Updated: February 14, 2018 9:38 pm
Manikya Malaraya Poovi, the song from Omar Lulu’s Malayalam movie Oru Adaar Love, has become the latest YouTube sensation in India. But the song is actually a new, stylised version of P M A Jabbar’s Mappilla song written a few years back. The song describes the qualities of Khadeeja Biwi or Khadija bint Khuwaylid, the first wife and follower of Prophet Muhammad.
The song was popular in its original version too and has a few versions on YouTube, one of it sung by popular Mappila Pattu exponent Moosa Eranjoli.
There is another version by Manjari.
Mappila Paattu is a traditional Muslim song genre of north Kerala using the Mappila dialect of Malayalam with a…