Kamal Haasan has been very vocal about his thoughts on India’s handling of the Coronavirus situation.
It has penned, sung and directed ‘Avirum Anbum’. It is a song on hope, positivity and love in these testing times.
What makes the song all the more special is that notable names from the south industry. It have come forward and lent their voice to the track.
Apart from Kamal Haasan, some of the names associated with ‘Arivum Anbum’ are Anirudh Ravichander, Yuvan Shankar Raja, Devi Sri Prasad, Shankar Mahadevan, Shruti Haasan, Bombay Jayashree, Siddharth, Lydian, Andrea, Sid Sriram and Mugen.
The song is composed by Ghibran, edited by Mahesh Narayanan and is released Today, 23rd April by Think Music and is gaining alot of love since its release.
Kamal Haasan and Ghibran has launched the song on a zoom call with representatives of the media on call as well.
This is the first time, a track has unveiled in front of the media with all parties staying safe at their homes.
‘Arivum Anbum’ is Kamal Haasan’s brainchild and is an endeavour to instill hope and positivity amongst us.
The song also motivates us to approach the situation knowing. We as a nation will come out of this stronger than before.
It is believed that there is certain psychiatry in music and such songs help us to stay positive. In difficult times and through ‘Arivum Anbum’, the team is trying to do the same.
Apart from the song, Kamal Haasan has been actively writing to the central government about measures. He believes India should take in order to overcome this crisis.
The actor recently penned a letter urging the government to increase the health care budget post the pandemic. As is the norm in most countries.
Arivum Anbum is another endeavour by Mr.Haasan to bring about love, hope, knowledge and positivity. In the hearts and minds of people in a time of uncertainty.
Commenting on this special track and the kind of love that the song is recieving, Dr. Kamal Haasan says,
“Avirum Anbum may not give you any ideas but will tell you what we can be, what we have already been, its a reminder and an anthem of hope. It is like saying that ‘Hum Kamiyaab Honge’, it is that kind of a thing and we need it now because we are already worried about what will happen. Things are all going to change- the world, artists, corporates, dissemination all are going to change. We will have to calm ourselves and convince ourselves that we can adapt. The song is a reminder of what we are capable off.”
Commenting on the song, Swaroop Reddy, President of Think Music says,
“These are surreal times and the new way of life is truly testing for everyone. At a time like this, when emotions are running high, it’s important that all of us remember to treat people with love and compassion. This song by the ever talented Dr.Kamal Hassan and the talented artists captures that beautifully and is sure to resonate with anyone who hears it.”
The idea of the song was born out of conversation Ghibran had with Kamal Haasan, who suggested they make an anthropological song on Pandemic.
“We all know that the situation is like World War 3. The world will not going to be same after this. We will classify the world as ‘before and after Corona’. The song is for those new people who will come out of their homes. The song says how as an individual they can make the world a better place. The core of the song is Anbu Thaan Pradhaanam,” says Ghibran.