Tag: ilayaraja

bharathan bharathan

Projekt Ilaiyaraaja Season II – 155/365 – Azhage Amudhe – Bharathan

When Rajinikanth was remaking Amitabh Bachchan movies, Vijayakanth was remaking Sunny Deol movies from Bollywood. Not so surprisingly, the brawn of Sunny Deol matched Vijayakanth’s style. Bharathan was the remake...

/ June 12
japanil kalyanaraman kadhal un leelaiya

Projekt Ilaiyaraaja Season II – 154/365 – Kadhal Un Leelaiya

As I had mentioned in my “Michael Madana Kamarajan” post, there are quite some songs from Kamal-Ilaiyaraaja combination that didn’t make the final cut. This song is one more from...

/ June 10
Chinna Veedu chinna veedu

Projekt Ilaiyaraaja Season II – 153/165 – Jaakiratha Jaakiratha Chinna Veedu

Few directors had creative ways of showing their title cards. Singeetham Srinivasa Rao and Kamal gave us Kadhai Kelu Kadhai Kelu, but Bhagyaraj takes elaborate time in unveiling his credits....

/ June 9
thottam konda rasave thottam konda rasave

Projekt Ilaiyaraaja Season II – 152/365 – Thottam Konda Rasave

Pagalil Oru Iravu touched upon a delicate issue and still couldn’t comprehend how they took the movie to the theatres. It was wonderfully handled by IV Sasi and Ilaiyaraaja’s music...

/ June 8
ivalthane

Projekt Ilaiyaraaja Season II – 151/365 – Ivalthane/Emega Bharathi

Now and then, some movies have strong female leads. One of the few actors who did more substantial lead roles was Bhanumathi, and she produced, wrote and directed her movies....

/ June 7
ithu-engal-neethi ithu engal neethi

Projekt Ilaiyaraaja Season II – 150/365 – Neethi Ithu Engal Neethi

SA Chandrasekhar is known for his anti-establishment movies, and Ithu Engal Neethi was one such movie. It didn’t do well at the box-office, but it had Vijay as a child...

/ June 6
ennai oruvan ennai oruvan

Projekt Ilaiyaraaja Season II – 149/365 – Ennai Oruvan

When Ilaiyaraaja grew in stature, there were songs written about him. Vaali used his wordplay to glorify his friend – Raja Kaiya Vacha, Raja Rajathi Rajan Indha Raaja are some...

/ June 5
paaku vethalai

Projekt Ilaiyaraaja Season II – 115/365 – Paaku Vethalai

My Dear Marthandan is an album that I go back to every now and then due to sheer enjoyment that it gives me. The songs are exuberant (except for a sad...

/ March 17
love and love only

Projekt Ilaiyaraaja Season II – 100/365 – Love and Love Only

No, it’s not from Kadhalukku Mariyadhai. An independent film-maker from Australia wanted to make a cross-cultural love story with Ilaiyaraaja’s music and the maestro obliged. I don’t know how many...

/ February 28
mudhal murai

Projekt Ilaiyaraaja Season II – 99/365 – Mudhal Murai Partha Nyabagam

Needhane En Ponvasantham had one thing that wasn’t there for other recent Ilaiyaraaja movies  – “good marketing”. The quality of Raaja’s music never changes but it’s not the only thing...

/ February 27