A cappella songs — those rendered without mucisal instruments and with primarily the voice — are always a major source of attraction, and singer Anju Joseph's a cappella cover of the "Dheewara" from "Baahubali: The Beginning," released March 19, has also been accepted well by the audience.
The 5-minute-24-second video has been viewed more than 34,000 times within a day of its release on the YouTube channel of the singer, who rose to fame with Season 4 of the reality show "Idea Star Singer". The original song was composed by MM Keeravani for the Prabhas-Tamannaah-starrer blockbuster.
"People are always crazy about a cappella songs. The 'Dheewara A Cappella' video is the result of our team's nine-month-long hard work. It was initially recorded for a programme, but it was not used for it. That's when we thought of releasing it as a music video. It is a tribute to the whole team of 'Baahubali'," Anju told International Business Times, India.
While the music for the a cappella version of the song has been arranged by Mejjo Joseph, Sunil Karthikeyan has captured the beautiful locales of Paruthumpara and Athirapally in the video, which has been directed by Anoop John. The backing vocals have been rendered by Anupama Thomas, Ann Merin Toms, Trisha Suresh, Neha Susan George, Anna Madukkakkuzhy, Prince Nayarambalam, Bhagyaraj, Akarsh Prakash, Gireesan AC and Manu Vardhan.
"We are really happy with the kind of overwhelming response we are getting from the audience," Anju told IBT India. Many celebrities, including director Jude Anthony Joseph, actresses Vishnu Priya and Tessa Joseph, and singer Divya S Menon have praised the team for their work.
Check out celebrity response here:
Divya. S. Menon
A lovely Acappella version of Dheewara song from Baahubali by Anju Joseph, beautifully arranged by Mejo Joseph. Way to go girl
Jude Anthany Joseph
Aliya Anoop, ithu Polichu. Ishtayi. Anju n team good work.
A wonderful rendition of dheewara from baahubali done by my friends anoop n anju..loved it!!
Tessa T Joseph
A beautiful work by my friend anju Achu Joseph and team. The visual beauty is out of the world. Anoop John,a big pat on your shoulders for all the support for your wife.Would love to see the making of the video too.
Watch Anju Joseph's A Cappella version of "Dheewara" song here: