Tag: Vaali

muthirai eppodhu

Projekt Ilaiyaraaja Season II – 170/365 – Muthirai Eppodhu

Whenever I listen to sensuous songs of Ilaiyaraaja, one thing stands out, his playfulness. I remember SPB making a remark about Maadathile Kanni Maadathile, in which he asked him to...

/ July 6
ompula vaikiri

Projekt Ilaiyaraaja Season II – 166/365 – Ompula Vaikiri/Kanmani Kanmani

April 1 Vidudala was one of those comedy movies in Telugu that got remade in every other South Indian language. It’s a story of a cheater who tries to be...

/ June 28
Oh Janani oh janani

Projekt Ilaiyaraaja Season II – 165/365 – Oh Janani from Pudhiya Raagam

Pudhiya Raagam was an audacious attempt by Jayachitra to revive her fortunes at the fag end of her career. The movie was written, directed and produced by Jayachitra. And of...

/ June 27
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
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
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
ithu-engal-neethi ithu engal neethi

Projekt Ilaiyaraaja Season II – 150/365 – Neethi Ithu Engal Neethi

SA Chandrasekhar is known for his anti-establishment movies, and Ithu Engal Neethi was one such movie. It didn’t do well at the box-office, but it had Vijay as a child...

/ June 6
mannava mannava

Projekt Ilaiyaraaja Season II – 140/365 – Mannava Mannava – Walter Vetrivel

Every night millions of Tamil music lovers sleep to the songs of Ilaiyaraaja (including me), but his lullabies are literally like sleeping pills. If I listen to Thene Thenpandi Meene,...

/ April 27
uchi malai megangal

Projekt Ilaiyaraaja Season II – 138/365 – Uchi Malai Megangal

Female solo sings have become a rarity in Tamil cinema. There was a time that it was so common in normal action masala movies and they were used to introduce...

/ April 25