Mungaru Male

Not since the ‘Bandhana’ songs (and Dr Rajkumar’s ‘Belathigalagi Baa’) has a collection enthralled me like the songs from ‘Mungaru Male’ - the present rage in Karnataka and a shining feather in Kannadiga caps…Mungaru male means Pre monsoon showers

Listen to the title song yourself, sung by Sonu Nigam. It is a fascinating song that has been going round & round in my head for a few days now. The movie has more great numbers by Sonu, Shreya, Udit & Kunal Ganjewala, but nothing to beat the title number though. Sonu has sung it with such authority and some of the inflections that he has brought to certain parts of the song, have to be heard to appreciate…As you listen, you may be reminded of many other songs, but this composition eventually stands tall. One of these days, I will find a translation of the lyrics, they are quite poetic, actually!!



Mungaru Maleye

Mungaru Maleye….Yenu ninna Hanigala Leele
Ninna Mugila Saale, Dhareya Korala Premada Maale

Suriva Olume Aajadi Malege, Preeti Moodide
Yaava Chippinalli, Yaava Haniyu Muttaguvudo

Olavu Yelli Kudiyoduvudo, Tiliyadagide
Mungaru Maleye..Yenu Ninna Hanigala Leele


Bhuvi Kenne Tumba, Mugilu Surida Muttina Gurutu

Nanna Yedeya Tumba, Avalu Banda Heggeya Gurutu
Hegge Gegge Aa Savi Saddu, Premanadavoo
Yede Mugilinalli, Rangu challi Nintalu Avalu

Baredu Hesaru Kamanabillu, Yenu Modeyoo
Mungaru Maleye..Yenu Ninna Hanigala Leele


Yava Hanigalinda, Yava Nelavu Hasiraguvudo
Yaara Sparshadindaa, Yara Manavu Hasivaguvudo..
Yara Usirali Yara Hesaro Yaru Baredaro
Yava Preeti Huvu, Yara Hrudayadalli Ararluvudo
Yaara Prema Poojege Mudipo, Yaru Balloro
Mungaru Maleye..Yenu ninna Hanigala Leele

Olava Chandamama Naguta Banda Manadangalake
Preeti Belakinalli, Hrudaya Horatide Meravanige
Avala Prema Doorinakadege, Preeti Payanavoo
Pranaya Doorinalli, Kaledu Hogo Sukava Indu
Dhanyanaade Padedukondu Hosa Janmavoo

Mungaru Maleye..Yenu ninna Hanigala Leele


The songs are a great hit in Banaglore, but what many won’t know is the music director Mano Murthy an NRI who lived in California. Read these interviews if you want to know about him (2nd Hindu interview as well). Mano Murthy - The CEO and co-founder of Allegro Systems, which was acquired by Cisco Systems recently for $181 million, moonlights today as a composer & producer.

Movie details of the movie on Wikipedia + various awards won.To get a general idea of the lyrics – check out this part of the song..

Yava Hanigalinda, Yava Nelavu Hasiraguvudo
Yaara Sparshadindaa, Yara Manavu Hasivaguvudo..
Yara Usirali Yara Hesaro Yaru Baredaro
Yava Preeti Huvu, Yara Hrudayadalli Ararluvudo
Yaara Prema Poojege Mudipo, Yaru Balloro
Mungaru Maleye..Yenu ninna Hanigala Leele


We never know the magic of the first rain, the drops of it may nourish the seed of life, we never know who will make in-roads into our heart and minds, we never know with whom we may fall in love, but our love will get a true meaning only if it is reciprocated, not just reciprocated but worshipped. (Translation by Medha Joshi)

Comments

Me too loved the music...but the thing is they overpublisized it. Every three minutes on a channel called UMN, they replay the songs over and over and over again, it really gets at your head. I uncnciously bi-hearted the songs after listening to it at the bus stop, the shops, the autos, everyone loves it here!
Anonymous said…
Though I'm not a kannadiga,I loved this song too.
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Maddy said…
Lakshmi - I know what you mean, but it was probably a great collection in Kannada movies after a long gap I guess, for people to really flout it!!

Anonymous - thanks a lot for dropping by
GVK said…
S Shiva Kumar in The Hindu write-up says Mungaru Maley songs are a rage even amomg thos who don't know Kannada. And that Sonu Nigam makes it a point to sing the title son at his every concert.
Kishor Cariappa said…
What I liked about Sonu is his pronunciation of the language…it’s bang on, unlike Udit or Kunal…who tend to eat up words.
http://mail2nagen.blogspot.com/2007/06/mungaru-male-review.html
Tshering said…
Can anyone please send me the translation of this song. I m not even from india, so its very hard me to understand. But i really am in love with song. So please send it to tseyangzok@gmail.com. Thank you very much
Maddy said…
Thanks Tshering for visiting -I have sent you the link by email as well..

http://ssvikas.blogspot.com/2009/02/mungaru-maleye-mungaru-male-translation.html