Kuruvi song CDs have been selling like hotcakes, yet trouble seems to have followed Kuruvi Songs. The song ‘Mazha Mozhannu’ from the song is the center of controversy and the problem is all struck in the lines of the song. The lines goes as “Thillaiaadi Valliamma, Dhill irrunda vaadi yemma” and this has ruffled the feathers of moral police as Thillaiyadi Valliamma is the name of a freedom fighter.
Thillaiaadi Valliammai was a South African Tamil woman who worked with Mahatma Gandhi in South Africa fighting its apartheid regime. Valliammai joined Gandhi’s movement at the age of 16. Valliammai took part in Gandhi’s fight for the abolition of the Indian Poll Tax. Thillaiaadi Valliammai Memorial Hall was established by the Indian Government in the village of Thillaiaadi in Nagapattinam, India in 1971.
Following this Pa Vijay, the lyricist, according to chennai365 sources has come forward to apologize for hurting any sentiments and has said that the name rhymed with the song and he did not know the significance of the name when he used it in his song. He has also assured that the name Thillaiaadi Valliamma will be removed from the song henceforth. The song has been sung by Kay Kay and Anuradha Sriram and is a racy number to suit Vijay’s style.