Na. Muthukumar has worked in 34 Tamil films in the past year. "It's not a record," he says humbly. "Earlier when we had less number of songwriters and more number of productions, Kannadasan and Vaali wrote lyrics for films even thrice the number." Muthukumar makes the session memorable, as he quotes from his works and from others' with fluency and adeptness typical of a person steeped in the world of letters. And the best part is he makes writing poetry and prose sound so easy.