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Pathu Thala composer AR Rahman calls T Rajendar, a huge inspiration...Read here

Pathu Thala has Silambarasan, Gautham Karthik and Priya Bhavani Shankar in the lead

Pathu Thala composer AR Rahman calls T Rajendar, a huge inspiration...Read here
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Last Updated: 10.47 AM, Mar 20, 2023

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Also Read: Pathu Thala: Silambarasan TR opens up on his struggle with weight loss and why he was reluctant to sign the film The audio and trailer launch of Silamabarasan's upcoming film, Pathu Thala was held recently in Chennai amid a packed hall at Nehru Stadium. And the during the launch AR Rahman revealed a huge secret about himself. He credited Silambarasan's father, T Rajender for a huge change in his personality. Calling the veteran actor, director and producer an inspiration, AR Rahman said, "TR sir is one of my inspirations. I have worked with Ilaiyaraaja sir, MSV sir and KV Mahadevan sir. When I met T Rajendar sir, I was quite an introvert. I saw his style of working and was inspired. It's because of him that I became an extrovert."

When asked about the reason he agreed upon to work on Pathu Thala, AR Rahman said, that there were three. "Firstly, it was for Simbu. The second reason was the film's director Krishna. He has a unique taste in music. One of the biggest songs in my career is Munbe Vaa (which was scored for Krishna and AR Rahman's previous collaboration Sillunnu Oru Kadhal). When I was working on the song, I told him that it sounded way too sad and that it was a good. But he insisted that it was good that it would go on to become a huge hut. It's been almost two decades since that song came out and it's still popular. The third reason is the film's producer (KE Gnanavel Raja)."

Also Read: Pathu Thala: Silambarasan TR says he accepted the film due to Gautham Karthik, here's the reason AR Rahman also said that the team was working on the BGM of Pathu Thala all day and night as the film gears up to hit screens on March 30. "Simbu was supposed to sing the song Akkaraiyila, but he had gone to Thailand. So, I had to sing the song."

Simbu later released the website for AR Rahman's newly-launched Lightman Fund, for which a Sufi Concert was held in Chennai yesterday.  Interestingly, Pathu Thala is Silambarasan and AR Rahman's fifth collaboration after Vinnaithaandi Varuvaaya, Achcham Yenbadhu Madamaiyada, Chekka Chivantha Vaanam, Vendhu Thanindhathu Kaadu.