Devi Sri is particular about essence of all his songs in other languages: 'Pushpa' singer Ranjith Govind

Ranjith Govind crooned the Malayalam version of the song composed by Devi Sri Prasad. Photo | Instagram

Playback singer Ranjith Govind who sang the Malayalam version of ‘Pushpa Pushpa’, the first song from the upcoming movie ‘Pushpa: The Rule’, said music composer Devi Sri Prasad was particular about the lyrics of the song, that was sung in all languages.
“I have known Devi Sri since the early 2000s. You won’t believe the energy he has. In fact, he is the only music director I know who is so involved with the lyrics of all the versions of the songs he composes. Probably, this is because his father is a lyricist,” said Ranjith, who had also sung ‘Eyy Poda Ithu Njaanaada,’ the Malayalam version of the song ‘Eyy Bidda Idhi Naa Ada’ from ‘Pushpa: The Rise’.
Ranjith recalls how they finalised on the Malayalam version of ‘Pushpa Pushpa’. “We sat for hours finalising the perfect version of the Telugu number from the sequel. But the process was magical. It is interesting to watch a music composer sit down with the lyricist (Siju Thuravoor) and a singer and ensure if the Malayalam version is in par with the original. He would ask me to break down each lyric and explain what I felt. He would only stop when he felt it matched with what he had in mind,” said Ranjith.

According to the playback singer who made his debut in Telugu with songs composed by Mani Sharma, Devi Sri wanted the first song ‘Pushpa Pushpa’ to resonate with people, almost like a chant. “He wanted the words to resonate in people’s heads like a chant and that worked,” he said.
The song is is a huge hit among the audience, trending number one for several days on YouTube. Ranjith, who has been part of music compositions by M M Keeravani, Mani Sharma, among others, is also a well-known voice in Mollywood. His songs, ‘Njan Kanavil Kanda Snehithan’ from ‘Aagathan’ and ‘Arikatharayo’ from ‘Body Guard’ are super hits. Most of the songs he has sung in Malayalam were composed by Deepak Dev and Ousepachan.
“I am a huge fan of Ousepachan. “Ousepachan sir would often visit Mani Sharma’s studio for certain sessions in Madras, which was the hub of films till the early 2000s. I got the chance to meet him there. Since then, I had the opportunity to be part of his songs,” he said.

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