Reading about music directors travelling to exotic places to draw inspiration for an album, has always brought to me images of both film-maker & composer exchanging ideas, perched on a tree stump in a forest clearing right out of LOTR, birds chirping in the background and autumn leaves collecting around their feet. I’ll have to redraw that image now.
Yuvan Shankar Raja is in Bangkok, composing for Pudhupet with friend, director & Karunanidhi impersonator, Selvaraghavan. Their reason is simple, and something everyone in Madras can relate to now.
They wanted to get away from the heat of Chennai and do something innovative.