Santhosha KaNNeerey/ Dil Se Re

I have always liked Santhosha kaNNeerey more than Dil Se Re. Maybe it’s because I listened to the Tamil version first. Anyway, I love the lyrics of both the songs (I like the words Santhosha KaNNeerey itself). What great lyrics that suits the mood of the song so beautifully!

Some of my favourite lines from the songs:

kalloNru thadaiseidha poadhum pulloNru pudhuvaergaL poadum
nam kaadhal adhu poala meerum

unnoadu naan kaNda bandham maNNoadu mazhai koNda sondham
kaaindhaalum adi eeram enjum

Do Patte Patjhad Ke Pedon Se Utre The
Pedon Ki Shakhon Se Utre The
Phir Utne Mausam Guzre Woh Patte Do Bechaare
Phir Ugne Ki Chahat Mein Woh Sahraon Se Guzre
Woh Patte Dil Dil Dil The Woh Dil The Dil Dil Dil The
Dil Hai To Phir Dard Hoga Dard Hai To Dil Bhi Hoga
Mausam Guzarte Hi Rahte Hain

With such a lovely lyrics having music by A R Rahman & sung by the man himself, is there anything more you can ask for?! πŸ™‚ Add to it, when the song is picturized by Mani Ratnam you can rest assured that it is a visual cum aural treat. πŸ™‚ Some parts that I like in the picturization of this song: the colours of Manisha’s costumes, Manisha’s bangles breaking in sync with the beats, Sharukh & Manisha running just as the bomb blasts behind them and the Army men run, Sharukh singing the lines ‘Do Patte Patjhad Ke….’ standing amidst patjhad ke patte! Wow!

Watch Santhosha KaNNeerey here:



  1. adiya said,

    August 13, 2007 at 2:19 am


  2. Girish said,

    August 13, 2007 at 4:20 am

    At last my fav song πŸ™‚

    Unbelievable music and mind blowing picturisation…Much better than the popular Chaiyya Chaiyya..

  3. August 13, 2007 at 11:27 am

    Fantastic songs … never got out of my fav list since 1999. Btw: compare Poongatrilaey and Ey Ajnabi ….

    Ey Ajnabi thoo hai Kahii awaz dhey Kahi saey

    Poongatrilaey Un swaasathai Thaniyaaga thedi Paarthaen

    Tamil hero seems to adopt a proactive approach while the other one waits for the female !! LOL !!

  4. chiroti said,

    August 13, 2007 at 12:24 pm

    love this song too…:)

  5. arvind said,

    August 14, 2007 at 12:31 pm

    i liked the hindi version better..may be because my mind is a bit prejudiced

  6. Aparna said,

    August 14, 2007 at 3:15 pm

    >Much better than the popular Chaiyya Chaiyya..
    Not so sure about that. I like the choreography of Chaiyya Chaiyya

    LOL I never observed that!


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  7. Nithya Sivashankar said,

    August 15, 2007 at 7:56 pm

    Ay Ajnabi rocks πŸ™‚ And so does Dil Se re πŸ™‚
    Byooootiful numbers, both πŸ™‚

  8. Bharath said,

    August 20, 2007 at 10:42 am

    I guess its the version which it was originally intended for which has the most impact… Same with Bombay and Roja where I liked the Tamil versions better but with Yuva and AE, both versions appeal…

    Having said that I think Dil Se is one of Rahmans three best (along with Yuva and Bombay)… Only Mani Ratnam can get such stuff from the Genius!!! The video of Dil Se Re is simply brilliant… And its one song you can *never* tire of listening!

    PS: I met the God of Cinema at Chennai airport… Again escorted him through immigration to the aircraft.. He is *unbelievably* down to earth and he was chatting so casually about his work, his sets etc… The best moment of my life, beating my meeting with Rahman!

  9. Aparna said,

    August 20, 2007 at 9:43 pm

    That’s great!! πŸ™‚ What did you talk with him?
    Btw, even I like the original versions only most of the times.

  10. Shiva said,

    August 21, 2007 at 7:11 pm

    I like the tamil version too.. the lyrics fit in better, or atleast feel that way cos Rahman seems more comfortable singing in thamizh (or did at that point of time). Amazing song, and there’s definitely something mesmerizing about the words Santhosha KaNNeerey πŸ™‚

    You’ve reviewed probably 2 of his best ever songs back to back!

  11. Aparna said,

    August 22, 2007 at 8:35 am

    It’s not the lyrics fitting better, but, the tune of the Hindi version is slightly different from the Tamil and lyrics do fit in properly in that too.
    Yeah nice words πŸ™‚

  12. Bharath said,

    August 22, 2007 at 9:59 am

    Hi Aparna

    Too long a conversation – Initially I said Im a great admirer of his work and I knew his response would be his trademark smile… Then he asked where Im from and I said Im from Bangalore – Asked him why he doesnt shoot in Bangalore – He said he did (in Pallavi anu Pallavi) – But I asked him if his favourite city is Bombay.. He said he likes to shoot in Bombay but more often than not he likes to recreate Bombay in his sets… Spoke about his sets for Anjali and Nayagan, spoke about Sri Lanka being his first overseas shoot and not Turkey (for Guru), spoke about Pondicherry

    See I told you it’ll be very long… My God the Man is so down to earth!!!!!

  13. Aparna said,

    August 23, 2007 at 1:32 pm

    Wow! You got to talk so much with him?! Lucky you! πŸ™‚
    Btw, aren’t only the places that are shown when Madhavan, Simran & Keerthana travel with Prakash Raj, shot in Sri lanka or were any other scenes shot there?

  14. Bharath said,

    August 24, 2007 at 3:50 pm

    Nope apparently he just went there for half a day and shot the city and the traffic (without the actors) and used these scenes in the movie! πŸ˜€

  15. Aparna said,

    August 24, 2007 at 4:07 pm

    That’s why I asked if only the places that are shown were shot. πŸ™‚ Because, if you see the song, never will all the actors in the car and the places of Sri Lanka shown, will be shown simultaneously. I had heard earlier from someone that his assisstant director had gone to Sri Lanka to shoot some places. So, I thought Mani Ratnam himself didn’t go there

  16. Bharath said,

    August 24, 2007 at 4:33 pm

    Yep – The scenes are never shown simultaneously – Quite a clever piece of work I must admit… Compared to the number of people who go to Switzerland just to shoot a song! (Our airline was almost going to carry 20-25 people to Zurich for Sillunu Oru Kadhal)

    He said “We went to Sri Lanka” – Dont know if that meant him and his team or just his assistant director…

  17. Aparna said,

    August 24, 2007 at 6:58 pm

    25 people to Zurich? What a waste of money!
    Oh ok. Maybe he went.

  18. adarsh said,

    November 13, 2007 at 11:20 am

    one of the best songs by ARR.. and this is my most fav song by any MD..

    liked the lyrics in Telugu and Hindi too… and i do understand tamil (i’m andhrite)… but not the one they use in songs 😦

    wish some one transliterate tamil version to english..
    also the Kannathil Mutthamittal song plzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

  19. Aparna said,

    November 13, 2007 at 9:17 pm

    Hmmm I guess the transliteration of the Tamil version is available on many sites. A Google search should help you….

  20. Madhu said,

    March 4, 2009 at 11:36 pm

    i like the hindi version better…. its my al tym fav by any artist in any lang… and Rahman is my GOD. so dis is de most divine composition ever known to me!! [:)]

  21. kashyap said,

    February 8, 2010 at 4:35 pm

    hey Aparna
    i wanted the lyrics of this song in tamil

  22. sriram said,

    June 14, 2013 at 7:49 am

    plz give me exact sentence dat matches these lines in hindi “unnoadu naan kaNda bandham maNNoadu mazhai koNda sondham
    kaaindhaalum adi eeram enjum”
    i need d translated hindi sentce

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