From Jailer to Indian 2... A Look at Anirudh Ravichander's musical empire expansion to take over 2023

(This article is authored by Alar)

Anirudh Ravichander is gearing up for an eventful year ahead with multiple big projects in his kitty. He is all set to take the year 2023 by storm with his new projects. For the first time in his career, he has signed several big-budget films at the same time, which are set to keep him busy throughout the year.

The list of Anirudh's upcoming projects is impressive and includes some of the most highly anticipated films of the year. He has been roped in to compose music for films such as 'Jailer', 'Leo', 'NTR30', 'Jawan', 'Thalaivar170', 'AK62', and 'Indian 2'. The fact that Anirudh has signed on to work on such big-budget films at the same time is a legacy to his talent and to dominate the Tamil and Telugu music depictions in 2023 and notably he is going to debut on Bollywood. 

One of the most highly anticipated projects that Anirudh is working on is 'Jailer', directed by Nelson Dhilipkumar. The film stars the Superstar Rajinikanth in the lead role and is expected to be released on second half of this year. Another film of the actor, that has fans excited is 'Thalaivar170', to be directed by TJ Gnanavel which the makers officially confirmed with an announcement recently. Anirudh had previously worked on the music for Rajinikanth's 'Petta' and 'Darbar', which were both massive hits.

Apart from these big-budget films, Anirudh is also working on 'Leo', directed by Lokesh Kanagaraj, followed by the director's previous hits Master, and Vikram. And 'AK62', directed by Magizh Thirumeni. The film stars Ajith in the lead role, which is yet to be officially announced, but earlier when Lyca Productions announced the project with Vignesh Shivan, it was stated that Anirudh as the film's composer.

Anirudh has also been roped in to work on the music for 'Jawan', his first Hindi debut as a composer and also the first union with the director Atlee. It is expected to create yet another chart-topping soundtrack, as in an recent interview, the young composer promised, would be his best work to date. Composer believes his involvement with 'Jawan' will serve as a tribute to Shah Rukh Khan, whose films he watched as a child.

Anirudh is also the composer for NTR30, a highly anticipated Telugu film starring Jr. NTR and directed by Koratala Siva. The film is expected to be an periodic drama, and Anirudh is known for his expertise in creating high-energy soundtracks that elevate the on-screen action, will surely set to mesmerize the fans. And he is expected to create a retro-inspired soundtrack that perfectly captures the mood of the film.

Reports now indicate that Anirudh has secured yet another high-profile gig. It has been reported that the musician has collaborated with the renowned director Gowtam Tinnanuri on his next film, which will feature Vijay Devarakonda in the lead role and is currently working under the working title VD 12. And the composer as per sources also to work for Raaj Kamal Films International tentatively titled film called STR 48, to be directed by Kannum Kannum Kollaiyadhithaal director Desingh Periyasamy.

Last but not least, Anirudh is also working on 'Indian 2', the sequel to the blockbuster hit 1996 released 'Indian'. Directed by Shankar, the film stars Kamal Haasan in the lead role and is one of the most highly anticipated films of the year and Anirudh is expected to pay homage to the original film's iconic soundtrack while also creating something fresh and new.

As a composer, Anirudh Ravichander has repeatedly shown his worth with groundbreaking and instantly memorable compositions. With these big projects in his kitty, it is evident that he is ready to take on more significant challenges and push the boundaries of his creativity. Fans of Anirudh and music lovers alike can eagerly anticipate what the young composer has in store for them in the future.