'Naan Yaarumilla' in 'Tamizh Padam 2' spares none

By Santhosh Mathevan Published on Jun 27, 2018 05:26 PM IST

Chennai: As soon as the single,  Naan Yaarumilla from C S Amudhan - Mirchi Shiva combo's Tamizh Padam-2 was out, the Internet started buzzing with it as the director-actor duo is well-known for pioneering full-length spoof movies. This one also had very seriously funny content to deliver.

Coming eight years after its first part, Tamizh Padam, the sequel's hero introduction song has the references of almost all leading actors of the industry.

Here is a breakdown of who is trolled where:

The first frame of the song opens up with the same 'Tsunamiyin Benamiyae' opening of 'Pacha Manja', the intro song of Shiva in Tamizh Padam 1. However, the director, at first, takes down his own movie, saying, 'Oru aaniyum pudunga vendam' but with Mersal Vijay's famous crossed hand symbol.

Following this, a commotion is shown from the middle of which Shiva walks in with an aviator imitating the body language of Kabali's Rajinikanth. But, to add more fun, he sports the costume and hairstyle of Kamal Haasan in the epic 'Aanaa vedha naan potathu' scene from Devar Magan.

It can be clearly sensed that Shiva, IPS, who was an undercover in the first part is out in disguise to stop a commotion by holding a handy loudspeaker like the one we saw in a poster of Kaala.

The song starts with Naan Yaarum Illa (I am no one) and proceeds with random lines like Enakku pozhappilla (I am jobless). The funky lyrics further take a dig at a lot of mass heroes by saying, 'Enakku mass illa, velocity illa, volume illa, gravity illa' (I don't have mass, velocity, volume or gravity).

Shiva is then seen strumming an electric guitar without a power source, standing over the bonnet of a tractor. It resembled what Barath did in 'Deivam Vaazhvathu Engey' song in Vaanam. The same sequence is repeated but this time he takes position on top of a haunted truck of Maragatha Naanayam movie. It is to be noted that the same truck became a set property in various movies including Velaikkaran and Mersal.

Coming to popular actors, the lyrics have been seriously written without missing even a single actor. For instance, check out this line - 'Ithu thaana serntha koottam illa, ellam junior artistu'. This is a direct hit at two stars: Rajini who spoke 'Ithu kaasu kuduthu sertha koottam illa. Anbaala thaana serntha koottam', in Padaiyappa, and Suriya, in the movie Thaana Serntha Koottam.

The song has a number of references to Rajini. There is parody of the line of Rajini's intro song in Annamalai that says, 'Tamil paalum illa, Telugu paalum illa. Enna vaazha vaithadhu Aavin paalu.' Also, a bass rugged voice appears in the middle of the first interlude shouting 'Paruppuda', resembling 'Neruppuda' song of Kabali.

If there was Rajini, there surely will be Kamal. The landing note of the first stanza has Bigg Boss' tagline 'Odavum mudiyaadhu oliyavum mudiyadhu', followed by  'Naan US kelambi poiduven'.

When it comes to Vijay and Ajith, the lyrics come as a combo. The line 'Varlaam Varlaam Vaa' from Bairavaa and the following dialogue 'Varen maa' from Vivegam trolls both actors.

Similarly, there is also a line saying, 'Vaazhu vaazhu vaazha vidu' similar to Vijay's intro song in Vettaikkaran, and 'Slow motionla nadanthu therikka vidu' that refers to Ajith's walk in Billa franchise and the famous 'Therikka Vidalama' dialogue in Vedhalam.

The song does not stop just with mass heroes, but travels further to touch young heroes like Vishal, Sivakarthikeyan and Simbhu. Vishal, who has taken a vow that he will marry only after the Nadigar Sangam's mandapam is constructed, is taken down by the line, 'En uyir moochu sangam da. Mandapam kattitu thaan en kalyanam da.'

For Sivakarthikeyan, who emotionally spoke about the producer of his movie Remo, this song has the line, 'Naan TVla irunthu vandhavan da. En producerukku car ae illa da.'

But, for Simbhu, the song goes to the peak of parody saying, 'Enaku nadikka theriyathu! Enga appa enaku sollitharala!'.

The song is also loaded with a range of political satire. Travelling back to the period of Rajini's Muthu, there is this line: 'Naan eppo varuven enga varuven epdi varuven nu theriyathu, anga ethuku varuven nu theriyaathu. ennaa naan varave maatten,' to troll the actor's political entry.

The couple of lines, 'Election vandha pesamatten, Twitteril karuthu podamaatten. Arasiyalil naan kudhikka maaten, beachula dhyaanam pannamatten,' taken a collective dig of Kamal, Rajini and Deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam.

On the frequent protests happening in the State, the song refers to them with the lines, 'PETA vantha enakkenna, methane eduthaa enakenna.' However, considering the political influence in releasing movies the lyrics goes like, 'Naan vaaya thorakka maatten, vaayae thorakka maaten' followed by 'Enakku U venum, tax-free venum, mass opening venum, athu mattum pothum'. The subtext of the lines point to the troubles faced by film stars, directors and producers before releasing their movies.

Finally, the song ends with 'Ithu attack pandra Shiva, ithu thagarar pandra Shiva...' and fades out bring back to memory the chants of actor-director T Rajendher at the audio launch of Vijay's Puli.

The lyrics are the joint effort of Amudhan and Chandru. Music is by N Kannan.