'The Greatest Of All Time': Lyricist Madhan Karky explains the use of words "campaign" and "champagne" in the 'Whistle Podu' song, shares his interaction with 'Thalapathy' Vijay

'The Greatest Of All Time': Lyricist Madhan Karky Explains The Use Of Words
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Lyricist Madhan Karky is the talk of the town as the song 'Whistle Podu' in 'Thalapathy' Vijay's The Greatest Of All Time has climbed to the top of the charts in quick time. The party song in the upcoming Venkat Prabhu directorial has been sung by Vijay and celebrated music director Yuvan Shankar Raja, who has delivered yet another chart-topping hit with his latest composition. With 'Whistle Podu' in The Greatest Of All Time already a smash hit, there has been quite a lot of debate among fans on the use of words like "campaign" and "champagne", and lyricist Madhan Karky has now given a detailed explanation about the lyrics during an exclusive interview with Galatta

Speaking about the 'Whistle Podu' song in The Greatest Of All Time, Madhan Karky said, "Campaign is a brand of champagne. Many people don't know this. Campaign is a popular brand of a champagne. When I wrote 'campaign-ah dhan thorakattuma?', the meaning is that a campaign is the beginning of a game. So, after starting a party and a new campaign, it means they're going on a new hunt together." He added, "Similarly, campaign in a political party, that has a totally different meaning. Campaign in this party has a totally different meaning. So, when we say 'mic-ah kaiyil edukattuma?', why do we use the mic? Is it to make a political statement or sing a karaoke song at a party or to use it to connect with people while playing video games? The mic has different meanings in each scenario and is why I wanted this song to be fully like that."

Madhan Karky also opened up on his meeting with Vijay during the pooja ceremony of The Greatest Of All Time and about how the actor didn't ask for any changes in the 'Whistle Podu' song. He said, "I met Vijay sir only once. It was a brief interaction during the film's pooja. I asked Venkat Prabhu during the pooja about when the track is going to be recorded and he said the song has already been shot. I didn't know when the song was recorded and shot. So, during my meeting with Vijay sir there, it was just a brief moment and he said, 'The song is nice. Thanks.' " He further revealed that there were no corrections from Vijay by saying, "He's never told me to make changes to the songs I wrote for him. I recorded 'Google Google' with him. Even then, he didn't ask anything about making changes." 

Watch Madhan Karky talk about the 'Whistle Podu' song in The Greatest Of All Time in the video below: