My ex-wallmate, as she calls herself (we shared a wall, our rooms in the hostel are on either side of this wall) came into my room while this song was going on, one day. She was so much in love with the music that she sat down listened to it and wanted a rerun, the song was on a loop so it played all by itself.. .and then she wanted a translation…. Listen to the song. if the video does not play, search for “Oh Penne Song | Zachariahyayude Garbinikal Malayalam Movie Official”
Translation is difficult, especially in cases like these, especially when she insisted on a line by line.. What do I tell her.. the song literally translates line by line as “oh my dear girl (girl =penne, you would know from the vaayadi pennu :P)/pamper pamper (konji = roughly means pamper/ adult doing child talk), you are the rainbow in most of my 1000 dreams..there is sugar inside my chest… glass bangles…. love blooms…” I may have made up the last two lines.. but you get it don’t you..
Translations sometimes kill the essence of lovely things like this song! laughing out loud at the very idea of these set of words in my head.. I conveyed a translation of the gist of the lyrics as ….
“a man (the man in song, played by actor Aju Varghese) is ridiculously in love with a girl (played by Rima Kallingal), and for him she is very thing lovely. He uses different metaphors to describe and imagine her in beautiful ways….” A man in love singing to a girl he thinks is his.
I felt even the use of the word metaphor in the explanation caused a break in the flow of the meaning of the song… ahaa! It is a cute film. There is one scene where a fellow colleague reminds this lover boy that the woman he is in love with is pregnant from another man to which he answers (a very rough translation)
“..still the baby is growing inside Fatima (girl’s name … ” 🙂 the delivery of this line in Malayalam makes you smile.. 🙂 @Zakariyayude Garbinikal. (A link to my thoughts on the film). The film can be called an anthology of stories about pregnant women tied together by their gynecologist Zac. This is one of the stories.. of the two medical care givers of that hospital in love.
Blogathon ’16 Day 9 | I just realized that there are daily prompts at Tunneling Thru yesterday. Linking this post to a prompt for the January 6. “This post is part of the January blogathon hosted by #kowthas and this was a prompt for January 6 “Dig into your archives, Pick a favorite post and Expand on it.” linked here –> Being Mom to Three .