With their successful 25 year combo, legendary filmmaker Mani Ratnam and Mozart of Madras AR Rahman have come out with the launch of the album of their upcoming venture Karthi Sivakumar starrer Kaatru Veliyidai here in Chennai on Monday.The event was organized in a simple way with the crew and few guests from the cinema fraternity.
The audio CD was released in the presence of Air Force personnel Varthaman who supported the crew in technical parts when making as the plot of the movie is set in the Air Force backdrop.After releasing, Varthaman said, 'There are a very few movies that have been made about Indian Air Force and this being one such movie,
I have extended my support to them'. He also said this movie would be a great platform that will tell people about a 70 year old war India has been fighting since independence.Later the composer of the movie AR Rahman when addressing the gathering told, 'All should say is that I feel grateful to Mani sir.
Without him, I would not have got this platform and the opportunity to work with legends like Vairamuthu'. He said that the 25 years is like a boon to him and also wished to continue the journey.While Mani Ratnam said, 'AR Rahman stays with the same energy with which I met him for Roja. And now it's been 25 years.
Every time I pester him for songs all these 25 years and I will still do it for some more years'. Mani Ratnam also highlighted how Rahman would give surprises for him during work. 'When I ask for a song in Bombay, he will be ready with theme music for that. Likewise everytime he surprises me with all his naughtiness',
Mani said.The event concluded with the movies lead player Karthi Sivakumar delivering the vote of thanks. Karthi said, 'If I say that this is my dream project, and then it would be a great lie. Because, I have never had such a big dream'.
He also said, 'Travelled as an assistant director in Madras Talkies and now ended up as hero for Mani Ratnam's movie. This is really a great circle that has come back to the point where it started'.The movie's lyricist Madhan Karky,
female lead Aditi Rao Hydari, actor Suriya, RJ Balaji and other crew members of the film were also present in the event.