While everybody can’t stop raving about ‘Why This Kolaveri Di’ song, it has found a critic in well known lyricist Javed Akhtar.
“”Kolavari-D”. Every one is praising the robes but the emporer is naked. Tune ordinary, singing substandard. words an insult to sensibility… Some get over awed by success but to me it is only the quality that matters… Ideally what is desirable is success with quality Even If bad taste is in the cover of “personal taste” at least I don’t find acceptable. (sic),” Javed Akhtar had previously posted on his Twitter page.
The comment earned varied responses from the people.
“Its a barrage of comments about my comment on KOLA…some are calling me jealous, even abusing me, others praising me for belling the cat. (sic),” he wrote.
But ‘Why This Kolaveri Di’ music director Anirudh Ravichander thinks it’s an honor that his song has reached the ears of the likes of Javed Akhtar.
“Yes, I do. Javed Akhtar Saab is entitled to his opinion. I’m accepting his criticism. He is a legend and I’m happy that my song in my debut film has reached his ears. This is a Tamil song composed from Chennai. To have reached a level where he has heard it is a big achievement for me,” he said.
Even though he feels honored Anirudh doesn’t agree with the legend.
“Mine is a simple song and doesn’t require a great musical genius to compose it. It has a very simple tune. But I wouldn’t call it mediocre because if that was the case, it wouldn’t have reached out to so many people. The tune is catchy and the lyrics also attract. I suppose, there is some external force too working in the favor of the number,” he added.
‘Kolaveri Di’ song has now hit 19 million mark in YouTube.