Thaman's tune from 'Boys' in 'Kathai Thiraikkathaia'
Posted on May 28 2014 | IANS
Chennai, May 28 : One of the earliest tunes of southern composer S.S. Thaman has been used in upcoming Tamil comedy "Kathai Thiraikkathai Vasanam Iyakkam". Playback singer Haricharan Seshadri along with three actors and a filmmaker has crooned this song called "Live the Moment".
Actors Nakul, Shantanu Bhagyaraj, Premgi Amaren and filmmaker Venkat Prabhu have also lent their voices for it.
"Thaman called me one day and asked me to come to his studio. He said we were going to record a song which I have known for many years. He then reminded of a song he leisurely composed during the filming of 'Boys' and said he was going to use it in this film. I can't say no to Thaman, so I recorded it," Nakul told IANS.
Filmmaker S. Shankar directed the 2003 Tamil film "Boys". Thaman and Nakul debuted as actors in the film alongside actor Siddharth.
"While working on 'Boys', Shankar sir had asked Thaman to compose a song. He composed it and we even recorded it featuring my voice as well as Siddharth's. The tune of that song with different lyrics and packaging has been used in this film," he added.
"It was fun because it was a song we had already enjoyed composing and singing. Since it features the voice of other actors as well, it was even more fun to record it," Nakul said.
While Thaman has composed "Live the moment", three other tracks in the film's album have been composed by Vijay Anthony, Alphons Joseph and Sharreth.
Directed by R. Parthepan, the film features an ensemble cast of Santosh, Akhila Kishore, Dinesh, Sahithya Jagganthan, Thambi Ramaiah, Arya, Vijay Sethupathi, Amala Paul and Taapsee Pannu in important roles.