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StarringVijay, Vijay Sethupathi, Malavika Mohanan, Andrea Jeremiah
Music ByAnirudh Ravichander
Lyric By Arunraja Kamaraj, Arivu, Vignesh Shivan, Vishnu Edavan, Kaka Balachandar
SingersVijay, Anirudh Ravichander, Arivu, Yuvan Shankar Raja, Santhosh Narayanan, CB Vinith, Kaka Balachandar
Year 2020

Master is an Indian Tamil-language action-thriller film written and directed by Lokesh Kanagaraj, and produced by Xavier Britto. The film stars Vijay and Vijay Sethupathi playing the lead roles. The music for the film composed by Anirudh Ravichander while cinematography and editing are handled by Sathyan Sooryan and Philomin Raj.

The music is composed by Anirudh Ravichander, whom is collaborating with Vijay for the second time after Kaththi (2014), and the first collaboration with director Lokesh Kanagaraj. Sony Music grabbed the film's audio rights in August 2019. The soundtrack album features eight tracks, with lyrics written by Arunraja Kamaraj, Ka Ka Balachander, Arivu, Vignesh Shivan and Vishnu Edavan. Composers Yuvan Shankar Raja and Santhosh Narayanan, also sung one song for this film, while the latter collaborates with Anirudh for the second time after Remo (2016), and the former's first collaboration with the composer.

The first single, "Kutti Story" written by Arunraja Kamaraj and sung by Vijay was released on 14 February 2020. The simple and catchy Tanglish lyrics have garnered huge responses from all over the world few days after the single was released. The film's second single, named "Vaathi Coming", sung by Anirudh and Ka Ka Balachander was released on 10 March 2020. The third single "Vaathi Raid", sung by Arivu was released on 14 March 2020. The film's audio launch event was held on 15 March 2020, at The Leela Palace Hotel in Chennai, with a live telecast on Sun TV. The film's cast and crew and other celebrities, attended the event, and was held with closed doors without fans and press due to the global coronavirus pandemic.

The album received positive reviews upon its release. Behindwoods rated the album 3.25 out of 5, stating "Master is for masses - Anirudh's music is full of mass appeal as can be expected for a Vijay biggie!" OnlyKollywood rated the album 3.75 out of 5, with a statement "Master brings a set of variant, stylish numbers in one bag, resulting in a splendid album that is hard to stay away from. There’s a great balance of motivation and elevation, and it has been meticulously strung together by Anirudh, who makes winning choices for the renditions. In an album that is almost devoid of love songs, built on a mass image and features a long list of tracks, Anirudh has succeeded in keeping our attention knit together and ultimately delivering what was promised as well. Though one may take some time to warm up to some of the songs, they are truly here to stay." Indiaglitz gave 3.75/5 and quoted "The culmination of good composition, lyrics and singers make the album remarkably entertaining and highly listenable." Moviecrow rated the album 3.5 out of 5, stating that "Anirudh easily delivered his best among his recent outings for the mass films with the vibrant soundtrack led by Vaathi Raid."