Music director Thaman is surely going places. After debuting in the film ‘Eeram’ as music director, he has done a handful of films including actor Jiiva’s upcoming film ‘Vandhaan Vendraan’. The burly Thaman was one of the four ‘boys’ in Shankar’s ‘Boys’ which released early last decade. After ‘Boys’, Thaman decided to chart a different course and found his love in music.
Thaman is said to have been signed up as the music director for actor Vijay’s upcoming untitled movie which is likely to be produced by R.B. Choudhary of Supergood Films. It was Choudhary who produced many of Vijay’s earliest hits like ‘Poovae Unakkaga’ , ‘Love Today’ , ‘Thirupachi’.
Vijay, who is presently starring in Shankar’s ‘Nanban’, is also in talks with Maniratnam to play the lead role in the latter’s take-off on the Tamil epic ‘Ponniyin Selvan’. While reservations have been expressed from certain quarters within the industry about the rationale behind casting Vijay in the lead role, one thing is certain: the film, which is said to be a mega-budget venture, is likely to take a few years in the making.
For the time being, it is said that Vijay has postponed starring in director-actor Seeman’s ‘Pagalavan‘ as the film is likely to be a ‘poliltically volatile’ one. It’s precisely for this reason that he has chose to do Choudhary’s film after completing ‘Nanban’ and has given the go-ahead to sign up Thaman as the music director with a rider that the film must have a fast-paced ‘kuthu’ song!