Mariyaan has taken control of the charts and the hearts since it released weeks ago. The hit machine, AR Rahman has opened up about the project, directed by Bharat bala.
“Bharat bala‘s sensibilities are very different from the other directors. He has travelled a lot and met a lot of people. All those have come in as influences in this movie (Mariyaan),” said AR Rahman about the director and one of his close friends, Bharat bala.
He also disclosed that the film is driven by various topics like the undying love, universal brotherhood and the common emotions people around the globe share.
These are the topics AR Rahman loves to explore, it seems. So, he makes sure that the lyricists create the best lines and in doing so, he occasionally contributes to the lyrics. The Mozart of Madras revealed that the songs Nenje Ezhu and Innum Konja Neram have some of his lines.
He also wanted to work with Dhanush. “Dhanush has an interesting way of writing,” feels AR Rahman. That’s why the composer made Dhanush write Kadal Rasa Naan. The song was actually meant to be a very small one. But as the story grew, the song grew too. “It (Kadal Rasa Naan) cried for more,” laughs AR Rahman.
The anthemic Nenje Ezhu…, sung by Rahman himself, gets Mariyaan to a great start. Just listen to the stock tune a couple of times, and you’ll find yourself humming it. The composer’s familiar voice, a catchy tune and some excellent background sounds are the USP of this number. Innum Konjam… begins beautifully, with some earthy background beats. The voices of Vijay Prakash and Shweta Mohan blend in with the theme of the song and some interesting improvisations add flavour to this melody.
Netru Aval… by Vijay Prakash and Chinmayi is a quintessential AR Rahman melody that you’ll fall in love with, after a few listens. The Akayathil… phrase, especially the higher notes, gives you a musical high that you just have to savour through earphones. Despite some inconsistencies in terms of tune in the middle, this surely is up there among the composer’s recent best. Sonapareeya… is a happy song by Javed Ali, Haricharan and Nakash Aziz that should have a lot of dancing on screen. While the slow Enga Pona Rasa… by Shakthisree Gopalan has some very interesting guitar work, one wishes that the singer’s prowess had been brought to the fore instead of being subdued. This is followed by I Love Africa…, which reminds one a bit of Nana… in Couples Retreat. The album ends with Kadal Rasa Naan…, an energetic track sung by Yuvan Shankar Raja who seems to be awake and singing for a change! Mariyaan does have a slight Kadal hangover, in terms of music, but Rahman hits the right note, literally, throughout the album.
‘Mariyaan’: Will Dhanush strike a chord with the audience?
- Superstar Dhanush is gearing up for action drama ‘Mariyaan’. The film is loosely inspired from a real incident and is slated to release on June 14
- Tamil film ‘Mariyaan’ is directed by Bharat bala.
- Dhanush has always surprised his fans with his performances. His resume is a mixed bag of different styles and genres.
- The film ‘Mariyaan’ means ‘The Man Who Never Dies’. It is jointly written by Sriram Rajan and Dhanush.
- The film is produced by Venu Ravichandran under the banner of Aascar Films.
- The film is based on the life of ‘Mariyaan’ played by Dhanush and two more oil workers who are kidnapped and are kept as hostage by the Sudan mercenaries.
- The film is inspired by a real life incident that the director learnt from a newspaper article.
- The story of ‘Mariyaan’ is an emotional tale of love, seperation and human survival.
- The music and background score is composed by A R Rahman.
- The film will feature actors like Uma Riyaz Khan, Vinayakan, Jagan and Appukutty in supporting roles.
- Cinematographer Mark Koninckx has captured excellent frames in the film.
- Recently, the audio of the film was released and has garnered an excellent response from the audience.
- The song ‘Kadal Raasa Naan’ written by Dhanush and sung by Yuvan Shankar Raja has become very popular
- AR Rahman has also rendered his voice in the song ‘I Love My Africa’ which has become a rage among the young audience.
- Dhanush will portray a rebel character in the film who is separated from his homeland and how he fights for his survival to return back to his land.
- The film has been shot in Nagarcoil Tamil Nadu and Liberia.
- The film has some underwater sequences which has never been seen in Indian cinema before.
- The film will feature Paravati Menon as the female lead.
- Salim Kumar will be seen in a pivotal role in the film.
- Vivek Harshan has done the editing of the film.
- The much awaited film releases in June 2013.