In school, we might have tried memorising a poem or a formula by giving it a catchy tune. But have you ever wondered what it would’ve been like if music directors themselves turned into teachers, giving us lessons in their trademark musical style?
Standup comedian Jagan Krishnan has tried to imagine this scenario and the result is a hilarious two-part video series released on Put Chutney’s YouTube channel.
You might have heard Sivaji Ganesan’s emotional version of ‘Kai Veesamma Kai Veesu’ but what if a music director like Santhosh Narayanan sang it?
Or have you ever thought what ‘Amma inge va va’ might sound like if it was composed by Anirudh? Featuring a rap version by Yogi B nonetheless!
There’s even a ‘Let’s dosai dance’, a DSP version of the famed ‘Dosai amma dosai’, a Tamil nursery rhyme on how to split the dosai equally among family members.
Jagan does all of these renditions in a style that’s reflective of the respective music composer. There’s Yuvan with his spotlights holding on to a miniature mic, Yogi B with his inverted cap and white T-shirt, and also Devi Sri Prasad performing impossible moves to go with his Punjabi music.
We also love how he’s used the same jacket differently for Devi Sri Prasad, Yuvan Shankar Raja and poet Barathiyar!
Composer Deva too makes an appearance, with his harmonium player and a couple of backup singers, doling out the famous ‘Nila nila odi va’ in ‘Megamai vandhu pogiren’ (Thulladha Manamum Thullum) tune.
Jagan’s antics do not spare Harris Jayaraj either. Remember his four-minute four chords version of ‘every song ever composed by Harris’ video?
Here, dressed like Vadivelu from Pokkiri, he sings two English rhymes (because Harris) in the same "Mandarin" tune the composer gave us a few years ago in Suriya’s 7am Arrivu.
While the first video ends with a dig on composer Anirudh - where one song sounds like the other - the second ends with Hip Hop Tamizha’s version of the Tamil alphabets in his ‘Pazhagikalam’ tune from Vishal’s Aambala. And how does he sing? While being prodded with a live wire of course!