AR Rahman’s younger sister, Isshrathquadhre, is excited about her brother roping her in for a powerful song, Raakshasa Theeyo, in the Tamil version of Mom, which has Sridevi playing the lead. She speaks to DC on the high pitched-number, her compositions for Aishwarya Dhanush’s documentary Cinema Veeran and her Hollywood debut, Lake of Fire.
Talking about how she bagged the opportunity to sing in Mom, she says, “It just happened all of a sudden! One late night, I got a call from anna’s assistant, who said that they wanted me to render a song for Mom. The recording was to happen the next day at the studio and they sent me the lyrics written by Vivek, the previous night. The song was so emotional, so I practised the entire song in high pitch. When I went for the recording, I realised that I had to sing in both high and low octaves! There were lines in recital form, which had to be uttered by me. I was a bit apprehensive as how my brother would receive it. Later, his engineer called and told me that anna liked the way I sang and they will retain this version for the final album.”
On Cinema Veeran, which is about the life of stuntmen, she reveals, “While returning from one of our tours, I played songs from my album, Uyir Kodi, to my brother in the car. He was very impressed. The next week, I got a call from him and he said that they are doing a project called Cinema Veeran, and wanted me to sing and compose for it. He asked for three tunes for a lullaby song. The song starts with the lyrics — Etti Paarkudhu Kutti Nila. He was very happy with the result.” Isshrathquadhre, who has made her debut as a composer with the Hollywood flick, Lake of Fire, is happy that the audio is garnering good attention from the masses.