Kolaveri' producer Anirudh teams up with British Asian talent for new Indian film soundtrack

‘Kolaveri’ producer Anirudh teams up with British Asian talent for new Indian film soundtrack!

‘Kolaveri’ producer Anirudh teams up with British Asian talent for new Indian film soundtrack!

Kolaveri' producer Anirudh teams up with British Asian talent for new Indian film soundtrack


After delivering back to back hits in South Indian films ‘3’ and ‘Ethir Neechal’, one of India’s young rising production talents is back with his 3rd film album. After the phenomenal global success of ‘Why This Kolaveri Di’, which has over 80 million hits on YouTube, producer Anirudh Ravichander is back this summer with songs from the forthcoming Tamil movie release ‘Vanakkam Chennai’.

Lead song ‘Oh Penne’ has been given an international flavour, which sees Anirudh team up with British R&B sensation Arjun and producer Charles Bosco. Having discovered the British duo following the incredible success of Arjun’s UK remix of ‘Why This Kolaveri Di’, Anirudh invited them to work on new music in India, fusing his South Indian film style with their unique British R&B sounds. The ‘Oh Penne’ (International Version) will be part of the official soundtrack of ‘Vanakkam Chennai’, releasing on Sony Music India.

The song heavily features Arjun’s trademark slick pop vocals, with rewritten English lyrics, over a laid back beat with additional Tamil vocals adding an authentic international feel to it, the culmination of a unique east meets west collaboration. The original Tamil version, of ‘Oh Penne’, also produced by Anirudh, was sung by Vishal Dadlani, one half of Bollywood’s hit duo Vishal & Shekhar, responsible for some of the most successful Bollywood songs in the last decade. Arjun’s vocals also feature with Vishal on the original version of the song.

‘Oh Penne’ is the first of a new wave of international music set to feature in the growing South Indian film industry ‘Kollywood’, spear-headed by British duo Arjun and Charles Bosco. Producer Bosco now has credits in several Tamil films and will be continuing his work in India and London this year. He has also teamed up with the Co-Founder and Chairman of Lebara Mobile, Ratheesh Yoganathan, to launch some exciting projects for the youth via the Bosco Academy in the near future.