Isai (English: Music) is a an upcoming Tamil film written and directed by S. J. Surya. The film stars himself in the lead role with debutant Savithri, while Surya also composes the film's music score. This film, which is touted to be of a new genre musical-thriller, went on the floors from 25 May 2012.
Isai movie audio launched on Nov 10th, 2014. Music composed by S J Surya for the first time.
The project was announced by S. J. Surya in 2004 shortly after the release of New, when he revealed that A. R. Rahman would also collaborate for three of his future ventures titled Anbulla Nanbane, Aezhumazhai vs Chitra with Silambarasan and Asin and Isai. While the first film released as Anbe Aaruyire in 2005, the latter two failed to progress.
In January 2006, the film was reported to be back under way with either S. S. Chakravarthy or Navodaya Appachan being producer and it was suggested that the film would be about a "cunning assistant music director comes to the top". Other reports had also suggested that the film told the tale of the tensions between South Indian musicians Ilaiyaraaja and A. R. Rahman. However the failures of S. J. Surya's films "Newtonin Moondram Vidhi", "Vyapari" and "Thirumagan" prompted Rahman reconsider his involvement in the project and subsequently opted out from the project in 2007.
In 2011, Surya announced that the film would restart and he would compose the film himself, describing it as a "musical".
In May 2012, the film's first look posters were finally revealed, with Sulagna Panigrahi, an Oriya and Indian television and film actress in the leading role under the new name Savithri, who had made her Bollywood debut in the 2011 thriller Murder 2. Sathyaraj was signed on to play the role, with Surya confirming that the film would be based on a tiff between two music composers.