Siddharth, who is awaiting the release of Kaaviya Thalaivan today, says AR Rahman has given soul to this period drama about the life of theater artistes in the 50s and 60s. “I’m a huge mythology buff. I’m a big fan of the 50s and 60s theatre and cinema, and watch more old films than recent ones. There’s a small bucket list I have for Kaaviya Thalaivan. After watching it, even if one youngster says that he wants to be in theatre, that’ll be a big achievement,” says Siddharth.
AR Rahman’s music for the film is one of the celebrated albums to have released this year. “Kaaivya Thalaivan is a musical and you need someone who understands this grammar. Imagine a scene in which one actor outshines another with a powerful performance…just that it’s not dialogue but song. We needed someone who gets that. Off stage, of course, there’s romance and drama. He’s given soul to this film,” adds Siddharth.
Directed by Vasantha Balan, the film has Siddharth, Prithviraj, Vedhika and Anaicka Soti in lead roles.