The 'World Language Research Foundation' says, Malayalam is the most difficult language of all to learn, and in particular the hardest to pronounce. Thanks to its disparate consonants! Contributing to this complexity by merrily putting on strange and incomprehensible accents are the modern day anchors on Malayalam TV channels.
Into this 'phonetic jungle', lilts in a cool breeze from Bengal: Shreya Ghoshal. Listen to the few songs she has rendered. Catch the way she pronounces each word. Take in those inflections and intonations, and how well she enlivens the feelings and emotions in the lyric. Had you been unaware of her origin, you would have accepted her as a Malayalee singer.
May our home bred performers learn from Shreya that perfection demands a positive mental attitude, not misplaced style.