Yet another ‘first attempt’ has been made and this time by none other than Vairamuthu, the national-award winning lyricist. The
big-moustached Vairamuthu, who has made no intention whatsoever to hide his political affiliations, has forayed into an area where one thought he could have entered long back given the ‘natural’ modulatins in his voice.
Vairamuthu is turning a playback singer for an upcoming film titled Karma by debutant director Arvind Ramalingam. Deviating from a usual song, Vairamuthu has sung Kurals (a small poetic verse containing not more than 7 words) in the music of L.V. Ganesan. Talking about his experience in playback singing, Vairamuthu says “Arvind and Ganesan met me recently and said they wanted to include ‘different’ verses as lyrics in Karma.
“The duo asked me to write lyrics in the form of Kural on the theme of ‘Karma’; I loved their novel thoughts. Saint Thiruvalluvar, who has penned 1330 Kurals under 133 chapters, had penned 10 Kurals on Oozvinai (effects of deeds of previous births). I have taken reference from it and put my imagination to work in penning 10 such Kurals. Heeding to their request, I have also recorded all these
Kurals in my voice for the film.
“The instructions and advises given by Saint Valluvar more than 2,000 years ago are very relevant even in the modern age. My verses for the film can be treated as the ‘modern Kural’ as I have taken inspiration from the original work. In future, if I end up writing similar Kurals on many topics like Valluvar, the duo of Arvind and Ganesan would have to be thanked for inspiring me to do so,” concluded Vairamuthu.