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Why AR Rahman and Harris can't do it?, asks Seenuramasamy

Today, with top music directors being stars as much as actors, they are paid exorbitant amounts as salaries.

Rahman and Harris
Today, with top music directors being stars as much as actors, they are paid exorbitant amounts as salaries.

According to director Seenuramasamy, this has resulted in small-budget filmmakers not being able to approach them to compose the music for their films.

Speaking at the audio launch of composer Nivas Prasanna’s Thegidi, the National Award-winning director said, “MSV used to work on MGR’s films, but at the same time, he also used to compose for small-budget films. Ilaiyaraaja, too, did the same.”

However, he rued that today, an AR Rahman or a Harris Jayaraj do not take up small-budget films as their salary is equal to the budget of these films. “When a big-name music director composes for a small film, it gets noticed by the audience, who will consider watching it. But are today’s music directors like that,” he questioned.

He added, “Today, small-budget films give importance to the script, and it’s in these films that you can have good music. I see this habit of not taking up a project because of its budget as being dishonest to art.”

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