Revered playback singer S P Balasubramaniam who recently sang for Shahrukh Khan for the title song of ‘Chennai Express’, will next be seen singing a colossal track titled ‘Medhuvaaga Thaan’ for the emperor of Indian cinema, superstar Rajinikanth for his forthcoming blockbuster film that is set to rival Hollywood’s ‘Avatar’, ‘Kochadaiiyaan – The Legend’.
S P Balasubramaniam, or SPB as he is fondly called, in ways has been a lucky mascot for Rajinikanth, delivering multiple blockbuster tracks for the cinema icon.
According to IndiaGlitz sources, director Soundarya Rajnikanth Ashwin was keen to present her father in his nouveau persona with not only great impact and gusto, but also in a way that would help millions of fans across the globe connect to Rajinikanth in a way that was familiar to them.
In keeping with tradition, Soundarya approached SPB, to lend his voice for the track that introduces audiences to Rajinikanth as Kochadaiiyaan. Speaking about the track, Soundarya said: “The introduction of Rajini Sir in Kochadaiiyaan is an epic moment for the film and we required the correct musical backing and vocals to further emphasise the grandiosity my father’s performance brings.
The song also features Sadhna Sargam for the voice of Shobna who is paired opposite Rajinikanth’s senior role. The music has been composed by Academy Award Winner A R Rahman which insiders say is a magnum opus in itself. SPB’s collaboration with Rahman in ‘Kochadaiiyaan’ is further testament to the string of successes they have shared earlier with tracks such as Roja which marked Rahman’s debut film.