Director P Vasu likens Srikanth Devas music to Ilayarajas

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Puli Vesham Audio Launch Still

Director P. Vasu has said that music director Srikanth Deva’s melodies in the film ‘Pulivesham’ are as melodious as the innumerable melodies churned out by ‘Maestro’ Ilaiyaraaja. “The name of Ilaiyaraaja is synonymous with music; nobody can came closer to him. Having said that Deva’s melodious have come off very well, almost like that of Ilaiyaraaja,” said Vasu.

The audio-launch of P. Vasu-directed ‘Puli Vesham’ starring industrialist-turned-actor RK, yesteryear’s hero Karthick, Sadha, Divya Padmini and Mansoor Ali Khan was held in the city on the other day. The audio CDs and cassettes were released by Vasu and were accepted by noted squash champion Joshna Chinappa. Actor and Vasu’s son Shakti, M.S. Baskar and producer Kandhasami took part in the event.

Speaking at the event, Vasu lauded RK’s idea of hosting the audio-launch amid a huge number of fans. “Screenplay of Pulivesham has come off very well. Karthick and Mansoor have performed their roles admirably. Deva’s songs in the film are full of melody and one feels as if he’s listening to songs composed by the Maestro!”

Sadha, making a comeback after a long hiatus, said that she had always wanted to star in at least one film by Vasu. “I once got the opportunity but it slipped through my hands; I’m now happy that my wish was fulfilled by playing the lead role Puli Vesham.” Newcomer Divya Padmini said that she was happy to be playing a ‘challenging’ role in her very first film and thanked her director.

Deva Jr. said that he had tried his hand at melody and added that the songs have come out really well. Shakti, Vasu’s son, said that he was there as Vasu’s fan and revealed that he only suggested the title ‘Pulivesham’ for the film. He also described that if RK was the ‘Raavan’ in Bala’s Avan Ivan, he would be the ‘Karna’ in Pulivesham.

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