I recently saw a song sequence in the Thamizh Movie VETTAIKARAN with Vijay in the lead. The title of the song is EN UCHCHI MANDAIYILE and for those who are eager to watch the song sequence the link to the song in YOUTUBE is given here:- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=223IFKnvqqE
Watch the following link to see the playback singers of the same song sing it at the request of the compere:- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x9bw_fuOUf8
The female singer is Charulatha Mani and the male singer is Krishna Iyer. The song is AMAZING.
There is a line at 1:05 minutes at the first link, and at 2:40 in the second link and the words are “DHAWANI THAANDI PARTHAVANAY”- the literal translation of that into English would be : THE PERSON WHO SAW ACROSS (BEYOND) MY HALF-SAREE (*that wraps me from my hip frontally, bottoms and breasts) over the FULL SKIRT!” This is no CHOLI KE PEECHAY KYA HAI. It is the HOOK, LINE and SINKER stuff.
I had not seen the song sequence first, but had heard it first. Since i liked the song and was salaciously shocked at the words DHAWANI THAANDI PARTHAVANAY, i SAW the song in a video. I was hoping to see an apt expression to match the words which were sung by the heroine at that specific point. Alas! it was all glossed over and OVER-SANITIZED.
Then searched the whole internet to get to the female play-back singer sing that line. Which is the second link and appearing at 2:40 mins. Watch again plzzzz. The female singer Charulatha Mani has sanitized the song to such an extent with her forward bend and a genial smile.
From what i heard and had IMAGINED the song to be- in presentation there has been a total SANITIZATION of the words DHAWANI THAANDI PARTHAVANAY!
Maybe, there would be such glib talkers who would have convinced the singer by giving the words the meaning: SKIRT IS WORN BY GIRLS AND WHEN SHE SAYS THOSE WORDS SHE MEANS THAT HE HAD SEEN HER FROM GIRLHOOD TO WOMANHOOD!! MAYBE………..Maybe, ONE WHO SAW BEYOND THE PHYSICAL…….. maybe!!
MOVIES, as an AUDIO VISUAL presentation, could be CONFLICTING. With multi-cultured censor board members wielding the scissors copiously, this is probably the only way to sneak in some SMUT, to cater to the groundlings like me- ha ha ha.
By the way, in Thamizh Nadu and in Thamizh cinema, i thought, music had come to a freeze with Rahman, but i should say VIJAY ANTONY has scored music to this song quite ejaculatorily!!