Versatile actor Vikram has gone on to become a singer with his latest film Kanthaswamy. Music director Devi Sri Prasad has persuaded Vikram to lend his voice for four out of six of his compositions and Vikram enacts the same on screen.
After M K Thyagaraja Bhagavathar, this is perhaps the first time that an actor has voiced for all of his songs in Tamil cinema, said director Susi Ganesan.
Initially Vikram had agreed to do just one song, but his work was so good that music director Devi Sri Prasad decided to make Vikram sing for all the 4 songs that the actor appears in. Vikram has sung Poda Podi, Excuse Me Mr. Kanthasamy, Kuchi Mittai and Mania in both Telugu and Tamil.
The film Kandasamy is simultaneously being shot in Tamil and Telugu. With actress Shreya acting opposite Vikram, the movie has been titled Mallanna in Telugu. Vikram is apparently playing a kleptomaniac in the film, due to which he undergoes some problems. Veterans Thotta Tharani, A. S. Laxmi Narayanan and Vairamuthu, winners of nine National Film Awards between them, take care of the art direction, audiography and lyrics respectively.