Nanjamma has won a National Award for singing Kalakkatha Sandhanamala song in Ayyappanum Koshiyum. How a small clash of egos can have huge consequences is the story of Ayyappanum Koshiyum. Director Sachi has created a beautiful screenplay through the life of Attappadi tribes, their culture and tradition.
Does mother know who the actor Prithviraj and Bijumenon are in this film? asks a tribal woman, who laughs and replies that she doesn’t know. Nanjamma is that Tamil tribe girl!
He sings the song ‘Kalakkatha Sandhanamala tree has blossomed. When Nanjamma talks about this song, it is a song that she has made up to sing to the child by showing the plane that sometimes flies and disappears in the sky above the sandalwood forest. He said that the metu in this belongs to my ancestors.
Attappady is a valley located at the junction of Tamil Nadu and Kerala in the Western Range. Nanjamma was born in Gopanari in Tamil Nadu and migrated to Attappadi Nagkupatti village in Kerala. A member of Azad Kala Samiti, a dance troupe based in the area, Nanjamma has also performed in concerts in Kerala and other states.
While Ayyappan and Koshiyum was being made in Attappadi, director Sachi decided to cast someone from the area to sing. That’s how he was given the OK to sing in Nanjamma voice for the film. The song recording took place in Chennai. At that time, Nanjamma had headphones stuck in his ears and the rhythm was not right when he sang. Composer Jake mentioned in an interview that he sang and then changed the tempo to suit the music.
The country’s 68th National Film Awards have been announced. In this, the late director Sachi will get the best director award for the film ‘Ayyappanum, Koshiyum’ and Biju Menon will get the best supporting actor award. Nanjamma will also receive the award for Best Singer.
Talking about this award, Nanjamma says that she is very happy to have won the second award. I am in all people. Thanks to all the people and the government for getting me the award. When you don’t know who I am, surely you will be known to everyone, said director Sachi Saroda. He is God to me. The one who brought me to these people, from whom it is to be seen, has disappeared. He is in me. With this award, he said he will see it as himself. Even if you die, you will see me as I see Sachi sir. I am in your mind. You are in my thoughts, God bless you all, he said.