ninaithathu yaaro

Projekt Ilaiyaraaja Season II – 167/365 – Ninaithathu Yaaro

I would call 1988 to 1994 as the golden period of Vijayakanth. He acted in 41 movies in that period, and a majority of them were hit. This is the...

/ June 29
ompula vaikiri

Projekt Ilaiyaraaja Season II – 166/365 – Ompula Vaikiri/Kanmani Kanmani

April 1 Vidudala was one of those comedy movies in Telugu that got remade in every other South Indian language. It’s a story of a cheater who tries to be...

/ June 28
Oh Janani oh janani

Projekt Ilaiyaraaja Season II – 165/365 – Oh Janani from Pudhiya Raagam

Pudhiya Raagam was an audacious attempt by Jayachitra to revive her fortunes at the fag end of her career. The movie was written, directed and produced by Jayachitra. And of...

/ June 27
en manasa parikoduthu

Projekt Ilaiyaraaja Season II – 164/365 – En Manasa Parikoduthu

Ullam Kavarntha Kalvan was directed by Thooyavan. I wrote a bit about this writer, producer and director in an older post about this movie. He had a string of movies...

/ June 26
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Movie Review: Anbanavan Asaradhavan Adangadhavan – Assault

I am watching movies since my Kindergarten days (my first movie in a theatre was Mythili Ennai Kadhali). I might have started comprehending about movies probably when I was 5...

/ June 25
panivizhum maalayil panivizhum maalaiyil

Projekt Ilaiyaraaja Season II – 163/365 – Panivizhum Maalayil from Meera

When you rope in Asha Bhonsle to sing in your movie, will you give her lyrics or not? Ilaiyaraaja had the audacity to use her only for humming “La La”...

/ June 22
maane maragathame maane maragathame

Projekt Ilaiyaraaja Season II – 162/365 – Maane Maragathame

Prashanth was churning out more movies than any other actor at one point in time – He was doing more than 4-5 movies a year – when Vijay Sethupathi had...

/ June 21
kadhal neethana

Projekt Ilaiyaraaja Season II – 161/365 – Kadhal Neethana from Time

I still remember going to this movie on a rainy day at an empty theatre in Thanjavur. We were exactly ten people watching the movie, and the only thing that...

/ June 20
malare pesu malare pesu

Projekt Ilaiyaraaja Season II – 160/365 – Malare Pesu

Geethanjali (not to be confused with the Telugu Movie) was a home production of Ilaiyaraaja. The film was produced under the Pavalar Creations, and it was directed by K Rangaraj....

/ June 17
kettum pattanam

Projekt Ilaiyaraaja Season II – 159/365 – Kettum Pattanam

There is no better voice than Ilaiyaraaja’s when it comes to pathos. It just breaks you and brings out the emotions. Tamilians who have moved abroad for work have a...

/ June 16