The audio launch of Sivakarthikeyan's Velaikkaran which will mark the debut of Malayalam actor Fahadh Faasil in the Tamil industry, took place on Sunday.
The film, directed by Mohan Raja, also has Nayanthara, Sneha, RJ Balaji, Prakash Raj and others in the cast. Expected to release on December 22, Velaikkaran is among the most anticipated films of the year.
Mohan Raja's last release was the blockbuster Thani Oruvan with his brother Jayam Ravi and Arvind Swami playing a cat and mouse game that had the audience enthralled. The film was also remade in Telugu with Ram Charan in the lead and Arvind Swami reprising his original role.
Speaking at the launch, Sivakarthikeyan declared that he will not endorse any brand or act in any ad henceforth because of the questions the film had raised in him. Mohan's Thani Oruvan had a villain from the corporate sector and the film provided an insight on how money controls everything in society. It appears that Velaikkaran, too, will be connected to the same theme.
Velaikkaran has five songs in the track list, all of them composed by Anirudh. All five are available on Saavn.
Karuthuvanlaam Galeejam is an upbeat song that has a "kuthu" effect.
Vaa Velaikkara is a chant-like song that hails the "velaikkaaran".
Idhayane is a romantic melody.
Iraiva is an interesting fusion song.
Ezhu Velaikkara is a fast, inspiring number that calls for revolution.
Sivakarthikeyan is Kollywood's fastest rising star. His last film Remo with Keerthy Suresh, though panned by critics, was a huge hit. Anirudh had composed the music for this film as well.