The Case for Ilaiyaraaja

When someone complaints on the social media, he becomes the hero, and the appellee becomes the villain. This forms the crux of the issue between Ilaiyaraaja and SP Balasubramanhyam Ilaiyaraaja...

/ March 20

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

Projekt Ilaiyaraaja Season II – 114/365 – Disco Sound

Warning: Please use your headphones when you listen. Some sounds in the song are NOT SAFE FOR WORK. I took a break yesterday as I didn’t want to do anything but...

/ March 16

Projekt Ilaiyaraaja Season II – 113/365 – Disco Queen

I didn’t know about this song until recently. It was intriguing initially, and Sivakumar’s antics didn’t help much. At first, it will sound like electronic-pop to you, then the song...

/ March 14

Projekt Ilaiyaraaja Season II – 112/365 – Tell Me Tell Me

Manamagale Vaa was a successful heroine-centric movie from the 1980s. The popularity of Radhika buoyed it and she was having a great run during that period. The movie was about...

/ March 13

Projekt Ilaiyaraaja Season II – 111/365 – Onnum Theriyatha Papa

There was a string of movies that had Silk Smitha as the lead actress. Soorakottai Singakutti is one of them. It was a fun revenge based masala movie at had...

/ March 12

Projekt Ilaiyaraaja Season II – 110/365 – Electronic/Disco Special – Va Va Pakkam Va

I just wanted to go for a popular choice because this song has been ringing in my head since I started this electronic/disco special. There are only handful of songs...

/ March 10

Projekt Ilaiyaraaja Season II – 109/365 – Electronic/Disco Special – Appappa Thithikkum

Japanil Kalyanaraman is the first sequel in Tamil cinema. Kalyanaraman was an interesting character and could have spawned a series of movies. But the screenplay and storyline of Japanil Kalyanaraman...

/ March 9

Projekt Ilaiyaraaja Season II – 108/365 – Electronic/Disco Special – Naane Raaja

Neengal Kettavai was a detour to what Balu Mahendra was doing but he did take the usual vengeance story in his style. And casting Thiagarajan and Banu Chander was even...

/ March 8

Projekt Ilaiyaraaja Season II – 107/365 – Electronic/Disco Special – Hey Maina

Maaveeran was quite an ambitious project but Rajinikanth was remaking Amitabh’s movies. Maaveeran was the remake of Mard that had an audacious plot but somehow became a box-office hit. Maaveeran...

/ March 7