April 09, 2006

SEITHI NALLA SEITHI...

It feels extremely horrible to have an entire post dedicated to this blunderbuss of a radio show!!! But my hatred for it is frothing beyond the seams and I’d rather give vent to it here than pluck all the hairs out of my head every morning!

Well, there’s this stupid stupid stupid show called ‘Seithi Nalla Seithi’ on All India Radio 800 KHz (Medium Wave). Every day I take my pocket radio to college due to the lack of the presence of a cell-phone with radio facility or an iPod! Owing to my music crazy nature, I’ve become so addicted to this contraption now that I can’t do without listening to music in that one hour span till I reach my college!

I switch on my dear radio and try tuning to Mirchi’s (as I simply love the way Suchi talks… Ahem… some friends of mine find my voice and talks similar to hers and boy, am I not thrilled!!! :D ) ‘Hello Chennai’. Well, for a while, till my bus snakes its way to Velacherry, 98.3 FM sounds clear and after that, weird noises erupt and disrupt the clarity of transmission!

Then by around 7:50 am, my radio stops picking the FM waves and seems partial only to AM waves! Sadly, I switch over to the aforesaid AM station to hear, what this post is going to talk about- ‘Seidhi nalla Seidhi’. A programme intented to communicate the good news happening in society(which also seems to include the release of stills from ‘Sivaji’ movie etc!), I think I’d just type out the script of the show that I heard on Friday for the benefit of my dear blogging community! Here goes…
(Pssst… don’t blame me if you hate me at the end of it!!!! :D)


Seithi nalla seithi nigazhchikku ungalai varaverkirom. Naanga unga anbu thogupaalargal
“Mani”
“matrum Kavitha”
“Vanakkam!!!”

M: Kavi, namma nigazhchi la modhalla oru nala seidhiya kekkalaama?

*The “Amma….. Amma…. Oru ketta Seidhi! Oru nalla Seidhi” ad of Horlicks plays over!*
M: Seidhi nalla seidhi nigazhchi todargirathu
K: Mani…
M: Sollu Kavi…
K: Mani… Unakku Delhi theriyuma?
M: Theriyume… Avan ennoda pathaam class varaikkum padichaan!
K: Aiyo Mani… Naan andha Delhi-ya kekkala!!!
M:Pinna endha Delhi?
K: Mani… Namma Desathin Thalainagaram Delhi pathi kekkaren!
M: Oh… Theriyume! Ippo adha pathi en kekkara?
K: Illa… Delhi vaanoli epdi irukkum?
M: Nalla irukkum… Amaan kavi ippo en adha pathi kekkara…
K: Illa Mani.. Naan inikku seithi-ye kekkala. Adhaan Delhi vaanoli’la kekkalaam-nu nenachen!
M: Apdiya Kavi? Seri… andha seithiya vidu. Ippo oru nalla seithiya kekkavendaama?
K: Oh… Kekkalaame!
M: Thirupoor lendhu Ravi avar magan Kumar-in mudhalaam andunirava epdi kondadinaaru theriyuma?
K:Epdi???
M: Anaadha ashramathila irukkum moondru kozhandaigalukku unavu kuduthaaram!
K: Aaha! Evlo nalla seithi adhu!!! Than magan mattum illaama matravargalukkum sandhosham kudutharu paartheengala!
M: Ippo indha nalla seithiya kettu namma neyargal epdi magizhchi adanjiruppaanga!
K: Ippo oru nalla pattu kettu magizhchi adayattum!!!

*Thottaal poo malarum song plays for exactly 15.5 seconds!*

K: Seidhi nalla seidhi nigazhchi la neengalum unga veeeeetula, oooorula illa colllllony-la nadakkum nalla seidhigala naanga pagizhndukolla aaaavaludan kathirukkiROM(ROM in high squelaish pitch!!! )
M:Neenga ezhudhi anuppavendiya mugavari
Seidhi nalla Seidhi
Thabal petti yennnnn naalu aynthu aaru onbadhu
Warrrrrli
Mumbay naalu poojyam poojyam poojyam poojyam ondru nangu

M: Seidhi nalla seidhi nigazchiyila marubadiyum ungala sandhikkira varaikkum ungalidam irundhu vidai perugirathu, ungal Maniiiiiiiiii
K: Matrum ungal kaviiiiiiii

M& K: VaNAKkkkkkkammmmm!!!

*All India Radio’s monotonously toned announcer comes up and says
Neram ettu mani rendu nimidam arubaththi aaru nodigal.Ippodhu ‘Alai’ padathilirundhu Karthik matrum Srivardhini padina paadal olibaruppapogirathu*

*Full song is played and I’m transported to my own dreamworld as I simply loooooove that song!!!*

Then… to stop my reverie….


Seithi nalla seithi nigazhchikku ungalai varaverkirom. Naanga unga anbu thogupaalargal
“Mani”
“matrum Kavitha”
“Vanakkam!!!”

M: Kavi, namma nigazhchi la modhalla oru nala seidhiya kekkalaama?

*The “Amma….. Amma…. Oru ketta Seidhi! Oru nalla Seidhi” ad of Horlicks plays over!*
M: Seidhi nalla seidhi nigazhchi todargirathu
K: Mani…
M: Sollu Kavi…
K: inikku en coat-suit ellam pottu oru officer range-ku vanduirukkira?
M: Apdiya Kavi? Naan eppovume jam-nu thaan dress panippen!
K: (in a very teasing way!) illa inikku edho rumba mukyamana nigazhchi nadakkapora madhri irukke? (giggles)
M: Amaan naan inikku en nanban office-ku poiirundhen adhaan!
K:oh.. apdiya?
M:ellarum nalla irukken-du sonnanga!
K: (teasingly again) neeye solriya illa avanga nejamaave sonnangala? Naanga thane sollanum!!!
M: Unakku porama! Seri… adha vidu. Ippo oru nalla seithiya kekkavendaama?
K: Oh… Kekkalaame!
M: Vanambakkam oor makkal enna pannanga theriyuma?
K:Enna pannanga???
M: Avanga oor thiruvizhava rumba jam-jaamnu kondadinaangalam! Pakkathula irukkaar oor makkal ellam brahmichu poittanga na paaren!
K: Aaha! Evlo nalla seithi adhu!!!
M: Ippo indha nalla seithiya kettu namma neyargal epdi magizhchi adanjiruppaanga!
K: Ippo oru nalla pattu kettu magizhchi adayattum!!!

*Kannum Kannum Nokia song plays for exactly 15.5 seconds!*

K: Seidhi nalla seidhi nigazhchi la neengalum unga veeeeetula, oooorula illa colllllony-la nadakkum nalla seidhigala naanga pagizhndukolla aaaavaludan kathirukkiROM(ROM in high squelaish pitch!!! )
M:Neenga ezhudhi anuppavendiya mugavari
Seidhi nalla Seidhi
Thabal petti yennnnn naalu aynthu aaru onbadhu
Warrrrrli
Mumbay naalu poojyam poojyam poojyam poojyam ondru nangu

M: Seidhi nalla seidhi nigazchiyila marubadiyum ungala sandhikkira varaikkum ungalidam irundhu vidai perugirathu, ungal Maniiiiiiiiii
K: Matrum ungal kaviiiiiiii

M& K: VaNAKkkkkkkammmmm!!!



*All India Radio’s monotonously toned announcer comes up and says
Neram ettu mani pathu nimidam aymbathi ezhu nodigal.Ippodhu ‘Ji’ padathilirundhu Madhu Balakrishnan matrum Sadhana Sargam padhina pattu olibaruppapogirathu*

*Full song is played and I’m all happy. I like the song!!!*

Then to put a full stop again…


Seithi nalla seithi nigazhchikku ungalai varaverkirom. Naanga unga anbu thogupaalargal
“Mani”
“matrum Kavitha”
“Vanakkam!!!”

M: Kavi, namma nigazhchi la modhalla oru nala seidhiya kekkalaama?

*The “Amma….. Amma…. Oru ketta Seidhi! Oru nalla Seidhi” ad of Horlicks plays over!*
M: Seidhi nalla seidhi nigazhchi todargirathu
K: Mani…
M: Sollu Kavi…
K: Nee kalai nigazhchigala pathi enna ninakkiraaaaa?
M: Romba nallathu-nu ninakkiren. Kalaingyargaloda thiramaiyai velipadutha adhu oru rombavum ubayogamaanadhu!
K: Adhumattum illa, matra kalaingyargala adhu ookkapaduthum!
M:Seriya sonna!
K: Ippo oru nalla seithiya kekkavendaama?
M: Oh… Kekkalaame!
K: Namma Karnataka arasangam namma Divya Thedukkoneva Manila Virudhu kuduthu govrava padithi irukku!
M:Apdiya?
K: Evlo nalla visham illaaaaaa?
M: Amaan! Adhu Evlo nalla seithi adhu!!!
K: Ippo indha nalla seithiya kettu namma neyargal epdi magizhchi adanjiruppaanga!
M: Ippo oru nalla pattu kettu magizhchi adayattum!!!

*Kanden Kanden song from Madhurey plays for exactly 15.5 seconds!*

K: Seidhi nalla seidhi nigazhchi la neengalum unga veeeeetula, oooorula illa colllllony-la nadakkum nalla seidhigala naanga pagizhndukolla aaaavaludan kathirukkiROM(ROM in high squelaish pitch!!! )
M:Neenga ezhudhi anuppavendiya mugavari
Seidhi nalla Seidhi
Thabal petti yennnnn naalu aynthu aaru onbadhu
Warrrrrli
Mumbay naalu poojyam poojyam poojyam poojyam ondru nangu

M: Seidhi nalla seidhi nigazchiyila marubadiyum ungala sandhikkira varaikkum ungalidam irundhu vidai perugirathu, ungal Maniiiiiiiiii
K: Matrum ungal kaviiiiiiii

M& K: VaNAKkkkkkkammmmm!!!

PHEW!!!!!

At laaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaast damn programme gets over and does not resurface for the rest of my trip!!! The News in English follows and I listen to it. Then either cine songs or some carnatic/Hindustani music is played. I listen to it or, if the radio picks up FM, I switch over!

But for as long as it doesn’t, I’m stuck with the DUMB ‘seithi nalla seithi’ programme! It is so wannabe and dumb simultaneously! The girl has the mostttttt artificial and giggly voice which infuriates me to no end! I swear I could sink a red hot poker down her vocal chords and damage her speech forever! The guy is equally irritating and thinks he’s so goddamn cool when he’s just the contrary! Puhleez… after reading the entire version above, won’t you agree with me that two of the most stupid people talk on a show with the most obsolete(almost dates back to pre-pharaoh days!!!) script in the entire galaxy!

Sadly the faces of the hero and heroine from the movie ‘Naagareega Komaali’ fit into the voices of Mani and Kavitha! Not that they aren’t dumb! They too are ‘wannabe cool’ types! Especially the heroine. You should see the movie clips for proof… Or atleast the song ‘Vaddi Vaddi’ from that movie! Gawd…… I could cry!

I don’t know how people cannot improvise from what they were. Don’t you think channels like Doordarshan or Radio channels like ‘All India Radio’ should move with the times and have more entertaining and creative scripts? Also show programmes that concentrate both on content and presentation? There’s this one good programme on DD1- Aisa hi hota hain. It’s a science show for kids which has great content and amazing packaging of the show! Similarly Podhigai has its own ‘Sports Quiz by Sumant Raman’. One excellent show! I wish such programmes are telecasted/broadcasted more often!

It really is irritating to hear trash like ‘Seithi nalla Seithi’! The intention of the programme is fine. But the way it’s presented and the way they cut the song when it’s barely started playing is highly bugging!

Well, till somebody in Doordarshan or Prasar Bharathi get some serious thought on giving their shows a new look, I don’t blame people for not watching/hearing the lousy shows and programmes put up there.

And till then, I’m SADLY stuck to hearing ‘Seidhi nalla Seidhi’ thrice every morning!
Sigh… life’s unfair sometimes!!!

16 comments

Vani Viswanathan said...

ROTFL!!!!
God, that kept me in splits.....seriously, it's high time these national broadcasters pull their socks and try to give better stuff! :|
This reminded me of the stuff i hear here when I'm going around the campus in the bus...I can't understand what they speak, but damn, it's hilarious!! The same wanna-be type of people giving hi-enthu info in their faked voices...whew!

Sheks said...

phew!i'm exhausted after reading the entire post.i still cant control laughing.

Warrrrrli
Mumbay naalu poojyam poojyam poojyam poojyam ondru nangu


Worli-ya warrrrli-nu ezhuthinathulerunthe nee enna mood-la irukke-nu teriyudu.BTW pincode-la extra digit pottutte?

Sheks said...

make sure u dont listen to suryan FM in the afternoons.the programmes are of "seidhi nalla seidhi" type.

and how come u dont receive FM signal outside chennai?one friend of mine who stays in kelambakkam gets crystal clear transmission of 98.3.

thetalkativeman said...

Dreamy,
Fantafabulous post! I havent come across a post that engaged my thoughts for about 30+ min in blogosphere, it kicked off a stream of analysis and introspection. Here they are(u can add "oru nalla seidhiya ippo kekalaama..kekalaame" at the start of each point while reading. At the end say "Indha point ketavanga ellarum santhoshapaduvaangilla..kandippa")

1)Googled for "frothing beyond the seams" and found none :( The nearest is 'bursting at the seams'. You must be aware what a seam is.
2)Mani arivu-koormaiyaana aalu, romba Edward de Bono padichirukaaru pola, automatica lateral thinking-la yosikka varudhu..either that or he shat in rendaanglaass history. Kavi is preparing for Sun TV news headlines auditions.
3) Worli and Dadar have same pin code, interesting! Reminds me of the mid 80s when there would be a big fight in the house(over the pincode) before a letter gets posted. Email has taken care of the problem(nice material for a blog-lament)
4) I think it must be "66(???) nodi". Proof of that is "Ettu mani, paththu nimidam" are both expresssed in singular.
5) Aisa Bhi Hota Hain ran on DD in Apr-May 1988! Were you born then?? :)
6) The whole program is like the concept of Vivasaaya Arangam(counterpart of DD's Vayalum Vaazhvum) in AIR where they first terrify the farmers by talking about the exploits of Pachchai-puzhu, this-puzhu, that-puzhu and then cheer him up with a nonsense-lyric song like "Payiru velanjiruchu" punctuated with "ailasas" and other jubilant shouts. Maybe AIR sees some invisible connection/resemblance between the office/college-goers and farmer-like folk.

Instead of dreading the program daily, you can submit an entry 'Pona vaaram Maambalath-la oorellaam serndhu pull-a pudungunome' and everyday eagerly await its broadcast by the friendly neighborhood duo!

Aravind said...

ROTFL :D
Good one!!!

Donno when the national broadcasters will change...
read somewhere that the national broadcasters are miles ahead of all the competitors, in technology... But, with their abysmal content and presentation, they can go nowhere!

Priya said...

I got nothing to say, Sandhya! My heartfelt condolences. :-(

Idhukku thaan enga veetle Radio kekkardhe illai!

akhi said...

New to ur blog...was searching for something humourous n viola..great post.

Ramya said...

Phew!! That was long! The national broadcasters seem to be stuck in some sort of a time warp!
Oru doubt, amma ketta seidhi nalla seidhi ad is of some detergent bar right?

Manoj said...

Hey hi

isn't "Ammaa... oru nalla seidhi, oru ketta seidhi" a surf ad?

And as for the programme, maybe they do it out of cruel sadism. actually, i think the entire programme you speak about is just an advertisement. Seriously not joke. Have you seen 'pidilite-in kaelvi pirandhadhu andru, nalla badhil kidaithhadhu indru" in vijay tv? It looked like some serious programme but was just an ad. This should be a similar thing. Am almost sure its just a 'different' advertisement thing for horlicks (surf?) which broadcasts between the complete songs you hear. (Thats why they cut the song in 15.5 seconds coz they must finish the ad in 1 minute or something).

rsubras said...

all i have to say is , itz time to buy an IPod :)

may some cousin of you whoz working in CTS gifts the ipod given to him / her to you

ok dream appuram panalam, my blog updated...see u there :p

Anonymous said...

I love tht show ;)

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hurry.

Harish said...

hmmm...ok...appa unakku kaivasam oru tozhil irukku nu sollu..
Nee poi thaan Doordarshan AIR a update pannanum pola irukku

Luna said...

appadi. That was a bit too much.. paavum, maniyum, kavitha vum.. avanga pozhappulle yean manalli podreenga.. First poi oru mp3 player, illai oru iPOD vangungo...

Neha said...

I dunno wat u r complaining about... show interesting ah dhaan irukku nu enakku thonudhu :p

OuTlaW said...

hahahaha.. that was hilarious.. long live mirchi for not coming up wtih crap like this..

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