Writer-lyricist Kabilan Vairamuthu, who is the younger son of eminent lyricist Vairamuthu, seems to have added yet another feather to his cap. Yes, Kabilan’s Meinigari, which incidentally happens to be the first Indian novel on reality television, has been included in the contemporary Tamil literature course of the National Institute of Singapore.
Dr Vasugi Kailasam, lecturer for the South Asian Studies Programme, who made this choice, in a statement, says,”I have included Kabilan Vairamuthu’s MeiNigari in my contemporary Tamil literature course as an example of that which highlights how popular Tamil literature is attendant to the reading patterns of today’s attention deficient Tamil (youth) population. In addition to using a website to promote the novel (www.meinigari.com), the idea of using innovative narrative techniques is a unique one. The predominantly diasporic youth that have read the text in this class identified with the characters and enjoyed how the novel employs a cinematic imagination to tell the story.”
Kabilan Vairamuthu is at the moment busy screenwriting and lyric writing for many upcoming films in Kollywood. Some of the films with which he is associated include KV Anand’s next with Vijay Sethupathi, Ajith-Siva’s next Thala57, Singam 3, Indirajith, Kashmora and Mathiyal Vel. The journalism graduate has also authored many poems and short stories.