Paapa Paattu Lyrics English Meaning: Siragaga Unnai Naan

Sid Sriram’s heartwarming melody “Paapa Paattu,” AKA “Pappa Pattu,” or “Siragaga Unnai Naan,” from the Tamil film “Veetla Vishesham” is a beautiful ode to a father’s love for his daughter. Translated for a wider audience, the song celebrates the joy and wonder of fatherhood and the challenges and responsibilities that come with it.

papa paattu lyrics english meaning veetla vishesham

The song begins with the father expressing his love for his daughter in poetic images. He calls her a “lovely, melodic moon” and a “rose that does not wither.” He also compares her to a mother who gives life and nurtures her children.

The father then sings of joy when he holds his daughter in his arms. He describes her as a “happy burden” he is eager to care for. He also sings of how she has brought love and happiness into his life.


Va Vennilave Vadatha Poove
Oh lovely, melodic moon… A rose that does not wither.
En Vazhvil Meendum Enai Eendra Thaye
You gave me life again, just as a mother would.

Kannodu Imaiyai Sugamana Sumaiyai
O my dearest apple… O happy burden…
Iru Kaiyil Yendhi Thalattuvene
I’m going to cradle you in my arms and soothe you into a dreamlike state.

Katrodu Thalaikodhi Nadhiyodu Thavazhnthu
As the breeze tousles your hair as you gently glide over calm rivers…
Uyirodu Uyiraga Uravadum Azhage
Oh lovely one, you made your way to all of us.

Paniyodu Vilayadi Malar Oonjaladi
Dancing in a dewdrop shower over a flower-swing,
Tharai Vandhu Tamizh Pesum Irukkal Vennilave
You arrived at the Tamil coast, O two-legged moon,.

Siragaga Unnai Nan Yendhi Selven
I will be the wings that propel you to new heights.
Sinungamal Unnai Nan Parthu Kolven
I will keep an unwavering eye on you.

Oru Kodi Inbangal Unai Partha Nodiyil
Since the moment I saw you, I’ve been filled with excitement.
Nan Vazhum Nal Mattum Nee Endhan Madiyil
You will stay on my lap for the rest of my days.

Unai Eentra Pozhuthinghu, Kadavul Than Mugam Partha Poluthu
The instant you were born, I saw God’s face.
Un Patham Thozhuthu
I bend down before your delicate feet.

Arariraro! Arariraro! Arariraro! Arariro Arariraro Arariro
Arariraro! Arariraro! Arariraro! Arariro Arariraro Arariro

Ellorkkum Inge Mugamoodi Vazhkai
Every person in this world lives behind a mask.
Kanne Un Mugam Pola Nijam Yedhu
Is there any greater truth than your face, dear one?

Ulagathin Oosai Ooyadhu Kanne
My sweetheart, the cacophony of this world never stops.
En Thozhil Thalai Saindhu Nee Thoongu
Lie on my shoulder and slip off into sleep.

Innum Innum Nedumthooram Sendral, Anbennum Oor Seralam
If we walk a little farther, we will arrive in the country of love.
Ponnum Porulum Thedatha Uravai Avvooril Nee Kanalam
You’ll discover unconditional affection in this place.

Un Perai Sonnal Elloorkum Thannal, Idhayathin Kathavondru Anbodu Thirakattum
Your name has the power to open hearts and bring love to anybody who hears it.
Azhage Amudhe En Uyire
Oh, love of my life!

Arariraro! Arariraro! Arariraro! Arariro Arariraro Arariro
Arariraro! Arariraro! Arariraro! Arariro Arariraro Arariro

The song then shifts to a more reflective tone. The father sings of the challenges and responsibilities of fatherhood. He knows he must protect his daughter from the world’s dangers and help her grow into a strong and independent woman.


Despite the challenges, the father is determined to be the best father he can be. He sings of his commitment to always being there for his daughter, no matter what.
The song ends with a powerful declaration of love. The father sings that his daughter is the light of his life and would do anything for her.

Title Paapa Paattu
Movie Veetla Vishesham (2022)
Singer(s) Sid Sriram
Lyrics Writer(s) PA Vijay
Music Composer(s) Girishh Gopalakrishnan
Actor(s) RJ Balaji
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