DECEMBER 22, 2009
The soundtrack to the forthcoming Tamil film, Vinnaithaandi Varuvaayaa (“Will you come to me, from across the sky?”), was previewed on Saturday evening at a reception at BAFTA in London.
The soundtrack, by Oscar winning composer A.R. Rahman, accompanies the latest film from director Gautham Vasudev Menon. All the artists featured on the soundtrack performed live at the launch and A.R.
Rahman went on stage to talk about the film and also to thank his fans.
The top singers of India, including National award winning Naresh Iyer (Roobaroo from Rang de Basanti) performed to a select VIP and press audience who were extatic to have mingles with the actors, Simbu and Trisha and their favourite musicians like Blaaze, the lyricist on Hollywood movies like Slumdog Millionaire and Couples Retreat.The backing notes was given by the great Keyboard player player Stephen Devassy..
This is the first Tamil soundtrack that AR Rahman has worked on since winning the Oscars. Speaking at the launch, AR Rahman said: “Winning the Oscars was great and it does make you mindful of a global cross-over audience, but every film I work on is precious to me. The music is key for this film; Vinnaithaandi Varuvaayaa is a story of two different cultures, and all the emotion of that comes through the music. It's the first time that Gautham and I have worked together and because it's a new combination, there has been a lot of curiosity and anticipation about the soundtrack.”
The seven-song soundtrack features lyrics in Tamil, Malayalam. The soundtrack will be released globally through Sony BMG in January 2010.
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MADAN, GANESH, ELRED, JAYARAMAN
GAUTAM VASUDEV MENON
TRISHA KRISHNAN, SILAMBARASAN
Hosanna : Blaaze, Suzanne, Vivek Agarwal, Dr. Narayanan, V.V. Prassanna, Haricharan Sesh
Hosanna : Choir by KM Music Conservatory
Nadaswaram on Omana Penne : Natarajan
Guitar : Johny, George, Sanjeev Thomas
Solo Violin : Ganesh Rajagopalan
Bass guitar : Keith Peters
Flute : Naveen, Kiran
Cello : Elith Martyn
Chennai strings conductor:
T.R. Krishna Chetan, Deepak P.A., Hentry Kuruvilla, Vivianne Chaix
Additional vocal supervisor :
Sivakumar S., Deepak P.A., T.R. Krishna Chetan, Vivianne Chaix, Suresh Perumal, Kannan Ganpat
Recorded and mixed at Panchathan Record-Inn and AM Studios
Chennai Mixed by K.J. Singh and Deepak P.A.
Mastered by Sivakumar S.
Mastered at AM Studios, Chennai
Noel James, Faizuddin T.M.