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Ponnumani Punnare will hit music channels on Christmas Day

The tune of Ponnumani Punnare is catchy; almost ‘dappankoothu-like' and the lyrics are down-to-earth. And visuals unfold a story.

It narrates the tale of a youth (played by Ranjith Sarovar, a television anchor) who is infatuated with the village belle (played by Rima Kallingal). Manian Pillai Raju is a Chinese wrestler who is the villain in the story. While well-meaning friends like Suraj Venjaramoodu (in a funky hair-do) for instance, give the youth advice on how best to win the young woman's heart, things go awry when he follows the instructions.

And just as the audience wonders if the youth will win the belle's heart, the scene changes. It ends with pack-up at a movie set and shows the actors, technicians, crew et al.

Says Mahadevan Thampi, director of Ponnumani Ponnare, the music video which will hit music channels on Christmas Day: “The song is a light-hearted one and so we wanted the visuals that accompanied it to be the same.”

But although the video album is new, the song is at least seven years old. Composed and tuned by Nolin Johnson, Ponnumani Punnare was conceptualised during his school days. However, lack of knowhow kept the release of the song on hold, until now. Shanker Mahadevan has rendered the song. The music video is part of an album titled Ponnumani Ponnare. There are seven original tracks in the album. One, which is in Tamil, is slated to be sung by Vineeth. A duet by K. S. Chitra and M.G. Sreekumar titled ‘Nin Mizhigulalil' is also a highlight of the album. The album will reach music stores in January.

LIZA GEORGE

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