‘Manike Mage Hithe’: The Sri Lankan song that has bewitched Indian hearts

Whereas geographical boundaries by no means mattered when it got here to music, the web has really expanded its attain. Overcoming the limitations of language, every day Indians get to expertise and fall in love with new songs in international languages and ‘Manike Mage Hithe’ is the newest on the record.

Of late, the viral Sri Lankan track has hooked social media customers, together with Bollywood celebrities. From Amitabh Bachchan to Madhuri Dixit, many have been discovered grooving to the earworm.

Probably the most well-liked tunes for Instagram Reels in India, the Sinhala track not solely made its mark on streaming platforms, the catchy pressure has additionally impressed numerous covers in numerous regional languages.

The unique track

Desi followers have been gripped by the beautiful voice of Lankan singer-rapper Yohani whose model of the track is at present viral. Nevertheless, many have no idea that it is just a canopy of the unique 2020 track produced by Chamath Sangeeth.

Initially launched as a single in July final 12 months, it was sung by singer Satheeshan and rapper Dulan ARX, who can be the lyricist. The music video directed by Hasith Aryan featured Madushi Soysa, Kasun Tharaka and Ruwan Priyadarshana.

The viral cowl and authentic Indian variations

After virtually a 12 months, Sangeeth received along with Yohani to launch the duet cowl that includes the unique singer Satheeshan. Since its launch in late Might this 12 months, the addictive tune has soared in reputation within the island nation and has turn out to be one of many prime songs on Spotify and Amazon Music charts in India. The YouTube video has amassed over 100 million views now.

Following its success in India, the singers launched Tamil and Malayalam model of the track. Anas Shajahan has joined Yohini on this model.

A Hindi model of the track was launched not too long ago as a part of a collaboration between Indian singer-rapper Muzistar and Yohani on July 30.

The way it received wider consideration in India

One of many earliest covers that launched the track to desi audiences on Instagram was by social media star and music producer Yashraj Mukhate. Sharing a canopy of him singing the unique model of the track, Mukhate admitted he didn’t perceive the lyrics however couldn’t cease singing it. The clip has garnered over 15 million views to date.

Just a few days later, Bollywood legend Amitabh Bachchan shared a spoof video of him shaking a leg to the peppy beats of the track’s Hindi model. In keeping with the 78-year-old veteran actor, his granddaughter Navya Naveli Nanda edited the dance sequence from his iconic movie Kaalia. Swapping the unique track ‘Jahan Teri Yeh Nazar Hai’ within the edit, Nanda changed it with ‘Manike Mage Hithe’ within the video.

‘Manike Mage Hithe’ fever amongst Indian celebrities

From tv actors to singers and prime actors within the Hindi movie trade, celebrities can’t get sufficient of the track. Whereas some used the viral track as background music for movies or just hummed to it whereas driving, others have been seen dancing to it.

Tiger Shroff wowed all together with his breathtaking dance efficiency on the unique cowl garnering over 22 million views on Instagram, whereas Madhuri Dixit shared a glance video saying she is in “love” with this track.

Singer Sonu Nigam used the track to share a video capturing ‘Shenanigans in Goa’ and Tulsi Kumar danced to the viral hit.

Regional language covers

Shifting past celebrities, the track has impressed a bunch of YouTube artists to place out variations of their mom tongue. Whereas some opted to translate a number of the lyrics to their language, others got here up with contemporary renditions combining people songs.

In some languages there are a number of variations by completely different singers that too have gone viral with thousands and thousands of views. There are additionally some lovely renditions in not so well-liked languages like Kokborok from Tripura.



Different viral movies

Earlier this week, a video of an air hostess dancing to ‘Manike Mage Hithe’ onboard an empty airplane took netizens abruptly. Wearing her uniform, Aayat Urf Afreen, a cabin crew member of IndiGo is seen dancing fantastically to the track throughout “Lengthy halts!” The publish has received over 40 million views to date.

One other younger physician from Gujarat went viral, crooning to the track whereas enjoying a guitar. Writing her personal lyrics, the lady’s soulful cowl delighted many on-line.

Repeatedly songs from different international locations, like ‘Despacito’ and ‘Form of You’, have taken Indian social media by storm, affirming the facility of music to really transcend all boundaries.

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