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Kolai second single: Shreya Ghoshal sings this iconic song recreated by composer Girishh

The second song from Vijay Antony's Kolai was released today by AR Rahman

Kolai second single: Shreya Ghoshal sings this iconic song recreated by composer Girishh
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Last Updated: 02.16 PM, Sep 23, 2022

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The second single from Vijay Antony's upcoming murder mystery Kolai was released today. The song is none other than the iconic Paartha Nyabagam Illaiyo from Puthiya Paravai (1964) and the reimagined version has been sung by Shreya Ghoshal. The song was launched today by Academy Award winning composer AR Rahman. 

Taking to his social media handle, Rahman appreciated the film's composer Girishh Gopalakrishnan and wrote, "Happy to launch the re-imagining of the iconic #PaarthaNyabhagam by @ggirishh from @vijayantony’s #KOLAI Best wishes team https://bit.ly/3SlRB8L @shreyaghoshal @DirBalajiKumar @ritika_offl @Meenakshiioffl @FvInfiniti @lotuspictures1 @saregamasouth @DoneChannel1 (sic)." To which Girishh replied saying that it meant a lot for the team. He wrote, "Thank you so much sir means lot to us. Especially grateful to the support you gave us behind the scenes (sic)." 

Kolai is a murder mystery, directed by Balaji Kumar of Vidiyum Munn fame and the plot is said to be inspired by a real-life incident that took place in New York City in the 1920s. The star cast includes Vijay Antony, Ritika Singh, Meenakshi Chaudhary, Raadhika Sarathkumar, Murali Sharma and Arjun Chidambaram to name a few. Cinematography is by Sivakumar Vijayan. The film is produced by Infiniti Film Ventures and Lotus Pictures.

The song Paartha Nyabagam Illaiyo first featured in Puthiya Paravai (1964), which starred Nadigar Thilagam Sivaji Ganesan, Sowcar Janaki and Saroja Devi in the lead. The supporting cast included Nagesh, Manorama, VK Ramasamy, OAK Thevar and SV Ramadas. The romantic thriller was directed by Dada Mirasi. The film was a remake of the Bengali film Sesh Anka, which in turn was inspired by the English film, Chase A Crooked Shadow. The film was bankrolled by Sivaji Ganesan's home production, Sivaji Films. The song was later reused in parts in the song Dushyantha (sung by Surmukhi Raman), which was featured in Ajith's Aasal (2010).

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