A few days back, the makers of Harish Kalyan starrer Dharala Prabhu had released the first look poster of the film on Twitter. To everyone’s surprise, the name of the music director wasn’t mentioned anywhere. On Wednesday, the production house, Screen Scene Media Entertainment announced that the film has roped in eight prominent music directors to compose for the film. The media house went on to reveal the composers, every hour from 12pm.
For the 1st time ever 8 Sensational Music Dir’s come together for a Tamil Album. To be revealed from today 12pm onwards.#DharalaPrabhuIsaiTeam@iamharishkalyan @TanyaHope_offl @Actor_Vivek @krishnammuthu @sidd_rao @nixyyyyyy @SonyMusicSouth
— Screen Scene (@Screensceneoffl) January 22, 2020
Composers Vivek Siva and Mervin J Solomon who recently composed for Pattas were among the first in the list. Following them was Oorka The Band that made its debut in the industry with Aadai. Inno Genga, a British playback singer known for ‘Kannamma’ from Ko 2 and ‘Ullalaa’ from Petta, Sean Roldan who has composed for Pa Paandi and Velai Illa Pattadhaari 2, Bharath Shankar from the Oorka Band for a separate composition, Kaber Vasuki who is debuting as music director for Sillukaruppatti fame Halitha Shameem‘s next Aelay, Madley Blues that has composed for Sutta Kadhai (2013) and for the title track of Tamil Bigg Boss, and Anirudh Ravichander who recently composed for Darbar form the rest of the list.
Helmed by Yuddham Sharanam fame Krishna Marimuthu, Dharala Prabhu marks the Tamil feature film debut of the director. He previously directed a promo musical ‘The Mercury Song’ for director Karthik Subbaraj‘s Mercury in 2018. He is also a former assistant of director AL Vijay.
The film is an official remake of the Ayushmann Khurrana–Yami Gautam hit starrer Vicky Donor (2012). The story in itself was inspired by the 2011 Canadian movie Starbuck. Vicky Donor was a romantic comedy set against the backdrop of sperm donation and infertility and it won the National Film Award for ‘Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment’ at the 60th National Film Awards. It was also remade in Telugu as Naruda Donoruda starring actors Sumanth and Pallavi Subhash.
While Thadam fame Tanya Hope will be paired opposite Harish, actor-comedian Vivek has landed the role of the doctor (Annu Kapoor in the original). On the technical front, Selvakumar Sk is handling cinematography, Kripakaran is editing and Kamal is handling the production design. ‘Stunner’ Sam will be choreographing stunt, Yashwanth choreographing dance and Pallavi Singh on costumes. Subu and Sudarshan Narasimhan have penned the story of Dharala Prabhu.
“From the beginning, we were keen on doing a collaborative album instead of a conventional one. We wanted more flavours to come in and each song has a situation for which we feel the respective music director is well-suited. We know that such a team-up will result in a dynamic album. The songs are in the final mix stage and we cannot say now if any of the composers will also lend their voice for the tracks,” said director Krishna in an interview to The New Indian Express.
Here is the first look poster:
Watch ‘The Mercury Song’ here: