Song of the Day: ‘Mazhai Vara Pogudhae’ From Yennai Arindhaal


Song: Mazhai Vara Pogudhae

Composer: Harris Jayaraj

Lyrics: Thamarai

Actors: Ajith Kumar, Trisha Krishnan

Singers: Karthik, Emcee Jesz

Film: Yennai Arundhaal

Happy birthday Gautham Vasudev Menon! As a tribute, here’s a love song from the 2015 film Yennai Arindhal, the third of the director’s police trilogy. He made this film about a decade after the hit romantic-cop thriller films Kaakha Kaakha (2003) and Vettaiyaadu Vilaiyaadu (2006). Fans of Ajith Kumar celebrate Yennai Arindhal till today on its anniversary, with many regarding Ajith’s role as IPS Sathyadev as their favourite among all.

Gautham Menon shows Ajith as a police officer for whom his family and domestic duties at home are as important as his job as an IPS officer.  Trisha and Ajith begin to fall in love in this song, and the two of them are active about it. It’s an energetic composition by Harris Jayaraj, who worked on an Ajith film for the first time. Sung by Karthik, the song is spiced up with Emcee Jesz’s rap like portions. Even though the lead up to Trisha and Ajith being together takes long in real time, the song cuts to the point. Like the lyrics say, when the drizzles have started and it’s going to rain there’s no option but to be in love.