A song instead of a crore: How IT professional Santhosh AS landed a song in Suresh Gopi film

Santhosh AS dreamt of singing in a film, his dream got here true due to the Malayalam sport present ‘Ningalkkum Aakaam Kodeeshwaran’

One of the questions in the questionnaire handed to individuals of ‘Ningalkum Aakaam Kodeeshwaran’, the Malayalam model of ‘Kaun Banega Crorepati’, was what would they wish to ask present host Suresh Gopi. School instructor Sangeetha NC’s reply: “I want to ask him for a chance for my husband, Santhosh AS, to sing in films. Entering the contest was never about getting to the ‘hot seat’. It was to get a chance for my husband to sing in a film,” she says.

Her want did come true lastly. Her husband has sung the ‘Karmekham moodunu…’ monitor for Malayalam film Kaaval, which was lately launched on YouTube.

“It has been my husband’s long time dream to sing in a film but he has never got a chance despite trying hard and meeting music directors. With ‘Ningalkum…’ I thought we would be able to meet Suresh chettan and ask him if he could help us,” says Sangeetha, over the cellphone from Thiruvananthapuram.

Another query that she was requested was which song by Santhosh she preferred. “‘Sree Ragamo…’ from the film Pavithram. Turns out it is one of Sureshettan’s favourites too.”

On listening to Sangeetha’s story Suresh Gopi requested to satisfy the couple. After he heard Santhosh sing, the actor informed her that he wished Santhosh’s voice to be heard by audiences. The actor assured the couple that he would do his greatest to get Santhosh a probability, and requested Nithin Renji Panicker, the director of Kaaval, the film Gopi was working in on the time, to discover choices.

“This is unexpected. It came at a time when I was not expecting anything. Even my friends were surprised,” the 39 year-old says. A individual with polio in each legs, the IT professional educated briefly in Carnatic-based mild music.

“The entire team was very supportive. I wasn’t sure if I would be able to, as I did not want to anybody especially Sureshettan,” he says. Although he has been singing for greater than 17 years, recording for a film was a completely different however he pulled it off with composer Rajin Raj’s help.

The song is getting reward however he refuses to get carried away. “I am not sure if this song would lead to others or if I would make this my career…but I am happy that people got to know me as a singer!”

2021-11-06 09:16:53

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