Her next notable release is Shaakuntalam, starring Samantha in the lead
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Chinmayi; a still from Kannathil Muthamittal
Last Updated: 08.37 AM, Feb 14, 2023
Popular playback singer Chinmayi Sripada, who has carved a niche for herself for singing superhit numbers in different languages for two decades, has taken to her Twitter page to express excitement on Kannathil Muthamittal celebrating its 21st year today. The Mani Ratnam classic marked her debut as a singer.
The soulful melody Oru Dheivam Thandha Poove from the movie, which turned out to be one of the most celebrated Tamil songs ever, introduced her mellifluous voice to music lovers and there was no looking back to the supremely talented artiste.
Her tweet read, "21 years to the day since Kannathil Muthamittaal released. 21 years of being a Playback singer (sic)." The post received various congratulatory messages from her fans. A few of them recollected watching the classic while some of them went gaga over the song which was composed by AR Rahman and penned by Vairamuthu.
The film, which was bankrolled by Mani's Madras Talkies, starred Madhavan, Simran, Keerthana and Nandita Das in lead roles. It is arguably considered as the filmmaker's best work, thanks to its heartfelt storyline, spectacular cinematography, flawless performances from artistes and other technical aspects.
Chinmayi's next notable release is Shaakuntalam, starring Samantha in the lead. The multilingual project will be released in Telugu, Hindi, Tamil, Malayalam and Kannada on April 14. She has lent her voice for a song in all the five languages. Mani Sharma has composed music for the track which is billed as a soulful romantic song.
Chinmayi's last notable song was from Rishab Shetty's Kantara. She was part of Hindi, Tamil and Telugu versions of the popular Kannada song Singara Siriye from the hit movie.