Gautham Menon’s Photon Kathaas Music label was
launched by Suriya, Harris Jayraj and Yuvan Shankar
Raja at the Music Academy Hall in Chennai yesterday
(December 9th, 2010). The entire event, being the
launch of a music label, seemed like a prologue to
the music festival that takes place every December.
Gautham said that when he decided to launch this music
company, he was set on having Harris at the inaugural
ceremony to release the label as he has been his close
friend and worked with him in several films. On Yuvan,
Gautham said that he is a great fan of the young music
director and would listen to his music as soon as
his CDs hits the market; something which Yuvan did
not know till then. Gautham added that he wanted to
bring in a star from Bollywood and opted for Suriya
as the best option. This statement received a reverberation
of applause from the audience.
The function began with an invocation from Aroona
Sairam who sang the song Kakkai Siraginile. Karaoke
by singers Krish, Guru Priya, Haricharan, MJ Sreeram
and others was the highlight of this event. Vijay
Ebenezer was at the piano scoring the music. Incidentally,
he is the music composer for the film Kandein, the
music of which will be the first to release under
the label Photon Kathaas Music.
On the efforts of his buddy Gautham, Harris said that
he is happy that Gautham is re-investing the money
he had earned in cinema back into it through his production
house and now through his music company.
Almost all the celebrities seated along with the audience
were asked questions pertaining to their projects.
When the mike was passed on to Suriya with a question
about his forthcoming flick 7aam Arivu, he said that
director AR Murugadoss is a typical taskmaster who
is keen on incessant work. He revealed that the 7aam
Arivu shooting will go on for the next two months.
Sangeetha was questioned about her forthcoming release
Manmadhan Ambu but she declined to disclose any details
as she has been instructed to remain tight-lipped.
All the celebrities including Lingusamy, Ho Chi Minh,
Prabhu Deva, and Jai answered questions related to
their ventures which were very interesting and a novel