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Naakka Mukka – The Prose and Poetry

The cult track “Naakka Mukka” could easily win the most disgusting song ever made award, if the panel members were strictly 45+ old. But it has won the heart of many youngsters because of its racy tune and irrelevant lyrics. Finding and order among chaos has been the favourite past time of many. I decided to find or frame some sort of meaning to this meaningless song. Here is goes…

The poet takes us to the yogic philosophical aachaaram filled life style with the opening lines.

Maadu Setha Manusan Thinnan
Thola Vechi Mela Katti
Adra Adra Naakka Mukka Naakka Mukka

Yes its indeed 916 hallmark aachaaram-filled lyrics. The meaning is… when man eats dead cow (symbolically non-vegetarian/meat) he is nearing his end of days. You will ride your last procession on the shoulders of other (tholla vechi) with drum beats (mela katti adra adra) leading it. Hence control your senses. Control of taste buds (naakku) and olfactory senses (mookku) is essential for long livety. Now isn’t that yogic philosophy?

larrysona larrysona larrysonnaaareeee…

Yes indeed its the golden line which can be understood by laymen like lorry drivers… (laary = Truck / Sona = Gold)

panthaatom ulagam vachaan raatinam pol sulala vachan…
yera vachan irnaga vachan..sulalavitu mayanga vachaan..
mayagunavana yelupuda yelupuda… adingada adingada….

Now he wants to teach a bit of geography. The world is not a level play field anymore. Its a ball shaped earth. The god / supreme power made it so and he made it rotate like a Giant Wheel. Goes up at times and goes down at time. Due course this oscillation (rotation of earth) make people unconscious and loose their senses. Now don’t let your fellow earthlings loose control, so lets beat it man….

ponungala piraka vachan.. ponukula karuva vachan..
karuva vachanc karpa vachan…karpuvukule theeyavachan..
theeyavachu yeriya vachan…yeriya vachan… yeriyavacha….
madurai yeriyuthu .. anaingada..anaingada..anaingada..

This is turning out to be the most philosophical song of the year. I am getting goose bumps while writing this blog. Let me not loose track and complete the analysis.

He wants to teach a bit of culture, integrity and chastity. God made women and implanted the womb in them and created a theme called chastity especially for them. He lit the theme with fire and that has become an ideal characteristic of the ideal woman. The fire symbolizes woman and could burn down even an entire city. He he quotes some historical reference(kanagi who burnt Madurai) to showcase the power of woman.

Just a handful of such songs with such powerful lyrics can convert the entire generation X into generation V (V for Vivekananda).

Pothum…. ithoda niruthikuvom… kupura paduthu yosipangalo?


16 responses

  1. well, i have never seen such a alternate meaning full explanation of this song. I agree that the song is a bit repulsive but i got to say it has grown on me… :-) guilty as charged!

    October 14, 2008 at 11:51 PM

  2. super!!!!!!!!! ha ha ha

    October 19, 2008 at 4:34 PM

  3. yeppdai yean? neenga kupura paduthu yosipingalo

    October 19, 2008 at 4:35 PM

  4. haha, hilarious!

    October 21, 2008 at 3:45 PM

  5. rararara

    Good sense of humor in digging at this song.
    I gotta admit, I wish they made songs like this when I was still in my college (early ’90s), getting drunk n grassed et al… cant imagine how poetic , creative & carefree whatever I would have turned out if such exciting songs came’round then….. ..ththa enna adi, enna energy da.. juz cant keep my feet grounded, so much x-factor in that song…

    October 25, 2008 at 4:31 PM

  6. Santosh

    Great work dude…this made me understand the lyrics and makes me really appreciate this song with one of the best music of 2008…expecting more stuff like this from u!

    happy new year 2009

    January 9, 2009 at 5:52 AM

  7. Shivakumar

    Brilliant work!

    May 6, 2009 at 10:46 PM

  8. Siva

    I like the song better after reading this!!!!!!!!!!

    June 30, 2009 at 11:15 AM

  9. It is a good song. Happy. Good to read the appreciation.

    November 12, 2009 at 7:36 AM

  10. teenxxx1


    November 28, 2009 at 10:57 AM

  11. teenxxx1


    November 28, 2009 at 10:59 AM

  12. merry christmas and happy new year.wish you have a good time.

    December 9, 2009 at 12:46 PM

  13. Yunus ji ke blog se Aapke post ki jaankari mili. Accha laga yah pryas. Wishes.

    January 13, 2012 at 5:40 PM

  14. drake

    nice work!!!

    February 8, 2012 at 7:58 PM

  15. I knew this song was a very philosophical song… there was something deep about the way this song sounded and I started seeking out to look for a translation and interpretation (as I don’t understand Tamil). I must say, your interpretation just confirmed my feelings. I must also add that this song seems to be self-aware — meaning, it predicts that it’s going to be a massive hit of this year, which, I have no doubt it will be.

    In essence, this song changed my life.

    August 10, 2013 at 6:40 AM

  16. pankaj

    I don’t think that this is appropriate meaning

    May 15, 2016 at 10:52 PM

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