Romance Between Male and Female Robot [“En uyire uyire batteriye, enai nee piriyaadhae”]

Madhan Karky’s lyrics in the duet Endhira Logathu Sundariye speak of a romance between a male and a female robot. “En uyire uyire batteriye, enai nee piriyaadhae” (My life, my life battery, do not leave me) or “Hey minsara samsarame” (My electronic wife) are in line with 2.0’s storyline. Armaan Malik and Shashaa Tirupati have sung the Hindi version, while Sid Sriram and Tirupati have sung the Tamil and Telugu versions. The composition is not forgettable, but the trap music arrangement and the techno bleeps and bloops do come in way of the melody.

There are subtle differences, lyrically, between the Tamil and the Hindi versions, that reveal how the makers perceive audiences in the South and the Hindi belt. If Endhira Logathu Sundariye has Sriram singing “Un bus-in conductor naan” (I am your bus conductor), in Mechanical Sundariye, written by Abbas Tyrewala, Malik sings “Hoon super conductor main” (I am a super conductor) – the idea being that Tamil audiences will appreciate the reference to Rajinikanth’s early days.


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