|Birth of a song:Musicians Shankar Mahadevan and Shahbaz Aman at a recording studio in Puthiyara, Kozhikode|
Mr. Mahadevan was in the city to record the title song for the movie ‘Balyakala Sakhi' based on the novel by the same title by Vaikom Muhammad Basheer. Talking to reporters, he said that it was the first time he was in Kozhikode to record a song and that he was very happy to work alongside Mr. Aman and in a very important project like ‘Balyakala Sakhi'. He hoped he could do justice to the song and expected that it would become a hit.
The song depicts the mental state of the protagonist who leaves his homeland with a lot of expectations.
The music is by renowned Ghazal singer Shahbaz Aman who has used the poems of Rabindranath Tagore, O.N.V. Kurup, Kavalam Narayana Panicker and Sreekumaran Thampi to suit various situations in the movie. However, veteran music director K. Raghavan rendered music to the lyrics of K.T. Muhammad for a special song, which was recorded in the voice of Dr. K.J.Yesudas a few months ago. Singers P. Jayachandran, M.G. Sreekumar and K.S.Chitra have also rendered their voices for the other songs in the movie.
The movie, directed by Pramod Payyannur, is produced by M.B. Mohasin, Edayath Rav and Sajeeb Hashim under the banner of Livin Arts and Esthis Media. Actor Mammootty will play the role of Majeed, the protagonist in the movie which is expected to hit the screens in 2012.
‘Balyakala Sakhi', considered a masterpiece of Mr. Basheer, is one of the most prominent works in Malayalam literature. It has been translated into more than 18 languages.
(Courtesy: Aabha Anoop, The Hindu http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/tp-kerala/lilting-tune-captures-many-a-heart/article2746498.ece )