Song of the Day: ‘Halena’ From ‘Iru Mugan’


Song: Halena

Singer: Abhay Jodhpurkar, Ujjayinee Roy, Christopher Stanley

Lyrics: Madhan Karky

Cast: Nayanthara, Vikram

Music: Harris Jayaraj

Film: Iru Mugan

Our song of the day on cinematographer RD Rajasekhar’s birthday is ‘Halena’ from Iru Mugan, the action thriller directed by Anand Shankar. The film was shot in Malaysia, Bangkok, Chennai and Ladakh. This song’s filming is said to have taken extra planning and work. It was a super-hit with the Harris Jayaraj stamp, and has catchy techno beats. This was the first song to release from the album, and featured Nayanthara and Vikram together on-screen for the first time.

RD Rajasekhar was as an assistant to Rajiv Menon on Bombay in 1995. His big break came with Gautham Menon’s Minnale in 2001, and he has since worked on Kaakha Kaakha, Gajini, Sillnu Oru Kaadhal, Billa 2, Imaikka Nodigal and more.