Popular Bollywood music director Bappi Lahiri has crooned a song in an upcoming Tamil film titled Karuppampatti. Bappi Lahiri, the diminutive musician, is credited with re-writing the scope of music of Hindi films in the eighties and has scored music for many super-duper hit films in Bollywood.
Bappi’s Disco Dancer (remade in Tamil in the eighties as Paadum Vaanambadi) was an all-time hit film which ran purely for his music and Mithun’s dance performances. Bappi has also scored the music for some of superstar Rajinikanth’s Hindi films including Jeet Hamaari, Mahaguru Geraftaar, etc.
Though he hasn’t been as busy as he was earlier with his music assignments, Bappi reinvented himself by making video albums and as a playback singer. He has sung for Rahman in his Guru which became hugely popular. He also sang the popular oooh la la la song in the film The Dirrty Picture which fetched for its heroine Vidya Balan the coveted national award for ‘best actress’.
He has now crooned a Tamil song for the first time in his life. He recently recorded the Naatti Raja… song from the upcoming film Karuppampatti which has music by Kannan of Tamizhpadam fame. Bappi had reportedly been paid an unspecified ‘huge’ sum to sing a song which was recorded in Mumbai recently.
Prabhu Rajachozhan, director of the film, said that he wanted to something different and zeroed in on Bappi Lahiri to sing the song which has come out ‘really well’. The film has Ajmal and Aparna Bajpai in lead roles.