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Pookkalae Sattru Oyivedungal

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Genre  Filmi
Writer(s)  Madhan Karky
Length  5:08
Pookkalae Sattru Oyivedungal
Released  15 September 2014 (2014-09-15) (Original) 29 December 2014 (2014-12-29) (Hindi) 30 December 2014 (2014-12-30) (Telugu)
Format  CD single, Legal digital download
Label  Sony Music Entertainment

"Pookkalae Sattru Oyivedungal" (English: Oh flowers… Rest a while) is a romantic Tamil song from the 2015 Tamil film, I. Composed by A. R. Rahman, the song is sung by Haricharan and Shreya Ghoshal, with lyrics penned by Madhan Karky. The music video of the track features actors Vikram and Amy Jackson. The song was re-dubbed in two other languages. The Hindi version of the song "Tu Chale", sung by Arijit Singh and Ghoshal is written by Irshad Kamil while the Telugu version of the song "Poolane Kunukeyamantaa" was sung by Haricharan and Ghoshal and the lyrics for the version is penned by Ananta Sriram. The music video of the song was shot in several locations of China.

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Original version of the song was released on September 15, 2014, at a grand event held at the Nehru Indoor Stadium in Chennai. Hindi version of the song was released on September 29, 2014 at an event held in Mumbai while the Telugu version of the song was released on September 30, 2014 at an event held in Hyderabad. Upon its release, "Pookkalae Sattru Oyivedungal" was met with positive reviews from critics; most of the critics praising the vocals by Haricharan and Ghoshal and its "simple yet beautiful" composition by Rahman. Commercially, the song fared well, peaking at three in the iTunes Indian Charts, The Times of India Mirchi Tamil Top 20 Chart; the song also peaked at four in the iTunes Sri Lankan Charts.

Background

The song is composed by A. R. Rahman, which marks the tenth time Rahman collaborated with the director of the song and film, Shankar. The song is sung by Haricharan and Shreya Ghoshal while the lyrics is penned by Madhan Karky. The song was released in two other languages. The Hindi version of the song titled "Tu Chale" was rendered by Arijit Singh and Ghoshal while the lyrics for the version is penned by Irshad Kamil. The Telugu version of the song "Poolane Kunukeyamantaa" was sung by Haricharan and Ghoshal and the lyrics for the version is written by Ananta Sriram.

Scenes in the song were shot in scenic locales— Red Seabeach in Panjin and on Li river in Guilin. Shooting of the song was completed over a month. It is choreographed by Bosco-Caesar. The song is composed using instruments like Harp and Haiku with programmed beats and blues type guitar riff. The sound of dripping water is added into the guitar-led arrangement of the song.

Release

The song was released along with the other tracks of the album, on September 15, 2014, at a grand event held at the Nehru Indoor Stadium in Chennai. The song was available for digital download and on music-streaming platforms at the same day of release. Hindi version of the song was released on September 29, 2014 at an event held in Mumbai while the Telugu version of the song was released a day after the release of Hindi version on September 30, 2014 at an event held in Hyderabad.

Singer of the song Haricharan, performed the song live at the music releasing event of the album, on September 15, 2014.

Critical reception

Reviewers from Sify called the song "The album's melody quotient". He praised the lyrics by Madhan Karky and vocals by the lead singers: "The way Shreya Ghoshal's humming has been used in the first interlude laced with classical improvisations is top-notch". Behindwoods Review Board commented: "Haricharan's crystal clear voice, Shreya's Hindustani driven singing lead to a chart-buster, here".

Background

Arijit Singh replaced Haricharan in the Hindi version of the song, titled "Tu Chale" while the female vocalist, Shreya Ghoshal was retained in the version along with the Telugu version of the song. The song marks the second collaboration of Singh with composer A. R. Rahman, the first where Singh dubbed for Hindi version of "Medhuvaagathaan", titled "Dil Chaspiya" from Kochadaiiyaan (2014). Ghoshal and Rahman had earlier worked during the year, in the film Kochadaiiyaan where she rendered the song "Mera Gham" which is the Hindi version of the Tamil song "Idhayam", originally sung by Chinmayee. She also worked with Rahman in the song "Kismat Se" from his studio album Raunaq, released in 2014.

Release

The song was released along with the other tracks of the album on December 29, 2014 at an event held in Mumbai. The music rights of the Hindi version of the album were acquired by T-Series. The full audio song was uploaded to YouTube account of T-Series, within the day of release. The dubbed Hindi version of the music video was released officially on January 10, 2014.

Track listing

  • Digital download
    1. "Pookkalae Sattru Oyivedungal" – 5:08
    2. "Tu Chale" – 5:08
    3. "Poolane Kunukeyamantaa" – 5:06

    References

    Pookkalae Sattru Oyivedungal Wikipedia


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