Malayalis are going coconuts over a new song and it is called the 'Jimikki Kammal' sensation.
'Entamede Jimikki Kammal' is an upbeat track from the newly released Mohanlal starrer Velipadinte Pusthakam. While the movie opened to mixed reviews this Onam, this song has become a phenomenon and has the audience in its grips. The Internet is full of 'Jimikki Kammal' spin-offs from enthusiastic Malayalis who seem to have turned it into the official Onam song this year for all the festivities.
Composed by Shaan Rahman and sung by popular singer, actor and director Vineeth Sreenivasan, the song with lyrics by Anil Panachooran seems to be stuck in the brains of many a Malayali. Thanks to the highly catchy lyrics, everybody seems to be identifying with the son who sings about his father who stole his mother's earring, and the mother who in turn downed her husband's bottle of brandy!
Watch the original song here:
From flash mobs to college students dancing for the song in class, the fever hit its peak for Onam!
Watch this video of students of Indian School of Commerce dressed in traditional Onam attire and dancing to the addictive tune inside what looks like their classroom. The video was uploaded on YouTube last week.
Now watch this short sequence of actor Appani Ravi dancing to the song along with the crew of Radio Mango at their office.
Being a Malayali also means you take all your 'Malayaliness' outside the border of Kerala. Here's another video reportedly from the Onam celebrations held by Mumbai Malayalis.
Who said software engineers are boring people who are glued to their laptop screens? Watch these techies from Infopark in Koratty perform a flash mob, and end it royally with 'Jimikki Kammal' song.
What is it like to be in a family where everybody from children to the elders are hooked to the song?
And here's Mohanlal's son, Pranav, joining a group dancing to 'Jimikki Kammal'.
What's Onam for a pravasi without some Malayali song and dance?
With the looks of it, the song has given serious competition to the traditional thiruvathirakkali performed by women during Onam.
If you've watched all the videos and Facebook asks you 'what's on your mind' the next time you log in, we bet you will say you, "Entamede Jimikki Kammal'!