Raghuvaran, one of the best villains that Tamil cinema has ever seen till date, passed away in 2008. However, not many knew that Raghuvaran was also a music composer and lyricist too.
In order to let the fans of the actor, know about his proficiency in music, his ex-wife and actor Rohini and his son, decided to release his music album.
This album, comprising of six songs, was launched by the Superstar Rajinikanth while it was received by Rohini and her son. Incidentally, Rajini shared a good rapport with Raghuvaran and the two had shared the screen space in several films.
One of the movies they worked together was Baasha, which was the biggest hit in their career. Raghuvaran played the villain, Mark Anthony, in this flick with Rajini in the titular role.
Some of the other blockbuster movies that Raghuvaran had starred in, include, Mr. Bharath, Oorkavalan, Mandhira Punnagai, En Bommukutty Ammavukku, Raja Chinna Roja, Siva, Bheema etc. The last film he had starred in was Ellam Avan Seyal.
In his career spanning over 25 years, Raghuvaran had acted in all the four south Indian languages – Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Kannada – and in Hindi movies as well.
Despite being in the film industry for a long time, not many were aware of his interest in music. He wrote lyrics in English and composed music for it. There are six songs in the album that has been released by Rajinikanth.
Raghuvaran has won several awards in his career and went on to win the Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Villain for his role in the Shankar directorialMudhalvan, which had Arjun in the lead role. The iconic villain passed away in the year 2008 and has left a void that can never be filled.
source: The News Minute