In recent times, a Tamil song has undoubtedly broken the internet and gone exclusively viral. Enjoy Enjaami by Dhee and Arivu has truly been revolutionary in terms of its visuals, lyrics and musical aspects. The song Enjoy Enjaami is widely based on Arivu’s grandmother who used to lovingly address him as “en saami” (Meaning: my God). The song talks about the simpler times when human civilization was environmentally thriving and offers a larger than life perspective on the world. They say that this land was left to us by our ancestors to be enjoyed and cherished by us.
“Annakili Annakili, Ada Alamarakkela Vannakili. Nallapadi Vaazha Cholli Indha Manna Kuduthaane Poovakudi” This line from Enjoy Enjaami translates to “Parrot perching on the Banyan Tree, this land was given to us by our ancestors, blessing a lead to a fruitful life.
“Kammankara Kaaniyellam Paadith Thirinjane Aathikudi, Naai Nari Poonaikellam Indha Erikoolam Kooda Sonthammadu”
This line holds a particularly meaningful thought. It translates that our ancestors sung through their life on these river banks and fertile fields. These lakes and ponds belong to dogs, foxes and cats too. Meaning that these flowing rivers and luscious ponds were left to us as common property to be enjoyed and relised equally among all of us, including animals. This line directly resonates to the disparity that is prevalent in today’s time when it comes to water, land and other resources that were left for us by our forefathers.
This song emphasises on the importance of Pa Ranjith’s Casteless Collective as a space where many artistes openly voice out about several pertinent issues through catchy beats and tunes.
With several climatic issues prevailing in today’s world, a song like this being popular among the masses is a thought-provoking move by Arivu, Dhee and Co. We believe that Enjoy Enjaami is a beginning for musicians and artists to voice out prevalent climatic, social and other grave issues and bring them to the masses, allowing them to tap to the beat but simultaneously get them thinking as well.