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Projekt Ilaiyaraaja Season II – 140/365 – Mannava Mannava – Walter Vetrivel

Every night millions of Tamil music lovers sleep to the songs of Ilaiyaraaja (including me), but his lullabies are literally like sleeping pills. If I listen to Thene Thenpandi Meene,...

/ April 27
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Projekt Ilaiyaraaja Season II – 139/365 – Veru Velai Unakku Illaye

Maapillai was the remake of Chiranjeevi’s Attaku Yamudu Ammayiki Mogudu. The original was directed by A.Kondirami Reddy. In accordance with the remake culture of those days, the movie was remade...

/ April 26
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Projekt Ilaiyaraaja Season II – 138/365 – Uchi Malai Megangal

Female solo sings have become a rarity in Tamil cinema. There was a time that it was so common in normal action masala movies and they were used to introduce...

/ April 25
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Projekt Ilaiyaraaja Season II – 137/365 – Thenmozhi Anbu Thenmozhi

Solla Thudikuthu Manasu was the fourth directorial venture of B.Lenin, the editor. If you see it as a story, it’s too naive and contrived. His earlier directorial attempts were pretty...

/ April 24
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Projekt Ilaiyaraaja Season II – 136/365 – Sollatha Ragangal

There are quite a number of songs that are recorded for a movie but never makes it to the screen as they get cut during the editing process. If you...

/ April 23
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Projekt Ilaiyaraaja Season II – 135/365 – Rasave Unnai Naan Ennithan

This song is a staple diet for hardcore Ilaiyaraaja fans but it came back in to the popular list after few singers started singing this in Airtel Super Singer (probably...

/ April 22
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Projekt Ilaiyaraaja Season II – 134/365 – Poongatre Ini Pothum

Ilaiyaraaja is a master in using the same tune for happy and sad situations by doing minor changes. There are other music composers who have tried this idea but never...

/ April 20
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Projekt Ilaiyaraaja Season II – 133/365 – Oru Kunguma Chengamalam

I couldn’t find more information about this movie except for the fact that it was directed by one Mr. Prasad. Interestingly, the movie had a lady dialogue writer, a lady...

/ April 19
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Projekt Ilaiyaraaja Season II – 132/365 – Nenje Un Aasai Enna

There was a time when every actor was stung by the Western bug in Tamil cinema and Rajinikanth was not an exception. Naan Potta Savaal was an attempt to establish...

/ April 18
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Projekt Ilaiyaraaja Season II – 131/365 – Megam Karukkaiyile

There are multiple stories about how Ilaiyaraaja strongly felt about this album. He had composed seven songs in advance and was steadfast that he would give all the seven tunes...

/ April 17