26 November, 2020

Sundar Narayana Rao

The Tamil playback singer and infotech executive on his recent hits

Sundar Narayana Rao
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After superstar Rajnikanth, we now have a Marathi-speaking singer in Tamil movies.

That’s just coincidence. Rajni Sir is a powerful icon. I’ve just had a humble beginning.

Kanna kanna urutti urutti, from Vathikuchi, was a big hit, especially with auto-drivers.

The hero is an auto-driver, so it appealed to them. Music director M. Ghibran created a catchy tune, based on the raga Mishra Gara, and arranged it stylishly.

How did your background in Hindustani classical music help your film singing?

Ghibran was excited by my diverse background and explored new tonal varieties across genres.

How long have you trained in music?

Right from childhood, with periods spent absorbing elements of many Asian formats.

Tell us about working with Ghibran.

Ghibran is a virtuoso, a testament of humility, spirituality, creativity.

Your Vathikuchi songs have a single line sung...

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