The song, ‘Marupiranthaal’ (Her Rebirth), seems to have added one more feather to its cap. Yes, the song, sung by Dr. Shani Hafees and her daughter Reyah Fatima Hafees and set to music by Yeldho P. John, has been conferred the ‘Best Music Video’ at the 10th Dada Saheb Phalke Film Festival 2020.
What is interesting is that the song has already won several other awards at various international film and music festivals.
Dr. Shani Hafees, a well-reputed Ayurveda doctor and Entrepreneur has conceptualized the song, directed it alongside Adarsh N Krishna apart from penning the script and producing it.
She says, “Although we have been winning accolades at various international film and music festivals, this is something big for us. An award named after the Father of Indian Cinema conferred on us is a lifetime achievement. I thank Yuvan Shankar Raja sir, who enabled a wider reach for the song through his U1 Records. I am so happy that the world has accepted our work, thereby appreciating the concept and emotions involved within it. This propels me personally to come up with works that will entertain and touch everyone emotionally.”
Abi Reji has handled the cinematography for this song, which has been edited by Premsai Mukundan featuring Renju Renjimaar and Rose Sherin Ansari in the video. The beautiful song that encapsulates an emotional bonding between a transgender woman and her foster daughter has found a huge reach for its awe-inspiring theme.
Apart from winning the title at the International Thai Film Festival, Marupiranthaal (Her Rebirth) has also won awards at various other international film and music festivals like Bangkok ( Only music video officially selected from India), Calcutta International Cult Film Festival ( Entry for Golden Fox Awards), Buddha International Film Festival – Pune, Festigious International Film Festival, Los Angeles, ( Bronze medalist) Global Music Awards, California.