The devastating floods in Kerala saw celebrities as well as commoners lending a hand to the distressed. Musicians too have done their part too in helping people bounce back with apt compositions for the occasion.
Anub Ramhan and Arun Ramhan, established artistes in their own right, have come out with a heart-touching song 'Keralame...Keralame...' and it is receiving rave reviews.
Known as Twinz Chan, formerly Twinz Tunes, the sibling duo is noted for their beautiful work in integrating eastern classical music with traditional orchestral instruments.
“Kerala is recovering slowly after the devastating floods and it is very difficult to express the remorse each Malayali feels after enduring a disaster of uch magnitude. All these unsaid word have been converted into a thought-provoking song dedicated to the strength and resilience of each and every Malayali," Anub Ramhan said.
The song which begins 'Keralathil jiviathamay...Keralamay..' is written and composed by Twinz Chan while the mixing and mastering is done by Mithun Rishan (Lucagraphy, UK) and sung by Anub Ramhan.
It was with the 2004 album 'Bodhi' that Twinz Chan started gaining recognition. Back then, the album was composed for the Indian cricketer Sreesanth to celebrate his inclusion in the World Cup team. 'Bodhi' had eight songs, both in English and Malayalam, in which the song 'Sree Sree thilakam nee' gained popularity.
Though settled in Chennai, Twinz Chan hails from Kochi. With the twins' infectious enthusiasm, their big break happened in 2008. The song 'En khalbiloru' from the Malayalam movie 'One Way Ticket' went on to become a number-one hit song for a significant time.
This break in the film industry opened up opportunities in the advertising industry as well. Twinz Chan then went on to create many successful advertisements in Bangalore, Cochin and Mumbai. Soon, it was Kollywood calling for them with the song 'Puthu mughangal thevai' directed by Maneesh Babu. Its audio was released by Sony Music. The songs 'Karuvizhi' and 'En uyiril' were transformed into beautiful melodies, thus marking a milestone in their career. Sung by Haricharan and Shwetha Mohan, 'Karuvizhi' was produced by Winner Bulls Films.
The twins successfully gained recognition internationally by creating the signature song of International Documentary and Short Film Festival of Kerala (IDSFFK). In 2016, the twins worked their magic in the Malayalam comedy movie 'Popcorn' directed by Aneesh Upasana, starring Shine Tom and Soubin Shahir.
The duo composed for the video song written by Malayalam actress Kavya Madhavan. “It took a lot of time as the poem written by Kavya had to be integrated as songs," said Anub. The album also consists seven songs out of which one is sung by Kavya herself.
Arun and Anub can't really remember a time when they weren't around each other. On how they sort out creative differences, Anub said, “Call it a twins effect, we never had differences yet. Everything just falls in places and we go with the flow.”