A year after demonetization, the impact of the government's measure to cleanse the nation of black money, is still strong. The public dissent against it sprouts from various corners now and then.
The latest is the demonetization anthem sung by actor Simbu in his upcoming film, Thatrom Thookrom, directed by Arul Suriakannu. That that song has gone viral proves how the majority is still nursing the wounds left by the note ban.
The song with the leitmotif, 'No cash, No cash' beads through various issues triggered by demonetization and GST. The song is a sarcastic take on corporate bigwigs and political leaders, including prime minister Narendra Modi.
The lyrics, which runs in a fast colloquial slang, are penned by Kabilan Vairamuthu and the song is composed by Balamurali Balu. The song captures the general mood of the masses and says how the measure which purportedly targeted the black money hoarders actually tormented common people and threw normal life out of gear.
The song says those who looted the country went abroad. While the money earned by honest people was rendered a waste, the black money stashed away by the rich became white.
The song also says that when the people made a beeline to the banks and ATMs putting faith in the government, came another jolt, the GST.
Thatrom Thookrom tells the story of three homeless boys and their travails.