Kalakkatha: Nanchamma’s song from Ayyappanum Koshiyum fetches over 1 crore views.
‘Ayyappanum Koshiyum’ got released in digital streaming platform Amazon Prime recently and those who couldn’t watch the film from theatres are raving about it in social medias. Meanwhile, the film’s most popular song ‘Kalakkatha’ has crossed 10 million views in YouTube. As per the makers, it is this year’s most viewed Malayalam song as of yet.
The song composed by Jakes Bejoy is a very unique with a folk touch. A tribal woman named Nanchamma wrote the lyrics and sung the track. Due credits to the makers for handpicking such an original artist. The song proved to be a big booster for the film before it actually hit screens. As mentioned earlier by lead actor Prithviraj, ‘Ayyappanum Koshiyum’ has one of the most unusual soundtracks for a mainstream film in Malayalam.
Written and directed by Sachy, it is about the conflict between a soon-to-retire policeman and a retired havildar. The film has a brilliantly written screenplay that addresses a lot of important socio-political issues. A Tamil version of the film is now on cards. S Kathireasan, who has produced acclaimed films like ‘Aadukalam’ and ‘Jigarthanda’ has acquired the rights. Details regarding the director and lead actors of the Tamil version have not yet been revealed.