An established comedian of Kannada industry who turned singer in the recent times is now also a lyric writer for Sharpshooter. The film also had actor Diganth rendering his voice for the first time.
Chikkanna is an actor in Kannada cinema who is going places with his multiple skills and wears various hats with aplomb. The comedian who has rendered a few songs for a couple of films is excited about writing songs and is enjoying the new creative challenge. For Ghouse Peer’s Sharpshooter, he had to come up with lyrics that fitted well into a certain cinematic context.
Chikkanna who has a flair for comedy and knows the Kannada language well, says,
“This is the first time, I was penning lyrics for a song and whatever came to me first in a stream of consciousness was written. It helped that director Ghouse Peer explained the situations well. Probably it was easy for me because the song was based on comic lines. I would have found it difficult if I had to write lyrics for a love track.”
So the song that emerged was funny and had lines like Kannale elli thanaka... thuntata aaduvudu... galilee muthana needuva.. ee makala aata yavathu mugiyuvudu. “The special thing about the song is that we have used all the Kannada alphabets and blended them with the music. I particularly used very simple language for children, who will find it easy to sing along and learn the tunes,” he says.
“It was director Ghouse Peer who pushed me to write the lyrics and I thank him. It took just two hours to write the lyrics. I was glad that everybody liked the final version of the song,” he says.
The song picturisation has taken place and the makers now look forward to release the audio in July and plan to release the film in theatres by mid August.