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Sunday, 31 May 2020 3.12 AM IST

Kamal Haasan hails Kerala cops for music video on COVID-19

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NEW DELHI:Kerala Police has won praise from actor-politician Kamal Haasan for a music video - conceptualised, sung and directed by cops - about their work battling against the novel coronavirus outbreak in the state. The video features several top-ranking officials, including Loknath Behra, the Director-General of Police.

"We won't bend our knees... (and) we won't be defeated by the COVID-19 (virus)," says one line of the song, which is sung by a cop.

"Excellent..." Kamal Haasan was quoted by the police, whom he described as "centurions", on their Facebook page, adding: "I congratulate the higher echelons of the police department for coming up with a sensitive and thoughtful idea".

"The front-line warriors are doctors, police and sanitary workers. It is essential to cheer these centurions up with an anthem for Kerala Police. I am glad even the singing talent was a policeman in uniform. My salute," Kamal Haasan said.

The three-and-a-half-minute video opens with an aerial shot of the city of Kochi and images of city landmarks before focusing on a squad of 29 uniformed cops wearing gloves and face masks while marching down the street. There are four patrol vehicles rolling behind them.

The song plays out in the background to images of Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan holding discussions with senior police officers. The video then takes a dramatic turn - images of natural disasters like wildfires and tornadoes are shown as the police drive home their point.

"We're getting together. The Kerala Police (were) the saviours of the land during the great flood and the pestilence," a rough translation of a brief note in Malayalam on their Facebook page reads.

Courtesy: NDTV

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