Gone are days when one would have to struggle a lot before becoming popular among the masses. Thanks to the Internet and social media, sheer talent has often got recognition and opportunities. After the ‘one-man-band’ that became a viral sensation earlier last month, another man has taken the Internet by storm with his melodious voice. And it’s not just Netizens who are going gaga over his soulful singing — stalwarts like Shankar Mahadevan and Gopi Sundar too have become his fans and are on a mission to find him and record a song with him! Thanks to the posts, he has been traced now and is from Kerala.
Yes, a video now going viral shows a man, later identified as a daily wage labourer, sitting on a field and singing Tamil hit ‘Unnai Kaanadhu Naan’ from Kamal Hassan’s film — Vishwaroopam. The original song has been sung by Mahadevan himself and composed by the renowned trio Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy, which he is a part of. (Read the story in Malayalam here)
This is called fruit of labour!
When we hear this, it just makes me feel so so proud of our country that produces so much talent and is so rich in culture. Who is this guy???
How can I trace him?
Need help & would like to work with him. pic.twitter.com/SWqGQkmChb
— Shankar Mahadevan (@Shankar_Live) June 30, 2018
The video has been watched by millions and the man garnered lots of praise. In case you are wondering who the man is — he is Rakesh Nooranadu from Alu Penadu in Kerala’s Alappuzha district. Taking to IE Malayalam, the Internet sensation said he had no idea his video would go viral. He further added that it was not him but a driver who recorded the video at work posted it online. His sister’s husband is in Kuwait and he informed him about the viral video and what Sundar wrote online.
Upon asked how did he sing without ever learning music, he said that his family is full of talented people and he learnt singing after listening to them. But he has been learning music for the past two months.
Although he did not get a call from Sundar yet, the noted music composer confirmed to IE Malayalam that he would contact the singer soon. “Will try to get him to sing in my next song. Singing after learning is different from singing after listening to a song. Rakesh is a talented guy,” Sundar told IE Malayalam.
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