OTHA (ওঠা) TRACK 02: Kollywood Dreams
🔥Listen with the link in my bio!🔥 ft. A.R. Rahman, Kendrick Lamar, etc
A mix that is well and truly me.
This mix is so Tamil I should just serve it with Sambhar and Idli. and you know it's Tamil when the names of people featuring take up another few lines. :P
That said, this mix represents my Tamil pride - my roots, my values, my traditions. In the US now, there is a lot of anti-immigrant sentiment, and as someone who grew up here, there's never been a stronger urge to simply fit in and leave things behind. However, doing so would be neglecting an ancient culture whose traditions, ethics, and music continue to inspire me today. Also Kendrick Lamar, who speaks to the struggles of being a minority in the US.
The cover art is an homage to one of the big figures in modern Tamil culture, Bharathiyar, widely considered one of the greatest Tamil literary figures of all time and a social reformer whose work probably shaped my upbringing.
Cover Art is by Aditya Dhotre.(www.pinterest.com/adidhotre/) Credit:
Hey Kaala Bander - A.R. Rahman (Delhi-6) @arrahman
Aalaporan Thamizhan - A.R. Rahman (Mersal) @kailashkher @pooja_vaidyanath
Backseat (Freestyle) - Kendrick Lamar @kendricklamar
The Karma Theme - Anirudh Ravichander (U Turn) @anirudh.ravichander
Kaarkuzhal Kadavaiye - Santhosh Narayanan (VADACHENNAI) @santosh.naarayanan
Love of My Life - Nimi Dovrat
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In between the shots. This is what we do 🤦♂️🤣 @barkhasengupta @aniruddh_dave . Directed by @itsmohitsehgal Edited by @vikrampbhatt 🙏🏼 Shot by @18anandsingh
Makeup by @rishabskhanna
Hair by @cashmakeupartistry