The man behind Kaalam Kettu poyi, Shabareesh Varma, has nailed the Kerala Blasters theme song for ISL 2016 to perfection. Brought out by Manjappada, the biggest fan-group of the team in Kerala, the song which asks the Yellow Army to raise their voice and stay behind the theme, has hit all the right notes.
Composed by Nikhil Thomas and penned by Manu Manjith, the song showcases the steadily rising spirit of the beautiful game in God's own country. "Our team may lose at times, but they will win our hearts forever. Rivals beware, we are just getting warmed up!" are the opening lines in the music video, which is perfectly shot and executed.
Youngsters in Kerala running with a football and drinking in the passion of the game is matched effectively with the high notes by Varma in the song. The number has an alternative rock feel and just one listen can make anyone comment that the Kerala Blasters theme song gets the upvote when compared to the Atletico de Kolkata theme song for ISL 2016.
Kerala Blasters may not have made a bright start to ISL 2016 as they lost their opening match of the tournament narrowly on the opening day against NorthEast United FC in Guwahati, but it is expected that Sachin Tendulkar's side can have all the confidence to record a favourable result in their first home game of the season on Wednesday against Atletico de Kolkata.
In the match, Manjappada ('The Yellow Army' in Malayalam) have revealed plans to display India's largest sports banner at the East stand of the JLN stadium in Kochi.