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Projekt Ilaiyaraaja Season III — 63/365 — Yaar Yaaro Enakku Potti

It’s Ilaiyaraaja’s birthday and it should be special right? Yaar Yaaro Enakku Potti is a wonderful demonstration of western disco with electric guitar and drums creating a scintillating dance number.

The first stanza the song is written in praise of Ilaiyaraaja. Over the years, Vaali has inserted lines in songs to praise Ilaiyaraaja. The overtly praising “Raja Kaiya Vacha, Wrong ah Ponathilley” (if the Raaja touches anything, it never goes wrong) to the subtle “Ragangal Thalangal Nooru Raja Un Per Sollum Paaru (There are 100s of Ragas and beats that will utter your name).

Yaar Yaaro Enakku Potti from Selvi (1985) is probably one of the first songs that Vaali announced the arrival of Raaja. 1985 is also the year that Ilaiyaraaja had 55 releases and in 1984, he had 54 releases.

யார் யாரோ
எனக்குப் போட்டி
நான் வந்தேன் கொடியை நாட்டி
இளையவன்
இனியவன் இசையிலே
எவருமே மயங்குவார் சபையிலே…

Who is my competition
I have arrived by hoisting my flag here
I am the young one
I am the sweet one in music
and everyone will lose their mind in my music

யார் யாரோ
எனக்குப் போட்டி………

M: சுரங்களைப் பிடித்து
லயங்களில் தொடுத்து
சுகங்களைக் கொடுக்கத்
தெரிந்தவன்
கலைகளை நினைத்து
கவலையை மறந்து
சிறகுகள் விரித்துப் பறந்தவன்

I can catch the tune
thread it in rhythm
and give you the pleasure
I dwell in arts
forget my worries
and fly like a bird

F: இதயம் மலர்ந்துவிட நினைவில்
எழுந்து வரும் புதிய நிலவே
இரவில் உறங்கி விடும் விழியில்
வளர்ந்து வரும் இனிய கனவே
You are the new moon who has arrived
to make the heart bloom
You are like a dream that comes in sleep
and grows in the eyes

பாடாத பாட்டெல்லாம்
நான் பாடுவேன் ஹே
வாங்காத பேரெல்லாம்
நான் வாங்குவேன்
புகழ் எனும்
வானில் நான் கதிரவன்
I will sing the songs that
hasn’t been sung
I will get all the titles
that hae never been achieved
I am like a sun in the
sky of fame

Day 63/365

Song: Yaar Yaaro Enakku Potti
Movie: Selvi (1985)
Singers: Malaysia Vasudevan and S Janaki
Lyricist: Vaali
Actors: Suresh, Jeevitha
Director: K Natraj

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