Kappa Kappa

(Translation on request for MNM)
This “item song” which appears at the end of the movie Bachelor Party, hits all the check marks – has nothing to do with the movie’s plot, has a catchy tune with lyrics that don’t mean much, fully clothed men are seen dancing around an “item girl”, other dancing women are wearing “immodest” clothing which apparently helps the marketability of the movie/song. 🙂

I think the beginning scene of this song is pretty hilarious though. This movie is about a bunch of gangsters who take revenge on their rivals for killing their friend Tony -who had left the life of a gangster and was living peacefully with his pregnant wife. Unfortunately at the end, all of them get killed in a shootout. This song starts from there – them ending up at the doors of hell and what do they see? – Tony is already in there dancing with hot girls. And of course! they had to include two major Kerala delicacies – Kappa puzhuku (mashed tapioca) and Chakka varatty (Jackfruit preserve) – to make it catchy, even if those two lines have no bearing on the rest of the lines . I mean, it’s no joke that jackfruit is our state fruit[1]. I am sure if we had a state tuber, it would be tapioca. 😀

To listen to the song, click play:

One…Two…Here we go!
I’m gonna go…I’m gonna I’m gonna go
hey! hey! hey!

Tamtamtam tatantara…Porinju erinju unarnnu uyarnnu vannuvo?
Tamtamtam tatantara…Marichu mannadinju alinju uyarthu vanno?
[Did we get fried, burned, wake and come up?
Did we die, get buried, decompose and raise up?]

Chiraku illaathe uyarathil paaram, kanam illathe aadam
Thudi thalam kottaam
[Let us fly high without wings, lets dance without any burdens
Let us pick up a beat]
Velivilla kali ellam theerum, kalam ellaam maarum
Mizhineerum maayum
[All this insane play will end, the playground will change
and all the tears will be gone]
Nallor ellam paathaalathil, swarlokatho boranmaar!
Nallor ellam paathaalathil, swarlokatho boranmaar!
[All the good ones are in hell and in heaven, all boring ones!
All the good ones are in hell and in heaven, all boring ones!]

Hey! Kappa kappa kappa kappa kappa kappa kappa puzhukku, hoi!
Hey! Chakka chakka chakka chakkara chakkara chakka chakkara varatty!
[Hey! Tapioca tapioca…mashed tapioca
Jackfruit jackfruit ….jackfruit preserve with jaggery ]
Hey! Kappa kappa Kappa kappa Kappa kappa kappa puzhukku, hoi!
Hey! Chakka chakka chakka chakkara chakkara chakka chakkara varatty!
[Tapioca tapioca…mashed tapioca
Jackfruit jackfruit ….jackfruit preserve with jaggery ]

Mannappam kinaachattiyil
porinju erinju unarnnu uyarnnu vannuvo?
[A mudcake in a pan of dreams
Did it get fried, burned, wake and come up?]
Sankalpam vishappu attan
marichu mannadinju alinju uyarthu vanno?
[Imagination (helps) to alleviate hunger
Did it die, get buried, decompose and raise up?]

Chiraku illaathe uyarathil paaram, kanam illathe aadam
Thudi thalam kottaam
[Let us fly high without wings, lets dance without any burdens
Let us pick up a beat]
Velivilla kali ellam theerum, kalam ellaam maarum
Mizhineerum maayum
[All this insane play will end, the playground will change
and all the tears will be gone]
Nallor ellam paathaalathil, swarlokatho boranmaar!
Nallor ellam paathaalathil, swarlokatho boranmaar!
[All the good ones are in hell and in heaven, all boring ones!
All the good ones are in hell and in heaven, all boring ones!]

Hey! Kappa kappa kappa kappa kappa kappa kappa puzhukku, hoi!
Hey! Chakka chakka chakka chakkara chakkara chakka chakkara varatty!
[Hey! Tapioca tapioca…mashed tapioca
Jackfruit jackfruit ….jackfruit preserve with jaggery ]
Hey! Kappa kappa Kappa kappa Kappa kappa kappa puzhukku, hoi!
Hey! Chakka chakka chakka chakkara chakkara chakka chakkara varatty!
[Tapioca tapioca…mashed tapioca
Jackfruit jackfruit ….jackfruit preserve with jaggery ]

Once more!

Hey! Kappa kappa kappa kappa kappa kappa kappa puzhukku, hoi!
Hey! Chakka chakka chakka chakkara chakkara chakka chakkara varatty!
[Hey! Tapioca tapioca…mashed tapioca
Jackfruit jackfruit ….jackfruit preserve with jaggery ]
Hey! Kappa kappa Kappa kappa Kappa kappa kappa puzhukku, hoi!
Hey! Chakka chakka chakka chakkara chakkara chakka chakkara varatty!
[Tapioca tapioca…mashed tapioca
Jackfruit jackfruit ….jackfruit preserve with jaggery ]

(A few incomprehensible English lines later :D)

Hey! Kappa kappa kappa kappa kappa kappa kappa puzhukku, hoi!
Hey! Chakka chakka chakka chakkara chakkara chakka chakkara varatty!
[Hey! Tapioca tapioca…mashed tapioca
Jackfruit jackfruit ….jackfruit preserve with jaggery ]
Hey! Kappa kappa Kappa kappa Kappa kappa kappa puzhukku, hoi!
Hey! Chakka chakka chakka chakkara chakkara chakka chakkara varatty!
[Tapioca tapioca…mashed tapioca
Jackfruit jackfruit ….jackfruit preserve with jaggery ]

Hey! Kappa kappa kappa kappa kappa kappa kappa puzhukku, hoi!
Hey! Chakka chakka chakka chakkara chakkara chakka chakkara varatty!
[Hey! Tapioca tapioca…mashed tapioca
Jackfruit jackfruit ….jackfruit preserve with jaggery ]
Hey! Kappa kappa Kappa kappa Kappa kappa kappa puzhukku, hoi!
Hey! Chakka chakka chakka chakkara chakkara chakka chakkara varatty!
[Tapioca tapioca…mashed tapioca
Jackfruit jackfruit ….jackfruit preserve with jaggery ]

[1]List_of_Kerala_state_symbols

+ Image copyright to the original uploader.

One Comment Add yours

  1. snehab bhattacharjee says:

    Thank you very much 😀

    Liked by 1 person

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