Through the pandemic, when most individuals had been confined to their homes, loads of younger skills began utilizing the web to purvey their inventive skills. And some of them managed to catch the nationwide consideration with their talent and fervour. The singer Antara Nandy (alongside together with her sister Ankita Nandy) with their zestful crooning turned viral on many social media platforms. For example, their mashup of the romantic Sinhala track Manike Mage Hithe and the rambunctious Tamil track Rowdy Child was all around the web (opens in new tab). Their dancing cowl of the rousing track from RRR, Natu Natu, was one other of these viral clips.
However many of those web stars are likely to fade away imperceptibly. However not Antara Nandy. In truth, she has had a profession step-up. The comely singer from Assam has debuted as a playback singer. And it’s not in any nondescript movie. It’s underneath the baton of the maestro A R Rahman, and for Mani Ratnam’s magnum opus Ponniyin Selvan Half 1.
Surreal expertise for Antara Nandy
Within the movie, Antara has voiced the observe Alaikadal in 4 languages — Hindi, Tamil, Telugu and Kannada. The smooth melody is among the many massive hits already, and is being lapped by the followers. The movie additionally options 5 different songs sung by varied artistes,a nd the one sung by Rahman obtained some criticism too.
The classically-trained singer is understandably overjoyed on the flip of occasions. She has been quoted as saying: “It was a surreal and splendid expertise recording Alaikdal in Chennai. I maintain AR Rahman sir and Mani Ratnam sir in such excessive regard due to their artistic legacies and humanity that it’s a very blessed alternative for me to be making my playback debut with Ponniyin Selvan. Alaikadal is a really particular track that charts the journey of a singular character within the movie.” The track is sung by character Poonghuzhali within the movie.
Nandy was ranked within the high 10 of AR Rahman’s YouTube Unique present ARRived (2019) and a finalist on Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Lil’ Champs.
She says she was guided by each Rahman and Mani Ratnam earlier than the recording. The director would even narrate the scenes to her in order that she may grasp its essence. Nandy is at the moment engaged on her personal unique music. It isn’t clear when it is going to drop. However earlier than that, Alaikadal‘s success will likely get her extra probabilities in Indian movies.
Ponniyin Selvan 1, based mostly on some of the cherished Tamil historicals of the identical identify, is about for theatrical launch on September 30. Helmed by ace director Mani Ratnam, the Tamil movie stars, amongst others, Vikram, Karthi, Trisha, Jayaram, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Jayam Ravi and Sobhita Dhulipala.