In a first, actor-director-lyricist Dhanush has turned singer for a Malayalam film. The 36-year-old actor has sung a song for actor Shajon’s debut directorial Brother’s Day, which is headlined by Prithviraj. ‘Nenjodu Vinaa’ is composed by Kerala-based band, 4 Musics, which shot to fame through Priyadarshan’s Oppam.
The film marks Tamil actor Prasanna’s Malayalam debut. Incidentally, Prasanna was one of the leads in Dhanush’s directorial debut Pa Paandi, starring Rajkiran and Revathy, among others. Shajon is most remembered for his portrayal of constable Sahadevan who is out to trap Mohanlal’s Georgekutty in Drishyam, directed by Jeethu Joseph, and co-starring Meena.
Taking to Twitter, Prasanna thanked Dhanush for his gesture.
— Prasanna (@Prasanna_actor) August 27, 2019
Recently, in a similar industry crossover, Dulquer Salmaan and Vijay Sethupathi sang the Malayalam and Tamil versions of the title song of Vijay Devarakonda-starrer Dear Comrade, a Telugu film.
In 2013, Dhanush made his first screen appearance in a Malayalam film through Mammootty’s Kammath and Kammath. He played himself in the film. The actor, whose film with Vetrimaaran, Asuran, will release on October 2, has sung several hit numbers in Tamil, including Why This Kolaveri Di from the movie 3, which became the most searched video from Indian on YouTube in 2011. In 2018, he wrote and sang Rowdy Baby, a duet dance number for Maari 2, directed by Balaji Mohan and starring him and Sai Pallavi. Dhanush made his debut as a playback singer through Pudhukottayilirindhu Saravanan (2004). The actor will soon start shooting for Karthik Subbaraj’s gangster-drama set in London. Malayalam actors Joju George and Aishwarya Lekshmi are part of this project.
Brother’s Day, a comedy-drama, also stars Madonna Sebastian, Prayaga Martin, Aishwarya Lekshmi and Miya George in pivotal roles. The film is Prithviraj’s first major release as an actor after the release of his directorial debut, Lucifer (2018).