Chennai:  Two youths, lyricist-singer Arivu and music composer Ofro have used their talents to bring awareness about the upcoming election in Tamil Nadu in an innovative way.  The duo have composed a political hip-hop album titled 'Therukural' (voice of the street) with an aim to create awareness about the upcoming election. 

Polling in the 39 seats of Tamil Nadu and the lone seat of Puducherry would be held on April 18, the second phase of the Lok Sabha elections.

The song speaks about issues like Cauvery, black money, and major issues faced by people of Tamil Nadu.

The duo has been performing its first number “Yenna Naan Unakku anti-Indian ah” (Are you really calling me an anti-Indian?) during stage shows to a good response for over a year.

The anti-Indian factor in the song has a story behind it. It is in reference to BJP national secretary H Raja’s controversial comment in 2017 when he was speaking to media.

Raja told media, “I am not prepared to answer you. You are anti-Indian”. This statement went viral on social media. This comment inspired Arivu to use “anti-Indian” as the theme for his song.

Arivu said that the line in the song would not create controversy because they are not trying to target any political party and the duo are just against the ideology that separates people.

Arivu came to the world of music with the song 'Urimayai Meetpom' from Rajinikanth’s 'Kaala' last year. He studied engineering and also holds an MBA from Coimbatore. He also added that his parents are unhappy and worried about his passion, his career path and usage of political messages in his songs.