The lockdown last year made a lot of us return to our passions. For Tamil comedian Vivekh, away from the hectic activity on film sets, it was a time to revisit his love for music.
Everyone knows Vivekh the comedian, but not many know Vivekh the musician. He did not have any formal training in music, but having grown up listening to the tunes of MS Viswanathan and Ilaiyaraaja, developed a fine taste for it.
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Last year, he rekindled that passion and regularly posted videos of him playing the piano in his house. He played the memorable Tamil track ‘Mannil Indha Kadhal’ (Keladi Kanmani) as a tribute to late singer SP Balasubrahmanyam when he was ailing. He also posted a video of him teaching his colleague-friend, ‘Cell’ Murugan, the ‘Unna Nenachu’ song from Ilaiyaraaja’s Psycho. “Music is my passion,” Vivekh told me during the…