Vairamuthu’s Recent Song About “Adult-Minor Love” Sparked Controversy !!

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Popular Tamil lyricist caught in controversy after a song he wrote as a part of a 100 song project “Natpadu Theral”, contained pedophilic lyrics. The song “En Kaadhala” which was recently released in Youtube, shows a teenage girl falling in love with a poet who is greying and at least more than twice her age. The lyrics are being called out by a number of Internet users, including singer cum MeToo activist Chinmayi.

“Before the might of love, when caste, religion, race and shatter, will age matter ?” the English translation of the the song’s one of the phrases says. The song which starts with describing the nature, slowly turns out the teenage girl expressing her admiration towards the aged character. When a character questions her emotions towards him and discourages the teenage girl saying that the elderly man is a mad one, she replies saying “He is not mad”.

“My lover, does love bother about age? Will age put an end to our lives? Liplocks are not bound by age… Isn’t the moon the oldest of all, but this young lily will bloom when asked by the moon”. translation of the Tamil lyrics conveys. The song features 16 year old child artist Anikha Suresndran who is known for sharing space with some of the leading actors such as Nayanthara, Ajith kumar, Amitabh Bhachchan, Mammooty etc. “there is no father in my life, but I want a husband like a father” the girl sings, admiring the man who is playing with children and enjoying the nature.

Watch the video song below :

The song because a subject to huge controversy due to its problematic lyrics. “Filed complaint with
National Commission for Protection of Child Rights seeking action against Mr. Vairamuthu, Tamil film lyricist for encouraging Pedophilic attitude through his lyrics for a video song titled ‘En Kadhala’ as part of the album ‘Naatpadu Theral’ uploaded on Youtube as a project for the Kalaignar TV.”
said Legal Rights Protection Forum in its tweet.

“Sought the commission to issue notices to Youtube to delete the content of the said video posted by Vairamuthu Official Channel and to issue notices to Kalaignar TV channel not to air the content.” the tweet further read.

Several other social media users including Chinmayi condemned Vairamuthu for his lyrics.

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