Vettai, which translates to “The Hunt”, was first created in 2010 and immediately garnered huge support with audiences spread across Singapore and Malaysia. At the Pradhana Vizha Awards, the show won four awards (including Best Actor for Shabir’s performance as Nantha). Since debuting on Netflix last year, the series has seen a resurgence in popularity with a wider regional audience.
The show’s theme song pushed him over the edge. Rather than acting as filler for the show’s intro, the track shook up the local soundtrack industry as well as the Tamil television industry. Fans can’t get enough of it! It became so successful that it was pirated and sold in Johor Bahru.
Alongside Shabir, two artists lend their voices to the song; Eugenia Yip of Singaporean jazz-funk band ‘The Steve McQueens’ and Tamil rap artist Yogi B arrive with his explosive lyrics.
25-year-old producer Buvan was just 10 when he heard the first soundtrack when it was released and has now fulfilled his dream of giving his best for the theme song.
Shabir is a multi-award winning singer-songwriter and composer in the Tamil film industry with seven films in his repertoire. He was one of the first musical artists to lead the international Tamil independent music movement and has released numerous albums which have won him a loyal following in Singapore, India and Malaysia.
Buvan has been producing songs and film scores in the Singaporean and Indian film industry since 2016. He is known for his songwriting and score work for various Mediacorp TV series including Thilaanaa (2019) and Tekan Minyak 2 ( 2020), with its theme song nominated for the Pesta Perdana Award for Best Theme Song in 2021.