Take it Easy Policy! First Ever Tamil Song to Inspire an English Song that Topped the Charts in the UK!

This is the hit song Urvasi Urvasi from the movie Kadhalan starring Prabhu Deva, Nagma, Vadivelu, SPB, Girish Karnad, Raghuvaran and others. This is Shankar's second directorial venture. This movie is Prabhu Deva's debut as a hero and Nagma's debut in the Tamil movie industry. Jeeva, this film's cinematographer went on to become one of the leading directors of the Tamil movie industry. Unni Krishnan was introduced by A R Rahman in this movie and went on to win the National Award for his debut performance. But this song was sung by A R Rahman, Suresh Peters and Sahul Hameed. Suresh Peters went on to become a successful composer in Malayalam. This song was written by Vairamuthu. Though the lyrics and the theme of the song depict the day to day difficulties faced by the youngsters of the 90s, in a humorous manner, the idea of taking life easy is based on the broader philosophy of life 'What will be will be'. When that is the case it is ideal to take it easy while facing the accidental limitations of life is the general idea behind the song. Vadivelu with his 'Needle like body' provides the humorous backbone for this song with his antics and dancing skills. The song was composed by Academy Award winner A R Rahman who has been an inspiration to scores of composers all over the world. In 2014, American hip hop recording artist Will.I.Am and singer Cody Wise, re-created Urvasi Urvasi as It's My Birthday. It's My Birthday topped the charts in the United Kingdom, becoming will.i.am's tenth chart-topper there. The original Tamil song has a combined viewership of less than a million views of its various different uploads on Youtube, whereas the English remake has more than 65 million Youtube views!

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