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Kural Kekkutha song from Vineeth Sreenivasan’s Hridayam is a soulful tribute to Chennai and its people

This is the fourth track from the Pranav Mohanlal and Kalyani Priyadarshan-starrer, which has 15 songs composed by Hesham Abdul Wahab

Sanjith Sidhardhan
Jan 03, 2022
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Screen grabs from the music video

The day wouldn’t be far when every song from Vineeth Sreenivasan’s upcoming movie Hridayam would feature in the top 15 chartbusters. If Darshana had listeners across Kerala playing the song in loop, Onakka Munthiri had a regional flavour and Arike Ninna lent the rock rhythm to the album, the latest song Kural Kekkutha almost serves as a soul of the film’s setting – Chennai.

The Tamil track, rendered by Unni Menon and written by Guna Balasubramanian, is a soulful tribute to Chennai and it people. Featuring glimpses from campuses and Marina beach to its beautiful temples, playgrounds and the fervour of the people, the video is packed with snippets from everyday life in the capital of Tamil Nadu. 

In a social media post on Sunday, Vineeth wrote that the song video was shot by the team of ThinkMusic, which also owns the audio rights of the film that has Hesham Abdul Wahab as its composer.

“Half the movie is shot in Chennai. The city is an integral part of the movie and hence the song is in Tamil. I am dedicating the track to everyone who loves Chennai city,” wrote Vineeth. The coming-of-age movie, which has Pranav Mohanlal, Darshana Rajendran and Kalyani Priyadarshan in the lead, is set to hit theatres on January 21.

This is Vineeth’s fifth directorial after Malarvadi Arts Club, Thattathin Marayathu, Thira and Jacobinte Swargarajyam. The movie revolves around the life of Arun (Pranav) from his college days to his marriage. Apart from the lead trio, the movie also has Vijayaraghavan, Aju Varghese, Annu Antony, Maria Vncent, Prashanth Nair and Arun Kurian in pivotal roles.

The filming of Hridayam had begun in 2019 with the movie aiming at an Onam release in 2020. However, the nationwide lockdown had forced a delay. Despite getting several offers for an OTT release, the makers decided to stick to a theatrical release, with Pranav and Vineeth even refusing to take their remuneration till the movie hit theatres.

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