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
Aanazhagan aanazhagan

Projekt Ilaiyaraaja Season II – 158/365 – Nillatha Vennila – Aanazhagan

Every male actor wants to try a female role in their acting career. Some do it as part of a song, and some other do it through cross-dressing. Aanazhagan was...

/ June 15
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
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