Indian Film Song Lyrics

I cannot resist Graphjam so here we are. Indian Film song lyrics explained with simple graphs. I promise, this will be the second last time I will be “inspired” (like Anu Malik) to remix a popular Internet meme for desi purposes.

First we explore the Hindi Film Industry, or as Cineblitz chooses to acronymize, HiFI









UPDATE: My 90 minute drive back home from office resulted in these






Priyank gives us a lesson in the geographic origins of day to day items


And Narendra ponders on Mr Singh’s route to kingship


And now, we look at Tamil songs









Ramsu shares with us, the Foot Presents Theory of Pessimism


Arvind Suresh psychoanalyzes thieves’ desires


As usual, this does not end here. Please email me your creations and I’ll feature the best ones here.


220 thoughts on “Indian Film Song Lyrics

  1. more than anything, i love the benny lava one!

    you promised thisd be the second last time ud do this…. is that some sort of recursive statement? because im sure it wont be…

  2. that’s more like it!

    enna oru form, orey shaking shaking you are….

    loved each of them and the #FFFFFF was fab, more such ones plz.

    leave religion to odavakarapayyans

  3. Soopper doopper post – absolutely fantastic! I have also started graphjamming now thanks to you, but your creativity is out of the world.
    the last 2 posts from you (this and swamijis & science) is like 2 consecutive centuries – one in test match and then in T20. Rajesh Khanna, Govinda, 1942 and Thaliavar’s oru koodai sunlight … ellamey, only Blogosphere mannan, KA can create!

  4. i have never had such fun reading a post of urs…u have beaten urself…one of ur best…but dint understand the benny lava chart…if u can enlighten me would be great!

  5. hey, apparently nakka mukka doesnt mean tongue and nose…. it’s Onomatopoeia apparently – the sound made by the drum or something. just like dandanaka or jigu jickan.

  6. Brilliance! This graphjam is really cool. I feel like some watcher of the skies when a new planet swims into his ken, or Cortez, when he, with eagle eyes, stared at his 19″ LCD monitor.

    Each one is a masterpiece, but the “locked in the room” gets my Oscar

  7. Amaicharae;
    oralu onnu angu irukka, olakka onnu ingu irukka;
    nellu kuthum neram yedhu solladi yen chitiramae

    yenna arumaiyana thatthuvam — idhai ivttu vittayae


  8. Too good!

    I loved the April Madathil, So gaya (nice touch with “all destinations”) and Superstar was lovely.

    Which song was Heisenberg’s?

      1. ๐Ÿ™‚ good one ..

        Althought doesn’t jigar mean gut? Even if it does, I think your near-the-liver has it covered.

        Ashok: Actually, Jigar does literally mean “liver”. In Urdu, the liver is the metaphorical gut/heart etc

  9. Best. Post. Ever.

    I am ROTFL in the office now. Unfortuantely do not know Tamil hence cannot enjoy the Tamilones. I understood the Benny Lava just because of Youtube.

  10. Krish it would be nice if you can add youtube links to all the songs… am asking too much, but then I dint get a few of them

  11. Hi Ashok,

    ROTFL was just an acronym for a phrase up until now! Oh my God!! How do you even think up such things!

    Unfortunately, I’m not in touch with Tamil songs so that was pretty much Greek & Latin; The Hindi songs were superb, though.

    PS: Which one was “Who should Govinda give his heart to?”

  12. Ha ha ha ha, I simply cannot bring myself to type anything more as I simply cannot control my laughter.

    Creative genius at its best!!!

  13. just another random reader… caught on about benny lava only after your post…
    jus 1 thing… prabhu deva ku indha matter pathi theriyuma?

  14. Awesome!
    But, I dint get the Govinda and his admirers one. And of course the Tamil ones.
    Benny Lava rocked though!

    PS – what exactly does Jilpa mean? None of my frnds have been able to enlighten me.

  15. Appaaaa!
    Jesht too much!
    I loved Kalyaanadhaan Kattikittuh… Naakuh Mookuh, Where is the paarty! and the Shivaji Sunlight Song ๐Ÿ˜›
    Jeanious you are ra!
    How simplified they are…These Tamil songs!

  16. I bow to you lord of humour….this is amazing….can we have lyrics and pointers to original songs for those who dont understand Tamil ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. @100rabh -> I like the way you spell your name.. ๐Ÿ™‚ Very creative…

      @ KA – this post is just sheer brilliant.. I loved Rajesh Khanna’s Algo and Govinda’s ‘mein rashte pe jaa raha tha’… Just too much ๐Ÿ™‚

      Yes, I guess as one of the readers has commented : Different way of song visualization!!! Paradigm shift!

  17. hahaha…man u r master of both…lyrics n statistics…dis give a totally new dimension to hindi songs…n may be…u can inspire A NEW MALIK also…

  18. Whatay okkamokka sooper post! Totally LoLified by it.

    But a small prablem…. I am not getting a benny lava song… Whats a it?

  19. Ausum!

    One of the few times when I wished I knew Tamil ๐Ÿ˜› Some of the Hindi songs were in-your-face whlist I pondered over some time to get the others

    I was scratching my hair out trying to figure ‘Cuckoo X 8’ when at long last, enlightenment dawned upon me whilst I was in the bus…I almost screamed out ‘Eureka’ ๐Ÿ˜†

    Keep’em coming…and am definitely mailing u few ‘ve thot up!

  20. A really really long time lurker .. This time couldnt stop myself! You rock KA! Except Benny Lava I could figure out all of them.. Fantabulous…. Pls pls dont stop!

  21. Simbly Superb! Too hilarious for words. However, did not get Govinda’s “Who should I give my heart to?” and some of the tamizh songs. The sooner you send us the link, the better.

  22. Hilarious and truly original. This is the only way to learn math.
    All high school teachers should follow your method.

  23. Awesome!!! Hey someone should give all the song names corresponding to the graphs… For ppl like me who didnt get all the answers!

  24. For those of you wondering about Guru Govinda’s song โ€œWho should I give my heart to?โ€

    “Kitne Anaar yahan, Kitne Bimaar yahan, yeh dil mein kis kis ko doon?”

    Now the second part of the song is the ‘Pant bhi sexy’ and oh is is very graphic ๐Ÿ™‚

  25. OMG!! Hilarious!! :D:D:D
    I just cant stop laughing!! especially the “kalyanam dhaan kattitu kittu” song and what part of govinda is sexy!!
    LOL LOL LOL!! :D:D
    just too good!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  26. Thalaivaaa! Putting Govinda on GraphJam – what jeeniyass! Thank you for putting Hindi song fundas also, I was missing my 90s addiction to lame Hindi film music just two days ago ๐Ÿ˜€

  27. ABC, i agree he does have one fulltime work.. i asked why do you guys spend your valuable time by creating the graph and sending this links to others.. Friends are fwding these links to us and they are amused it seems to see your work.. but i dont think something is really great to be appreciated.. its mere a time pass for you guys and waste of time for guys like us.. Instead of speding your valuable time on the net and creating blogs do some stuff which will be useful for your, your family, your state, your country…

    My intention was not to blame on you guys but from my point of view surffing net is a mere time pass… I dont want to comment more on this.. i expressed my personal views.. its upto the admin to retain this comment in this page or delete it..

    Ashok: Mr xyz, I dont delete comments ๐Ÿ™‚

  28. Finally, it’s time to come out of just reading your posts. This one was tooooo gooooooooooood. Had me ROTFL. And yes, stares in the silent office. But that’s ok, I forwarded it to them all and they did the same too. ๐Ÿ™‚

  29. Good ones…though couldnt crack the sky/world tag team graph. Closest I could think was: “Aasman ke neeche, hum aaj apne peeche” from Guide.
    Pls enlighten with correct answer.


  30. ukkarnthu yosipaangalo !!! mudiaylae.. loved wen it started in tamil.. esp vikram, vijay songs with nakka mukka..

    PS: pls dont temme its ur second last inspiration to remix internet meme!!!

  31. As the magic fluid in your (electronic) pen is every ready to spring these delicious surprises on us, I have only this to say:

    Atrociously funny statistics! Really, Mr Krish, I mean it. Your standard deviation from the usual mode of humour in the blogosphere shall continue to cockle the tickles of our heart.

  32. Hi Ashok,

    Was browsing some sites, when i bumped into this little gem

    Check out the 3rd comment, or rather check out the profile picture.

    Brilliant aint it?? So the question begs to be asked. Are you Bitangsha Ray in disguise?? ๐Ÿ™‚

  33. hi, it is nice to go through ur blog…and it is well informative too…by the way why don’t you start a blog in your own mother tongue…? as i know it is not a big task….

    recently i was searching for the user friendly Indian language typing tool and found .. ” quillpad”. heard that it is much more superior than the Google’s indic transliteration…!? It gives you the option of Rich Text as well as 9 Indian languages…whereas Google is providing only 5 languages and no Rich text option…

    It is indeed a pleasure as well as proud moment to express our views in our own mother tongue…and it is our duty too….. so, save,protect,popularize and communicate in our own mother tongue….

    try this,

    Jai…. Ho….

  34. BTW, the Six-step-guide-for-desi-douchebags-to-avoid-getting-pwned post in the Snack edition is just too good! Unfortunately, can’t leave comments there!

    1. Ah yes. Tumblr does not have comments. I wrote that after being threatened with a lawsuit by a guy who stole content from my blog and posted it without attribution. My crime was asking him politely to attribute now that he knows the original author. His response was to claim that my emails/post comments were “defamation” and therefore grounds for a lawsuit.

  35. @N : magnificent word-play !!
    KA’s posts bring out the best creative vein in his readers — limmericks, poems, mathematical humorous prose, you-name-it .i could make a good post, article, or book by collecting my comments in KA’s and others’s blogs !! there is even a blog calssifying commentors, but i forget the name of my class .

      1. The email forward is spreading like wildfire! Me got it from 4 diff sources (co-incidence is that all are IT ppl…sign of the ‘bench-y’ times?)

        One version had it as ‘Guess the songs from the Pic’ kinda quiz theme ๐Ÿ˜ Sadly, no attribute though!

      2. No one is attributing anything. People are just forwarding it as a quiz. I have to show them the actual post to makke them believe that it was yur blogpost. That said, your popularity in my office has skyrocketed.

  36. ayyyo trauma! how jobless are you?

    awesome i say awesome…but how did u find the time for so many

    when aashiqui came out, i used to have this theory that nazar and jigar are perpendicular lines..but back in school my classmates thought i was a geek and made fun. i bet those losers have posted nice comments on this blogpost ๐Ÿ˜›

    Govinda also does not care if you bit a chilli my mistake…you could add that in your venn diagram ๐Ÿ™‚

  37. Hey hi,
    just read your blog n couldn stop complimentin.
    I must say you hav a great sense of humour n you seem to be Very Innovative by the kindaa stuff you tried by making statistical data.
    But being honest i couldn get few of them like those Benny lava, n tamil songs.
    But overall it was awsome. ๐Ÿ™‚

  38. Haven’t seen such stuff before. Truly amazing.. Govinda’s attributes and Rajesh Khannas’ algorithm are outstanding. ๐Ÿ™‚

  39. Yabba….! 1942 ………..ROTFL ! Now thats understanding !
    Thanks for posting ๐Ÿ™‚ Teri naani mari tho main kya karoo? u left thujko mirchi lagi tho mein kya karoo? Romba mukkiyam !

    GR8 Job ! mind boggling !

  40. l0l funny..really funny..

    I am a first time visitor here . I tried to search for your blog in Google and landed here. Great blog !!! I m ur fan and I am subscribing to this blog.

    P.S. I also read ur posts on CTO blog. ๐Ÿ™‚

  41. I’ve read through more than half the posts in your blog for yours is the most addictive blog I’ve seen!Seriously.I’ve named you the king of blogs on my blogroll ๐Ÿ™‚
    You haven’t posted here for quite a few days though.I’ve been checking once each day atleast.Please hurry ๐Ÿ™‚

  42. _/\_

    proness… though if you could include a few pointers to help the non-tamil understanding junta.. maybe the translation of lyrics, or something..

    benny lava, rajesh khanna, 1942 – amazing stuff…



  43. One small correction, though; For the “Things Govinda does not care about”, it is not “your grandmother’s death” (that is actually Karisma’s line) it should actually be “You got a chilli”*

    *”Tujhe mirchi lagi to main kya karoon…”

  44. I am going to leave a few lame words…that I enjoyed the graphic representation as much as I enjoyed several other posts of yours!

  45. Amazing stuff!

    Your creative content is a breathtaking. In a simple world, ppl can take their time out and have real fun reading your blogs/plogs watever u call them :)- spread the word. Though its sad to see ppl not attributing the source.. as i said again in a simple world.

  46. ok…this officially makes my week.

    the only thing i didn’t get was the foot presents theory of pessimism, though.

  47. You need to put this on a tee. Or make it wall art.

    Basically you need to start the jalsa+jilpa range before someone else does ๐Ÿ™‚

  48. totally awesome stuff… though i understood only the bollywood ones, but they are super duper hilarious… laughing till date ๐Ÿ˜€

  49. Ashok,
    I’m a big fan of your blog (like the zillion others here), and I laughed so much at this one. Made my day ๐Ÿ™‚

    I didn’t get the last tamil song, been breaking my head over it the last five minutes. Even googled “kalvanil aasaigal” and came up with nothing. . Enna pattu adhu? Please, reply pannunga


  50. cdnt identify or understand all of it, but even with the ones I could, I could have split my sides with laughing (didnt actually split bec I kept me relaxed). your blog really looks superb.

  51. Too cool!!!
    I didn’t know some of teh Tamil songs but I absolutely loved the hindi ones. My fav were Hesisenberg principled you in front of eyes of liver, and Rajesh Khanna’s algo for life:) Too good!

  52. Ayyyayooooo this was awesome….hahahahhahahaa can’t stop laughing pa……uff uff uff i liked all of them..orru kudai sunlight orru kudai moonlight..hehe…and veedu varai….. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  53. Very nice. I like the veedu varai uravu thing very much. My favorite.
    Btw – is there a Doors reference there…with ‘This is the end’…

  54. “Hilarious” is an understatement! Too good! Please do not let this be the last of its kind. You must keep doing this for the sake of fans like us ๐Ÿ™‚

  55. Been secretly stashing away print-out’s of most of these posts in my ondraful memory, but decided to re-visit this one after today’s byooty post on Miley Sur Mera Tumhara. I am fan, thalaivaa and will always be. Finally commenting on the blog. Feels nice ๐Ÿ˜› Please give more such punaak for me to re-gurgitate now and then, it is all my pleasure ๐Ÿ™‚

  56. Whatanamazingpost, Machan! My wife found me in my office, doubled over and laughing uncontrollably and whispering random lines of tamil songs to myself.

  57. Awesome ….I have seen The US stand up comedian Demetri Martin do stuff like this a lot using visual sketches …did you get inspired by him by any chance ?

  58. Amazing creativity!! “So gayi yeh saari manzilen” — really asleep!!! Sahee ๐Ÿ™‚

    And vikram, trisha dilemma, kekka ve vendaam!!

  59. Hey, i was simple browsin around and came across this post. OMG. You really got a greattt sense of humour ๐Ÿ˜€ Brilliant it is !! Loved every bit.. then it went monotonous..still… Amazing Idea. Very creative. Keep it up.

  60. Please make a graph for this ‘ye bandhan to pyar ka bandhan hai’ from ‘Karan Arjun’:
    When is sun far from sky, when is moon far from ray, when is fragrance far from wind, when is spring far from garden,
    This bond is a bond of love, it’s a confluence of lives

  61. I laughed so hard that tears splattered on my iPAD. Vikram/Trisha was dilemma was Onnaam class. Serendipity brought me to this blog a few days and I’ve been reading non-stop until I stop every day.

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