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 indianexpress.com, 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.