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I wasn’t prepared to meet Mani Ratnam at all: Govind Vasantha

Govind Vasantha will compose music for Mani Ratnam's upcoming production venture. The film will be helmed by Dhana of Padaiveeran fame.

Written by S Subhakeerthana | Chennai |
November 12, 2018 4:38:31 pm
govind and mani ratnam Govind Vasantha says Mani Ratnam had good things to say about the 96 album.

Thaikkudam Bridge frontman Govind Vasantha, who rose to fame with 96, has signed a film to be helmed by Dhana of Padaiveeran fame. This untitled venture will be bankrolled by Mani Ratnam’s Madras Talkies.

In a conversation with, the young music director said, “I had actually dropped in by the office to meet Dhana for a story narration, after which he asked me if I wanted to meet Mani Ratnam sir. I didn’t know how to react. I was excited and wasn’t prepared for that at all. I was quite nervous like a school student, and it was totally a fanboy moment for me. I’d cherish this ten-minute meeting close to my heart always. I think he saw my face turn red!”

Govind also revealed how Mani Ratnam had good things to say about the 96 album. “He loved it, and the moment I heard those words from him, it felt extremely gratifying. I thought I’d faint eventually, but thankfully, I didn’t,” he laughed.

What can he reveal about his upcoming films? “I was done with the Seethakathi album two months ago, and it was challenging to work on multiple levels. I had signed this one first followed by 96, though I was working on these two films simultaneously. I don’t have assistants yet, so I work round the clock. The moment they decided 96 was going to be released first, I started focusing on that. Since I am primarily a keyboard programmer, I had no qualms switching between two distinct styles of music. Besides, I have Uriyadi 2, which sounds promising,” Govind Vasantha said.

Govind made his debut as a music composer with Malayalam road movie North 24 Kaatham, and his first release in Tamil was Asuravadham.

“I’m looking to focus more on Tamil films as well,” he signed off.

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