One of my favourite Rehman tamil songs from the Mani Ratman movie – “Kannathil Muttamittal” (Kiss on the cheek) – a wonderful movie on adoption against the backdrop of insurgence in Sri Lanka.
I wish I could have done the translation – but my Tamil unfortunately is not that good! Thank You Google! (and mouthshut.com)
Interesting to see me going for lyrics - I'm more of the "music" types and I generally don't pay attention to lyrics - but this one just grabbed my attention!
VeLLai PookaL ulagam engum malarhavae
vidiyum Bhoomi amaidhikaaga vidihavae
manmel manjal veluchcham vizhuhavae
malarae sombal muRiththu ezhuhavae
Thaayin katha kathappil
piLLayin sirumugha siRippil (VeLLai)
mazhai paadum paadangalum oru maunam poal inbam tarumooOO
koadi keertanamum kavi koartha vaarthaiygalum thuLi kaNNer poal arththam tharumo (VeLLai)
yengusiru kuzhanthai than kaigal neetidumo
angu thondrayo koLLai nilavae
enghu manidha Inam poar oyinthu sayinthidumo
angu koovadho veLLai kuyilae (VeLLai)
Vellai Pookal (Translation)
Let white(peace) flowers bloom all over the world,
Let peace heal the unrest world(not the best translation),
let the sun’s rays fall on this soil,
Let the flowers lose their laziness and bloom.
Let the child open its eyes
in the mother’s lullaby
let the world wake up to
In the breeze’s melody,
In the music created by raindrops,
Is there anything that give utmost joy than silence?
Would a crore melodies and words penned by poets be as meaningful
as a drop of a tear shed?
Let the moon rise in the place where the child reaches out its hands
Let the white bird sing in the place where there is no war.