Within ten days of its release on YouTube, ‘Munbe Vaa…’ by ‘Masala Coffee’ has gone viral with more than a lakh hits. Comments range from “beautiful” to “awesome” to “just went back to heaven”…Sooraj Santosh’s soulful rendition, the original of which was composed by A.R. Rahman for ‘Sillunu Oru Kaadhal’, has people raving about Varun Sunil’s interpretation of the song.
Of the song he says, “I didn’t want to meddle with the song for the sake of it. Our aim is to make good music.” Masala Coffee made its debut on Kappa TV’s Music Mojo a few months back. The channel recently uploaded all the songs by the band on YouTube.
Apart from ‘Munbe Vaa…’ the other covers are ‘Krishna Nee Begane’ (Colonial Cousins), ‘Kunnathoro Kaavundu’, ‘Mahi Ve’, a medley of Rahman songs and ‘Paani Da…’ The original numbers are ‘Karikkin Paattu’, ‘Naanam’ and ‘Once upon a time in Punjab’ – of which only the first two have been released.