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Singer releases video for N-Day
BY MOHAN VADAYAR December 02, 2016
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DUBAI: “In my soul, I fell full of love; Love my Dubai… Live my life in Emarath… Ya Allah, Ya Rabbee, Khalleeli, Emaraathee…”

His soul poured out in a mix language of English and Arabic. The visuals wee exquisite and beautiful like the lyrics.

And the sound was melodious. It was Sulfiq singing a patriotic song on the UAE commemorating the National Day.

Sulfiq is an Indian playback singer working in Dubai and he fell in love with his host country, his second homeland. As his own lyrics depict, ‘Hope I reached the place of love,’ Sulfiq’s life budded blossomed and bore fruit in Dubai. So he dedicated his passion of singing as an anthem of patriotism to the UAE.

The visuals show the hues of the UAE from all the Emirates and cities. The skyscrapers and the sea, the multinationals and their cultures, the dances of the world and Arab culture. It ends by showing the December 2nd Street in Dubai.

“For the first time I came to know that there is a street named after the National Day, so we decided that it should be our final shot,” Sulfiq said during a presss meet to unveil his music video.

The music score was done by Renil Gautham, a musician who was behind the music score of movies like Kaanthari, Vaadyar and Janapriyan.

The camera was handled by Mani Kookle, a cinematographer who won several awards including a State Award from the Government of Karnataka.

He shows different Emirati flags in one shot.

Dances are a mix of Tanura, the Arabic traditional dance and Kerala’s traditional dance.

Visual effects are done by Tony Tom (Malayalam movies Oozham, Drisyam, Ennu Ninte Moytheen, Memmories etc.)

The song is uploaded on YouTube at https://youtu.be/LNX1kMRfR7I.
 

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