Sivakarthikeyan's next Hero directed by PS Mithran, who made a big splash last year with Vishal’s Irumbu Thirai, is slated to hit the screens on December 20 ahead of the Christmas and New Year Holidays. The music for the film is composed by Yuvan Shankar Raja, and the latest update is that the veteran composer and Yuvan's father Ilaiyaraaja has crooned a surprise track for the film which is penned by lyricist Pa. Vijay.
Sharing the news, Yuvan took to Twitter and announced, "Guess what??!! There's a surprise track in #Hero sung by appa. So happy to have recorded this song with appa.@Psmithran @pavijaypoet @Siva_Kartikeyan @kalyanipriyan @kjr_studios".
The soundtrack album, composed by Yuvan Shankar Raja, was launched recently and the film marks his second collaboration with Sivakarthikeyan after Kedi Billa Killadi Ranga. During the audio launch, it was revealed that the film will have an 18-minute sequence for which Yuvan has composed a non-stop background score. Speaking at the event, composer Yuvan Shankar Raja said, "I’ve done many re-recordings, but for the first time, we’ve done this lengthiest piece – 18-minute score. I think it will be the longest score ever. I don’t know if it’s been done before in India, but this is the longest I know of".
Siva also spilled the beans that a sequel of the film is on the cards and the film will turn into a franchise if it becomes a super hit.
The film stars Sivakarthikeyan as a vigilante superhero and it marks the Tamil debut of Kalyani Priyadarshan. The film also has Arjun, Abhay Deol, Ivana and Robo Shankar, in important roles. The film also marks Abhay Deol's Tamil debut, and he will be playing the main villain role for the first time in his career, while Arjun will be seen as Siva's mentor. George C Williams and Ruben are in charge of the film’s cinematography and editing respectively.
Bankrolled by KJR Studios, the makers recently promoted the film in a big way, with the "Hero" symbol lighted up on buildings. The logo of the film has been projected on a Mount Road building and S2 Cinemas in the city.
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