Thursday, July 16, 2009

Ritu- A Shyam Prasad- Rahul Raj combo..

April 21st: I wished Mom on her birthday and I thought of taking her out for dinner.. so I asked dad to chill out cos he wouldn't be asked for his credit card.. so we made plans for a movie and then thought of going for dinner. As planned we got the tickets and sat inside the theatre I got a call from Rosebowl regarding a I asked my parents to continue watching the movie. Once done with the meeting my dad gave me a call saying someone called to his number asking for me and said it was urgent! So I went back to the theatre and gave a call to that anonymous number and the person on the other line was casually asking me where I was.. I asked him to intro himself and he said he was Rahul Raj! He asked me to come for the recording two days later and said it was for Shyam Prasad's next.

Two days later I started off to Cochin and reached there by around 2 in the afternoon. We were signalled to wait outside the recording room and I was so tired that I unknowingly took a quick nap. After half an hour of napping and waiting a man with average height stepped outside the room.. and the moment I saw him I knew who it was! He shook hands with dad and introduced himself as Shyam Prasad (as if the intro was required). After a little while Suchith, Jeetu and Job came out along with Rahul sir and they requested me to wait for 15 more minutes as they wanted to do some pet-pooja.

Finally they were done with the lunch and I was given the lyrics. I was made to sing every line twice or thrice with the music and so was Job asked to. After a little bit of rehearsing I was asked to go first and record :).. being my first proper playback experience in Malayalam I was a daaaaaaam nervous.. but Rahul ji always makes you feel comfortable with his lame jokes of course! Back in the recording room all I wanted to do was focus.. but with all the joking and pulling the leg.. all I could do was laugh and laugh :D ... But the most tension-ing part of the recording was that Shyam Prasad was there throughout! But the person is awesome infact I had such a nice time talking to him after I recorded the initial portions. Shyam sir had said it's a club song and said that we shoudln't record it thinking it's another semi-art movie ..hehe..great fun with such awesome people to work with..Job was awesome.. the feel he emotes so naturally is something we should have in us naturally...For dinner we all had chapathi and chicken and it was around 11 that I started from there for Trivandrum !!


I hope you guys had a wonderful time listening to this smashing number!! Do give me honest feedback :D

The Video

For the trailor click HERE.

Check out few posters of RITU Here.

To check out Shyam Prasad sir speaking about Ritu go here


Manikutty said...

heey u have got great voice...:)

Neha Sasikumar said...

Thanks Manikutty!!

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Anonymous said...

Ur biggestttt fannnn everrrr.....but its better u dont know who i am...... :)

Neha Sasikumar said...

Thanks Anonymous .. I know who your are.. but let it be anonymous ..the way you want it to be :D Thank you for everything 'my biggest fan'


Hey... Great MUSIC!! WORLDCLASS!! A GROUND-BREAKING song!!! First time, Iam hearing a MELODIOUS club song. I have no words to describe this composition!! Rahulji is MORE daring than RAHMAN to EXPERIMENT!!!
Hope we see him composing for more Malayalam films, eventhough Tamil and Bollywood would snatch him away from us!!

And Neha Chechi, u have a WONDERFUL voice!!!

adersh said...

Hi neha, your voice is sweet..and song is gud, peppy and u have done it nicely but as a club song it should improve more I feel. Visuals are gud. Job's vocals are superb.
anyways gudwork congrats.

Vishnu Visakh S said...

da..i think i felt something spl in yo voice in this can b ma mistake.i told u na, i heard yo song in FM too,i felt like you got a "kuttitham vittumaratha voice.." May b its my fault lol :P . Dnt think it as a bad comment. I like tht.. ;)

Neha Sasikumar said...

Kishore: Thanks a lot !! Will pass on to Rahulji too !!

Adersh: Thanks a lot.. yes Job has done an amazing job out there

Vishnu: Finally!! Thanks :D

Abhi said...


My 2 year old daughter loves this song & dances along with the song.

After watching your interview in sangeeth sallapam I watched the song in youtube & downloaded the song in my ipod.

Daily atleast once I listen to the song while driving to office. I really liked this song because of the difference it has from the normal malayalam songs. Pularumo also is a great song.

Your voice really suits this song & I was impressed by the way you got a break through in movie world by sending the email to Rahul ji.

In this song the verse that really catched my attention was when Men/female voice along with the chorus sings "Nagna pathayaayi".

During that stanza there is a very different background score that is added.I couldn't figure out which musical instrument is used to in that bit.If you know please let me know.

Parasmani said...

You sound great and the recording and composition are very nice. Liked the aalap by your cosinger too.

Jithu j said...

Hi neha,so kewl u had done this song in ritu, had heard it b4 but dint know the singers.saw ur singing first time today on outcast vocal on rosebowl and u rocked.u showd ur full range in it and so a new fan here :). all the very best for future.

Neha Sasikumar said...

@Abhi Thank you so much!! All credits to Rahulji and Shyam sir for considering me eligble for the song. Also, God and my gurus are responsible for the way I sing. Sadly the song could not be included in the movie much.. but I am glad that your little daughter likes it. Thanks a lot :)

Neha Sasikumar said...

Parasmani: Thanks a lot :)

Jithu: Thank you so much !! Glad you liked Outcast Vocals. It's a team work