It was after a few months in Tokyo. My colleague and myself were practically starved of Tamil songs. Especially the filmy music. The only Indian music we heard was from my walkman which used to be permanently in my traveling bag. Unfortunately I had bought only one cassette. So we were resigned to the songs from "Dum Dum Dum".
As the days neared for us to leave, we were discussing on what we would do immediately after reaching India and one that was foremost in our minds was to listen to some good old filmy songs in Tamil.
On our way back to India, we had planned to visit Singapore. Loaded with a transit visa, we scanned the airport for my cousin at 2am...I don't know how he managed to smile and welcome us at that ungodly hour!!! We came out and found a taxi. It was being driven by a North Indian cabbie. Shoving our bags into the cab, we got in and settled down. The cab started moving and suddenly the song "Ninaithalae inikkum" filled the air. We were both pretty excited to hear the song and started grinning from ear to ear. Nothing that my cousin spoke fell into our ears after that. We were blissfully listening to the song. It was almost a shock at the beginning to hear the song as we were least expecting it. It turned out to be one of the most interesting journeys.
PS: Coming to think about it, that song didn't have many words in it expect for "Ninaithalae inikkum"...So much for a Tamil Song!!!