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Kanapadava from Vishwak Sen's Paagal is about the struggle of coming to terms with heartbreak

The full version of the song composed by Leon James was released on Monday

Srivathsan Nadadhur
Aug 30, 2021
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After dillydallying between a direct OTT premiere and theatrical release for many weeks, Vishwak Sen's romantic entertainer Paagal made it to theatres earlier this month. The film, also starring Niveitha Pethuraj, Simran Chaudhary, hit theatres amid great hype with Vishwak even claiming that the release would revive the big screen business across Telugu states. Paagal, however, opened to mixed responses all around. Though it started its theatrical run on a positive note, it couldn't sustain the momentum for long. The video version of the film's song Kanapadava was released earlier today.

Kanapadava starts with a dialogue between Vishwak Sen and Nivetha Pethuraj, who discuss what it means to be an orphan in the world and how love fills us all with hope and warmth. The song later shifts to pathos mode with both Nivetha and Vishwak Sen reminiscing the early memories of falling for each other. From the time they spent time by the beach, making sandcastles to travelling together in buses and eating together across the streets, many memories haunt them, even though they realise it's a thing of the past now. 

The song (sung by Anand Aravindakshan) also suggests that the male lead is looking for a character who would take care of him like a mother (played by Bhumika Chawla) and ends with Vishwak Sen shouting at the top of his voice. Paagal, directed by Naressh Kuppili, was produced by Bekkam Venugopal while noted producer Dil Raju had distributed the film across the Telugu states. S Manikandan was the film's cinematographer, while Radhan had scored the music. OTT giant Amazon Prime has bagged the post-theatrical streaming rights for Paagal and is expected to stream the film in the third week of September.

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