365 day projects are quite popular in blogging world. I have been thinking what to do from my side. For the past few years, I am in the process of collecting the complete works of Ilaiyaraaja including his background scores. I have made only half way through it.
Projekt Ilaiyaraaja will be a daily post in which I will share one of his songs (through Soundcloud) give some information about the song, some trivia and possibly a legal download link (mostly flyte or cdbaby) where you can buy the song. So if anyone likes the song, they will be able to buy it immediately. Agi Music, who hold the rights to all old Ilayaraaja songs are doing a wonderful job of bringing all his songs in digital format.
Oorellam Un Paatudhan
Movie: Oorellam Un Paatudhan
Singers: KJ Yesudas, Swarnalatha & Ilaiyaraaja (3 separate versions of the song)
Actors: Ramarajan, Aishwarya, Vaidehi (aka Nandhini)
Raaga: Ramapriya (Source: http://www.oocities.org/ilaiyaragam/index.html)
KJ Yesudas Version
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Why I chose this song as the first song?
Vaali used to write lyrics that subtly praise Ilaiyaraaja. Although this song is the connect in a triangular love story between lead characters of the movie, I see this song as an ode to Ilaiyaaraja’s music. Listen to the lyrics carefully, you will know why 🙂
Links to buy the song