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Why this Kolaveri, Di?
With almost 30 million views on YouTube at the time this article was written, Why This Kolaveri, Di? made its singer, actor Dhanush, and composer Anirudh Ravichander internationally famous.
It was released on November 16, and marketed as a leak by Sony Music, from Dhanush's upcoming release 3.
Literally meaning 'Why this murderous rage, girl?', the lyrics of this song were written in 20 minutes, according to Dhanush.
They are sung in the voice of a youth who has been ditched by his girlfriend, and who has decided to drown his sorrows in alcohol.
With largely English lyrics, this song became the first Tamil movie song to premiere on national music channel MTV India.
Parodies featuring this song in the backdrop to clippings of legendary actors such as Shivaji and MGR, as well as current events such as the Sharad Pawar slapping incident, became quite popular on YouTube. The latest to get the Kolaveri treatment are politicians in neighbouring Pakistan.
Image: 'Kolaveri' team at the audio launch of the film '3'.