Composer Sam CS talks about signing Yuvan Shankar Raja for a song in his upcoming film Vanjagar Ulagam. “It was 3 a.m. and we were recording the song, where Yuvan Shankar Raja just completed the entire rendition in one hour,” starts off Sam CS, who has rendered a beautiful romantic melody for Vanjagar Ulagam.
“Even before entering into the music industry, I have been a great admirer of Ilayaraja sir and AR Rahman sir. But as it happened with millions, especially during the season of 2004-06, I was completely addicted to Yuvan sir’s music. This phase of Tamil music industry was almost like his composing became an intriguing part of every person, i always rate him very huge as a singer. He has that flavour of nativity, which is a very huge asset to any singer.His Komban Sooran from Mariyan in the music of A R Rahman is all my favourite” utters Sam CS.
So what made him get Yuvan onboard for this song in Vanjagar Ulagam? “My earnest desire for Vanjagar Ulagam was to attempt something unique. This wasn’t a namesake motto, but I had no options as the way filmmaker Manoj Beedha and cinematographer had filmed this movie. It had such an unparalleled depth of visuals, where every frame was uniquely toned and presented. So I had to push myself beyond my routine pattern and try something with natural sounds. In particular, this romantic song penned by Madan Karky had lots of freshness. One could witness it right with the opening word ‘Theeyaazhini’. He had earlier given a unique word as this titled ‘Konjaali’ in Karu. Soon after composing the song, I felt that the song strongly demanded for a naturalistic vocalism. Obviously, the first name and the only name to strike my mind was Yuvan Shankar Raja.”