MS Viswanathan is a music composer who never wastes an opportunity to hit out at filmmakers who remix popular old numbers. The immensely popular senior musician spoke against the trend at yet another event, recently.
“Sometimes, remixing existing songs might turn out critical, but there is also a high possibility of damaging a classic. So it’s better to attempt a new tune instead of laying one’s hands on other musicians’ compositions,” said MSV.
He said this at a press conference organised by Jaya TV to announce a live orchestra performance of the ace composer on August 22. The event will be part of the celebrations of the 14th year channel.
K P Sunil, vice-president of the channel, said Jaya TV was honoured to join hands with the Mellisai Mannar for its anniversary celebrations and felicitate him on the occasion.
M S Viswanathan has worked in over 700 films, having set to tune more than 6,000 songs in his 60-year career in the film industry.
Titled 'Ninaithalae Inikkum', the show will have popular songs composed by the M S Viswanathan and Ramamoorthi duo. A 100-member orchestra will perform the songs at the Nehru Indoor Stadium. Popular singers and musicians are expected to be part of this grand musical affair.
Interestingly, the state’s prayer song 'Neerarum Kadaludutha...', played at the press conference, was composed by none other than MSV several years ago.