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MSV created recurring magic in Tamil film music: A. R. Rahman

MSV often appreciated Rahman's compositions and has also sung for Rahman in the films Sangamam and Kannathil Muthamittal.   | Photo Credit: R_RAVINDRAN

Composer M.S. Viswanathan was among those who created recurring magic in Tamil film music, his once keyboard artiste and Oscar-winning composer A.R. Rahman has said. 

Sharing his thoughts on MSV with The Hindu via email, Mr. Rahman said: "MSV and Ramamurthy, Kannadasan, Vaali, P. Susheela, TMS and  P.B. Srinivas were all part of the recipe for recurring magic in the songs of the 1960s and 1970s. They have done work which is inimitable."

Observing that they had a keen following till date, he said, "I believe in some places people have still not moved on to other music than this. And stayed in their zone."

Mr. Rahman and MSV shared a very special relationship. MSV often appreciated Rahman's compositions and has also sung for Rahman in the films  Sangamam and  Kannathil Muthamittal, the latter featuring the haunting number 'Vidaikodu engal naade'. 

Following MSV's passing on Tuesday, Rahman had tweeted: "MSV took us to deepest core of Tamil & colorful melodies over past 40 yrs We've lost our beloved melodic genius May almighty bless his soul."


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