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Anirudh's first-ever Indian concert tour to be streamed LIVE on THIS OTT platform

Once Upon A Time Tour is the Anirudh's first performance in Tamil Nadu.

Anirudh's first-ever Indian concert tour to be streamed LIVE on THIS OTT platform
Anirudh Ravichander/Twitter
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Last Updated: 02.49 PM, Aug 24, 2022


Music composer Anirudh Ravichander announced on Twitter that his upcoming live concert will be streamed on Disney+Hotstar. A poster with the promotional hashtag Rockstar on Hotstar was used to make the announcement. This is the composer's first performance in Tamil Nadu. He had previously performed in Malaysia and Dubai, among other places.

The Kolaveri boy had just completed his 25th film, Kaathuvaakula Rendu Kadhal (directed by Vignesh Shivn), which featured Vijay Sethupathi, Nayanthara, and Samantha. Anirudh made his debut, as a music director, with Aishwarya Rajinikanth's 3, which starred Dhanush and Shruti Haasan.

Anirudh was just three when he started learning the Western classical piano, but it was a hobby. "The band craze was on and drove me further. I was part of a Carnatic fusion band in school. It was when I was 12 or 13 that I started composing songs every day. Now when I listen to those early attempts at composing, I realise that the songs were bad and unintentionally funny, but everybody has a starting point and that was mine,” he recalled, in an interview with a lifestyle magazine.

Anirudh Ravichander/Twitter
Anirudh Ravichander/Twitter

From Aaluma Doluma (Vedalam), Po Indru Neeyaga (Velai Illa Pattathari), to Arabic Kuthu (Beast), Thaai Kelavi (Thiruchitrambalam), one senses repetitiveness in Anirudh's music, but you can't help but groove to them; such is the energy. "The song will not become an instant hit simply because you collaborate with other famous artists. That is never the case; your music should be good as well," he added.

Anirudh understands how the industry functions because he’s a part of it. “There is no competition in music; people come to me and tell me I'm going places, but it doesn't work like that. It is not a numbers game like the movies. Here, it all boils down to how much people enjoy your music and how well they relate to it,” he said.

The concert is titled Once Upon A Time Tour, a reference to the theme music from his most recent album, Vikram. Anirudh made the official announcement via Twitter, writing, "After 10 years, the day we've been waiting for is finally here!" It's going to be the biggest one yet. Namma Chennai and Coimbatore, September and October 2022, here we come."

The concert will be broadcast on Vijay TV. The organisers have yet to reveal any information about the streaming's launch date.