The audio of director Prabhu Solomon’s eagerly awaited Kumki will be released by actor Kamal Haasan at the Sathyam Cinemas on July 26. When Solomon along with the film’s producer Lingusamy and actor Prabhu (his son Vikram Prabhu plays the lead in the film) met Kamal to invite him for the launch, they expressed the desire to watch the trailer of his upcoming Vishwaroopam and the actor obliged. Kamal will present Kumki’s first audio CD to Suriya. D Iman has scored the film’s music.

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For the first time in Tamil cinema, a Badaga song will be featured in a film. En Peyar Kumarasamy, which is directed by Rathan Chandrasekar, will have a song in Badaga, a language spoken by a tribal community in the Nilgiris. According to Chandrasekar, “Shanthi Thesingh, the first graduate and singer from the community, has penned and sung the song.” Talking about the film, he added, “It is about a boy who loses his mother and is brought up an adamant father. He finds a girl whose love reminds him of his mother. The psychological changes he undergoes on losing her as well is what this film is about. The Badaga song is used to depict nostalgia.” Another interesting feature is that actor-director Parthepan has sung a song in the film. “I needed someone who could pronounce the words in the song well and I remembered Parthepan, who was very obliging.” This apart, the film will also see actor Bhanupriya make a comeback. “After a cameo in 3, she plays the mother of the hero in this film. Radha Ravi plays the father,” says the director. The film is slated to hit screens by the end of August.