Maestro Ilaiyaraaja and son Yuvan Shankar Raja have shared the stage during various concerts, but for the first time they will be composing music together.
If the industry grapevine is anything to go by, maestro Ilaiyaraaja and his son Yuvan Shankar Raja are set to collaborate for the first time. The duo will compose songs as well as background score for a yet-untitled Seenu Ramaswamy directorial which is expected to go on the floors in the second half of this year. Interestingly, Yuvan will be bankrolling this project under his home banner YSR Studios and the casting process will begin soon.
“Seenu Ramaswamy had originally approached Ilaiyaraaja with the project. While they were discussing the script, it was Seenu who suggested that they also bring Yuvan on board and Ilaiyaraaja was gung ho about the idea. The cast and crew are yet to be finalized so it’s going to take a few more months before the project materializes,” a source said.
Ilaiyaraaja, who mostly prefers working solo, had earlier collaborated with late legendary composer MS Viswanathan on projects such as Vishwa Thulasi and Mella Thiranthathu Kathavu. Rumours suggest that the project might reunite Seenu with Vijay Sethupathi after last year’s Dharmadurai.
Meanwhile, Yuvan will be co-producing a murder mystery Kolaiyuthir Kaalam along with Vashu Bhagnani and Deepshikha Deshmukh under the banner YSR Studios and Pooja Entertainment, respectively. Chakri Toleti will be directing the film which will have Nayanthara playing the lead role. While Yuvan will be composing tunes for this flick, Cory Geryak will be handling the camera and Rameshwar S. Bhagat will be editing it.
Having won prestigious awards under various categories for his films, Seenu Ramasamy is sure to come up with yet another entertainer that will garner lots of awards, opine sources.
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