By: Settu Shankar
Thursday, November 15, 2007
Neerarum Kadaludutha... is the invocation to Mother Tamil, the Goddess of Dravidian culture for many years and the same was composed by legendary MSV nearly three decades ago. Now musician AR Rehman would like to retune the song with the approval of the Govt of Tamil Nadu. According to the sources the musical work would be started from coming April 2008.
Rahman has taken this decision after an open request made by veteran director Baalu Mahendra, a close associate to Maestro Ilayaraja (all the songs in his 26 movies were composed by Raja only) during the audio launch of Kallori recently. All other VIP's who attended the function backed Baalu and applauded loudly.
Bakkim Chandra Chatterjee's Vande Matharam with Rehman's tune had rocked the nation for a decade. Now the Mozart of Chennai is set his focus on Thamilthai Vazhthu written by Manonmaneeyam Pe. Sundaram Pillai, nearly 250 years ago.