The audio launch of Vasantha Balan’s period drama Aravan was conducted on Ayudha Pooja day (Oct 5). The event took place at the newly opened Anna Centenary Library (ACL), state of the art auditorium in upmarket Kotturpuram in Chennai.
Aravan is a period drama and stars Aadhi, Dhansika, Archana Kavi and Pasupathy with Bharath doing a cameo. The film marks the debut of noted playback singer Karthik's as a music director.
The highlight was that the audio was launched by AR Rahman, Karthik’s mentor in the presence of legendary directors Mani Ratnam and K Balachandar. Two songs and a trailer of the film were screened for the invitees. The Vasantha Balan-Na Muthukumar has a winner in “Nila,Nila..” soft melody by Karthik.
K Balachandar had encouraging words for Karthik – “Just like how Mani Ratnam discovered AR Rahman, Vasantha Balan will make Karthik famous. He is going to go places”. AR Rahman said: “I like the trailer and two
songs, there is a lot of love in Karthik’s music.”
The cream of the industry attended the audio launch, as veteran producer T Siva is one of the most popular persons in the industry.
Those seen at the function included the cast and crew of Aravan, along with Sarath Kumar, Mysskin,Nassar, Parthipan, Cheran, Samuthirakani, big time producers Prasad V Potluri, Kalaipuli S Thanu and others. SA Chandrasekhar and Keyar who represent the two groups who are fighting for the Tamil Film Producers Council elections were also present.