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Madhan Karky Vairamuthu
10 March 1980
|Occupation(s)||Lyricist, software engineer, professor|
|Parent(s)|| Vairamuthu |
|Relatives||Kabilan Vairamuthu (Brother)|
Madhan Karky Vairamuthu is an Indian lyricist, screenwriter, research associate, software engineer, and entrepreneur. A holder of a doctorate in computer science from the University of Queensland, Karky began his professional career as an assistant professor at the College of Engineering, Guindy,  and soon after ventured into the Tamil film industry, working as a lyricist and dialogue writer. He resigned from his teaching profession in early 2013 and began working full-time in the film industry, while also launching the Karky Research Foundation (KaReFo), an educational research organization which primarily focuses on language computing and language literacy.  He also founded the Mellinam Education, which develops educational games and story books designed to propagate learning among children,  and DooPaaDoo, an online music platform which promotes independent music and serves a distributor for film soundtracks. 
Karky is the eldest son of seven-times National Award winning lyricist Vairamuthu and Ponmani, a Tamil scholar and veteran professor at the Meenakshi College for Women. He has a younger brother, Kabilan, who is a novelist and also works as a lyricist and dialogue writer for Tamil films.
He grew up in Chennai and was educated at the Loyala Matriculation School in Kodambakkam. By his own admission, he was not a good student, excelling primarily only in Tamil and English. During his time in high school, he gained an interest in computer science  He got admission in College of Engineering, Guindy which is affiliated with the Anna University. He began his undergraduate education in the field of Computer engineering in the year 1997.
While in CEG, as part of his final year project, Karky developed a program called the Tamil Voice Engine, under the supervision of Professor T.V. Geetha. The goal of the project was construction of a text to speech engine for the Tamil language. The research paper on the project was officially selected at the Tamil Internet Conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. 
Other projects during his tenure include the Name Generator, which was part of his course on Creativity, Innovation and New Product Development (the objective being to generate random names that are pronounceable with respect to Indian phonetics) and Compiler Design, for which a high level programming language was conceived, with the goal of proper specification and interpretation of lexical rules and grammar rules.
For Chennai Kavigal, he created a Spell Checker for a Tamil Word Processor. The project involved a lot of Natural Language Processing elements, based on a root dictionary built as a part of the morphological analyzer for the Tamil Language. The endgame being determining the correctness of words.
Following the completion of his bachelor's degree in 2001, Karky began his master's degree at the University of Queensland in the year 2003. In that particular stint, he developed a project based on the theory of computation and strong mathematics (under the supervision of Dr. George Havas). It aimed at analyzing an existing algorithm of reducing any kind of matrix format to a standard format called 'Hermite Normal form', which is a unit upper triangular matrix.
Some of his other projects during this course include the Disciplined Software Process Project (whose objective was to introduce and practice the software development process for individuals called Personal Software Process), the On-Line Art Store Website (which involved the creation of a website that trades paintings through the Internet) and the Text Based Voice Chat (for which a Proxy Voice Chat system was designed and developed in Visual Basic that incorporated the predominant computing aspects).
In addition to his academics, Karky also served as Academic tutor at the university. He conducted class room tutorials and laboratory sessions on subjects such as Relational Database Systems and Programming Languages.
As part of his PhD program on information technology, he developed a Java-based simulation platform called SENSE (Simulated Environment of Networked Sensor Experiments), to test different heuristics. This project was done under the guidance of Dr. Maria Orlowska and Dr. Shazia Sadiq. His thesis is titled "Design considerations for query dissemination in wireless sensor networks". 
Upon his return to India following the completion of his post-graduation, Karky returned to CEG Anna University in December 2007. He was a Senior Research Fellow for the next six months, managing research projects as well as multiple student projects at an undergrad and postgrad levels. In addition to those, he handled courses and labs for students who pursued their master's degrees. He also served as a Project Scientist between July 2008 and July 2009, managing projects of research groups as well as ME & MBA students.
Starting from August 2009, he began his role as an assistant professor. He lectured Computer Science students who were pursuing their Bachelors and master's degrees as well as coordinated the Tamil Computing Lab at the university. He also served as counsellor for NRI and foreign national students, as well as the Staff treasurer of Computer Science Engineering Association. Some of the subjects he taught include Advanced Databases, Ethics for Engineers, Principles of Programming Languages, Environmental Science and Tamil Computing (for PhD students).
Karky's been married to Nandini Eswaramoorthy, a fellow alum at Anna University, since June 22, 2008. Nandini Karky now works in the Tamil film industry as a subtitler for feature films and documentaries. They have a son named Haiku Karky, who was born in 2009.
During his teaching stint at Anna University, Karky also began his career in the Tamil film industry with the science-fiction film Enthiran (2010), the magnum opus of director Shankar. Karky had approached the director in 2008 with some of the songs he had written, and was brought him on board to help with the dialogues of the film, especially assisting with technical terminology. He stated that there were three sets of dialogues written for almost every scene of the film; one by Shankar, one by Karky, and the other by the late Sujatha, a frequent collaborator with the director who had died during the early stages of the film's pre-production. Shankar would go through all the three drafts and implement those that fit best. The climax was the only portion that didn't have multiple hands, as it was written solely by Karky.
In addition to the dialogue, Karky wrote 2 songs for the film, as well: "Irumbile oru Irudhaiyam" (the first song of his career, which was partially crooned by A.R. Rahman) and "Boom Boom Robo Da". However, Kanden Kadhalai (2009), in which he had written the song "Ododi Poren" (composed by Vidyasagar), became his first release. For his work on Enthiran, Karky was named Best Find of the Year at the 2011 Vijay Awards.
Following his work on Enthiran, Karky became one of the most sought after lyricists in the Tamil film industry, having multiple collaborations with A.R. Rahman, Harris Jayaraj, G. V. Prakash Kumar, D. Imman, M.M. Keeravani, Yuvan Shankar Raja, S. Thaman, Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Anirudh Ravichander and Sam CS. In addition to his native Tamil, he is known for penning songs in multiple languages; some of which include "Asku Laska" from Nanban (which features 16 different languages), "The Rise of Damo" from 7aum Arivu (written in Mandarin) and "Continua" from Nootrenbadhu (in Portuguese). His work is also characterized by infusing uncommon Tamil words that aren't normally used in everyday lexicon, as part of lyrics (like "Kuviyamillaa Kaatchi Paezhai" from Ko  and "Panikoozh" from I ). He also wrote the first palindrome song in Tamil cinema for the film Vinodhan . As of the end of 2018, he has over six hundred songs to his credit.
Some of Karky's most popular songs include "Irumbile oru Irudhaiyam" (Enthiran), "Enamo Edho" (Ko), "Nee Koorinal" (Nootrenbadhu), "Asku Laska" (Nanban), "Google Google" ( Thuppakki ), "Elay Keechaan" ( Kadal ), "Osakka" ( Vanakkam Chennai ), "Selfie Pulla" ( Kaththi ), "Pookkalae Sattru Oyivedungal" ( I ), "Mei Nigara" ( 24 ), "Azhagiye" ( Kaatru Veliyidai ), "Endhira Logathu Sundariye" ( 2.0 ) and "Kurumba" ( Tik Tik Tik ).
On the heels of the success with Enthiran, Karky once again collaborated as a dialogue writer with director Shankar for Nanban. An adaptation of the Hindi blockbuster 3 Idiots , he infused a twang to the dialogue that aimed to showcase college life in a different manner. He also collaborated as a technical advisor with Shankar with 2.0 (the sequel to Enthiran).
Karky's also known for his successful collaboration with Telugu director S.S. Rajamouli, on his two-part magnum opus Baahubali ; the second part being the most profitable South Indian film of all time, and RRR . His other notable projects as a dialogue writer include Gokul's Idharkuthane Aasaipattai Balakumara , Venkat Prabhu's Massu Engira Masilamani,  and Nag Ashwin's Mahanati (a biopic of legendary South Indian film actress Savitri).
For the Baahubali series, Karky created a language called "Kiliki", which was spoken by the Kalakeya tribe in the film. The genesis of the language was laid during his time in Australia, where he also worked part-time as a babysitter and created a language called "Click" for the purpose of inventing a new language along with kids. When approached by director Rajamouli to have a language which sounded fear-inducing, he pitched to create a language of his own. Using "Click" as a base, he added about 750 words and 40 grammar rules, and named the language "Kiliki". Verbal clicks such as 'tch' and 'tsk' are used as tense and plural markers in the language. Phonetic reversals were also heavily used for opposite words ('min' for "I", 'nim' for "you").  The language doesn't have words that stand-in for remorse, as the characters who speak it in the film do not exude that quality.
In his first decade as a lyricist and dialogue writer, Karky has been part of some of the biggest blockbusters in modern Indian cinema such as Enthiran (2010), Ko (2011), Naan Ee (2012), Thuppakki (2012), Kaththi (2014), I (2015), Bajirao Mastani (2015), the Baahubali series (2015; 2017), Nadigaiyar Thilagam (2018), Padmaavat (2018), 2.0 (2018) and RRR (2022).
After resigning from his teaching position at Anna University in January 2013, Karky along with his wife Nandini Karky founded KaReFo, the Karky Research Foundation, a non-profit educational research organization which focuses on language computing and language literacy. He serves as the Research Head for the organization.
The projects developed by KaReFo include "Chol" (an online Tamil-English-Tamil dictionary), "Piripori" (a morphological analyser and compound word splitter for Tamil), "Olingoa" (a transliteration tool), "Paeri" (a name generator that produces around 9 crore male/female names based on Tamil phonetics), "Emoni" (a rhyme finder tool), "Kural" (a Thirukural portal), "eN" (a number to text converter), "Paadal" (a Tamil lyric portal to research and browse song lyrics) and "Aadugalam" (a portal for word games).
For the work done by the organization on "Piripori", Karky was felicitated with the Chief Minister award for Computing in February 2019. 
In November 2008, Karky founded the Mellinam Education and serves as its Director. The organization specializes in content creation for children's educational tools such as books and games, which aims to introduce the Tamil language and incite interest in children to explore science and innovations in Tamil literature.
Their products are branded under the name "iPaatti" and they include song books, stories, word games and sentence games for children. Some of the projects in development include toys and electronic games.
In April 2016, Karky launched DooPaaDoo, an online music platform, along with his friend Kauntheya, to promote independent and non-film music. His intention to create a song bank containing music not created exclusively for films, which could be presented to producers and directors who had the option to pick the ones they feel suited with their projects. In addition to serving as a label for independent music, DooPaaDoo serves a distributor for soundtracks to Tamil films.
The first song released in the platform was composed by M.S. Viswanathan. Over 60 top composers from the Tamil film industry were hired to provide content for the platform, which aimed to release one song every day.
Karky also served as radio jockey for the show Big DooPaaDoo on the radio station Big FM 92.7, which aired on Saturdays between 6 and 9 PM.
In addition to serving as the director for the DooPaaDoo, Karky has personally penned several songs for the platform, collaborating with prominent and independent figures in the music industry such as Srinivas, Karthik, Anil Srinivasan, Rizwan, Karthikeya Murthy, Vijay Prakash, Andrea Jeremiah, Aj Alimirzaq, and director Gautham Vasudev Menon (who also directed three music videos for songs written by Karky, which featured actors Tovino Thomas, Dhivyadharshini, Aishwarya Rajesh and Atharvaa). Some of the prominent indie songs written by Karky include "Ulaviravu", "Koova", "Bodhai Kodhai", "Yaavum Inidhe", "Edho Oar Araiyil", "Kaadhal Thozhi" and "Periyar Kuthu".
Karky also served as co-anchor with pianist Anil Srinivasan on the musical reality talk show Sundays with Anil and Karky , which aired on Zee Tamil HD for 13 episodes between December 2017 and April 2018. The program featured celebrity guests both from within the music field as well as other segments of the entertainment industry, and showcase composition and performance of music. Some of the prominent guests in the show's run include composers Sean Roldan, G.V. Prakash Kumar and Srinivas; directors Venkat Prabhu, Vasanth, Gautham Menon and Rajiv Menon; actors Siddharth, RJ Balaji and Khushbu; and singers Karthik, Andrea Jeremiah, Gana Bala and Saindhavi.
|2009||Kanden Kadhalai||Ododi Poren|
|Ilamai Idho Idho||Angadhai Arambai, Kulukki Kulukki, Vaanam Pudhithu & Naalu Suvarum|
|2010||Enthiran||Boom Boom Robo Da, Irumbile oru Irudhaiyam|
|2011||Engeyum Kaadhal||Nenjil Nenjil|
|Ko||Aerum Padigal, Enamo Aedho, Netri Pottil|
|180||AJ, Continua, Nee Korinaal, Rules Kudaiyaathu, Sandhikatha Kangalil, Thuruthuru Kannile|
|Vandhaan Vendraan||Anjo, Mudivilla Mazhaiyodu, Thirandhen Thirandhen|
|7aam Arivu||The Rise of Damo|
|Nanban||Ask Laska, Enthan Kan Munae|
|2012||Kadhalil Sodhappuvadhu Yeppadi||Azhaipaya Azhaipaya, Parvathi Parvathi, Thavarugal Unargirom|
|Naan Ee||All songs|
|Thadaiyara Thaakka||Kaalangal, Kelamale|
|Ponmaalai Pozhudhu||Masala Chicks, Nee Indri, Vaarkothumai Kallodu|
|Mugamoodi||Maayavi Maayavi, Vaaya Moodi Summa|
|Maattrraan||Kaal Mulaitha Poove|
|Chaarulatha||Kadavul Thukal, Ondraaga Mulaithoam, Vaanjai Migundhida|
|Thuppakki||Antarctica, Google Google|
|Vetri Selvan||All songs|
|Naan Rajavaga Pogiren||College Paadam, Raja Raja, Yaarivano|
|Kadal||Elay Keechaan, Adiye, Anbin Vaasale|
|Sonna Puriyathu||Kaaliyana Saalaiyil, Kelu Magane Kelu|
|2013||Settai||Agalathey Agalathey, Poyum Poyum Indha|
|Rendavathu Padam||Kuppai Thotti, Roja Poo|
|Koottam||Itthani Thooram, Nigarpudha Pinnangalai|
|Gouravam||Maname Maname, Mannadacha Pandhu, Ondraai Ondraai, Oru Graamam|
|Nalanum Nandhiniyum||Maanini, Vaadagaiyil Koodu, Veettukulle|
|Vanakkam Chennai||Ailasa Ailasa, Osakka Osakka|
|Biriyani||Pom Pom Penne|
|Idharkuthane Aasaipattai Balakumara||Prayer Song, Yaen Endral|
|JK Enum Nanbanin Vaazhkai||Facebook Login, Mojo|
|Naveena Saraswathi Sabatham||Saturday Fever|
|Pandiya Nadu||Fy Fy Fy Kalachify|
|Endrendrum Punnagai||Vaan Engum Nee|
|Yennamo Yedho||Mosale Mosale, Muttalai Muttalai, Nee Enna Periya Appatucker, Pudhiya Ulagai, Shut Up Your Mouth|
|Aaha Kalyanam||Bon Bon, Gone Gone, Honeyae Honeyae, Kadha Kadha, Koottali Koottali, Padhiye Padhiye, Punch Song|
|Damaal Dumeel||Saga Saga|
|Vaayai Moodi Pesavum||Maatra Paravai, Udaikkiren|
|Vaalu||Inky Pinky, Thaarumaaru, Vaasam Mocha|
|Vallavanukku Pullum Aayudham||Otrai Devathai|
|Nee Enge En Anbe||Aval Appadi, Idho Idho|
|Arima Nambi||Yaaro Yaar Aval|
|Sathuranga Vettai||Munnai En Munnai|
|Kathai Thiraikathai Vasanam Iyakkam||Kaathil Kathai Iruku, Live The Moment|
|Vaaliba Raja||Va Madhi Vadhana|
|Anjaan||Bang Bang Bang|
|Sigaram Thodu||Sigaram Thodu, Takku Takku|
|Meaghamann||Meaghamann, Yen Inga Vandhan|
|Naaigal Jaakirathai||Doggy Style, En Nenjil|
|Jeeva||Meendu Vaa, Netru Naan, Oru Rosa, Oruthi Maelae|
|I||Aila Aila, Ladio, Pookkalae Sattru Oyivedungal|
|Kaththi||Selfie Pulla, Paalam|
|Bang Bang! (Dubbed version)||Bang Bang, En Kaiyil, Pavanmaai, Uff|
|Kappal||Kadhal Casetta, Oru Cup Acid|
|Isai||Atho Vanile Nila, Isai Veesi, Nee Poiya, Puthandin Mudhal Naal|
|Tamiluku En Ondrai Aluthavum||Alaivarisai, Robo Romeo|
|Vai Raja Vai||Pachai Vaana Poove, Pookkamazh|
|Nannbenda||Ennai Marubadi Marubadi|
|2015||Moone Moonu Varthai||Saayore Saayore|
|Rajathandhiram||Yenn Indha Paarvaigal|
|Romeo Juliet||Adiye Ivale, Idarkuthaane Aasaipattai, Romeo Romeo|
|Inimey Ippadithaan||Inimey Ippadithaan|
|Masss||Therikkudhu Mass, Naan Aval Illai, Piravi|
|Yagavarayinum Naa Kaakka||Papparapampam|
|Baahubali: The Beginning||Pachai Thee, Jeeva Nadhi, Dheerane, Irulkonda, Moochile, Manohari, Siva Sivaya, Dheerane (English version)|
|Sakalakala Vallavan||Mandaiyum, Un Style En Power|
|Vil Ambu||Kurum Padame|
|10 Endrathukulla||Aanalum Indha Mayakkam, Gaana Gaana, Vroom Vroom|
|Vedalam||Don't You Mess With Me|
|Pasanga 2||Chotta Bheema, Pookkalai Killi Vandhu|
|2016||24||Naan Un, Mei Nigara, Aararoo, 24 carat|
|Bangalore Naatkal||Thodakkam Mangalyam|
|Miruthan||Munnal Kadhali, Veri Veri, Mirutha Mirutha|
|Kanithan||Yappa Chappa, Maiyal Maiyal, Modern Ponnathan|
|Idhu Namma Aalu||Maaman Waiting, King Kong|
|Nambiyaar||Idhu Varai, Thoongum Penne, Saroja Devi|
|Achcham Yenbadhu Madamaiyada||Idhu Naal|
|Dhilluku Dhuddu||Kaanamal Pona Kadhal|
|Iru Mugan||Halena, Kannai Vittu|
|Mudinja Ivana Pudi||All songs|
|Tamilselvanum Thaniyar Anjalum||Venmegangal|
|Meen Kuzhambum Mann Paanaiyum||All songs|
|Chennai 600028 II: Second Innings||House Party|
|2017||Rum||Hola Amigo, Hola Senorita|
|Baahubali: The Conclusion||Bale Bale Bale, Kanna Nee Thoonguda, Orey Oor Ooril, Oru Yaagam, Vandhaai Ayya|
|Paambhu Sattai||Neeyum Naanum|
|Sachin: A Billion Dreams (Dubbed version)||Sachin Sachin, Indianey Vaa|
|Vanamagan||Morada Morada, Pachai Udathiya Kaadu, Silu Silu, Yamma Yea Azhagamma|
|Enbathettu||Aasaiyatha Kaatru, Kaalakkalin|
|7 Naatkal||All songs|
|Abhiyum Anuvum||All songs|
|Naan Anaiyittal||All songs|
|2018||Tik Tik Tik||All songs|
|2.0||Endhira Logathu Sundariye, Rajaali|
|Nadigaiyar Thilagam||All songs|
|Goli Soda 2||Kannamma Reprise|
|Tamizh Padam 2||Kalavarame|
|Pyaar Prema Kaadhal||Surprise Me|
|Vanjagar Ulagam||Theeyazhini, Kannadi Nenjan|
|Om||Anbulla Kadhala, Baby|
|Kaatrin Mozhi||All songs|
|Silukkuvarupatti Singam||All songs|
|Sarvam Thaala Mayam||Sarvam Thaala Mayam, Varalaamaa|
|Thugs of Hindostan||All songs|
|2019||Kanchana 3||Kadhal Oru Vizhiyil, Ketta Paya Sir Kali|
|Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi||All songs|
|Sathru||Kadhalikka Ingu Neramillai|
|Vellai Pookal||All songs|
|House Owner||Nayaname Nayaname, Saayamal Saaigindra|
|Devi 2||Love Love Me|
|Pon Manickavel||Uthira Uthira|
|The Lion King||All songs|
|Saaho||Kadhal Psycho, Mazhaiyum Theeyum, Unamai Edhu Poi Edhu|
|Enai Noki Paayum Thota||Hey Nijame, Poi Varavaa|
|Sangathamizhan||Azhagu Azhagu, Maaradha|
|Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy||All songs|
|War||Salangaigal, "Jai Jai Shiv Shankaraa" (Tamil version)|
|Dhanusu Raasi Neyargale||Yaaru Meala|
|2020||Vandhiyathevan||Ulagam En Ulagam|
|Teddy (film)||All songs|
|Rocky (upcoming film)||Aalilalilo|
|Kamali from Nadukkaveri||Munnoru Naalil|
|Bhoomi||Tamizhan Endru Sollada, Uzhavaa, Achamillai Achamillai, Vande Mataram|
|Putham Pudhu Kaalai||Kanna Thoodhu Po Da|
|Chakra (2021 film)||Harlaa Farlaa|
|Paava Kadhaigal||Ponnuthayi, Kannaadi|
|Galatta Kalyanam (2021)||Mannaarkudi|
|2021||Thalaivii (Tamil)||All songs|
|2022||Koogle Kuttappa||Alai Alai, Yaaro Yaaro|
|RRR (Tamil)||Natpu, Naathu Koothu, Uyire, Komuram Beemano, Koelae, Kombaa Un Kaada|
|Samrat Prithviraj (Tamil)||All songs|
|Sita Ramam||Hey Sita Hey Rama, Kurumugil,Kannukkulle|
|Shamshera (Tamil)||Aethukkoa,Ondraagudhae,Shamshera Thoandrumboadhu|
|Brahmāstra||Theethiriyaai, Deva Deva|
|Iravin Nizhal||Maayava Thooyava|
|Captain||Ninaivugal, Kylaa, You Are A Fighter|
|Parole||"Vaa Maa Thendral", "Agandhaiye"|
|Chutti Chathan||Jijo||Dubbed re-released version of Malayalam film My Dear Kuttichathan|
|2013||Idharkuthane Aasaipattai Balakumara||Gokul|
|2015||Vai Raja Vai||Aishwarya Dhanush|
|Baahubali: The Beginning||S. S. Rajamouli||Tamil version of the movie - Bahubali: The Beginning|
|2016||Namadhu||Chandrasekhar Yeleti||Tamil-dubbed version of Telugu film Manamantha|
|2017||Baahubali: The Conclusion||S. S. Rajamouli||Tamil version of the movie - Bahubali: The Conclusion|
|2018||Nadigayar Thilagam||Nag Ashwin|
|2019||Aladdin||Guy Ritchie||Tamil-dubbed version|
|The Lion King||Jon Favreau||Tamil-dubbed version|
|2021||Thalaivii||A. L. Vijay|
|RRR||S.S. Rajamouli||Tamil-Dubbed Version|
|Sita Ramam||Hanu Raghavapudi||Tamil dubbed version|
|2023||Captain Miller||Arun Matheswaran|
|2017–2018||Sundays with Anil and Karky||Zee Tamil||Anchor with Anil Srinivasan|
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Kadal is the soundtrack album, composed by A. R. Rahman for the 2013 Tamil film of the same name, directed by Mani Ratnam that stars Gautham Karthik and Thulasi Nair in the lead roles. Noted poet-lyricist Vairamuthu and his son Madhan Karky penned lyrics for three songs each. Sri Lankan rapper Aaryan Dinesh Kanagaratnam made his debut for Indian cinema with one of the songs. The album was released under Sony Music on 28 November 2012.
Bramman is a 2014 Indian Tamil-language romantic drama film directed by Socrates, starring Sasikumar, Lavanya Tripathi, and Naveen Chandra, while Santhanam, Soori, and Jayaprakash play supporting roles. The film has music composed by Devi Sri Prasad and cinematography by Jomon T. John. The film released on 21 February 2014.
I is the soundtrack album to the 2015 Indian romantic thriller film of the same name written and directed by S. Shankar. A. R. Rahman composed the original songs and background score for the film. The album consists of seven tracks, which include a remix and a reprise. Recording of the songs began in 2012 and was completed by 2014. Songs in the film vary in genre like EDM, bhangra, opera, urban. The original version of the soundtrack has youth oriented voices. The original version of the album was released on 6 September 2014. The audio was launched at a grand function at the Jawaharlal Nehru Indoor Stadium, Chennai on 12 September 2014, with Arnold Schwarzenegger as the Chief Guest. The dubbed Hindi version of the album was released at a promotional event held in PVR, Mumbai on 31 December 2014. The dubbed Telugu version of the album was released digitally on the same day.
Lingaa is the soundtrack album, composed by A. R. Rahman, to the 2014 Indian Tamil film of the same name written and directed by K. S. Ravikumar. The soundtrack album consists of five tracks, out of which, four had lyrics by Vairamuthu while the fifth was written by his son Madhan Karky. According to Rahman, as the film is set in different time zones, the music composed works around these time.
Kanchana 3 is a 2019 Indian Tamil language action-comedy horror film co-produced, written and directed by Raghava Lawrence. The film stars Raghava Lawrence in a dual role with Oviya, Vedhika, Nikki Tamboli and Ri Djavi Alexandra. While Kovai Sarala, Soori, Tarun Arora, and Kabir Duhan Singh play supporting roles. Produced by Sun Pictures, the fourth installment in the Muni , the film began production during October 2018 and released on 19 April 2019. Later, the film was dubbed in Hindi as K3: Kaali Ka Karishma.
Baahubali is the soundtrack of the 2015 Indian multilingual film of the same name.
Enthiran 2.0 is a 2018 Indian Tamil-language science fiction action film directed by S. Shankar who co-wrote the film with B. Jeyamohan and Madhan Karky. Produced by Subaskaran under the banner of Lyca Productions. As the second instalment in the Enthiran franchise, 2.0 is a standalone sequel to Enthiran (2010), featuring Rajinikanth reprising the roles of Vaseegaran and Chitti the Robot, alongside Akshay Kumar as Pakshi Rajan and Amy Jackson as Nila. also Sudhanshu Pandey, Adil Hussain, Kalabhavan Shajohn, and K. Ganesh appear in supporting roles. The soundtrack is composed by A. R. Rahman, with lyrics written by Madhan Karky and Na. Muthukumar. The film follows the conflict between Chitti, the once dismantled humanoid robot, and Pakshi Rajan, a former ornithologist who seeks vengeance upon cell phone users to prevent avian population decline.
Arrol Corelli is an Indian music composer. He made his debut in the Tamil film Pisaasu (2014) directed by Mysskin and produced by director Bala's B Studios.
Eega is the soundtrack album to the 2012 Indian fantasy film of the same name. Its Tamil version is titled Naan Ee. Composed by M. M. Keeravani, the film's soundtrack in both Telugu and Tamil versions features five songs, out of which one is a remixed version of the title song. The soundtrack, released in Telugu and Tamil on 4 April and 2 May 2012, was a critical and commercial success.
Kaatru Veliyidai is the soundtrack album, composed by A. R. Rahman, to the 2017 Indian Tamil romance film of the same name, written and directed by Mani Ratnam starring Karthi and Aditi Rao Hydari. The soundtrack album consists of six tracks each, in the original Tamil, and in the Telugu version of the album. Four of the tracks for the original version were penned by Vairamuthu, one by his son Madhan Karky, and one by Shellee. The lyrics to the Telugu version were written by Sirivennela Sitaramasastri. The album won Rahman the National Film Award for Best Music Direction in the “Songs” category at the 65th National Film Awards. The choreography for the songs were done by Brinda and the cinematography for the film by Ravi Varman.
Karma is a 2015 Indian Tamil-language murder mystery film directed, produced and written by R. Arvind in his debut. The features two characters namely a police officer and a crime writer throughout the entirety of the film.