.The recent music sensation of Kollywood is ‘Kutty Story…’ crooned by Vijay for ‘Master’. While Vijay often sings for his films, other top actors too have lent their voices for songs occasionally.
This week, as part of its Friday special articles series, Mykollywood.com throws light on some of those special songs sung by our favourite stars.
Maestro Ilaiyaraaja made superstar Rajinikanth to sing ‘Adikuthu Kuliru…’ song in ‘Mannan’ that went on to became a hit. The song featured Rajinikanth and Vijayashanthi.
Speaking at an event, Rajinikanth revealed that, though he had sung only six lines in the song, it took him six hours to complete it.
Kamal’s playback singing career started in 1975 with the movie ‘Andharangam’. Directed by Muktha V Srinivasan, the film also starred Savithri and Major Sundarrajan.
Since then, he has come a long way as a playback singer juggling genres and rendering superhits. One such number is ‘Ninaivo Oru Paravai…’ from Sigappu Rojakal. This track established him as a soul singer.
A few other evergreen songs sung by Kamal are ‘Vikram Vikram…’ in ‘Vikram’, ‘Raja Kaiya Vachchaa…’ in ‘Apoorva Sagodharargal’ and ‘Kanmani Anbodu Kadhalan…’ in ‘Guna’.
In 2000, Vikram and actress Meena launched a pop album titled ‘Kadhalism’, which the pair would sing and appear in music videos for, although the project was completed without much promotion.
Following the success of Bharathwaj’s music for Vikram’s 2002 film ‘Gemini’, Vikram sang a version of the hit song ‘O Podu!…’ for the extended version of the album.
During the making of ‘Kanthaswamy’ in 2009, music composer Devi Sri Prasad had asked Vikram to sing a few rough tracks during the film’s song composition in Malaysia.
The producers were impressed with his voice and Vikram ended up singing four songs in the film. Furthermore, Vikram also recorded all four tracks in the Telugu version of the album titled ‘Mallana’.
Though ‘Naatu Sarakku…’ from ‘Pudukottaiyilirundhu Saravanan’ was his first song as singer, Dhanush shot to fame as singer with ‘Why this kolaveri di…’ from ‘3’.
The National Award winning actor had entered Sandalwood too as singer, by lending his voice for Kannada star Shivraj Kumar for the film ‘Vajrakaya’.
Simbu aka STR, the multifaceted personality that he is, first crooned ‘Chukkumala Chukkumala…’ in ‘Sonnalthan Kadhala’. His memorable one is ‘Loosu Penne…’ from Vallavan. Besides singer, Simbu is also a music composer and lyricist.
Sivakarthikeyan, who has fast risden to stardom in Kollywood, has crooned songs in ‘Varuthapadatha Vaalibar Sangam’ and ‘Kaakki Sattai’. His daughter Aaradhana sung ‘Vaayadi petha pulla’ in ‘Kanaa’.