UNIVERSAL MUSIC INDIA ENTERS INTO THE MALAYALAM MARKET WITH THEIRFIRST MOVIE ALBUM – IVAN MEGHAROOPAN
The music is by renowned music director Sharreth and lyrics by ONV Kurupand Kavalam Narayana Panicker
21st March 2012: UniversalMusic India released their first Malayalam movie album for the film “IvanMegharoopan”. The film captures the beauty of Kerala of the yesteryear evokinga pang of nostalgia which is accentuated by the scintillating poetry of Sri ONVKuruppu. In addition, the folk songs of lyricist Kavalam Narayana Panickerexpress the different emotions depicted in the film. Music maestros Dr KJYesudas, Krishna Chandran, KS Chithra, Remya Nambeesan, Mridula Varier, ShwethaMohan, Riya Raju and Sunitha Nedungadi have rendered their unique voices forthe film.
1. Aande Londe
3. Innale Njan
4. Maya Gopabala
5. Nisha Surabhi
6. Oh Marimayan
8. Vishukili Duet
9. Yahi Madhv
“Aande Londe…”is a ravishing folk number, which has Kavalam written all over it…It is sungin the lilting voice of Remya Nambeesan, a popular South Indian actress, whomakes an impressive singing debut and tops the pop charts withease. Portraying the sensuous allure of a rustic songstress, theactress Anumol weaves her magic on the screen, leaving the poet transfixed withher charm. This is also a viewer’s delight, where the bewitching chemistrybetween the actors and the lyrical brilliance of Kavalam transport usto ecstasy…The rich and unique animations are an icing on the cake.
“Nishasurabhi…” This one moves our heart with that patented ONV touch… Thehelplessness of Saraswati Amma, as she watches the poet moving away from herlife, is eloquently captured by Rajeev’s camera. Shwetha Mohan’s voicemakes us feel the fragrance of an unrequited love, as it silently wastes itselfin the stillness of the night… and suddenly, we are in tears.
“Anuragini…”is another great rendering from Yesudas in his ageless voice.. ONV embellishesthe Poet’s predicament of forgetfulness with allusions to classical imagery…This theme song captures the inner grandeur of a seemingly wasted life, as thepoet journeys through the many women in his life, in search of that elusivemuse… Prakash Bare breathes life into the mannerisms of the great poet.
“Marimayan…”is a lovers’ peppy tête-à-tête andhas Kavalam’s theater in it… Mridula’s amazing voice overlays playfully overKrishnachandran’s comeback rendition. Rajeev’s camera moves unobtrusivelyalong this ‘cycle song’, to bring in a burst of greenery that invades oursenses…However, the song will be etched forever in our minds, thanks toPadmapriya’s histrionic excellence, as she teasingly plays up to an engagingPrakash Bare.
“Innalenjanoru mulla nattu…” is a lullaby sung with erotic undertones… Thedebutante singer Sunita Nedungadi captures the suggestive mood in her voice, asit is picturised on herself in the Film. This is believed to be a folk songcollected by the Poet, Mahakavi P Kunhiraman Nair himself…
The film Ivan megharoopan is conceived as theeventful life journey of poet laureate KP Madhavan Nair, a character inspired by the life and worksof one of the most popular and prolific poets of Malayalam – Mahakavi PKunhiraman Nair. His poetic leanings were ondisplay at a young age, when he took to his wandering ways to satiate anintense inner hunger in search of his muse – his poetic deity. The passionateintensity with which he offers his experiences to his poetic deity ofteninsulates the poet from the mundane realities of the practical world. Even whenthe world of literature honors him with tributes and awards, the poet is stuckin his nether world in an unending quest for his poetic deity. The filmexamines the intricate weave of his relationships with the many women in his life,thereby exposing his disarming simplicity, which in a way serves as anexplanation to his seemingly bohemian odyssey.
Prakash Bare, Producer,Ivan Megharoopan said, “Silicon Media is a media start-upwith an objective of creating world class content from India anddelivering it to the local and international audiences. We are fortunate andproud to have the cream of talents behind every department of our latest filmproject, “Ivan Megharoopan”, the first ever malayalam feature filmbased on the life journey of a poet in search of his muse. The debutantedirector P Balachandran, who is committed to a very poetic treatment for theentire film, the most popular malayalam poets and lyricists of our time – ONVand Kavalam, the wizard of South Indian film music composing – Sharreth,leading cinematographer of India – Rajeev Ravi, well known animator and artist- Prakash Moorthy.”
He further added, “The quality of these songsand its visual treatment are true reflections of such an infusion of talent. Iam extremely glad to join hands with Universal music, a premier firm reputedfor the selection and aggressive marketing of quality music. We are also proudthat Universal has selected these songs as their first on their re-entry intoMalayalam film music domain after a long gap of three decades.”
P K Prasannan – General Manager- UniversalMusic Group said, “ Universal is happy that their re-entry in to Malayalam Musicindustry is with songs from Movie IVAN MEGHAROOPAN. This is an excellentcombination of Singers, Lyricist and Music Director. Universal Music has plansto release the music of IVAN MEGHAROOPAN globally along with its launch inKerala. The songs will be made available across all Mobile Platforms, Internet,Nokia, Itunes, Amazone…etc for downloads. Through its excellent network in 76countries Universal will ensure that the Music of IVAN MEGHAROOPAN will reachout all Malayalees in the world. “
Universal Music also has plans to startartiste management for the talented singers in Kerala.
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