Inkem, Imkem from Geeta Govindam has to be one of the highest viewed Telugu movie songs. At last count the video song snippet from the movie had about 250+ million views in 10 months while it’s lyrical video had another 112 million views in 12 months.

It’s an amazingly well written song summarising the full plot and set to a simple hummable tune. Below is the lyrics and the meaning…

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Telugu Lyrics Telugu Transliteration English Translation
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Thadigina thakhajanu (X2)
Tharikita thadharina
Thadhemdhemtha aanandam
Notes of happiness
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Thalavani thalapuga
Yedhalanu kalupaga
Modhalika modhalika
Malli geetha govindam
An unimagined thought
Has united our hearts
Here starts
Geetha Govindam once again
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Inkem inkem inkem kaavaale
Chaaley idi chaaley
Neekai nuvve vachi vaalaavey
Ikapai thiranaalley
What more do I want
Enough, this is enough
You have come to me on your own accord
It’s celebrations from now on
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Gundellonaa vegam penchaavey
Gummamloki holi techhavey
Nu pakkanuntey inthenemo ney
Nak okko ganta okko janmai
Malli putti chasthunnane
You have raised my heart beat
You bought Holi to my threshold
If you are by my side, its as if,
I am reborn every hour
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Inkem inkem inkem kaavaale
Chaaley idi chaaley
Neekai nuvve vachi vaalaavey
Ikapai thiranaalley
What more do I want
Enough, this is enough
You have come to me on your own accord
It’s celebrations from now on
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Thadigina thakhajanu (X2)
Tharikita thadharina
Thadhemdhemtha aanandam
Notes of happiness
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Thalavani thalapuga
Yedhalanu kalupaga
Modhalika modhalika
Malli geetha govindam
An unimagined thought
Has united our hearts
Here starts
Geetha Govindam once again
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Oohalaku dhorakani sogasaa
Oopirini vadhalani golusaa
Niku mudi padinadi telusaa
Manasuna prathi kosaa
A beauty beyond my imagination
A chain that makes me breathless
Do you know, every corner of my mind
Is tied up to you
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Nee kanula merupula varasaa
Repinadhi vayasuna rabhasaa
Naa chilipi kalalaku bahusaa
Idi velugula dhasaa
The sparkle in your eyes
Has disturbed my peace
To my cheerful dreams
it is the light that guides
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Nee yedutha nilabadu chanuvey visa
Andhukoni gaganapu konaley choosaa
After gaining familiarity (Visa) to stand infront of you
I am on cloud nine (seen the edges of clouds)
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Inkem inkem inkem kaavaale
Chaaley idi chaaley
Neekai nuvve vachi vaalaavey
Ikapai thiranaalley
What more do I want
Enough, this is enough
You have come to me on your own accord
It’s celebrations from now on
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Maayalaku kadhalani maguvaa
Maatalaku karagani madhuvaa
Panthamulu viduvani biguvaa
Jariginadhadagavaa
A girl who doesn’t fall for magic
A girl who doesn’t melt for words
Why are you holding on stubbornly
And not asking what actually happened
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Naa kadhani teluputa suluvaa
Jaalipadi nimishamu vinavaa
Yendhukani gadikoka godavaa
Chelimiga melagavaa
It’s (not) easy to narrate my story
Show some mercy and listen for a minute
Why these fights every hour
Let’s be friendly
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Naa peru thalachithey ubhike laavaa
Challabadi nanu nuvvu karuninchevaa
Lava spills the moment you take my name
Calm down and shown some mercy on me
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Inkem inkem inkem kavale
Chaaley idi chaaley
Neekai nuvve vachi vaalaavey
Ikapai thiranaalley
What more do I want
Enough, this is enough
You have come to me on your own accord
It’s celebrations from now on
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Gundellonaa vegam penchaavey
Gummamloki holi techhavey
Nu pakkanuntey inthenemo ney
Nak okko ganta okko janmai
Malli putti chasthunnane
You have raised my heart beat
You bought Holi to my threshold
If you are by my side, its as if,
I am reborn every hour
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Inkem inkem inkem kaavaale
Chaaley idi chaaley
Neekai nuvve vachi vaalaavey
Ikapai thiranaalley
What more do I want
Enough, this is enough
You have come to me on your own accord
It’s celebrations from now on
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?????? ????? (x2)
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Thadigina thakhajanu (X2)
Tharikita thadharina
Thadhemdhemtha aanandam
Notes of happiness
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?????? ??????
????? ‘??? ???????’
Thalavani thalapuga
Yedhalanu kalupaga
Modhalika modhalika
Malli geetha govindam
An unimagined thought
Has united our hearts
Here starts
Geetha Govindam once again

Watch the video here…

…and watch the lyricist, Ananta Sriram give a background on how he wrote the lyrics here.