AR Rahman admits that scoring music for Kochadaiiyaan was very tough due to ‘the role that music had in the narrative’. The soundtrack has none of the commercial or ‘mass’ elements that the audience has come to expect from a Superstar movie. This was deliberate, according to the music director. “We had to move forward on many sensibilities and step back for some others. We consciously stayed away from conventional ‘massy’ numbers. We tried to stay true to dance numbers that were intrinsic to the setting of the movie.”

ARR is also working hard to compile an album for Kochadaiiyaan soon.