Oru Karimukilinu

Tessa is an unconventional character who likes to be free of the shackles her elite orthodox family imposes on her. While in concealment from her family in a messy apartment filled with weird artifacts leftover by the previous tenant, Charlie, she weaves a magical fantasy about him from hearsay through this song.

Oru karimukilinu chirakukal aruliya minnale
Puthumazha malarukal vithariya kuru mozhi thennale
[Gave wings to a rain cloud, , you lightning
Carrying new rain drops, you sweet breeze… ]

Veyilil nizhalupol, marayum maayayai
Viralaal shilayilum kulirezhum uravakal ezhuthi
[In the sunlight like a shadow, disappearing like magic
With your fingers, on the rocks, cool springs you wrote ]
Ithuvazhi akalum aaro… avanetho… maaya… jaalam?
Aaro.. avanaaro… kaanum swapnam?
[Who are you? going this way?… like magic
Who are you? Are you someone’s dream?]

Oru karimukilinu chirakukal aruliya minnale
Puthumazha malarukal vithariya kuru mozhi thennale
[Gave wings to a rain cloud, , you lightning
Carrying new rain drops, you sweet breeze… ]

Maaya maareecham neeyam ponmaano*
Doore paayaanaayi kaatto chumalukal ivaneki
[Are you maareechan pretending to be a golden deer?
To go far, the wind gave you its shoulders ]
Aa kaikalaal vin veedhiyil thoovum ven praavaayi
Kaanal jalam pol thennum ee kunjin sankalppam
[Like white doves let into the sky from your hands,
like canal water, it is spraying, this kid’s imagination]

Aaro… avanetho… maaya… jaalam?
Aaro.. avanaaro… kaanum swapnam?
[Who are you? … like magic
Who are you? Are you someone’s dream?]
Oru karimukilinu chirakukal aruliya minnale
Puthumazha malarukal vithariya kuru mozhi thennale
[For a rain cloud, gave wings, you lightning
Carrying new rain drops, you sweet breeze… ]

Bhoothakannadi roopangal thedi..
Naalam neetaanayi konil athishaya manideepam
[The magnifying glass is looking for images…
To show light, is a magic lamp in the corner]
Meghaambaram kathorkkumee nin pon koodaaram
Kankettum etho mantramaayi ninnu ven thaaram
[Cloudy sky is listening in at your golden tent
Stood close by, an enchanting bright star]

Aaro… avanetho… maaya… jaalam?
Aaro.. avanaaro… kaanum swapnam?
[Who are you? going this way?… like magic
Who are you? Are you someone’s dream?]
Oru karimukilinu chirakukal aruliya minnale
Puthumazha malarukal vithariya kuru mozhi thennale
[Gave wings to a rain cloud, , you lightning
Carrying new rain drops, you sweet breeze… ]

Veyilil nizhalupol, marayum maayayai
Viralaal shilayilum kulirezhum uravakal ezhuthi
[In the sunlight like a shadow, disappearing like magic
With your fingers, on the rocks, cool springs you wrote ]
Ithuvazhi akalum aaro… avanetho… maaya… jaalam?
Aaro.. avanaaro… kaanum swapnam?
[Who are you? going this way?… like magic
Who are you? Are you someone’s dream?]

Oru karimukilinu chirakukal aruliya minnale
Puthumazha malarukal vithariya kuru mozhi thennale
[Gave wings to a rain cloud, , you lightning
Carrying new rain drops, you sweet breeze… ]

* This line refers to a story in the epic Ramayana. Mareechan, a demon/rakshas lures Sita, the wife of Lord Rama, out of the protective band near her abode in the jungle pretending to be a golden deer and aids Ravana the demon king in his abduction of Sita.

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