Monday, June 2, 2008


I came across this funny video in You Tube:

That reminds me of an incident:

Nasser as an actor was often type-casted and stereotyped nothing new to our industry. Only a genius like Kamal identified a genius in Nasser and gave him different characters like the one in “Magalir Mattum” and “Avvai Shanmugi”. However, Nasser as a director was bold enough to experiment with offbeat subjects. His movies didn’t focus on stars, rather on a theme. “Avatharam” was one such wonderful creation of Nasser.

Nasser took his risks in story and casting, but not with the music. He had signed up none other than Illayaraja for his first directorial debut in “Avatharam”. Nasser was patiently waiting for Raaja at Prasad Studios in the early morning hours as Raaja was busy inside writing some scores.

Raaja had just finished his score writing.
Having waited for more than 30 minutes, Nasser took some courage to step up till Raaja and said:

Innikku music pathi pesa vara solli erundheenga…. Avatharam padathukkaaga. Eppa pesalaaam?

Raaja smiled and gave him the bunch of musical score sheets and said I just completed the scores for your movie. Yes, scores for all the songs in that movie were written in less than an hour.

A tidbit about the lyrics in the song – “Aridhaaratha Pusi Kolla Aasai”:

Paattunnu Ninapethalaam Adhu Paattagi Viduvathillai
Adhu Lesana Vishayam Illai
(Adhu En Paattu Illai)
Adharkaaga Thaan Isai Avathaarama Naan Porandhaennu Bhoologam Paarattume

A clear dig at Vairamuthu!!

1 comment:

Vijay Krishna Narayanan said...

I remember listening to a radio interview of Yuvan Shankar Raja a couple of years ago. When asked which of his father's songs was Yuvan's favorite, he replied "Thendral vandhu theendumpothu"