A short story inspired by my favourite song. About my Favourite Song. Manasa Maine Varu. An evergreen Malayalam song from the screen version of the novel, Chemeen, penned by Thakazhi, sung by the celebrated Bengali-born Indian playback singer Manna Dey. A ballad of romance, longing and loss, after over six decades, it still marks a high point in the Malayalam music world. You can listen to the melody in the following video.