It was by chance that singer Anoop Sankar was there with music director Manu Ramesan during the composing session of Vineeth Kumar’s directorial venture Ayal Njanalla, and got the opportunity to write the rough track for the tune being composed. In fact, he was there on a friendly visit. As they told him to scribble the dummy track, he agreed and wrote down some lines.
Unexpectedly, both Vineeth and Manu liked his lines and they decided to take that ‘dummy’ as ‘original’.
“Manu and I have been friends for the past few years. Though, I have sung for his tunes, this is the first time I am writing the lyrics for him. In fact, I had not put in much thought during the writing session as it was written as the dummy track. I just tried to find out words which were suitable for the tune. But fortunately, the director as well as Manu liked the lyrics and they dropped the idea of going for another lyricist,” says Anoop, the lyricist of Neela Vaan Mukile Nee in the movie.
Though, earlier he has written lyrics for two songs, both compositions of Ouseppachan, which Anoop had sung himself, this is the first time, he is writing a song which he has not sung.
“While, the song in Three Kings was a funny song, the other one was like an extension of a ‘Keerthana’. But Neela Vaan Mukile is in fact the first situational song written by me. And it was my decision to not sing this song. So, this one will be the first song having my lyrics, but not my voice. Interestingly, this song was sang by five singers,” quips Anoop.
Anoop, who has written jingles for around 50 advertisements for International brands, has recently debuted in the Tulu film industry as a singer in the film Dhand. The singer, who has crooned Ilaveyil Chirakumayi in V.K. Prakash’s Nirnayakam, is now all set to join the crew of a Malayalam–Tamil bilingual film as the lyricist in both languages.