Tag: ilayaraja

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
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
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
Chinna Veedu chinna veedu

Projekt Ilaiyaraaja Season II – 153/165 – Jaakiratha Jaakiratha Chinna Veedu

Few directors had creative ways of showing their title cards. Singeetham Srinivasa Rao and Kamal gave us Kadhai Kelu Kadhai Kelu, but Bhagyaraj takes elaborate time in unveiling his credits....

/ June 9
thottam konda rasave thottam konda rasave

Projekt Ilaiyaraaja Season II – 152/365 – Thottam Konda Rasave

Pagalil Oru Iravu touched upon a delicate issue and still couldn’t comprehend how they took the movie to the theatres. It was wonderfully handled by IV Sasi and Ilaiyaraaja’s music...

/ June 8
ivalthane

Projekt Ilaiyaraaja Season II – 151/365 – Ivalthane/Emega Bharathi

Now and then, some movies have strong female leads. One of the few actors who did more substantial lead roles was Bhanumathi, and she produced, wrote and directed her movies....

/ June 7