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Singer Sid Sriram turns composer for Mani Ratnam’s Vaanam Kottatum


The film, due to go on floors later this month, will star Vikram Prabhu, Aishwarya Rajesh, Madonna Sebastian and Radikaa Sarath Kumar.

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Singer Sid Sriram, one of the most popular voices in south Indian cinema in recent years, with hit songs like 'Adiye', 'Ennodu Nee Irundhaal', 'Thalli Pogathey', 'Inkem Inkem Kavali' to his credit, is all set to turn composer with upcoming Mani Ratnam’s production, Vaanam Kottatum.

In a chat with the daily Times of India, Sid confirmed coming on board for the project and has already begun work on the album.

“We’re going to present a completely new sound. I’m in the initial stages of conceptualizing the music right now. I’ve had many conversations with director Dhanasekaran to get the different emotional textures of the film. I’ve started sketching out the different sonic and musical spaces that I want these songs to occupy. I’ve been able to have some key conversations with Mani sir as well, which have been very encouraging,” Sriram said.

The film, due to go on floors later this month, will star Vikram Prabhu, Aishwarya Rajesh, Madonna Sebastian and Radhika Sarathkumar. It will be directed by Dhanasekaran, an erstwhile assistant of Mani Ratnam. 

The makers had originally signed Govind Vasantha, who rose to fame after his work got widely appreciated in Vijay Sethupathi-starrer 96. However, he had to eventually leave the project because it didn’t take off on the planned time and later clashed with other commitments.

Talking to the daily, Siva Ananth, executive producer of the banner, said: “We did speak to Govind for the project. The film was supposed to take off earlier but it took us some time. Eventually, the dates didn’t work out with Govind. We wanted a young talent for the film and approached Sid Sriram.”