Manju Warrier has once again taken the microphone to sing a song for an awareness campaign. The actor, who has been known to sing since she first began acting more than 20 years ago, has now sung for the cancer awareness campaign of Manorama News, 'Kerala Can'.
The song 'Nerthe Thennal Ezhucherthu Vechoru Snehamayi' is composed by Ratheesh Vega and the music video shows Manju, dressed in black, singing with the composer and other singers on a dimly lit stage. She had sung for the campaign last year, too.
Manju first sang for a film back in 1999, the song 'Chembazhukka' for Kannezhuthi Pottumthottu, composed by the late MG Radhakrishnan and written by the late Kavalam Narayana Panicker. The film, one of the last ones in her first innings before she went on a long 14 year break, had won the actor a lot of appreciation for portraying Bhadra, a woman who avenges the cruel murders of her parents, and does so by seducing the killer and her son at the same time.
What's little known is that Manju also sang the classical bit you hear in Aaram Thampuran - 'Govardhana Gireesham' - when her character Unni Maya is teaching Carnatic music to a group of children - a scene which ends in a tussle between hers and Mohanlal's character in the film.
In her second innings, she sang the song 'Do Do Do' for the film Jo And The Boy, composed by Rahul Subrahmaniam and written by Santhosh Varma. Manju is now busy with the movie Marakkar: Arabikadalinte Simham, based on the true life of Kunjali Marakkar 4. She plays the role of Zubaida in this period film, directed by Priyadarshan with Mohanlal playing the title character. She is also playing an important role in another Mohanlal starrer - Lucifer - which would mark actor Prithviraj's directorial debut. And then, Manju is also making her debut in Tamil opposite Dhanush in the film Asuran, directed by Vetrimaaran.