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Rahman’s anthem for Vijay’s `Bigil’ is inspirational

In one word, Singappenney is inspirational. The lyrics coupled with AR Rahman’s vocal chords are a goosebumps inducing rendition. 

The video with Rahman and Shashaa Tirupati that was released by the makers of `Bigil’, that is Tamil superstar Vijay’s Diwali release, has created an impact. The film has Vijay playing the role of a football player who becomes a coach and it goes with the messaging that director Atlee put out – “Shine despite all odds ! Chase your dreams with no stop ! Roar high cos this is your time !”

The video starts with Atlee explaining to Rahman that he is looking for a woman anthem that he can dedicate to his mother, his wife, all women. The poster that was released shows Vijay, a la Shahrukh Khan in Chak de India, as a football coach with ten women football players clad in their jerseys.

In contrast to Rahman’s high energy tempo which is almost like a war cry, Shashaa lends a more delicate touch to the anthem with her sweet vocals. 

Vijay too is singing `Verithanam’, a number in the movie and that is bound to make the music of the movie a much-talked about factor in Bigil. 
The movie that has Vijay in a double role, playing both father and son, also stars Nayanthara and Jackie Shroff. This is Vijay and Atlee’s third collaboration after Theri and Mersal, both huge success stories. 

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