‘Singer’ Anirudh in high demand in Tamil cinema

Despite composing for the likes of ‘Darbar’ and ‘Thalapathy 64’, music director has become a coveted singer for his peers in Kollywood

October 31, 2019 01:20 pm | Updated 01:28 pm IST

Anirudh Ravichander is a busy person. The composer has his hands full with big budget projects like Rajinikanth’s Darbar , Lokesh Kanagaraj’s upcoming Thalapathy 64 with Vijay and Vijay Sethupathi, Sivakarthikeyan’s film with Vignesh Shivan and S Shankar’s Indian 2 featuring Kamal Haasan. Yet Anirudh still finds the time to lend his voice for songs composed by his peers. Anirudh recorded two tracks recently — one for composer Sam CS in Kathir’s Jadaa , and the other for Ghibran in Dhanusu Raasi Neyargale that stars Harish Kalyan, Digangana Suryavanshi and Bigil fame Reba Monica John in the lead.

Says Ghibran, “Anirudh has the knack for enhancing colloquial lyrics into a much engrossing product. I have witnessed it in all his albums as a playback singer, and in my very own composition in the film Sixer. I am really happy about getting him back to my studio for rendering a song.” The song in Dhanusu Raasi Neyargale , with lyrics by Ku Karthik, is about the protagonist’s pursuit of finding a perfect girl for tying the wedding knot.

Jadaa , directed by debutant Kumaran, follows the life of a footballer, and stars Kathir, who was recently seen in Vijay’s Bigil playing the role of a women’s football team coach. Anirudh, the production team says, has crooned for a song considered pivotal to the story line. Most recently, Anirudh had sang the song Anju Manikku which was featured in the film Puppy.

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