A singing video of a Kerala man goes viral, receives a call from Shankar Mahadevan for collaboration

In the video, a man Rakesh Unni, identified as a daily wager, is seen singing Tamil hit "Unnai Kaanadhu Naan" song from Kamal Haasan's movie Vishwaroopam.

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The Internet is the place where people can gain popularity in no time. Remember Sanjeev Shrivastav aka the “dancing uncle” who rose to fame over a dance video? His dance video went viral on social media. He got fame overnight and also got an opportunity to meet dancing king Govinda. In fact, many Bollywood stars met the dancing video star. Well, here comes another such case of a Kerala man. A singing video of Kerala man has gone viral on social media and he receives the biggest surprise of life after Shankar Mahadevan expresses his wish to collaborate with the man.

In the video, a man Rakesh Unni, identified as a daily wager, is seen singing Tamil hit “Unnai Kaanadhu Naan” song from Kamal Haasan’s movie Vishwaroopam. The video has gone viral and eventually, reached Shankar Mahadevan, who has lent voice for the song.

Shankar Mahadevan took to twitter and asked people to help him trace the man as he is willing to collaborate with him. He wrote, “This is called fruit of labour! When we hear this, it just makes me feel so so proud of our country that produces so much talent and is so rich in culture. Who is this guy??? How can I trace him? Need help & would like to work with him.”

Check out the tweet below:-

Not only Mahadevan, musician Gopi Sundar also contacted Unni’s number and gave him a call. Speaking to The News Minute, Unni said, “I consider it my biggest blessing. He told me I have a good voice, a good future. I said I just want to see him once. He said we will not just see, we will sing together.”

Even singer Pandalam Balan, violinist-musician Balabhaskar contacted Rakesh Unni after listening to his soulful voice.


    Shankar M recognises true talent he is secure and promotes genuine talent not like actors who can not sing


    He deserves it. What a voice! Glad people took notice of it and are thinking of working with him. Can’t deny the power and reach of social media.


    very beautiful! Almost as if he was trained singer!


    Shankar Mahadevan is such a Secure and Humble person apart from being immensely talented…..God bless u for supporting other talents and not being Insecure

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