At the audio launch of Mani Ratnam's Chekka Chivantha Vaanam, his lucky charm AR Rahman said: "I think with Chekka Chivantha Vaanam, Mani Ratnam has gone back to his Nayagan days".
Lyricist Vairamuthu who has been traveling with Mani Ratnam and AR Rahman for nearly 25 years said: "Both Mani Ratnam and Rahman don't speak much but their art always compliments by my lyrical contribution".
Vairamuthu added: "In the past twenty five years, fuel price, Tamil culture, gold price and politicians have changed in Tamil Nadu but Mani Ratnam’s passion for cinema remains unchanged. He had faced financial struggle and failures but continues to make good cinema".
Talking about the Chekka Chivantha Vaanam, Vairamuthu said that the title actually subtly narrates the story. Speaking at the function, STR thanked Mani Ratnam for the opportunity and refused to talk more.
Arun Vijay revealed that he was supposed to start his film career with AR Rahman’s music but the composer couldn't do for some reasons. "Had Rahman composed music for the film, my career would have been changed. Nevertheless he has composed music for Chekka Chivantha Vaanam which is my 25th film", said Arun Vijay who also praised Mani Ratnam for patiently explaining each and every scene.
"Just like a debutant director, Mani Ratnam works with an impeccable energy", said Arun Vijay.
In an interaction session, Mani Ratnam said that Tamizha Tamizha from Bombay is a memorable composition session involving Rahman and Vairamuthu. Vairamuthu said that Uyire from Bombay is his most unforgettable moment and for Rahman, it is Kannalane.
Two songs from Chekka Chivantha Vaanam were released yesterday and four more songs will be launched in coming days.