“Did you hear ‘Kolaveri?'" I
“Oh yes of course! Hmmm....Lulu
burst out singing....
Distance'la Moon'nu Moon'nu Moon'nu
Color'ru White'tu White'tu
Background Night'tu Night'tu
Night'tu Color'ru Black'ku
.....What a craze! Everybody is
singing this song.” Lulu said.
“Why so you think it is so
popular?” I asked.
“Hmmm...Letmme think’ku think’ku
think’ku, Ille says’su brain’nu!” Lulu
“Ha ha! Search answers, my dear
Lulu. Search. There must be some answer hidden in the psyche of people. People
are experiencing Kolaveri, the murderous rage. Hmmm....Has it become popular because people felt Kolaveri when Sachin missed his century?”
“Oh No! No way!!” Lulu shot back.
“Is it because Sharad Pawar was
given a slap?” I gave a possible explanation.
“Ha! No, certainly not. Not even
Pune felt the Kolaveri when he was hit!”
“Is it because rising prices?” I
“Is it because it is Nov 26 today
and we are reminded of the Terrorist attack?”
“Oh, come on, what is it then? Is
it because you have not seen a good movie in the last three months?”
“Forget it.” Lulu dismissed my
“Then what is it, Lulu?” I asked
visibly annoyed. “There are newspaper articles analysing this popularity. Tell
me why, what makes it so popular. It must have something to do with the
murderous rage, or Kolaveri, people are feeling.”
“Just sing the song, it’s fun, you
idiot! Don’t intellectualise everything. Why this Kolaveri, kolaveri, kolaveri