Kamal Haasan’s second episode of “Thalaivan Irukkindraan” streamed on social media. VJ Abhishek who hosted the first episode of “Thalaivan Irukkindraan” which was participated by Ulaganayagan Kamal Haasan and Makkal Selvan Vijay Sethupathi hosted the same show with the same title by having A.R Rahman with Kamal Haasan.
The film “Thalaivan Irukkindraan” which is going to be an official sequel of the 1992 blockbuster film “Devar Magan” is going on floors as soon as the lockdown gets lifted in southern districts of Tamilnadu. As Devar Magan talked against casteism in rural parts of Tamilnadu, “Thalaivan Irukkindraan” is going to revolve around the political state in the country.
Project with A.R Rahman:
As soon as Kamal Haasan decided to make the sequel, he approached academy award-winning musician A.R Rahman and committed him to the project. It is highly believed that Vijay Sethupathi is going to play the main antagonist as Nasser’s son. Now, as a part of promotional activity for the film, Kamal Haasan and A.R Rahman appeared together for the first time for interaction.
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In the one hour and twelve-minute session, both of them conversed about many things including what defines a “Tamilian” and an “Artist”. Kamal Haasan revealed how he was blackened by Ilayaraja and missed noticing some of the best works of A.R Rahman. The academy award-winning musician shared the things he admired in Kamal Haasan including how he articulates his imagination into words in Tamil.
Kamal Haasan and A.R Rahman worked together in India and Thenali. Talking about the works of Rahman in India, Kamal Haasan revealed that he didn’t like the “Kappaleri Poyaachu” song initially. “When he works with Mani Ratnam, there will be a unique pattern in his music. He kept breaking the pattern as well. He avoided using instruments repeatedly in his songs. I liked those qualities him” said Kamal Haasan while talking about the works of Rahman during his earlier stage.
About the song:
He further revealed how he said to director Shankar about his opinion on “Kappaleri Poyaachu”. “I was not at all impressed while hearing “Kappaleri Poyaachu” initially. “Shankar played the song for me when I was in my make-up room. After hearing it, I nodded yes without much interest. But when we shot the song, it was completely different. Because I didn’t know his working patterns. It is because of the lack of involvement I had with his works. It’s all your mindset” said Kamal Haasan in the interaction.