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Hitting the right notes

Uday Ramachandran

Uday Ramachandran  

Uday Ramachandran on his song in M. Mohanan’s latest flick My God

At a time when musicians are dime a dozen in Malayalam industry, Uday Ramachandran has had his share of heartbreak. But he is now pinning his hopes on his song ‘Kasavu kuppayakkara’ in M. Mohanan’s My God that is in theatres now. The song has been composed by Bijibal.

“My friendship with Biji goes back to our college days. In college youth festivals, we were often pitted against each other in light music competitions.

Later when he became a successful composer, I got several opportunities to work with him. Due to many reasons, I could sing only tracks for many of his songs, such as ‘Kanamullal’ from Salt and Pepper and ‘Swapnamoru chakku’ from Best Actor . He promised that he would give me a song and I am happy that, finally, it has happened,” says Uday.

Written by Ramesh Kavil, the song’s earthy lyrics have been set to foot-tapping rhythm by the composer in Reethigowla raga. “The movie is about how our children miss out on beautiful moments in life as they are under constant pressure to excel in everything. The song speaks about those simple, yet sweet aspects of childhood,” says Uday. Uday, hailing from a family of musicians, is a graduate from RLV Music Academy, Tripunithura. His debut in Mollywood was with a song in Doctor Innocent Aanu . Although he has sung in a couple of other movies, he is still waiting for that big break. “It is not easy with so many talents around. I was concentrating on my job and couldn’t devote more time to pursue my music career. In between I worked in Kuwait for a couple of years, setting up the first Malayalam radio station there and hosting a programme. But now I am fully into music,” says Uday who runs a music company, Charu Creations.

A stage show veteran, Uday has several albums to his credit and has worked with stalwarts such as Perumbavaoor G. Ravindranath, Ravindran, Rajamani, Vidyadharan, and T. S. Radhakrishnan, to name a few.

“Meeting Devarajan sir and singing with Vani Amma [Vani Jayaram] at a stage show are moments I cherish,” says Uday.



The movie is about how our children miss out on beautiful moments in life as they are under constant pressure to excel in everything





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