Pookkalae Sattru Oyivedungal

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"Pookkalae Sattru Oyivedungal"
Pookkalae Sattru Oyivedungal.jpg
Cover of the song, featuring actors Vikram, Amy Jackson
Song by A.R. Rahman featuring Shreya Ghoshal and Haricharan
from the album I
Released15 September 2014 (2014-09-15) (Original)
29 December 2014 (2014-12-29) (Hindi)
30 December 2014 (2014-12-30) (Telugu)
FormatCD single, Legal digital download
GenreFilmi
Length5:08
LabelSony Music Entertainment
Composer(s)A. R. Rahman
Lyricist(s)Madhan Karky
Producer(s)A. R. Rahman
I track listing
  1. "Mersalaayitten"
  2. "Ennodu Nee Irundhaal"
  3. "Ladio"
  4. "Pookkalae Sattru Oyivedungal"
  5. "Aila Aila"
  6. "Ennodu Nee Irundhaal (Reprise)"
  7. "Mersalaayitten (Remix)"
Music video
"Pookkalae Sattru Oyivedungal" on YouTube

"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 Shreya Ghoshal and Haricharan, with lyrics penned by Madhan Karky.[1] The music video of the track features actors Vikram and Amy Jackson.[2] 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.

Original version of the song was released on 15 September 2014, at a grand event held at the Nehru Indoor Stadium in Chennai. Hindi version of the song was released on 29 September 2014 at an event held in Mumbai while the Telugu version of the song was released on 30 September 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.[3] 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[edit]

The song is composed by A. R. Rahman, which marks the tenth time Rahman collaborated with the director of the song and film, Shankar.[4] 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.[5]

Scenes in the song were shot in scenic locales— Red Seabeach in Panjin and on Li river in Guilin.[6] Shooting of the song was completed over a month. It is choreographed by Bosco-Caesar.[7] The song is composed using instruments like Harp and Haiku with programmed beats and blues type guitar riff.[8] The sound of dripping water is added into the guitar-led arrangement of the song.[9]

Release[edit]

The song was released along with the other tracks of the album, on 15 September 2014, at a grand event held at the Nehru Indoor Stadium in Chennai.[10] The song was available for digital download and on music-streaming platforms at the same day of release.[1][11] Hindi version of the song was released on 29 September 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 30 September 2014 at an event held in Hyderabad.[12]

Singer of the song Haricharan, performed the song live at the music releasing event of the album, on 15 September 2014.[13]

Critical reception[edit]

The Tamil, Hindi and Telugu version of the song is sung by Shreya Ghoshal.

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".[14] Behindwoods Review Board commented: "Haricharan's crystal clear voice, Shreya's Hindustani driven singing lead to a chart-buster, here".[8]

Hindi version[edit]

Background[edit]

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).[15] 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.[16] She also worked with Rahman in the song "Kismat Se" from his studio album Raunaq, released in 2014.[17]

Release[edit]

The song was released along with the other tracks of the album on 29 December 2014 at an event held in Mumbai.[18] The music rights of the Hindi version of the album were acquired by T-Series.[19] The full audio song was uploaded to YouTube account of T-Series, within the day of release.[20] The dubbed Hindi version of the music video was released officially on 10 January 2014.[21] The full song video released on February 28, 2015 T-Series has 16,025,144 views as of February 22, 2019.[22]

Track listing[edit]

  • Digital download
  1. "Pookkalae Sattru Oyivedungal" – 5:08[23]
  2. "Tu Chale" – 5:08[24]
  3. "Poolane Kunukeyamantaa" – 5:06[25]

Release history[edit]

Song Country Date Format Label Ref
"Pookkalae Sattru Oyivedungal" India 15 September 2014 Digital download Sony Music India [23]
United States 18 September 2014 CD single Sony Music Entertainment [26]
United Kingdom [27]
Germany [28]
France [29]
"Tu Chale" India 29 September 2014 Digital download Super Cassettes Industries [24]
"Poolane Kunukeyamantaa" 30 September 2014 Sony Music Entertainment [25]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "I (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)". A. R. Rahman. iTunes. 15 September 2014. Retrieved 30 December 2014.
  2. ^ "Pookkalae Sattru Oyivedungal: I - Video". The Times of India. 8 October 2014. Retrieved 10 January 2019.
  3. ^ Nicy V. P. (15 September 2014). "'I' Music Review Roundup: AR Rahman-Shankar Team Creates Magic Again". International Business Times. Retrieved 31 December 2014.
  4. ^ V. Lakshmi (11 March 2012). "Shankar to find a new team". The Times of India. Retrieved 30 December 2014.
  5. ^ "I - Manoharudu (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)". A. R. Rahman. iTunes. 30 December 2014. Retrieved 31 December 2014.
  6. ^ Hemanth Kumar (22 September 2014). "Chinese temptation for Tollywood". The Times of India. Retrieved 30 December 2014.
  7. ^ Jigar Shah (13 March 2013). "Shankar took to shoot for a song for his Tamil film starring Vikram". Mid Day. Retrieved 30 December 2014.
  8. ^ a b "I (aka) Ai songs review". Behindwoods. 15 September 2014. Retrieved 30 December 2014. 3.5/5 stars
  9. ^ Rangan, Baradwaj (17 September 2014). "I, A. R. Rahman". The Hindu. Retrieved 31 December 2014.
  10. ^ "Arnold, Jackie Chan come together for Shankar's 'Ai'". The Times of India. 26 August 2014. Retrieved 30 December 2014.
  11. ^ "I (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)". Gaana.com. 15 September 2014. Retrieved 30 December 2014.
  12. ^ "I (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)". Gaana.com. 15 September 2014. Retrieved 30 December 2014.
  13. ^ "Audio launch of 'I' in Telugu: A quiet affair". The Hindu. 31 December 2014. Retrieved 31 December 2014.
  14. ^ "'I' audio review". Sify. 15 September 2014. Retrieved 30 December 2014. 3.5/5 stars
  15. ^ Joginder Tuteja (18 March 2014). "A.R. Rahman ropes in Arijit Singh as Rajinikanth's voice". Glamsham. Retrieved 30 December 2014.
  16. ^ Joginder Tuteja (23 March 2014). "Review: Kochadaiiyaan music will be hit". Rediff.com. Retrieved 30 December 2014.
  17. ^ "Kismat Se (From "Raunaq") - Single". A. R. Rahman & Kapil Sibal. iTunes. 2 March 2014. Retrieved 30 December 2014.
  18. ^ "Vikram, Shankar and AR Rahman at the 'I' Hindi audio launch". Deccan Chronicle. 30 December 2014. Retrieved 31 December 2014.
  19. ^ "T-Series acquires music rights of 'I' Hindi version". Radio and Music. 29 November 2014. Retrieved 31 December 2014.
  20. ^ "'Tu chale' FULL AUDIO Song 'I' - Aascar Films - A. R. Rahman - Shankar, Chiyaan Vikram, Amy Jackson". T-Series. YouTube. 29 September 2014. Retrieved 31 December 2014.
  21. ^ Akshata Shetty (10 January 2015). "I Song Tu Chale: Vikram and Amy Jackson's chemistry add spark to this blanched romantic number!". India.com. Retrieved 14 January 2015.
  22. ^ "Shazam". Shazam. Retrieved 22 February 2019.
  23. ^ a b "Pookkalae Sattru Oyivedungal - I (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)". iTunes. Retrieved 1 January 2015.
  24. ^ a b "Tu Chale - I (Hindi) [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]". iTunes. Retrieved 1 January 2015.
  25. ^ a b "Poolane Kunukeyamantaa - I - Manoharudu (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)". iTunes. Retrieved 1 January 2015.
  26. ^ "Amazon: 'Pookkalae Sattru Oyivedungal' – A.R. Rahman,Haricharan,Shreya Ghoshal". Amazon.com. Amazon Inc. Retrieved 1 January 2015.
  27. ^ "Amazon: 'Pookkalae Sattru Oyivedungal' – A.R. Rahman,Haricharan,Shreya Ghoshal". Amazon.com (UK). Amazon Inc. Retrieved 1 January 2015.
  28. ^ "Amazon: 'Pookkalae Sattru Oyivedungal' – A.R. Rahman,Haricharan,Shreya Ghoshal". Amazon.com (DE). Amazon Inc. Retrieved 1 January 2015.
  29. ^ "Amazon: 'Pookkalae Sattru Oyivedungal' – A.R. Rahman,Haricharan,Shreya Ghoshal". Amazon.com (FR). Amazon Inc. Retrieved 1 January 2015.