Many music composers including M S Vishwanathan and Ilayaraja composed their songs based on Carnatic ragas. Later on due to the entry of western music in Tamil film songs, it became a rare thing to listen to songs based on Carnatic ragas. In the recent times, music composers do not compose their songs based on the Carnatic ragas.
Similarly, Anirudh is also composing the music in western style. In spite of this, Anirudh has composed a music based on the Carnatic raga for the film Vivegam which has Ajith in the lead role. So far songs Surviva and Thalai Viduthalai have become a rage among Ajith’s fans. At this juncture, the third song which is based on Carnatic music is to be released soon. It is understood that this song is supposed to be Ajith’s favorite song.