Rajini records a verse for 'Kochaidaiyan'Mar 16, 2012 PGV
Soundarya Aswin Rajinikanth has her PR machinery in top gear. Every activity even remotely connected with her directorial venture 'Kochadaiyan' featuring her father gets wide publicity. The first poster showing Rajini in a Shiva Thandavam pose, released a month ago, instantly created a great deal of hype even as the project was taking shape. The name of Rajini spells magic and his daughter knows it better than anybody else. So much for the hype.
The other day a beaming Rajini in white kurta drove to A.R. Rahman's studio to record a song/verse for the film. Soundarya and poet-lyricist Vairamuthu were with Rajini at the studio. A source confirming this said "Rajini sir" has sung, rather recited, a number 'Kochadaiyan', set to music by A.R. Rahman. Vairamuthu wrote the lines. It is not a song as such that it does require a professional singer to sing. It is a recitation of a lyrical verse, it is explained. This is the first time Rajini lent his voice to Rahman's composition. It is ten years since the superstar sung a song and the number was "Adikuthu Kuluru" for the film 'Mannan'.
Vairamuthu is said to be ecstatic. He reportedly commented that forgetting the superstar that he is, he was so full of child-like enthusiasm, waiting for instructions. According to him, the lyrics convey a wise man's perspective of life. It has music as well as Rajini’s powerful recitation. "In Rajini's voice, my lyrics acquire new charm," Vairamuthu exulted. It is said A.R. Rahman was happy with the output.
On the production front, things are moving at break-neck speed. Soundarya aims to wrap up the flick by June and release it in August. The team is ready to take off for London on March 21 where the first schedule of shooting will go on for about 20 days. Later, the remaining portions will be shot in Chennai, Bangalore and Mysore.
Soundarya plans to release the film in the Japanese version as well, for Rajini has a sizeable fan following in Japan. From 'Muthu' to 'Enthiran', all the superstar's films released in Japan were well received.
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