The veteran music composer had approached the union following disagreements with the makers of the film.
Directed by filmmaker M Manikandan of Kaaka Muttai (2015) fame, Kadaisi Vivasayi stars actor Yogi Babu in a pivotal role. Featuring a real-life farmer named Nallandi in the lead, the film revolves around the life of a self-sufficient old farmer and his village. Actor Vijay Sethupathi, who plays a cameo role, has also produced the film under his home banner Vijay Sethupathi Productions.
As per a Times of India report, Ilaiyaraaja, who was originally signed to compose the film’s music, had approached the union after being replaced by Santhosh Narayanan following a fallout with the makers. Another TOI report states that the director was allegedly “not impressed” with the background score composed by Ilaiyaraaja and had asked the veteran to change it. When the latter refused, the team had roped in Santhosh to rework it. The trailer of the film, which was released recently, lists Santhosh Narayanan as the music composer.
Ilaiyaraaja had lodged a complaint with the Cine Musicians’ Union stating that the change was made without his approval.
Dhina confirmed to Silverscreen India on Saturday that the issue has been resolved after holding talks with the two parties. Neither Ilaiyaraaja nor the makers of Kadaisi Vivasayi have put out any statements yet.
As per the trailer, the film is set to hit the big screens. However, a release date has not yet been announced.
Meanwhile, Ilaiyaraaja has composed the music for the Telugu anthology Gamanam, which is set to hit the screens on December 10. The veteran composer will also be scoring music for the upcoming sports drama Clap, starring actor Aadhi Pinisetty, and the Vijay Sethupathi-starrer Maamanithan, directed by Seenu Ramasamy.