Playback singer Velmurugan is on a high. He has just done something which all the playback singers badly want to do and want this particular aspect to be part of their CV: singing in Maestro Ilaiyaraaja’s music. Getting to sing in Ilaiyaraaja’s music for playback singers is akin to cricketers dreaming about scoring a century in Lord’s Cricket Ground, London which is considered as the ‘Mecca’ of cricket.
Hailing from Vridhachalam, Velmurugan came up the ranks the hard way and has to his credit hit songs such as Venaam Machan Venaam…. (Oru Kal Oru Kannadi) and Ambalaikum pombalaikum avasaram… (Kazhugu). It has been his long-time dream to sing in Maestro’s music. He was over the moon when A.R. Rahman called him to sing the song Komban sura… in the Dhanush-starrer Maryan recently.
However, in the final version of the film, his song was replaced by a song sung by Yuvan Shankar Raja. Recently, Velmurugan got a call from Maestro Ilaiyaraaja’s office and was offered to sing the title song in an upcoming film titled as Oru Oorla. Jumping with joy, Velmurugan went ahead and completed the recording of the song, which was to be sung by the Maestro himself.
For some reasons, the Maestro had second thoughts about it and finally called in Velmurugan to sing the song. Velmurugan is now praying to the Almighty that this song should feature in the film and shouldn’t face any last-minute hurdle.