Actor R. Silambarasan, alias Simbu, has not fought shy of emulating his challengers in show business. His’ beep’ song aimed to go viral like Dhanush’s’ Kolaveri ‘. Now, he has given voice to the problems faced by the people due to demonetization, just like his equivalent Vijay did.
Simbu’s’ Demonetisation Anthem’ with lyrics by Kabilan Vairamuthu that was released on November 8, coinciding with the anniversary of demonetization, has created ripplings on social media, spanning 8 lakh positions on YouTube. It seems to have created enough flutter for the police to beef up security at the actor’s T. Nagar house on Saturday.
With its catchphrase’ No money,’ the anthem is intended for the purposes of an upcoming Tamil film Chatroom Thookrom. It touches upon the issues of demonetization and The Goods and Services Tax and the impact on people across the country. Imaging visuals of people waiting in long queues outside ATMs, the sung makes a reference to actors Kamal Haasan and Rajinikanth, who had then extended their cooperation for the move.
The three-minute song composed by Balamurali Balu have clearly attracted some opponent. Police generators said that a group of four people made a scene late Friday night outside Simbu’s house on Masilamani Street. On Saturday, a few uniformed police personnel were deployed at the house. Security was withdrawn as no one turned up to protest.
” I had just made my voice and it is not even my movie. Everyone has a right to express their perspective. Many people express theirs supposes over social media on demonetization. It is a fun chant and is a part of the movie. Police had provided protection as a precaution. I am not against, or for anything. As a citizen, I want good things to happen to my own country,”
Those associated with the movie noted that the hymn helps to provide the context in the movie.” The timeline of the script required that we weave in the issues that happened in the country then. It was not an analysis and not “ve been meaning to” hurt anyone. We craved a celebrity vocalist for better reaching,” said writer-lyricist Kabilan Vairamuthu who has penned the dialogues and lyrics for the movie.
Meanwhile, the BJP has said their party cadre was not involved in the incident outside Simbu’s house. A spokesperson for the working party said:” Why should be used dedicate undue significance to such a sung? We have other business to take care of .”
It may be recalled that in 2015 Chennai police had filed a First Information Report against Simbu and music director R. Anirudh over the’ beep’ ballad that drew sharp-witted criticism of its lyrics.