Tag: ilayaraja

muthirai eppodhu

Projekt Ilaiyaraaja Season II – 170/365 – Muthirai Eppodhu

Whenever I listen to sensuous songs of Ilaiyaraaja, one thing stands out, his playfulness. I remember SPB making a remark about Maadathile Kanni Maadathile, in which he asked him to...

/ July 6
unnaithan nitham

Projekt Ilaiyaraaja Season II – 168/365 – Unnaithan Nitham from Maapillai

If I am not wrong, this is the third song from this album to be on the list, and of course, I haven’t used the popular ones. The versatility of the...

/ June 30
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
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
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
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
aruvadai naal

Projekt Ilaiyaraaja Season II – 157/365 – Oru Kaaviyam – Aruvadai Naal

Aruvadai Naal isn’t the usual movie that you would expect from a first time director. But GM Kumar was courageous enough to make such a film. It showed the dilemma...

/ June 14
Yele Ilangiliye yele ilangiliye

Projekt Ilaiyaraaja Season II – 156/365 – Yele Ilangiliye/Singara Cheemaiyile

Do you remember the guy who asks Padayappa “Andha Pambu Puthukulla Kai Vittingale, Kadichirathungala”? He started his career as a film-maker and his first movie as a director was Idhu...

/ June 13