A video of a girl acing the performance of the AR Rahman tune Thumbi Thullal has received praise from the Grammy and Academy Award-winning composer, who shared the video.
Sahana Niren, who is visually impaired, was recorded playing the track from the 2020 Tamil film Cobra on a double synthesizer and the video was shared from her Twitter handle.
Rahman retweeted Sahana’s video with the comment: “Sweet”.
— A.R.Rahman (@arrahman) July 1, 2020
Touched by the recognition, the girl’s mother who manages her account replied to express her gratitude. “Thank u so much
@arrahman sir. This is the day we are waiting for at last it had happened today.This single word is enough for her sir we are speechless.Thanks to God for this wonderful opportunity,” she wrote.
The producers of the Tamil film have now reached out to the talented girl, who is also a singer and can play multiple instruments. The film’s producer moved by her cover, gifted her a full-setup audio studio recorder for her future endeavours.
#Sahana received this amazing gift (Scarlett Solo Studio bundle with monitor&full setup) frm #Cobra producer @Lalit_SevenScr sir 4 her work on #ThumbiThullal Thank u so much @arrahman sir 4keepinspiring 😊😊Thank u #Lalitkumar sir 4 ur kindgesture @SonyMusicSouth@shreyaghoshal pic.twitter.com/3widEFqPWO
— SahanaNiren (@sahana_singer) July 2, 2020
The girl’s talent also earned praise from other music lovers.
Music is Divine .. humanity just embraces it … #Sahana is a angel who inspires this rude humanity … God performs miracles through his chosen #Sahana..🙂👏👏 expecting more wonders from #Sahana #GodBless !!!
— Stemorai (@Stemorai) July 2, 2020
Wow….such a beautiful track and she’s awesome ♥ ♥ ♥
— Nithya Parameswaran (@np_nithya) July 2, 2020
Talented girl.. So sweet.. Superb 👌👌
— Nitin🇮🇳 (@sonawanenits2) July 2, 2020
God gifted talent🙏🏻
— Mogambo (@Deepzpandey) July 1, 2020
— Prakash (@prakashsharmi) July 1, 2020
Omg! Couldn’t believe, God bless!
— Jofert Sam (@joferts) July 1, 2020
Wow. Such an amazing talent kid. So sweet to watch her performance 👌
— KHAJA MOHIDDIN (@KHAJAMO86120258) July 1, 2020
Awwww! ❤️ So sweet! 👌👌👏👏😍😍👍👍
— RajyaShree❤️ (@Rajyash46631958) July 1, 2020
Talent always comes first…kudos to you grl…n thanks rehman sir for sis opportunity…..long live…..
— Unnati Parira (@UParira) July 2, 2020
The song for the film was sung by Shreya Ghoshal and Nakul Abhyankar.
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