In 1973 MGR, Manjula, Latha and Nambiar were released and the movie was a huge success “Ulagam Chudum Valiban”. The film was produced and directed by MGR. MS Viswanathan composed the music for this film.
One day MGR contacted MSV before the making of the film “Ulagam Dodtum Valiban” and said, “You have never composed music for any film of MGR Pictures. Now I am making a new film. You should compose the music for this film,” said Ram. MSV also chimed in saying “OK”.
A few days later, a news appeared in a newspaper saying, “4 songs composed by Kunnakudi Vaidyanathan have been recorded for MGR’s Ullaga Dudum Valipan.” MSV was shocked to see this news.
“MGR himself asked us to compose music. Now the news has come that Kunnakudi Vaidyanathan is composing the music,” MSV said to himself and did not ask MGR about this.
A few days later, MGR called again on the phone. Then MGR said, “What are you thinking in your mind? I have already told you that you are the one who will compose the music for the film ‘Ulga Dudum Valipan’. You never come to my office. He said that he did not make a single phone call.
Hearing this MSV. “Brother, whatever you say, I can’t compose music for this film,” Ram said. MGR “Why?” I read in the newspaper that Kunnakudi Vaidyanathan is composing the music for your film and that four songs have already been recorded. The film that started with Kunnakudi Vaidyanathan is right to end with Kunnakudi Vaidyanathan. You tune in to him. forgive me I can’t make music” and hung up the phone.
After that, MGR sent someone to MSV’s house and asked him to bring her. MGR thought that he could talk to them in person and make them agree. However, MSV did not agree. But MGR did not give up.
He called MSV’s mother on the phone and said, “See how your son is doing. Talk to him and make him agree” said MGR. MSV’s mother replied, “My son told me everything. He never does anything without a reason. So I cast him only in this one film.
A few days after this, the pooja of the movie “World Round Boy” was held. MGR invited MSV to attend it. MSV went there and congratulated Kunnakudi Vaidyanathan.
But Kunnakudi Vaidyanathan said, “Brother, compose the music for this film yourself. MGR gave me the full amount of what he was going to pay me for this film. MGR has also said that he will give me a chance in his next film. So I am happy that you are making music” he said looking at MSV.
MGR, who was in the distance, was watching the two of them with a smile. That is, MSV was invited to the pooja to somehow convince him to compose music for this film. In the end it somehow came to pass. MSV agreed as a way to compose the music for the film “Ulagam Dudtum Valipan”.