On the occasion of his 40th birthday, a 'Vishal anthem' has been released to laud the actor for his achievements.
While Vishal's acting career is on a slump, he has become a powerful person in Kollywood because of his position in the Nadigar Sangam and Producers' Council.
As the Secretary General of the actors' association and the President of the Producers' Council, Vishal has considerable muscle power in the industry. The anthem, produced by Vishal Film Factory, was released by actor Arya, who co-starred with Vishal in Bala's Avan Ivan.
Interestingly, the visuals have barely anything about Vishal's journey on screen. The actor seems keen to project his political life in Kollywood more.
Lines like 'Thirayil mattumey nadippan/ theruvil irangi nadappan' (he will act only on screen, he will get down to the roads and walk) draw a distinction between his acting career and who he is as a person.
Most actors in Kollywood would rather have their fans take their hero avatars on screen at face value. Vishal, however, seems to be gunning for people to know about his behind-the-scenes activities.
Terming the new team that manages the two significant associations of Kollywood as "puthiya padai, ilaya padai, puratchi padai" (new army, young army, revolutionary army), the video credits Vishal with bringing in "maatram" (change).
The visuals show the actor making energetic speeches, taking selfies with ordinary people, meeting industry bigwigs, and riding pillion with Prakash Raj (Vice President of Producers' Council). He looks like a seasoned politician already!
Ishaan Dev has composed the music for the song while Murugan Manthiram has written the lyrics.