Music composer Tanishk Bagchi has launched Sri Lankan singer Yohani of ‘Manike Mage Hithe’ fame in Bollywood with Ajay Devgn’s ‘Thank God’. She has sung the song in Hindi for the film, which also stars Sidharth Malhotra. “We knew this song, so we decided to use it. Bringing it into a Bollywood film would also help Yohani.” Tanishk said. Sri Lankan music sensation Yohani’s viral hit song “Manike Mage Hithe ” is set to have its Hindi version in Ajay Devgn and Sidharth Malhotra-starrer “Thank God ”. The original 2020 Sinhala track, sung by Satheeshan Rathnayaka and composed by Chamath Sangeeth, attained virality when its cover version by Yohani and Satheeshan was released earlier this year.
After captivating India’s globally popular film industry and its entertainment-craving public, Sri Lanka’s chartbuster song Manike Mage Hithe (In my Heart) has influenced indian audience on a very large and very affective ways, the youth has taken the viral song ‘Manike Mage Hithe’ on a very next level during the time when the song was released the Song creators Chamath Sangeeth, Satheeshan, and Yohani had no idea that it will be a very successful hit in globally especially in Asia to be precise India.
The Sinhala track, which grabbed over 100 million views on YouTube, has been repurposed for canvassing support in favor of one of India’s top politicians. A father-daughter duo has remixed the chartbuster into a tribute to Banerjee, who is in the fray from the Bhabanipur constituency in south Kolkata for the September 30 by-poll. Within a week of its release, the Bengali version has become a hit on YouTube. The duo changed the original lyrics — substituting “Manike Mage Hithe” with “Ma, Maati Maanush Hitey (for the sake of mother, motherland and people)” — but retaining the background score. Ma, Maati, Manush is the theme slogan of Banerjee’s party Trinamool Congress.
First released as a single music video in July last year, the song was crooned by Sri Lankan singer-musician Satheeshan, 25, and rapper Dulan ARX, also its lyricist, and produced by Chamath Sangeeth. The music video directed by Hasith Aryan featured Madushi Soysa, Kasun Tharaka and Ruwan Priyadarshana.
Indian fans have mainly fallen for the stunning voice of 28-year-old Yohani, whose version of the song is currently viral.
The song has a very smooth influence in North-Eastern part of India especially in part of Bengal, the world needs such chartbusters which changes the taste as well as gives such regional dialects a new identity and pace.