Tag: SPB

The Case for Ilaiyaraaja

When someone complaints on the social media, he becomes the hero, and the appellee becomes the villain. This forms the crux of the issue between Ilaiyaraaja and SP Balasubramanhyam Ilaiyaraaja...

/ March 20

Projekt Ilaiyaraaja Season II – 93/365 – Sengamalam Sirikkuthu

Dhavani Kanavugal was an interesting movie with a stellar star cast. Bhagyaraj got Sivaji and Bharathiraja to do extended cameos for him. And most of the supporting actors made it...

/ February 18

Projekt Ilaiyaraaja Season II – 83/365 – Alai Meethu

Apologies for not posting for the past three days but here you go – a brilliant melody rendered by SPB and Vani Jayaram. The songs show the dilemma of a...

/ February 6

Projekt Ilaiyaraaja Season II – 80/365 – Karaiyoram Kaathu

Pagalil Pournami is a confusing horror movie directed by VMC Hanifa. The first half and the second half will be disjointed. I think VMC Hanifa got inspired by Shining and...

/ January 31

Projekt Ilaiyaraaja Season II – 78/365 – Kanavu Palithathu

Vetri Padigal is one of those movies that followed the Ramki – Nirosha pair. It would be an interesting exercise to check the number of movies that these two acted. Vetri...

/ January 29

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

Projekt Ilaiyaraaja Season II – 71/365 – Vaa Naalukku Naal

This song should be celebrated on par with Sorgam Madhuvile and Aasai Nooruvagai. The crazy percussions, wind instruments in conversation with SPB’s impossible rendering giving the necessary adrenaline pump – this...

/ January 22

Projekt Ilaiyaraaja Season II – 70/365 – Oru Kaadhal Devathai

Devaraj-Mohan is a director duo who made a lot of low-budget movies with Sivakumar in the lead. They were the directors of Ilaiyaraaja’s first movie. They went on to make...

/ January 21

Projekt Ilaiyaraaja Season II – 64/363 – Telugu Special – Sandhya Ragapu/Kadhal Ragamum

Indran Chandran is one of the most underrated movies of Kamal Hassan (so is the music). Kamal as GK Rayudu, a corrupt mayor was one of his best negative characters....

/ January 9

Projekt Ilaiyaraaja Season II – 63/365 – Telugu Special – Ku Ku Kokila Raave

Sitaara was the debut movie of Bhanupriya and it was based on the novel by Vamsy – Mahal Lo Kokila. It’s an interesting story of how Bhanupriya was roped in...

/ January 8