Words in a poem are like flowers that string into a garland. When chosen on colour and fragrance the quality of the garland is awesome. With his beautiful words, young poet Rajeev Alunkal catches attention due for him. Poetry is always a matter of mood and inspiration, both for the writer and reader. It emanates from the feelings of the poet and ends with the gratification in the reader.
”Nowadays no such films, which touches our mind. Only according to film situation, a lyricist is supposed to write. So it is meaningless to say melodious songs are less in numbers. At present most of the movies are fast trend ones and they demand such songs”. Says Rajeev.
“The nostalgic songs of yore often fetched praises. That is a truth. But we have to cope with the changes in time. It is needed to avoid the unnecessary sound modulations and husky voice. The new generation is less experienced, they can’t feel much. May be it is their luck. But in my personal opinion, strong and touching words are being delivered only from a wounded mind.”
He is best known for writing lyrics on romantic and philosophical themes. He has published an anthology ‘Nilavili Theyyam’. Going to publish another anthology ‘Verukalude Vedantam’. Rajeev Alunkal has penned lyrics for songs in about 90 movies, of which a few are worth a mention – Vettom, Mallu Singh, Kanaka Simhaasanam, Oru Marubhoomikkadha, Romance, Sound Thoma, Chattakkari, Angry babies, Aamayum Muyalum.
He hails from Alappuzha. He is honored with Kerala Sangeeta Nataka Academy Award, Film Critics Award, Asianet Television Award, Vayalar Ramavarma Chalachitra Award etc.
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