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An acapella (singing without the accompaniment of musical instruments) might be new to Malayalam, but for the man behind the venture, this will be the second in his career. Kollywood singer-composer Devan Ekambaram's maiden acapella in Malayalam comes after his much-appreciated one in the K'wood flick, 'Bale Pandya', which had 20 singers crooning the song Happy, without any musical accompaniment.

Devan's second acapella, this time around, in Malayalam, will feature a host of singers including Aalap Raju (who just won the Filmfare Award for his songs in Ko), Sikander Ali, Delsy and Jane, besides himself. Devan has been toying with the idea of doing a second acapella. But why in Malayalam, we ask. "Maybe 'coz I'm surrounded by Malayalam and Malayalis everywhere, including in Chennai," he says on a playful note. And when all five of them, who are to sing in composer Sunny Viswanath's next, met, they just decided to do it right away. "I've known Aalaap for long. In fact, he was a part of the Happy song in Bale Pandya as well," says Devan.

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