanenna
sOdarathvam pErraNam.
(2)
thozhilaaLiykkennumavan thuNayaayi thiiraNam. (2)

M:
engkilathinenth(u) vENam? Eth(u) thozhilaaLanum
than thozhilE than jayamennOrthth(u) thozhil cheyyaNam. (engkilathinenth(u)...)
svantha muthalaaLaruTe bandhu enna chinthayaal
thantETamaayi viiTaNam, samarachintha maarraNam.
thantETamaayi viiTaNam, ii samarachintha maarraNam.


F: vaasthavam, vaasthavam...
C:
vaasthavam arrinjnjEn.
vannEn, uNarnnEn,
vairam veTinjnjEn.


M: paTTiNiyum kashTathayum paarilninn(u) pOkum.
C: vanjcham enna vaakkE naam marrannupOkum.
M: nenjchakaththilaarkkum snEhamuLavaakkum
C: nErum koLLum aikyam, nETuka naam yOgyam!

oru naaTTil pularum makkaL naam.
oru njeTTil vaLarum puukkaL naam. (oru naaTTil...)
orumayum perumayum ponmuTi chuuTi
oru navalOkaththe kaaNmuu naam!
orumayum perumayum ponmuTi chuuTi
oru navalOkaththe kaaNmuu naam!
(5)
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Re: Songs in Malayalam

Postby vijayjohn » 2014-05-24, 1:51

Today, I was listening to four movie songs, all from the '70s, while I was waiting for UniLang to be back up again. :P The first one I listened to was "Swarggam Thaanirangi Vannatho" from Vanadevatha (1976). I pretty much know all the lyrics to this song. I even started trying to play this one on the piano by ear once. I didn't get very far, though. :lol: But I'd like to try anyway:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TRq-Cdrf4oc
Lyrics: http://www.malayalasangeetham.info/s.php?3809

The second was "Akkare Akkare Akkare Allo" from Kadathanattu Maakkam (1978). I definitely know all the lyrics to this song, and in fact, it just may be my favorite song in Malayalam (it certainly used to be!):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7fVyL5bWVpI
Lyrics: http://www.malayalasangeetham.info/s.php?4621

The third was "Vadakkini Thalathile" from the (I think relatively famous) movie Thacholi Marumakan Chandu (1974), which is based on a folk legend from northern Kerala set in the 16th century (so, around the time Vasco da Gama was trying - unsuccessfully at the time - to establish his control there!):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7xdIXc1gTxo
Lyrics: http://www.malayalasangeetham.info/s.php?3380

And finally, "Krishna Paksha Kili Chilachu" from Nakhangal (1973):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DMeNiRcH8kc
Lyrics: http://www.malayalasangeetham.info/s.php?3064

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Re: Songs in Malayalam

Postby eskandar » 2014-07-25, 7:26

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=enijdEqwBj0&feature=youtu.be

I've posted this song on Unilang before, but now I have a request - would anyone like to kindly translate the lyrics? I don't know any Malayalam but I can translate the Arabic parts:

makka - Mecca
madeena - Medina (the two holiest cities in Islam)
labbaik Allahuma labbaik - hard to translate but roughly means 'O God, I have heard your call and obey'
rasool - messenger (implies the Prophet Muhammad)
hajar al-aswad [sic; should be al-hajar al-aswad] - the Black Stone
Allah Mawla... - God, [our] Master
(and I wonder if jannathin is jannat + some case ending or something - if so, it means heaven)
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Re: Songs in Malayalam

Postby vijayjohn » 2014-07-27, 7:47

eskandar wrote:I've posted this song on Unilang before,

Oh, really? That's great! I'm sorry, I never noticed that before. I think my dad and I are both pretty interested in seeing this movie, but at this point, I'm starting to wonder how to even see movies anymore. :oops: We used to use Netflix for that, but...that's not terribly useful anymore, so...

Anyway.
but now I have a request - would anyone like to kindly translate the lyrics?

Sure! I'd like to try, at least. :lol: It has a lot of flowery Sanskrit words in it (poetry of any sort in Malayalam usually does), so there are a bunch of words I'll have to look up, but that's okay. I like trying to translate movie songs in Malayalam anyway. :lol: (By the way, if you don't mind me saying so, I'd like to recommend malayalasangeetham.info for Malayalam song lyrics. It has the lyrics for probably every Malayalam movie song I can think of, and you can see them in both Malayalam script and Roman script :)).
(and I wonder if jannathin is jannat + some case ending or something - if so, it means heaven)

Yes, it is. That's the genitive case ending. :) So it means 'of heaven'. Other Arabic words in the song are: ka abaa, which is just "Ka'aba"; samsam, which I think is the Zamzam Well; and khibilayam (misspelled in that link you gave as shibilayam; word segmentation is a difficult problem in Malayalam, so it's written there as shibilayamorunaal even though it could just as well be s/khibilayam oru naal) from qibla, i.e. the direction towards Mecca.

So here's my attempt at a translation:

Mecca, Mecca...
What is the point of this lifetime, short as it is,
Except to reach Mecca (and) Medina?
Upon entering your pure homes again, may you, the supreme ones,
Succeed in attaining one more happy lifetime.
May you make it your fate.
May you succeed; may you make it your fate.

Labbaik Allahuma labbaik (2)

In a land wrapped in the holy words
Of the prophet with affection in his eyes,
Oh, in a land wrapped in the holy words
Of the prophet with affection in his eyes,
At a wall of the Ka'aba covered long ago by the fingerprint of Abraham,
May you succeed in bending down and kissing the Black Stone made by the owner of heaven.
May you make it your fate.
May you succeed; may you make it your fate.
Mecca...
Is a place that (I) turn to consciously and subconsciously, Allah,
Allah, Allah, Allah.
What is the point of this lifetime, short as it is,
Except to reach Mecca and Medina?

Every day, carrying the Kaf Mountain(???) on my shoulder along with various burdens of sorrow,
I am leaping over the fiery deserts of old age.
Will I be able to apply a tiny bit of the Zamzam's cool water to a parched, dried lip?
May I succeed; may I make it my fate. (2)
God, Master! (2)

I will walk, limping in pain
For a distance that knows no end
Along a path that grew as soon as I glanced at it.
I will see the pointer towards Mecca one day and salute it. (2)
May I succeed; may I make it my fate. (2)

What is the point of this lifetime, short as it is,
Except to reach Mecca and Medina?
Upon entering your pure homes again, may you, the supreme ones,
In attaining one more happy lifetime...
Labbaik Allahuma labbaik (5)

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And finally, here are a few songs, along with links for the lyrics! :) The first one is a Christian religious song. It's basically just a slightly modified version of the Lord's Prayer set to music. Apparently, songs such as this one were used to convince Christians that it was okay to watch movies. Malayalees in general used to believe that going to the theater and watching movies was scandalous, perhaps because of the romantic scenes in many of these movies, but this particular song is meant to appeal to Christian viewers in particular. It's called "Aakaashangalil irikkum" (that is, 'who art in heaven'), and it's from the movie Naadan Pennu (1967):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nyNOl8wb9rc
Lyrics: http://www.malayalasangeetham.info/s.php?1005

Our graceful Father, who
Remainest in the skies,
Hallowed be yon name,
Yon kingdom come!

Thy dreams blossom on Earth as in heaven!
Bring us bread
At those times when we come hungry!
Amen, amen, amen!

Excuse thou our debts!
Guide us!
Keep delivering
Us from falling in a trial by fire!
Amen, amen, amen!


The other one I'm posting here, "Aniyam Maniyam" from Pani Theeraatha Veedu (1973), is just a sort of cute song telling a story that resembles the kind of folktales that people tell kids:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qkJ3Oc2x3YI
Lyrics: http://www.malayalasangeetham.info/s.php?2887

Long ago, in the big pond of
Aniyam Maniyam, there was a swan.
She would mimic Urvashi
From dawn until dusk.

On the day she went to the grove of blooming
Flowers to dance, she saw a peacock;
Saw his full peacock feathers;
Saw his noble, precious loincloths;
And saw a flower vine on the crown of his head.
Then she went and borrowed
That peacock's colorful wings.

On the day she went to the temple on
Agnimudi Hill, she saw a deer,
Saw its crescent horns,
Saw the corners of its eyes,
And saw the dreams the sun had put in them.
Then she went and borrowed
That deer's blue eyes.

Those who came along that road to see the
Swan's dance saw the mischief she was up to,
Underneath the rainbow's umbrella of flowers,
With the peacock's feathers,
With the deer's eyes.
They watched that dance and laughed,
And the swan became embarrassed.
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Re: Songs in Malayalam

Postby eskandar » 2014-07-28, 6:56

Many thanks Vijay bhai!! (What would be the Malayalam equivalent, if one exists, for addressing a male of roughly the same age?)

vijayjohn wrote:
eskandar wrote:I've posted this song on Unilang before,

Oh, really? That's great! I'm sorry, I never noticed that before. I think my dad and I are both pretty interested in seeing this movie, but at this point, I'm starting to wonder how to even see movies anymore. :oops: We used to use Netflix for that, but...that's not terribly useful anymore, so...

No need to apologize, I probably posted it before you even joined Unilang! I was able to see this film years ago by downloading it off a torrent site. You may be able to find it online. There's a torrent on Pirate Bay right now but it only has a couple of seeders. If you aren't able to get it, send me a PM and I'll see if I still have the file; if I do, I can try to upload it somewhere for you. It was a beautiful film. (The full film is on Youtube, though the quality isn't great which is a shame for such a visually stunning movie. I found an HD version of the full thing on Youtube too...but dubbed into Turkish! :evil: )

Other Arabic words in the song are: ka abaa, which is just "Ka'aba"; samsam, which I think is the Zamzam Well; and khibilayam (misspelled in that link you gave as shibilayam; word segmentation is a difficult problem in Malayalam, so it's written there as shibilayamorunaal even though it could just as well be s/khibilayam oru naal) from qibla, i.e. the direction towards Mecca.

Nice, I knew I was hearing 'zamzam' in there somewhere! Also very interesting that Malayalam turns the 'q' in qibla into 'kʰ'. It's like how Hyderabadi Urdu renders 'q' as 'x', then with the Hindi pronunciation of 'x' as 'kʰ' applied to that.

Every day, carrying the Kaf Mountain(???) on my shoulder along with various burdens of sorrow

The Qaaf mountain is a mythical mountain in the Sufi tradition, cf. Cafcuh.

Also, I loved "Aniyam Maniyam" :) If I ever find the time to learn a language that I don't use for research, Malayalam is pretty high on the list, even though I know it's going to be a real pain to learn such a diglossic language and one with such few resources..
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Re: Songs in Malayalam

Postby vijayjohn » 2014-07-29, 0:53

Oh my God, I meant to click "quote," but I keep making the mistake of forgetting that I can edit posts on this forum and click "edit" instead!! :x
Many thanks Vijay bhai!!

No problem, Eskandar bhai! :)
(What would be the Malayalam equivalent, if one exists, for addressing a male of roughly the same age?)

There isn't one for people of the same age or younger as far as I know. If a guy is older than you (and neither much older than you nor higher than you in social status), you could address them as 'older brother', but every family has its own set of kinship terms, and there isn't really a generic term for 'brother'. (There's [səˈhoːd̪ɛɾɛ̃n], but that's a pretty formal term). For example, in my family, the word for 'older brother' would be [əˈtʃaːtʃɛ̃n], but I've also encountered [ɪˈtʃaːtʃɛ̃n], [ˈtʃeːʈɛ̃n] (which is a Prakrit loanword; I've also seen the Sanskrit loanword [ˈdʒjeːʃʈʰɛ̃n]), and [ə̃ɳˈɳɛ̃n].
No need to apologize, I probably posted it before you even joined Unilang! I was able to see this film years ago by downloading it off a torrent site. You may be able to find it online. There's a torrent on Pirate Bay right now but it only has a couple of seeders. If you aren't able to get it, send me a PM and I'll see if I still have the file; if I do, I can try to upload it somewhere for you. It was a beautiful film. (The full film is on Youtube, though the quality isn't great which is a shame for such a visually stunning movie. I found an HD version of the full thing on Youtube too...but dubbed into Turkish! :evil: )

Oh, that's cool. :) I'll try to look for it then.

Nice, I knew I was hearing 'zamzam' in there somewhere! Also very interesting that Malayalam turns the 'q' in qibla into 'kʰ'. It's like how Hyderabadi Urdu renders 'q' as 'x', then with the Hindi pronunciation of 'x' as 'kʰ' applied to that.

Oh wow, I didn't realize that about Hyderabadi Urdu! :D Yeah, I've also seen that being done with the word qalb. I think there's a song called "Ente khalbile," which would mean something like 'in my heart'. There's another Muslim folk song (or folk-style movie song) called "Kasthoori thailamittu mudiminukki" where there's a line that goes [jɛ̃n̪ˈn̪ʊ̃m pəd̪ɪ̃naːrɯ ʋəjəsˈsãːɳɯ ˈkʰəlbɪl] '(you) are forever sixteen at heart'.

The Qaaf mountain is a mythical mountain in the Sufi tradition, cf. Cafcuh.

Ohh, OK. :) It's kind of interesting how they have [kʰ] for qibla and qalb, but not for Qaaf! :lol:

Also, I loved "Aniyam Maniyam" :) If I ever find the time to learn a language that I don't use for research, Malayalam is pretty high on the list, even though I know it's going to be a real pain to learn such a diglossic language and one with such few resources..

That's great to hear, and I'm glad you liked that song! :D Yeah, I am well aware of how few resources there are. That's why I just make my own lessons for it right here on the South Asian forum. 8-)

EDIT: Here's another song from Pani Theeratha Veedu: "Vaa Mummy Vaa Mummy Vaa." :) This one's even cuter lol:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dLtmf5sQAzA
Lyrics: http://www.malayalasangeetham.info/s.php?2888

Come, mummy, come, mummy, come,
Come, mummy, and gimme, mummy, gimme, gimme a kiss!

Mummy, did you hide in the ghost's mountain?
Did you hide in a hut of flower vines?
Show me on a good stick, on a stick for spinning yarn(??)!
Found you! Hey, I found you! Ha ha ha!
Found you! Found you, Mummy!
You drank your debt!*

Mummy, did you hide in the shade of the Casuarina tree?
Did you hide on the riverbank of a mirror?
Get me
A
thithai(??) dragonfly, a dragonfly for decoration!
Show me the myna on the lotus in the forest below!
Found you...!
Mummy, you drank your debt!

Mummy, did you hide in the room where the barn is?
Did you hide in the sweet shack?
Tell me, lying crow, squinty-eyed crow!
Show me the temple doves in the invisible nest!
Found you! Hey, I found you! Ha ha ha!
Found you! Found you, Mummy!
You drank your debt!


*This is a literal translation of what the song says at this point. No one in my family knows what it means.
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Re: Songs in Malayalam

Postby TeneReef » 2014-08-19, 4:07

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Postby Meera » 2014-08-24, 19:20

I love Malayalam songs. Thanks TeenReef and Vijay :P
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Postby vijayjohn » 2014-10-01, 5:11

No problem, Meera! :)

So this time, I'm going to post like all the songs from two different movies, one of which I don't think I've ever actually seen and the other of which I must've seen like at least thirty times. :lol: The one is Devaragam (1996) and stars the very famous actors Arvind Swamy (of Bombay fame) and Sridevi. This is the one I don't think I've ever seen, but I heard the songs a lot as a kid anyway. :P

The first song is "Shishirakaala," which AFAICT is entirely about sex (it even has the word for 'sex' in the lyrics, which, to my knowledge at least, is pretty unusual for Indian movie songs) :lol:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bl2LYzbHVsY
Lyrics: http://www.malayalasangeetham.info/s.php?11830

Then there's "Sasikala Charthiya":
https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=i8hpmDcaH3c
Lyrics: http://www.malayalasangeetham.info/s.php?11829

"Thazhampoo":
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OgSE4TSVqkU
Lyrics: http://www.malayalasangeetham.info/s.php?11832

"Yaa-Yaa-Yaa-Yaa-Yaadavaa":
https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=N4vhZsA-A_M
Lyrics: http://www.malayalasangeetham.info/s.php?9374

"Karivari Vandukal" (sorry for the poor video quality, but this is the version I managed to find this time now that the previous version is no longer available):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HENib51NMdw
Lyrics: http://www.malayalasangeetham.info/s.php?11831

And then the songs from the other movie, which is Pookkalam Varavayi (1991). In order of appearance in the movie, they are "Muthani Munthiri":
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=drqsr5xKico
Lyrics: http://www.malayalasangeetham.info/s.php?12324

"Kunu Kunungi Puzhayum":
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0wFc9T-UejQ
Lyrics: http://www.malayalasangeetham.info/s.php?12325

"Etho Varmukilin" (Male):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=42Xd4wqGuuU
Lyrics: http://www.malayalasangeetham.info/s.php?10522 (also includes lyrics for female part)

"Ambaari Poonguda Choodi":
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oga8KoSh8Ik
Lyrics: http://www.malayalasangeetham.info/s.php?10521

"Etho Varmukilin" (Female):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B73XcSumW9w
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Re: Songs in Malayalam

Postby vijayjohn » 2015-01-28, 4:50

Tonight, I think I'll post two Malayalam movie songs from the '80s that both seem to have really nice lyrics and great tunes. :D One is called "Arayannakkili onnen maanasaththil." It's a love song from Maanyamahaajanangale (1985). I think maybe I'll try my hand at translating the lyrics soon:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3jNWyHnulKU
Lyrics: http://malayalasangeetham.info/s.php?6700

The other is "Chembaka pushpa" from Yavanika (1982), which apparently is a really good movie, too (apparently some kind of complex whodunit):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3h8T09GaeT8
Lyrics: http://malayalasangeetham.info/s.php?6212
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Re: Songs in Malayalam

Postby eskandar » 2015-03-29, 20:31

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