The song speaks about spreading love in this world of ours and respecting every life in it. It also asks us to truly make ourselves equal and empower each other to face any difficulty hurled at us.
Launching-Arivum Anbum https://t.co/9NEMTc5R57@RKFI @GhibranOfficial @anirudhofficial @Bombay_Jayashri @thisisysr #Siddharth @sidsriram @Shankar_Live @shrutihaasan @ThisIsDSP @themugenrao @andrea_jeremiah @lydian_official @thinkmusicindia #MaheshNarayanan #ArivumAnbum
— Kamal Haasan (@ikamalhaasan) April 23, 2020
The video features several actors and singers from the South including Bombay Jayashri, Yuvan Shankar Raja, Anirudh Ravichander, Shankar Mahadevan, Sid Sriram, Devi Sri Prasad, Siddharth, Shruti Haasan, Andrea Jeremiah, Mugen Rao, and Ghibran with Lydian Nadhaswaram on the piano. While Kamal Haasan has penned the lyrics, Ghibran has composed the music with Mahesh Narayanan on the edit.
There are also clippings of people serving the public in need while also highlighting the horrific incidents that took place in India, be it the spraying of disinfectants on migrants in Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh, or the bustling crowd in Koyambedu, Chennai right after the lockdown was announced.
The politician has been constantly appealing to the Prime Minister to cater to the needs of the people in the lowest rung of society and increase the funds allocated for the sanitation department. While there seems to be no response from the PMO, the politician hasn’t called it quits.
@RKFI @GhibranOfficial @anirudhofficial @Bombay_Jayashri @thisisysr #Siddharth @sidsriram @Shankar_Live @shrutihaasan @ThisIsDSP @themugenrao @andrea_jeremiah @lydian_official @thinkmusicindia #MaheshNarayanan #ArivumAnbum pic.twitter.com/hhTDU8QD0m
— Kamal Haasan (@ikamalhaasan) April 22, 2020
On Wednesday, Kamal Haasan said in a statement that the song was to spread positivity and instill hope in the people during these testing times. He also added that the song would give the people the confidence and strength to overcome this complex situation.
“Even while something as deadly as the coronavirus is spreading, our coming together to empower the people has given us the confidence that standing together will help us tackle any situation. I thank the singers, especially those who were a part of the chorus, for agreeing to be a part of this on receiving just one phone call from my side. I am very sure that everybody would be able to relate to the song and enjoy it just as much as we did. It’s a dedication from us to the people who are surviving this crisis and longing for the world to return to normalcy,” said Ghibran in a statement.
Watch the ‘Arivum Anbum’ video song here.