Kabeam Kubaam

I thought I’d do a small research on the use of gibberish in Tamil movie songs. This subject has been intriguing me for quite a while.

It would befuddle even the greatest linguists to understand this: Rolling Eyes
“Sanjaane thone thaani thena no
Tumbaka thaane ambi lambaano”

Harris Jeyaraj seems to have taken this heavy responsibility of coining gibberish, upon his own shoulders.
It all started with: “Omaho ziya vaahi yaalo vaahi yaalo zeeba zeba zaibo”
(Kaakha kaakha)

The Tamil listener’s befuddlement does not end here.

“Hari Gori Bonsai Samba Nellaale
Parithavichu parithavichu ninnaan peNNalae”

The second line is Tamizh. The first line has Sanskrit, Hindi, Japanese and Thamizh. Is this some new form of post-modernism? One wonders.
Hari is a God. Gori is a fair woman. Bonsai is a Japanese art of breeding miniature trees and Samba nel is a Tamil variety of paddy. What the hell is the connection? scratch

And there is a song (by Harris Jeyaraj again) that has something like
“Maamam maramera usumaare usumaare azhagae usumaare”
(Ei Nee Romba Azhaga Irukka) WTF is that supposed to mean? Evil or Very Mad

Apart from this there are punch phrases like Randakka Randakka, Balailaka, Dandaku Danda, Damaku damaku dam etc. Any help on these?? bounce

27 thoughts on “Kabeam Kubaam

  1. Hi,

    This post is greek to me. You have a whole gamut of fans from region so please keep it in mind. πŸ™‚

    Between seems your birthday is around. so wishes for the same.

  2. I read it again and the only thing i figured out is Harris Jairaj, I have heard about him . He has given melodious music in a hindi movie too πŸ™‚

  3. @ Arethusa

    To my knowledge the music scoring for that movie is by him and he has the reputation for coming up with such stuff. πŸ˜€


    Don’t worry! We too could not make out much except for HJ’s name! πŸ˜›

  4. What about “Silukkujippa Silukkujippa” and “Aariyamaada Aariyamaada”? And the incomprehensible Japanese/Thai stuff which comes at the start of “Telephone Mani Pol” which is itself shamelessly ripped from “All that she wants”!

  5. Nahi satho kahuchi .. mu hrudayo kahuchi. mo jiban re tume pari jhiyo kabe sathi pahibhi nahi.. tumoko dekibhaku ze karuchi.

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