The Telugu music lovers and film audience are well aware of Yazin Nizar and his hit songs. ‘Seethakalam Sooryudila’ from ‘S/o Satyamurthy’, ‘Jiya Jale Jale’ from ‘Loafer, ‘Meghalu Lekunna’ from ‘Kumari 21F’, ‘Chirunama Thana Chirunama’ from ‘Ekkadiki Pothavu Chinnavada’, ‘O Vasumati O Vasumati’ from ‘Bharat Ane Nenu’, ‘Chandamame’ from ‘118’, ‘Bali Bali Ra Bali’ from ‘Baahubali’, etc are his renditions. He has crooned for the likes of Mahesh Babu, Prabhas, Allu Arjun, Ravi Teja, Nandamuri Kalyan Ram, Ram Pothineni, Varun Tej, Nikhil, and Raj Tharun.
The Telugu-Malayalam singer has now come out with a music video titled ‘Cheliya Untane’, a private song unveiled on Wednesday.
The song, rendered by Yazin and also featuring him as the male lead opposite Anupama Parameswaran, has music by Niro. This is Anupama’s first music video. Aditya Music originals has today released it in Telugu and Tamil. The Telugu version has lyrics by Mounika. The Tamil version, titled ‘Uriye Unnodu’ has lyrics by Niro. The English lyrics heard in the song are by Allen Babu Daniel.
Excerpts from Yazin’s interview
I have done a private song titled ‘Neeve’ in the past. But I didn’t act in it although I sang it. ‘Cheliya Untane’ struck us when I met some of my friends. Niro and I happened to meet for a jam session. This is when the whole idea started. Allen joined us later. We didn’t start out to make a music video. Anupama supported us in our endeavour. We were all pleasantly surprised by her support. This is when we thought of doing a music video. Anupama gave us the dates to shoot for the song despite her busy schedule. Due to the team’s efforts and the support of Aditya Music, we could successfully make the video.
I don’t have many friends in the film industry. Anupama is one of the few friends I know. We were excited when she said ‘Yes’ to acting in the song. This is her first music video. We completed the shoot in just two days in beautiful locations in Chikmagalur and Telangana. This is a simple love song. The duo happens to meet during a journey.
I have acted in a Telugu song for the first time. I had done a Malayalam song titled ‘Angry Babies’ in the past. I don’t have acting talent. I am a bit camera-shy. I was jittery initially. Doing this song was a learning experience.
It’s a positive sign that a great music label like Aditya Music is encouraging music artists and video makers (through private songs). With this kind of support, many more independent music directors will flourish. Most of the hit numbers I have crooned in Telugu were released by Aditya Music.
I have sung the song ‘Nuvve Samastham’ in ‘Maharshi’. This is my third song for Mahesh Babu garu. Previously, I had sung for ‘Srimanthudu’ and ‘Bharat Ane Nenu’. So, this is my third outing in the combination of Devi Sri Prasad garu and Mahesh garu. I have crooned for ‘Majili’, ‘118’, ‘Antariksham’ and other films recently. My journey as a singer is quite good. I am excited about the release of ‘Maharshi’.