Vijay Sethupathi turns singer for Ispade Rajavum Idhaya Raniyum

Amidst his busy schedule as actor, actor Vijay Sethupathi has ventured to playback singing. He has crooned a song in ancient Tamil for the film Ispade Rajavum Idhaya Raniyum.

The film, with Harish Kalyan and Shilpa Manjunath of Kaali fame as the romantic lead, is directed by Ranjith Jayakodi who earlier did Sethu’s film Puriyatha Pudhir.

Says Ranjith, “My composer Sam CS opted for a quirky voice for a number taken from ‘siddhar songs’ instead of a regular playback singer. It is more of a monologue and towards the end Harish Kalyan would continue it as a regular song.”

Sam has also suggested that it would be great if Vijay Sethupathi renders it, as he has a strange yet most appealing voice.

“We approached Sethupathi and the next thing he said was, ‘If you think my voice would suit and go well with the narration, I am ready.’ The song was recorded few days back and it is learnt that each time VSP would ask Sam if he was okay with it,” Ranjith added.

In the meantime, the first look of Vijay Sethupathi’s character from Rajinikanth-starrer Petta was unveiled by Sun Pictures on Tuesday. Titled Jithu, the picture shows the actor as a dreadful, gun-wielding gangster with two deep cuts – one on his right cheek and the other on his left eyebrow.

Wrapped in a white shawl, Sethupathi sports an expression that is difficult to read – we do not know if it is anger, frustration or both. It is said that the actor is playing the role of a student-Naxal in the campus-action-drama

A Harsha Vardhan