Friday, March 23, 2012

In The Name Of Soup Song

I know soup song is a big name now and in one way I can say that it has become a trend. We have all heard about it as gana song till the latest Kolaveri came into picture. Its new name is soup song. I dont have to say how Kolaveri has its legendary way of changing the name but it stops just there. All is well until the point where it enters into the concept of degrading the female population. Well that part is never changed, unfortunately. I vaguely remember the days when this whole concept started. But I am very sure that there are hundreds and hundreds of songs that does the same job. This morning while driving to work, I happened to listen to one of such song and it annoyed me to the core that I had to do something about it. The song was from the movie 7am Arivu and it was "Yemma Yemma" song. Well, if you have watched the movie, you must be knowing the reason for the song in that movie. Not a big thing, a guy proposes and the girl denies it. Or may be a big thing ! But that doesn't mean that it has to be taken to a spot where such song is needed in the first place and morever this song takes on not just that girl in that character but on the entire female group. Really !!! I don't even have to say how much of a hit that song is. Its so unfortunate that such a nice melody is used on such tasteless lyrics.

So when a guy listens to this song, in no way he is going to be affected. Sometimes it so happens that the guy would really enjoy such song. Well why not? These are obviously hit songs. But when you see it from a girl's view, apart from the melody nothing else makes sense. It is very cheap and hurtful to put it exactly. Practically most of the ladies will ignore it thinking that its not me. And I believe that's where the whole thing goes off the track. Since there is no or very less opposition that was raised from the group that was attacked and the other group either enjoys or doesn't care, and to top it up and ofcourse it pours money to the people who produces it in the name of entertainment, these have become a staple in most of the movies. When we can have a commitee to determine if the movie can be viewed by kids or not, why not have a commitee to determine if a woman can listen to a song or not? Because clearly these songs make me cringe in my seat, even though I ignore it exactly the same way as every other woman does. I am sure we deserve more ! 

After the humungous hit of Kolaveri, there will be many more on their way to degrade the lady gang further and further. Whenever a team comes up with such song, they say its just for that character and not for the entire gang. Nothing in the song says so. I see it as an excuse to get rid of a mistake that have been commited. Not a fair game my friend !

I believe there should be a change in the trend as the generation grows. But with these gana songs changing the trend to soup songs just in the name but not in the subject kept me thinking about it for a while. Is it worth to take it further to our next generation? Obiously, NO. Isn't it the duty of the women to raise the voice and show the opposition against it?  I believe so. So here I contribute my share on this ocean.


~ Be the change you want to see in this world - Mahatma Gandhi