12/12/12 is a date that comes once in a century and incidentally we have a reason to celebrate since our Superstar Rajinikanth’s birthday falls on that date this year.
Raghava Lawrence, an ardent fan of the superstar has dedicated ‘ Idhu Rajini Song’ as a birthday gift to Rajini and his fans.The song was officially launched by Mrs Latha Rajnikanth in the presence of Lawrence, composer Vijay Antony and lyricist Annamalai.
Said Vijay Antony, “I am thrilled to compose the music and thereby associate myself with Rajini sir since I have never composed music for any film of his. The song can be downloaded free on the Net from www.soundcloud.com/ vijayantony.
Lawrence said that when he approached Rajni with the idea, the Superstar who shuns praise of any sort, was reluctant with the idea. But Lawrence managed to convince him. The final product was played before Rajni a day earlier and the superstar enjoyed the music and the wordings which also include good sayings about respect for parents etc, all taken from Rajini dialogues and interviews.
Annamalai who bore the responsibility of writing the lyrics, studied old interviews of the Superstar to find out all he could before making the song. The song has a peppy beat and Lawrence has decided to make a video of it, for the Superstar’s wedding anniversary as a gift, in February. Though music companies were after the team to sell it for a high price, they wanted it to be free as it was a gift to fans and to Rajini.