Director A.R. Murugadoss' ‘7aum Arivu' has Suriya sporting the look of a monk. The film marks actor Shruti Hassan's début in Tamil. With these two factors building considerable hype around the film already, a Chinese song can only add to it.
Upbeat ahead of the audio launch, scheduled on September 22, the director is confident that Harris Jayaraj's six songs for the film will become instant hits.
While each song belongs to a different genre, one song, penned by Madhan Karky in Chinese, promises to be exciting. Harris is said to have used authentic Chinese instruments, evoking an oriental flavour.
Murugadoss says: “The music and lyrics have come out beautifully. Harris' tunes are very catchy and the four lyricists – Pa. Vijay, Madhan Karky, Na.Muthukumar and Kabilan have done a brilliant job.” For the Chinese song, the crew went to China, recreated a 6th century Chinese village and filmed sequences featuring Suriya and nearly 1,000 junior artists from China.
The song will have a wonder-struck Chinese girl describing a hero from India. The song, when translated, begins with the lines “Who is he? What is he doing here?”
In his student days in Australia, Karky had cleared basic levels of Chinese. It was by chance that he mentioned this to Harris, who told him that Murugadoss was looking for someone who could write in Chinese.
“The situation given to me was really interesting. We even got the song checked by a Chinese teacher. A little girl was flown down from Singapore to sing this song,” says Karky. The songs have been shot in various locations, including in Thailand and Hong Kong, according to the director. The film, which is being produced by Red Giant Movies, is slated for release this Deepavali.