Tag: Gangai Amaren

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Projekt Ilaiyaraaja Season II – 123/365 – Eduthu Vacha Paalum

Edutha Vacha Paalum is another song that blends in perfectly with the situation. The song was written and composed for situation of the story and not randomly placed. The heroine...

/ April 6
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Projekt Ilaiyaraaja Season II – 119/365 – Adi Kaana Karunguyile

Poonthotta Kavalkaran was directed by Senthilnathan – son of Jambulingam who directed Nam Naadu with MGR. He went on to make many other movies but none made a mark like...

/ April 2
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Projekt Ilaiyaraaja Season II – 118/365 – Siru Kootula

Paandi Naatu Thangam is an album that every Ilaiyaraaja fan should have on their playlist. The entire album is a folk-based brilliance with some beautiful lyrics from Gangai Amaren. If...

/ March 31
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Projekt Ilaiyaraaja Season II – 116/365 – Alli Thandha Bhoomi

The series had to take a break because I wrote a post on Ilaiyaraaja Copyrights Issue and I didn’t want to dilute the problem. I am in back in the...

/ March 29
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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
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Projekt Ilaiyaraaja Season II – 103/365 – Vizhiye Nalama

Manobala started his career as an Asst.Director to Bharathiraja. He was the most trusted lieutenant of Bharathiraja after Bhagyaraj. His talent was evident when he started his solo career with...

/ March 3
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Projekt Ilaiyaraaja Season II – 94/365 – Thendral Kaatre Thendral Kaatre

Gangai Amaren had quite a run in the late 80s and 90s with his rural-based movies that had simple plots, amazing comedy from Goundamani – Senthil duo and of course...

/ February 20
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Projekt Ilaiyaraaja Season II – 88/365 – Hey Rasathi

This is one of my favourite songs and features in my all-time best songs list of Raaja. Actor from street plays tries to woo a village girl, and the song...

/ February 12
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Projekt Ilaiyaraaja Season II – 79/365 – Jal Jal Salangai Kulunga

There was a time in Tamil cinema when Ramarajan churned out movies targeted towards B and C centres. Ponnuketha Purushan was one such that didn’t do well at the box...

/ January 30
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Projekt Ilaiyaraaja Season II – 74/365 – Nandavanam Poothirukkuthu

Illam was the remake of Sanmanassullavarkku Samadhanam – a sleeper hit in Malayalam that cemented the position of Sreenivasan as a writer. The Malayalam version was directed by Sathyan Anthikad with Mohanlal...

/ January 25