It is well-known that Ravichandran parted ways with Hamsalekha after the actor choose to score music for his films in late 90s. Initially, he was criticised for separating from the Prema Loka music director, who had given him many chartbuster albums, and deciding to turn music director for his movies. The Crazy Star recalled this and how even his close friends including superstar Rajinikanth had asked him to quit music direction for his own good.
Ravichandran said, "One day, all of a sudden, Rajinikanth came to my house in an auto rickshaw. I knew that the superstar wanted to advise me something. During the chat, he asked me why am I doing music direction instead of concentrating on acting. For which, I said that why do you want me to quit when I was slowly getting a grip on music direction and asked him to give me one reason to bid goodbye to music."
"I agreed that I might have made mistakes during my initial days. But when Rajinikanth told me to quit, I was able to understand the nuisance of music direction. Hence, I made him listen to the songs of Malla and told him that if it was not impressive, I could do what he wants me to do. But Rajini liked my music and appreciated my work," adds the multifaceted actor.