Song: Kadal Raasa Naan
Composer: AR Rahman
Actors: Dhanush, Jagan
Singers: Yuvan Shankar Raja
On World Ocean Day, our song of the day is ‘Kadal Raasa Naan’ from Maryan, the 2013 film directed by Bharat Bala, starring Dhanush, Parvathy, Jagan and others. Dhanush is a fisherman from a village in Tamil Nadu, and calls himself Kadal Raasa. He is kidnapped and taken hostage to Sudan, and the film narrates how he escapes and returns home.
All songs from the album were popular even before the film’s release. ‘Kadal Raasa Naan’ has a mix of percussion and folk elements, and was initially also sung by AR Rahman but he felt his voice didn’t suit the track, so Yuvan Shankar Raja came on board.