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Chennaikku Oru Isai Vanakkam

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Chennaikku Oru Isai Vanakkam (Tamil: சென்னைக்கு ஒரு இசை வணக்கம்) is a musical tribute to resilient Chennai, created by Angre & Nut. Tune & Concept of this song was done by A’Sam & K’Sam. The song was sung by Sam P. Keerthan & Priya Prakash. Lyrics for this song was written by A’Sam, Ruban, Karthik & Preethy.


The composer's first and second homes; Chennai, India and Japan became victims to Tsunami in the years 2004 [1] and 2011 [2] and both the places proven to be resilient. Chennaikku Oru Isai Vanakkam song was created to pay a music tribute to a resilient Chennai that has got over the Tsunami tides and has many more to offer to the world such as the hospitality of Tamil culture, medical tourism hub of India [3]

Audio Release[edit]

Music CD of this song was jointly released by Hope Foundation - an NGO and Angre & Nut a cross-cultural creative caucus. The first copy was released on the 12OCT12 by Mr. V. Kalyanam, Personal Secretary to Mahatma Gandhi and was received by Mr. Santhana Bharathi (Director – Actor). This song is downloadable online and the proceedings of this work will support the research on Corneal Blindness and Cancer Treatment by M/s Hope Foundation .[4][5]

Text of the composition[edit]

மெட்ராஸ் நல்ல மெட்ராஸ் அன்று
சிங்கார சென்னை இன்று
வந்தோற்கெல்லாம் வாழ்வு கொடுக்கும்
தமிழர் தலைநகரம் - என்றும்
உலகோரின் நகரம்

வாங்க உட்காருங்க சாப்பிடுங்க
கூப்பிடுறோம் நாங்க
அன்பு கலந்து அன்னம் தந்து
பண்பை பரிமாறும் நகரம்...பண்பாட்டின் சிகரம்


கற்காலத்தை கண்டெடுத்த சென்ன பட்டினம்
தற்காலத்தில் விண்ணை முட்டும் தங்க ராட்டினம்
நல்லிணக்கம் உள்ளோர் வாழும் வங்க கரையோரம்
கணினியோடு கலை வளர்த்த ஒரு களஞ்சியம்
எல்லோருக்கும் புகல் கொடுத்தும்
சிறுகவில்லை சென்னை
உலகோர்க்கு அளித்தாய் உன்னை-
மனங்களை வென்றாய் சென்னை

வாங்க உட்காருங்க சாப்பிடுங்க
கூப்பிடுறோம் நாங்க
மாட்லாடும் சேச்சியும் அச்சா பாயும்
குஷியா ஜிவனா ஹய்...குஜாலா ஜிவனா ஹய்


கார் கோலம் பூண்டாய் நீ! மால் காலம் என்றாய்
மருத்துவ சேவை அளிக்கும் மாநகரம் நீயானாய்
கி மு முதல் கி பி வரை உலகோர்க்கு வீடானாய்
பன்முக பாரதத்தின் கலாச்சார முகம் ஆனாய்
சுனாமியால் சுனங்கினாலும்
சுருங்கவில்லை சென்னை
மழைசகதியாக்கும் மண்ணை-
ஆயினும் சிங்கார சென்னை

வாங்க உட்காருங்க சாப்பிடுங்க
கூப்பிடுறோம் நாங்க
நாஷ்டா கொடுத்து பேஷா பேசும்
கில்மா ஊருன்னா...குந்திக்க வா நைனா!

English Transliteration[edit]

Madras Nalla Madras Andru
Singara Chennai Endru
Vanthorkellam Vazhvu Kodukum
Tamizhar Thalainagaram – Endrum
Ullagorin Nagaram

Vaanga Ukkarunga Saapidunga
Koopiduroom Nanga
Anbu Kalandhu Annam Thanthu
Panbai Parimarum Nagaram… Panbaatin Sigaram

Saranam -1

Karkaalathai kandedutha Chenna Pattinam
Tharkaalathil Vinnaimuttum Thangaratinam
Nalinakkam Ulloor Vazhum Vanga karaiyooram
Kaniniyoodu kalai valartha oru kalanjiyam
Yellorukkum Pugal Koduthum
Sirugavillai Chennai
Ullagorkku Alithai Unnai
Managalai Vendrai Chennai

Vaanga Ukkarunga Saapidunga
Koopiduroom Nanga
Matlaadum Chechiyum Achaabaiyum
Kushiya Jeevana Hai, Kujala Jeevana Hai

Saranam -2

Carkaalam Poondai Nee, Mallkaalam Endrai
Maruthuva Sevai Alikkum Managarum Neeyaanai
Ke Mu Mudal Ke Pe varai Ullagorkku Veedaanaai
Panmuga Barathathin Kalachara mugam Aanaai
Sunamiyaal Sunaginaallum
Surungavillai Chennai
Mazhai sagathiyaakum mannai
Aayinum Singara Chennai

Vaanga Ukkarunga Saapidunga
Koopiduroom Nanga
Naashta Koduthu Besha Pesum
Gilma Oorunnaa Kundhikka vaa Nainaa.

English Translation[edit]

“Madras Nalla Madras” is the title of an old film song in the Late 60’s and its colonial name was Madras
Today Madras is called Chennai (Old name Chennapatnam) and the name Singara Chennai implies a Charming Chennai
It is a dream land of hope for many from all over the country and a truly cosmopolitan per se It’s the capital of the Tami speaking state of Tamil Nadu
And always continues to be the place for people from all over the world

Come in, have a seat and have a meal is the old age traditional greetings of this land of Tamil speaking people
You are always welcome to Chennai, known for its hospitality
Chennai shares good values and culture as well
Today Madras is called Chennai (Old name Chennapatnam) and the name Singara Chennai implies a charming Chennai

As old as Stone Age civilization has been existing here (as found by archaeological findings in Pallavaram area of Chennai city)
Today is a city with sky scrapers like a golden giant wheel
A place of religious and communal harmony at the shores of Bay of Bengal
A cradle of fine arts and IT
Having accommodated people from all over
It has only become bigger
Chennai has given itself to the world
Has won over the hearts of millions
People speaking various languages and cultures
Live happily in Chennai [Matladum (Telegu) - speaking/chechi (Malayalam) – Sister/acha (Hindi) – good/bhai (Guajarati) – brother/ Kushi (Bengali) – Happily / kujaala (Chennai Thamizh dialect) – happily /Jeevana (Kannada) – jeevana (Urdu) – Living]

Chennai adorned with an attire of a car manufacturing hub says it’s an era of shopping malls too…
It’s a hub of medical tourism as well
From BC to AD, Chennai has been a home for people from all over the world
Representing the cultural diversity of Indian Union
It is called as the cultural capital of India
Though hit by tsunami in 2004
It has not gone down
The monsoon rain wets the streets, makes it muddy and cools the minds
Still it’s a charming Chennai in deeds, thought and hearts

Chennai’s unique dialect is very popular
A Seductive place and hey folks come have your place here [Chennai local dialect: nashta – breakfast / besha – nice / gilma – freaky /kunthikka – sit down / naina – folk, Pal]


  1. "The tsunami of 26 December 2004". Scienzagiovane. Archived from the original on 25 October 2012. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  2. "Powerful Quake and Tsunami Devastate Northern Japan". The New York Times. 11 March 2011.
  3. "A hub of medical tourism". The Hindu. 18 July 2011.
  4. "A musical ode to resilient Chennai". The Indian Express. 13 October 2012.
  5. "A musical tribute to Chennai". The Hindu. 20 October 2012.

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