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Vasanthabalan and GV Prakash Kumar to pay homage to Na Muthukumar in a unique way

Thursday, June 10, 2021 • Tamil Comments

Arjun Das and Dushara Vijayan are rumoured to be in talks to play the major roles in director Vasanthabalan's future film. While music director GV Prakash has been enlisted to compose the film's score, director Vasanthabalan has also announced a contest for young lyricists in remembrance of his friend and late poet Na Muthukumar.

Director Vasanthabalan made a statement that "As per the story, the female lead is a fan of Na Muthukumar who would listen to songs played on radio and sing them. She introduces Muthukumar’s works to the male lead and explains the meaning of his lines. He too gets attracted towards them. When they meet again, the protagonist utters a line from a song penned by Muthukumar and the female lead promptly continues it with the next line. Thus, a song blossoms along with love."

He also revealed a main aspect in the story line that "There is a character and a few scenes in the film that would pay tribute to poet Na Muthukumar. I wonder whether it is a coincidence or because of the affection I have on my 25-year-old friend with whom I shared my birth date (July 12) and who fed me during the times when I was confined to my home,"

Speaking on the contest he said "I needed lyrics for this song using Muthukumar’s lines would be apt for this song.  But Muthukumar has penned an ocean of poems and it is not an easy task to fill just one song from such a huge work. Hence, I would like to invite Muthukumar’s fans and young-aspiring lyricists to join hands with me in this big task. They could take lines from Muthukumar’s works, make slight changes to them and write lyrics for the song as per ‘sandham’."

He went on to say that he and music director GV Praksh would choose the best entry from all of the submissions and use it in the film. At the film's audio launch event, the person who prepared the lyrics from Na Muthukumar's poems will be given proper credit, honour, and compensation.

Linnes from the songs of Na Muthukumar can be sent to on or before 30 June 2021.

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