Kolaveri Di the dark side of a man

Kolaveri Di the dark side of a man

The lyrics of Kolaveri di song has been interpreted in two ways. One is for taking the meaning in a lighter way and just sing away for fun.

The other meaning is seriously debated as implying anti women theme. This negative interpretation is denied by the creative team of this song. But there appears to be some substance in it if we go and read like this:

The boy is in love with a girl. But she is not. He is dark, she is white, the skin complex. He believes that his skin colour has kept her away. The boy describes the rejection as a kolaveri, the killing passion of the girl.

He thinks her heart is black. The rejection makes him to take to liquor. He wonders how she can be happy when he is sad.

The whole song kolaveri di describes Love in the perspective of a boy. There is no room for what She feels. In one way the kolaveri di phenomenon is nothing new. The Tamil hero worship has always given prominence to men and has not considered the feelings of women. The Tamil men are brought up in this way. Such a cultural thrust has made men insensitive and has resulted in breaking of hearts and marriages too.

The Kolaveri di song is popular since the love failure in men kindles more emotion than such a situation in women? This has to be explored. There are more such songs sung by men than women.

The most cruel happening in one’s life is the rejection of love. It happens in different patterns in men and women.

Men seek liquor as a route to escape from the reality. Now a days the expectations of girls are more. Most of the average men shall fall short due to many reasons. Therefore we can very commonly see these boys with failed love or love lost. This could be one of the reasons for the popularity of this kolaveri di song.


World congratulates Lata Mangeshkar

World congratulates Lata Mangeshkar

Mumbai, Sept 28  (TruthDive): ” I do not celebrate my birthday in a lavish way. I do not believe in cutting cakes. It will be a family affair…where all family members will be present. My whole day will be spent in accepting wishes from friends and fans worldwide. Later in the day, I will go for Hridaynath award function,” Lata Mangeshkar said on her 82nd birthday. Bollywood Stars and musical world congratulated the singer.

Dev Anand who shares a long association with her said ” Lata is very close to me and she knows of the love I have for her. Even if I don’t say anything she knows about my move for her,” . Shah Rukh Khan said ” She is not an entertainer for India but globally too she is accepted. I think I will drop in on her,”. Singer Sonu Nigam said I wish her very happy birthday filled with loads of love and care I think it is our fortune to take birth in the times of Lataji.  She is an inspiration for me and will always continue to inspire several other generations.”

Lata was stricken with small pox in her teens. She was to feed her three sisters and TB infected brother donned the greasepaint just eight days of her father’s death.The 13 year old girl first entry into films was a Marathi film Paheli Mangaur which was directed by Vinayak Rao whose daughter Nanda later became a star. Her monthly wages was Rs 60. This was the time when singing star Noorjehan was a rage. Lata taking a pot shot at luck asked music director Gulam Haider at a railway station for a chance. He sat on the platform and asked Lata to sing Bulbul maat rona. Unaware of the pouring rain or the trains passing he sat mesmirised. After the song was over his eyes turned moist.

One hour later he recorded the song with Latha for heroine Kamini Kaushal in film Majboor. It was first time she was giving voice to a lead heroine. Haider invited all top music director to hear Lata sing. Her career looked up but her distinct identity came only with Raj Kapoor Barsaat composed by Shankar Jaikishen. Noor Jehan migrated to Pakistan and still Lata’s voice had a shadow of  Noor.

Her three sisters became singers and Asha Bhonsle was very famous. Her brother turned music director. No biographer can ever dare to list the best of Lata for its an impossible task. Once when asked which duet she liked she replied that the song sawan ki mahina in Milan with Mukesh. Though she got fame and money she led a lonely life and always clad in white, Lata would cry when ever she sang a sad number. No one knows what sorrow fills her heart. Today she will receive an award instituted  in her brother name from another legend called Amitabh Bachchan.


A R Rahman to score music for Hollywood's Monkeys of Mumbai

A R Rahman to score music for Hollywood's Monkeys of Mumbai

Chennai, July 23 (TruthDive): Reports from Hollywood says that A R Rahman and Gurinder Chaddha are to work on an animated film “Monkeys of Mumbai” which is based on the Hindu epic Ramayana. In India Rama- Sita and Hanuman (monkey in form) are worshiped, especially in North India. It may be recalled that India witnessed the Babri Masjid and Ram Janmabhoomi dispute based on beliefs from the epic Ramayana.

Reports have appeared in Hollywood Reporter in an exclusive  that Kevin Lima, who directed Disney’s animated Tarzan before transitioning to the live-action hits 102 Dalmations and Enchanted, is returning to his roots. Lima has signed on to helm DreamWorks Animation’s Monkeys of Mumbai, which is assembling a highly pedigreed creative team.

Also boarding the project as producers are Lisa Stewart (Monsters vs. Aliens) and Chris Chase (Enchanted). Mumbai (working title), the company’s first Bollywood-style animated musical adventure, is a riff on the great Indian epic called the Ramayana, which centers around a man whose wife is kidnapped by a demon king.

The WME-repped Lima will approach the story through the point of view of two common monkeys who become unlikely heroes.

Gurinder Chadha and Paul Berges, who penned Bride & Prejudice and Bend It Like Beckham, are writing the script. Stephen Schwartz, who penned the music and lyrics for Broadway’s Wicked, is working on lyrics while A.R. Rahman, who scored Slumdog Millionaire, is Mumbai’s composer.

“Ever since Enchanted, I’ve been looking for a film musical,” Lima tells The hollywood Reporter. “When DreamWorks Animation approached me with the prospect of doing a Bollywood musical with such renowned collaborators, I knew this was the one.”

Sony Music to invest $4 mn in Tamil music

Sony Music to invest $4 mn in Tamil music

Chennai, July 20 ( TruthDive): Sony music is all set to be a major player with acquiring the library of Think Music and digital distribution deal with AnK , Ayangaran Intl and Geethanjali audio (non film music company) apart from the forthcoming Vijay starrer Velayutham and A R Murgadoss 7am arivu . The current year its investment in Tamil audio industry would be $4 million. Think Music catalog gives Sony a 50% share in Tamil music industry.

The exclusive distribution deals for both Anak and Ayngaran are for a period of three years. Anak and Ayangaran have a rich Tamil film catalogue that includes films like Chandramukhi, Sachin, Kuruvi, Chellamay, Anniyan, Billa, Vasool Raja MBBS, Saamy to name a few. While with Geetanjali audio, Sony Music will enter the non film music category, covering the largest audio / video catalog i.e. devotional, classical, instrumental, wedding collection, yoga etc.

In addition, Sony Music has acquired the music of super star Vijay’s movie Velayudham and AR Murgadoss’s blockbuster – Ezham Arivu. Commenting on the development, Sony India & Middle East president Shridhar Subramaniam said, “We have always believed in the potential of Tamil cinema and music and have been actively making investments and creating new benchmarks with every release.

Today our Think Music acquisition endorses the same. We have also established digital distribution deals with the three biggest players, further cementing our commitment in the market. This year, over $ 4 million strategic investment has been planned for the Tamil music market and we promise to present our listeners and partners with a wide array of songs to choose from ” (sourcewww.radioandmusic.com)

Sonu Nigam to rock with Britney Spears

Sonu Nigam to rock with Britney Spears

Faridabad, Jul 16 (TruthDive): Sonu Nigam – the playback singer whose songs have been featured in numerous Punjabi, Tamil ,Telugu and famous Hindi movies like 3 Idiots, Yuvvraaj, Kal Ho Naa Ho, Veer, etc now joins hand with the mesmerizing Britney Spears. It’s the fusion of east meeting west with an Indian touch to it. They both now work together for a remix of her “I wanna go” track.

Sonu Nigam’s portions in the Britney Spears track begins with a sargam: “Ni ni sa sa ga ga ma ma/ ma ga ni ni sa pa ni sa ni pa…” Then Britney takes over before Sonu enters with two lines in Hindi and English. The English lines go like: “I want to take you to a world that’s crazy and new…” Then, it’s over to Britney again to complete the number.

Sonu, who is currently shooting for a video in Ladakh, had kept the news under wraps as he wanted Britney to announce it. He has composed and written his bits in the song. Sonu had also collaborated with Jermaine Jackson and had jammed with him at a recent film awards event in Toronto.

“So excited about having Sonu on I Wanna Go. His vocals add such a different feel which I love. Watch out Bollywood. It’s Sonu and Britney.”, said the singer Britney spears.

In reply Sonu Nigam said, “India loves you Britney. Welcome to Bollywood! Am loving the fact that it’s our collaboration that marks your first step here. God bless you and more power to great music.”

Its Jaya TV all the way

Its Jaya TV all the way

Chennai, July 10 (TruthDive): Tamil Nadu Chief minister Dr Jayalalitha is to release the audio of the forthcoming Vijay film Velayutham. Two songs are yet to be shot. Genelia and Hansika are the heroines. According to trade sources during the last five years of DMK regime all the major audio release functions were cornered by Sun TV or Kalaignar TV for telecast rights. Now Jaya TV is all set to follow the same path. Vijay and his father had supported AIADMK in the elections.

The function generates revenue in terms of ads and also major promotions for the film. Sources say that Thalaivi has not made up her mind on attending the audio launch of Vijay film since she would not like to identify with any actor and  also given the past history of the actor and his father Chandrasekhar showing solidarity with Karunanidhi when he was arrested at midnight. She might have her channel shoot her releasing the audio disc at her house, says source and telecast it at the venue.

For the wedding reception of actor Karthi (son of Sivakumar) the TV channels were told to stay off as Thalaivi was to come and it was a Jaya TV show but she turned up at the actor’s house instead.

With filmy weddings to functions now going the Jaya TV way and depriving the two DMK channels of much needed revenue the familiar scenario is happening. Unlike before where Karunanidhi used to attend any film show in a preview theatre the present CM has not done it. Jayalalitha had ridiculed Karunanidhi for spending more time in seeing movies and attending film functions and not attending office. The Kalaignar TV publicist has shifted his loyalties to Jaya TV from where he originally came from. In the whole war Kalaignar TV would be a casualty since Sun Tv has the eyeballs.

FeTNA Annual Tamil Convention set to open on July 2 in USA

FeTNA Annual Tamil Convention set to open on July 2 in USA

New York, July 1 (TruthDive): FeTNA – the Federation of Tamil Sangams of North America is organizing 24th Annual Tamil Convention, July 2-4, 2011 at Gaillard Municipal Auditorium, Charleston, SC, USA. FeTNA is an umbrella organization of Tamil Sangams that function within the North American Continent.

FeTNA is a registered, non-profit, organization. It was founded in 1987 by five Tamil Sangams: Tamil Association of Delaware Valley, Tamil Sangam of Washington & Baltimore, New York Tamil Sangam, Ilankai Tamil Sangam and Harrisburg Tamil Sangam. An assembly of over 400 Tamils near Philadelphia celebrated the inauguration in the spring of 1988. FeTNA provides for developing connectivity among the Tamil Communities in North America. Its primary objective is the preservation and growth of Tamil Language, Culture, and Community.

FeTNA has been principally responsible for bringing together Forty Tamil Sangams to celebrate annually a festival in which the individuals and groups from member Sangams have presented artistic programs or interacted in one of many activities organized during the convention weekend.

FeTNA have so far sponsored twenty four Tamil Scholars in the past fifteen years to visit the US and the various members Tamil Sangams. FeTNA is committed to sponsor at least two Tamil Scholar each year. The other accomplishments of FeTNA include the project for a Tamil chair and hence the support FeTNA has provided to the University of California, Berkeley Tamil Chair Project.

Rathika Sitsabaiesen – 29-year-old Canadian MP of Eelam origin, Nassar – Tamil actor, Na. Muthukumar – Tamil poet and lyricist are participating in the events of this year.

Cultural performance from Kodai Mazhai Vidya – a well known exponent of Indian classical dance, Puduhai Boopalam Kalaik kuzhu, Innisai Enthal Thirubuvanam Athmanathan, Thindukkal Sakthi thappaattam kuzhu are arranged. Actor Charlie, Singer Prasanna and Singer Devan are also invited.

Literary programs include Tamil literary quiz, Special debate, Poetry reading etc. Tamil Professor Dr. M. Ilango will also participate.

Other events include a computer workshop and Continuing Medical Education ( CME) Programme.

Dr. Pazhani Sundaram the President and Dr. Dhandapani Kuppuswamy Vice President FeTNA have made elaborate arrangements with many strategic partners including TruthDive.com

Sony play station back in US-Europe after hacker attack

Sony play station back in US-Europe after hacker attack

Tokyo, May 16 (TruthDive):  Basic services on the Sony PlayStation Network and Qriocity services were switched on for users in North America, Europe, the Middle East, Australia and New Zealand for the first time in more than three weeks, but users in Asia face a longer wait for service to resume, reports IDG News service.

Sony pulled the plug on the two online services after discovering on April 19 that its data center in San Diego had been attacked. A subsequent computer forensics investigation into the hack revealed the massive theft of personal information including user names, e-mail addresses, login IDs and passwords.

The PlayStation Network is a platform for online gaming and a channel through which Sony sells games and other content to console and handheld owners. Qriocity is an online service for Sony’s networked consumer electronics products that offers music and video content.

” The first phase in the U.S. and Europe went well,” said Satoshi Fukuoka, a spokesman for Sony Computer Entertainment in Tokyo. “Users are able to access the service. There have been no major problems,” he said.

Sony also re-enabled the playback of already rented video, ” Music Unlimited ” online audio streaming, access to third-party services like Netflix and Hulu, PlayStation Home and friends features such as chat. Full service is expected to resume by the end of May in these markets.

Users in Asia, including Sony’s home market of Japan, are still waiting for service to be restored.

The company is consulting with regulatory authorities in each of the markets in which it operates before resuming service, said Fukuoka. Sony doesn’t formally need approval to restart the online services, but the company has decided to seek the understanding of regulators before it does so, said Fukuoka.

He offered no estimate on when service will return in Asia.


Now a song for cricket by India-Bangladesh and Srilanka

Now a song for cricket by India-Bangladesh and Srilanka

Mumbai, Apr 27 (TruthDive):  After theme songs for CWG by A R Rahman, Shankar Ehsan Loy and Euphoria, a tri- nation band will now compose an anthem song for Cricket. Cricket for peace composed by music director Nishit Mehta, is a four-minute song  sung in Hindi, English, Bangla and Sinhalese. The 11 singers from across the subcontinent met in Mumbai earlier this week to record the single, and they will  perform today at Nariman Point. The group will also shoot a music video in the city, later this week.

Financial company Moneygram, organised a Cricket For Peace contest, through which they auditioned 300 bands from India. Twenty-four-year-old Amit Sivashanmugam from Chennai says it is all about cricket. “I have been watching the sport ever since I was a child, so when I heard of the contest, I instantly registered. I never expected to win, but now that I am here, it is great to meet other cricket fans and sing along,” he says. 47-year-old Lenny, who flew in from Colombo said, “My band, Highways, auditioned for the competition. I used to play cricket as a child, and follow the matches. Sri Lanka loves the sport,” says Lenny, whose countrymen, 26-year-old Damien Fernando, 21-year-old Shehan Wanigasekera and 24-year-old Dilan Kayakody are the other vocalists.

Cricket for Peace  song, will be on an album with the same moniker – “Cricket For Peace” and will also have 11 songs composed by their individual bands on the same sport. Dhaka’s 27-year-old Kazi Nowrid Amin and 22-year-old Rabiul Awal explain how Bangladesh is  cricket crazy and does not miss the IPL matches.

MTV Roadies anchors attacked

MTV Roadies anchors attacked

Mumbai, Apr 23 (TruthDive): Student activists of the BJP have attacked the anchors of MTV’s Roadies show in Pune. In a new incident of cultural censorship by the saffron brigade, the anchors have not preferred to file a police complaint and instead issued a statement describing it as a means of the political party to garner publicity.

Activists from the Akhil Bhartiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) waylaid anchors of the popular reality show and blackened their faces, claiming the show used derogatory language. The anchors were participating in a promotional rally in the city.

The ABVP later issued a statement saying, ” We will not tolerate derogatory language and humiliation of women in TV shows. If such language and shows continue, then the artists will have to face opposition from us across the country.”

Raghu and Rajiv are the two people who take the personal interviews for this reality show. They are well known for their ” Bamboo” type questions. Their presentation is so strong that any weak point can cause a severe damage for the interviewers. They are so rough that they don’t bother to use slangs. Many interviewrs are beaten up by Raghu and Rajiv. But Raghu and Rajiv are the real spice of this show. Along with their crew they design the tasks and the various ” twists” througout the show. The Indian version of the show is based on the original MTV reality show Road Rules which started in the year 1995.