Charlie Chaplin 2's Chinna Machan, sung by Super Singer-fame Senthil and Rajalakshmi, goes viral
The song Chinna Machan Sevatha Machan has crossed 2 crore views on YouTube and is getting plenty of airtime on television as well
Machaana Pathingala marked the arrival of Ilaiyaraaja four decades ago. Though it is unfair to compare young composer Amrish with the maestro, he too has made his mark with a similar folk tune for the film Charlie Chaplin 2. The song Chinna Machan Sevatha Machan has crossed 2 crore views on YouTube and is getting plenty of airtime on television as well.
Thrilled with all the adulation for the folk number sung by Super Singer-fame couple Senthil and Rajalakshmi, Amrish says, "We thought the song would do well in the rural areas in and around Madurai. But we certainly did not expect the kind of reception we've got from the urban audience." The composer is especially proud as his single track got released alongside Chekka Chivantha Vaanam and the teaser of 2.0, and still managed to grab the audience's attention.
"The song is in a question-answer format with a new beginning in every stanza, so I ensured that the lyrics were not disturbed by using instruments minimally," says Amrish, who is happy to have provided the first opening for the talented husband-wife singing duo, who have also been promised opportunities with AR Rahman and Imman. Another first for the composer was making Prabhudheva pen lyrics for the first time for a peppy number which Amrish himself has sung. "It is about the protagonist figuring out ways to spell out his love."
With a handful of Tamil projects in the pipeline, including a horror film (Pottu), a historical (Veeramadevi) and a crime thriller (Kaa), Amrish has also ventured into Telugu cinema with the Jithan Ramesh-starrer Okate Life.