Pakistani girl wins Malayalees worldwide with ‘Malare’ song from Premam

At the time when the patriotism of Indian filmmakers is being questioned based on their casting choices, this Pakistani girl is relishing her friendship with the Indians.

Written by Manoj Kumar R | Bengaluru | Updated: October 31, 2016 12:07 pm
A video of a Pakistani national singing Malayalam 'Malare' song from Premam has gone viral. A video of a Pakistani national singing Malayalam ‘Malare’ song from Premam has gone viral.

Nazia Amin Mohammad, a Pakistani national, has now come under the media spotlight after her attempt to pay tribute to her Malayalee friends has gone viral. She recently made a video in which she has sung a hit melody number ‘Malare’ from blockbuster Malayalam film, Premam, which is now being lapped up by Malayalees in India and other parts of the world.`

“Since I have met so many friends from Kerala, India and Dubai, it’s my wish to dedicate a Malayali song for you people,” Nazia’s says in the video before she begins to sing. She also apologised beforehand for any probable pronunciation errors she might make during the course of the song.

Nazia begins on a strong note and only gets better as she progress. However, she stumbles with the Malayalam lyrics a little and laugh at her own mistake, even as she continues to finish the first stanza of the song.

Despite some missteps, which are largely negligible, Nazia, who hails from Karachi, has nailed the song. She has sung the song so beautifully and with so much of innocence, no wonder her video has gone viral on the social media and receiving a lot of attention from the media outlets too.

The video of Nazia, a business development executive, based in Dubai, was first shared by her friend on Facebook and is now going viral.

At the time when India was in the midst of debating the aspects of artistic freedom, where the patriotism of filmmakers is being questioned based on their casting choices, Nazia is relishing her friendship with the Indians.

Just days ago, Bollywood filmmaker Karan Johar had been in the eye of the storm for casting Pakistani actor Fawad Khan in Ae Dil Hai Mushkil, which was released on Friday. The director had to go the extra mile to pacify Maharashtra Navnirman Sena, which had issued a ban on the release of the film. The right wing groups have sought a ban on Pakistan artists working in Indian entertainment space in the light of the deadly Uri attack that killed 18 Indian soldiers, taking the India-Pakistan relations to a new low.`