“Shut up your mouth; shut up pannunga,” sings Anirudh Ravichander in a song from the upcoming Tamil horror movie Balloon. Composed by Yuvan Shankar Raja, the song was launched by Ravichander on Friday, ahead of the film’s expected release on September 27.
The words “Neenga shut up pannunga” (Please shut up) were uttered by Bigg Boss Tamil contestant Oviya and soon became a catchphrase. “Fish off,” another one of Oviya’s statements, is also a part of the Balloon song, whose lyrics are by Arunraja Kamara.
Directed by Sinish Sreedharan, Balloon stars Jai Sampath, Anjali and Janani Iyer. The song marks the first collaboration between Ravichander and Raja. “When lyricist Arunraja Kamaraja and I were discussing on some novel idea for a song, Oviya’s popular phrase “Neenga shut up pannunga” came to mind,” the director told The Indian Express in an interview.