The infamous ego war between music maestro Ilayaraja and poet Vairamuthu came to the fore once again, at a function to felicitate legendary singer P Susheela recently. In his address, the ‘Isaignani’ said, “The lines in Susheela amma’s ‘Malai Pozhuthin Mayakathile’ stay relevant even to today’s youngsters. There is no other lyricist in the world who could pen songs within… Continue reading "Ilayaraja, Vairamuthu indirectly take a dig at each other"
Madhav Das, founder of popular music label Magnasound, has said music composer Ilayaraja does not have rights to ask singer SP Balasubrahmanyam not to sing his songs. In a video statement, he said, “there is a news item which said that music composer Ilayaraja has sent a notice to singer SP Balasubrahmanyam, asking him not to sing the songs composed… Continue reading "Ilayaraja doesn’t have rights to stop SPB: Popular music label founder"
Sudha Raghunathan sings for Ilayaraja: Sudha Raghunathan has sung a song for Prakash Raj’s Kannada-Telugu bilingual, titled Idolle Ramayana in Kannada and Manavoori Ramayanam in Telugu. “I suddenly got a call in the morning from Raaja sir’s studio. They asked me to come with the orchestra. We quickly went to his studio. Prakash was present and the song was for… Continue reading "Sudha Raghunathan sings for Ilayaraja"
Amala Paul says a big thanks: Amala Paul is overwhelmed with the accolades she has been receiving for her performance in her recent flick Amma Kanakku, in which she played mother to a teenage girl. “Amma Kanakku is receiving huge positive reviews from all sides. Here is a little gratitude note. Starting with ?Wunderbar films Dhanush for cherry-picking this marvelous… Continue reading "Amala Paul says a big thanks"
D Imman will score music for director Suseenthiran’s upcoming movie, which will have Vishnu Vishal playing the lead role. Other than Vishnu Vishal and Manjima, the yet-untitled film also have actor Parthiepan and Soori in important roles. To be produced by Suseenthiran
Here is a big treat for Ilayaraja fans in the United States. The maestro will perform live at five cities across the US in September. The five cities are the San Francisco Bay Area, Dallas, Atlanta, New Jersey and Washington DC. According to sources, the Isaignani’s programmes will be a part of an event to be organised by Kalalaya USA,… Continue reading "Ilayaraja to perform 5 cities in US"
Maestro Ilayaraja has sought to play down the latest controversy surrounding him– that he was insulted by a security officer at the Bengaluru airport on last Sunday, when he was about to catch a flight to Chennai after offering prayers at a temple in Karnataka. Ilayaraja said that the incident was no big deal, and that he was only asked… Continue reading "Ilayaraja gets humble, says he was not humiliated at Bengaluru airport"
Maestro Ilayaraja had an argument at the Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru on Sunday. The composer and his family were on their way home to Chennai after a temple trip to Mangaluru. A security officer, apparently unaware who Ilayaraja was, stopped his family members and asked the composer to step aside for further checking, as the luggage scanner picked up broken… Continue reading "What happened to Ilayaraja at airport?"
Amma Kanakku, the comeback movie of Amala Paul, is all set to release on June 17. The female centric movie is a remake of critically acclaimed Nil Battey Sanatta (Hindi). Ashwini Iyer, who made the original Hindi version, has also directed the remake, which has veteran actress Revathi and National award winning Samuthirakani in important roles. Amala Paul is playing… Continue reading "All you want to know about Amala Paul’s Amma Kanakku"
To mark the 73rd birthday of maestro Ilayaraja, actor-director Samuthirakani, who is working with the ‘Isaignani’ in a film titled Appa, has released a video in which he talks about his experiences working with ‘Raja sir’. In the video, he said that he approached Ilayaraja after finishing the film. He watched the film and accepted to do the musical score.… Continue reading "Samuthirakani’s tribute to Ilayaraja"