"Like-a Like-a My Laila… Like-a Like-a your Laila!"
Now we all know that Mani Ratnam-A. R. Rahman are a fantastic combination who always succeed in winning hearts. But did you ever imagine that the director and music director will pen lyrics for a song together? We certainly didn’t! Indeed, the iconic duo have teamed up and penned the lyrics of the song – Mental Manadhil. Apart from being the co-lyricist of the song, A. R. Rahman has composed the song as well.
Sung by A.R. Rahman and Jonita Gandhi, this lyrically fun number stars off on a catchy note and grabs your interest almost immediately. The song is a frenetic package of silliness, endlessly funky beats, and ARR’s smooth voice – all of which add up to create the addictive Mental Manadhil. The upbeat tempo of this song might also remind you of Khalifa (Lekar Hum Deewana Dil) but we aren’t complaining! The song has climbed to the number one place of the iTunes chart within 12 hours of its release. No surprises there!
Earlier last week, a 23-second video song was released online and received positive response from fans. The song, shot with the lead pair, Dulquer and Nithya Menon, portrays them having the time of their lives in a metropolitan city. It’s needless to say that the plot of film is set against an urban backdrop.
We can’t wait for the music album of the film to release! What about you? In the meantime you can check listen to Mental Manadhil here: