You and Me!

The classic lines of ‪#‎Bharathidasan‬ are given a fresh lease in the soulful music of ‪#‎Rahman‬ and added pleasantry in the voice of ‪#‎VijayYesudas‬.

The ‪#‎love‬ for each other blooms, spreads cherished and celebrated at each and every word. The togetherness of a couple couldn’t be expressed any better. And the expressions shows the beauty of the language and love itself.

 

Movie: Achcham Yenbathu Madamaiyada
Lyrics: Bharathidasan
Music: A R Rahman
Singer: Vijay Yesudas
Song Sequence: (1)-(2)-(3)-(4)-(5)-(6)-(7)-(8)-(8)-(9)-(10)-(1)-(2)-(3)-(4)-(5)-(6)-(1)

(1) அவளும் நானும் அமுதும் தமிழும்!
(2) அவளும் நானும் அலையும் கடலும்!

avaLum naanum amudhum thamizhum
avaLum naanum alaiyum kadalum

She and I are like Elixir and Tamil.
She and I are like Waves and Ocean.

(3) அவளும் நானும் தவமும் அருளும்!
 அவளும் நானும் வேரும் மரமும்!

avaLum naanum thavamum aruLum
avaLum naanum vaerum maramum

She and I are like Penance and Boon.
She and I are like Root and Tree.

(4) ஆலும் நிழலும்;
 அசைவும் நடிப்பும்;
 அணியும் பணிவும்;
 அவளும் நானும்!

aalum nizhalum
asaivum nadippum
aNiyum paNivum
avaLum naanum

Banyan Tree and Shadow!
Movement and Act!
Team and Humility!
She and I are like!

(5) அவையும் துணிவும்;
 உழைப்பும் தழைப்பும்;
 அவளும் நானும்
 அளித்தலும் புகழும்!

avaiyum thuNivum
uzhaippum thazhaippum
avaLum naanum
aLithalum pugazhum

Stage and Courage!
Work and Growth!
She and I are like!
Offering and Praise!

(6) மீனும் புனலும்,
 விண்ணும் விரிவும்,
 வெற்பும் தோற்றமும்,
 வேலும் கூரும்;

meenum punalum
viNNum virivum,
veRpum thoatRamum
veelum koorum

Fish and River!
Sky and Vastness! 


Mountain and Magnificence!
Spear and Sharpness!

(7) ஆறும் கரையும்;
 அம்பும் வில்லும்;
 பாட்டும் உரையும்
 நானும் அவளும்!

aaRum karaiyum
ampum villum
paattum uraiyum
naanum avaLum

River and Shore!
Bow and Arrow!
Song and Context!
She and I are like!

(8) நானும் அவளும்
 உயிரும் உடம்பும்,
 நரம்பும் யாழும்,
 பூவும் மணமும்!

naanum avaLum
uyirum udampum
narampum yaazhum
poovum maNamum

She and I are like,
Life and Body!
String and Harp!
Flower and Fragrance!

(9) அவளும் நானும் தேனும் இனிப்பும்
 அவளும் நானும் சிரிப்பும் மகிழ்வும்

avaLum naanum thaenum inippum
avaLum naanum sirippum magizhvum

She and I are like Honey and Sweetness,
She and I are like Smile and Happiness.

(10) அவளும் நானும் திங்களும் குளிரும்!
 அவளும் நானும் கதிரும் ஒளியும்!

avaLum naanum thingaLum kuLirum
avaLum naanum kadhirum oLiyum

She and I are like Moon and Coolness
She and I are like Sun rays and Light.

The meeting

Why am I standing here all alone with a flower?
I came running to see you, my queen (of my heart)
Why else did I come, but for courting with you?
I came all alone, as companion to your youth..

In your bangle dangling hand, what gift did he give?
For your scented hair to be flustered, what did he say?
Over your shapely lips, what is the flavor he left?

As a golden beetle rushed to my face, thinking it as flower,
With my bangled hands, I closed my face slowly,
As my dark hair spread like the clouds (in the jolt when the bug hit)
I was frightened and came running to you to tell the truth

When she comes late to the meeting, he questions her as whom else did you meet on the way.. And she replies with the truth as well as poetic imagination.. The imagination is previously referred in the Tamil classic literature, Aganaanooru, where the poet compares the face of a young woman to that of flower, as a beetle keeps returning to her face..

The original version of the song and other details are available here.