Lyricist Vairamuthu, who had parted ways with maestro Ilayaraja many years ago, has now made a shocking revelation- he had worked with 37 music directors to beat the ‘Isaignani’, but in vain.
“After separated from a well-known music composer, I worked with thirty-seven music composers to beat him but sadly I couldn’t,” said Vairamuthu, who recently faced sexual charges under #MeToo movement.
Speaking at a recent event, he added: “On one fine day, I got a call from K Balachander who asked me to write songs for a debut music composer’s album. I went to the recording room, there was a small boy and I asked him, ‘Hey Dileep, you have now become a music composer?’. Yes, my success journey with AR Rahman started only through Balachander.”
On Friday, Vairamuthu’s ‘Thamizhattru Padai’ was launched in Chennai, at a function attended by former Union Minister P Chidambaram and DMK supremo M K Stalin.
Speaking on the occasion, Stalin said that Vairamuthu’s book had come at the right time. “There are attempts to somehow destroy the pride of Tamil language and Dravidian movement. They want to bring back the hegemony of north Indian languages. The book has come out at the right time,” he said.
Chidambaram said in his address: “There is a great danger that has surrounded non-Hindi languages. So, all non-Hindi language speakers must band together and protest, if necessary. We are eligible to lead this fight. As a first step, we must understand that language and Tamil ‘Inam’ are not different. It is not enough to say Tamil Vazhga but do everything for Tamil to thrive.”