Ilayaraja

  • Not enough depth in digital pictures: Ilayaraja January 22, 2014

    Chennai: Legendary musician Ilayaraja, who loves photography, says he doesn't enjoy it any more because digital photography is not so fascinating. "Since everything became digital, I lost interest in clicking pictures. There's not enough depth in digital pictures that you can get with a film roll. We have destroyed something wonderful...
  • Snehan in awe of Ilayaraja's dedication January 7, 2014

    Chennai: CLegendary Ilayaraja, who was recently hospitalised after suffering a mild heart attack, recorded a song for upcoming Tamil period-drama 'Rajaraja Chozhanin Porval'. The film's lead actor Snehan was in awe of the composer's dedication. "We had requested Raja sir to take rest, but he came to the studio yesterday (Sunday)...
  • Illayaraja is fine, says nephew Venkat Prabhu December 24, 2013

    Chennai: Music maestro Illayaraja, who suffered a mild heart attack, is now absolutely fine, said his nephew, Tamil filmmaker Venkat Prabhu. Illayaraja suffered a minor heart attack on Monday. The 70-year-old was rushed to Apollo Hospital here after he complained of chest pain. Doctors who attended on him ascertained that he is...
  • Ilayaraja to compose music for Tamil film 'Nila Choru' April 7, 2013

    Yesteryear's director, who is known for his silver jubilee films like 'Vaidhegi Kaathirunthal', 'Mella Thirandhathu Kadhavu', 'Seethanam', and many more such movies, has come back to the industry for another round. Now, he is said to be directing a movie on a child's perspective, titled 'Nila Choru'. The child's role...
  • Baba Sehgal to make a debut as an actor? April 2, 2013

    Baba Sehgal who rose to fame with his singing will now be seen in a new 'avatar'. Yes, the singer is alls et to feature in Gunasekhar's periodical drama film 'Rudramadevi'. The film is a biopic starring Anushka Shetty who will reprise the role of Rudramdevi in the film. The shooting of...
  • Ajith celebrates N Ilayaraja's National Award March 19, 2013

    The news went viral, when it was announced that 'Vishwaroopam' bagged two National Awards, one of which is for the Best Art Direction, which is shared by Lalgudi N Ilayaraja and Taiwanese art director Boontawee 'Thor' Taweepasas. Currently, Ilayaraja is working in Mumbai with the Ajith-Vishnu team for their upcoming...
  • Composer Isaignani to work with Balki in his next March 16, 2013

    Acclaimed director of 'Paa', filmmaker Balki is super excited. And the reason is composer Isaignani has agreed to work with him in his next Tamil flick! However, it is well known that Ilayaraja for music and PC Sreeram for cinematography are Balki's sheer favourites. Now the maestros are joining hands...
  • Telugu film 'Gundelo Godari' to be released overseas March 5, 2013

    BlueSky Cinemas, one of the leading players in overseas market for South Indian movies is bringing another real incidents based Gundello Godari to the overseas market which is to be released on March 8th. Aadi Pinisetty and Tapasee Pannu starrer Gundello Godari is Manchu Lakshmi's dream project which she also acted...
  • 'Rudramadevi' to be shot in Warangal February 15, 2013

    The shooting muhurtha of India's first historical stereoscopic 3D movie 'Rudramadevi' has began in Warangal thousand pillars temple on February 14, 2013. Anushka Shetty will reprise the role of 'Rudramadevi' and Rana Daggubati will play the character of Chalukya Veerabhadra in this film. Gunasekhar has directed and also produced the film...
  • Kamal Haasan records Ilayaraja's composition February 14, 2013

    Mumbai: There seem to be no full stops or even punctuation marks in the career of the amazing Kamal Haasan. Barely have the controversies surrounding his new release 'Vishwaroopam' died down, when one hears of the maverick artist jumping in where no other artist would dare. Kamal has sung a song...
  • Rana Daggubati to star in 'Rudramadevi' February 12, 2013

    Telugu actor Rana Daggubati will feature in the first historical stereoscopic 3D movie, 'Rudrama Devi'oppsite Anushka Shetty in the title role. Gunasekhar is the director and producer, the film is produced under the banner of Guna team works. banner. Gunasekhar says, "In the history of Kakatiya's, the prince of Nidavardhyapuram(now...
  • 'Rudrama Devi' will feature London Orchestra February 7, 2013

    Chennai: Director Gunasekhar says music maestro Ilayaraja plans to record songs for upcoming Telugu period drama 'Rudrama Devi' with the London Symphony orchestra. "Since it's a period film, Raja sir insisted that we record the songs with the London Symphony orchestra. He has already composed six songs for the album and...
  • Deccan star Kamal Haasan grooves Kollywood once again December 8, 2012

    The Kamal Haasan wave clearly swept the whole of Tamil Nadu on Friday, as the 'Ulaga Nayagan' launched the audio of his magnum opus 'Viswharoopam' in three cities. After launching the music composed by Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy in Madurai and Coimbatore, Kamal came back to Chennai in the evening, where a grand...
  • Neethanae En Ponvasantham: Samantha talking about film November 10, 2012

    Directed by Gautham Menon, 'Neethanae En Ponvasantham' stars Jiiva and Samantha in the lead roles. ...
  • Maranthen Mannithen: Music launch on October 29 October 29, 2012

    Though everyday is Ilayaraja Day for the maestro's fans across the world, October 29 is special for them, since the audio of 'Maranthen Mannithen' will be launched. And this comes at a time even as Ilayaraja's songs for Gautham Vasudev Menon's 'Neethane En Ponvasantham' are ruling the roost. Directed by Kumar Nagendra,...
  • Kamal Haasan gets legal notice from Muktha Srinivasan October 24, 2012

    Producer Muktha Srinivasan has issued a legal notice to Kamal Haasan, for the later's remarks about him in an article to mark the 25th year of 'Nayagan'. Directed by Mani Ratnam with Kamal playing the lead role, 'Nayagan' was produced by Muktha Srinivasan. In the article, Kamal has penned a few...
  • French Loaf to salute Ilayaraja with 100 meter cake September 27, 2012

    India's largest chain of bakers, The French Loaf, will create a 100 meter long photo cake of 1,000 kg by compiling 1,000 photographs of maestro Ilayaraja on it. The egg-less chocolate cake will have movie posters and pictures from films and concerts of Ilayaraja, arranged chronologically from his debut film 'Annakili'...
  • 1000 kg cake to pay tribute to Ilayaraja September 26, 2012

    Rush out to Express Avenue by 2nd October 2012, you can find an interesting display awaiting your visit! The longest photo event by French loaf bakery is back! As a part of 'Joy of Giving week', a single cake of 1000 Kilograms and 100 metres will be created. This mainly aims...
  • NEP: Gautham thanks Ilayaraja for spectacular work September 18, 2012

    Gautham Vasudev Menon's 'Neethaane En Ponvasantham' (NEP) is the most sensitive talk among the people right now. People are dumbstruck with the audio launch of 'NEP' which is purely an Ilayaraja's composition. The audio launch was telecasted in Jaya TV which received a huge response from the audience. The entire evening...
  • NEP: Cosmo Village pictures bags distribution rights September 18, 2012

    After a huge bidding, Cosmo Village pictures is now the authorized distributor of 'Neethaane En Ponvasantham'. The quoted amount is still not disclosed but Gautham Menon and his team are quenched with the progress of the movie and its distribution rights for Cosmo Village pictures. The highlight in 'Neethaane En Ponvasantham'...
  • 'Endrendrum Punnagai' stars Jiiva in the lead role September 12, 2012

    'Mugamoodi' might have evoked mixed response. But there is hardly anyone who isn't impressed with the efforts Jiiva put for the role. And now, the actor is gearing up his next, 'Endrendrum Punnagai'. The film to be directed by Ahmed (who made his debut with 'Vamanan') was formally launched some weeks...
  • NEP: Trailer got 1.2 million views in two days September 9, 2012

    Not only the audio of 'Neethanae En Ponvasantham' is a big hit, the promotional video songs are going viral and is a major hit among the young especially in social networking sites, thanks to the young appeal, some great music and a sleek package. The RS Infotainment and Photon Kathas film...
  • 'NEP' Music Review: Illayaraja deserves respect September 3, 2012

    #The following review is by a user and is not IndiaGlitz's take towards anyone or anything. Written by Ramesh Ganapathy. Much anticipated, skeptical, unbelievable, worried are some of the adjectives that have been used with 'NEP' in the past week leading to its launch. Now that the time has come, it's...
  • Mohanlal and Allu Arjun at the London Olympics July 31, 2012

    The London Olympics' affinity with South Indian cinema is getting stronger. After the music of Ilayaraja and A R Rahman featured at the inaugural ceremony, some leading southern stars have headed to London to catch the live action. Top Malayalam star Mohanlal of 'Siraichalai' and 'Unnaipol Oruvan' fame, is in the...
  • Jiva's 'Neethanae En Ponvasantham' teaser shortly July 21, 2012

    Gautham Menon - Ilayaraja are coming together for romantic musical, Tamil - Telugu bilingual 'Neethanae En Ponvasantham'. The film's video teaser of the song 'Saindhu Saindhu...' is touted to release on July 22. The song is crooned by Yuvan Shankar Raja who is all praises for it. Remember the whooping...
  • I am thrilled about Gautham's 'NEP': Yuvan July 19, 2012

    Yuvan Shankar Raja is all thrilled about a song crooned by him in Gautham Vasudev Menon's upcoming flick 'Neethanae En Ponvasantham', which was composed by maestro Ilayaraja. "I was speechless when I heard the final version. It's pure music that's what I call it. Thanks to Gautam for making me sing...
  • Ilayaraja urges interim stay on 'Department' song July 16, 2012

    Ilayaraja's 'Aasai Nooru Vagai... Vazhvil Nooru Suvai...' from Rajinikanth's 'Adutha Vaarisu' is a hit and an evergreen tune till today. Crooned by Malaysia Vasudevan the number has interesting lyrics backed by peppy tunes. The music maestro has approached the Madras High Court to ban the usage of this song in a...
  • Is 'Veyilodu Vilayadu' Ilayaraja's family film? July 12, 2012

    Tamil: The entire family of Ilayaraja, including the maestro, Yuvan Shankar Raja, Venkat Prabhu and Premgi Amaran have rendered songs in Veyilodu Vilayadu. The film has music by Karthik Raja, the elder son of the Isaignani. For the song which was crooned by Ilayaraja, he himself has penned the lyrics, it...
  • Ilayaraja's song to be played at the 2012 Olympics June 21, 2012

    Industry insiders have it that music maestro Ilayaraja's song 'Naandhaan Ungappanda...' from 'Ram Lakshman' (1981) will be played at the opening ceremony of Olympics Games this year in London. 'Naandhaan Ungappanda...' from 'Ram Lakshman' stars Kamal Haasan and Sripriya and is crooned by SP Balasubramaniam. This will be one among...
  • At 69, Ilayaraja's music sounds as fabulous as ever June 4, 2012

    It was a befitting birthday celebration for Ilayaraja on Saturday, in a year touted to mark his big comeback. An official teaser launch on TV sets of his next film, the launch of a long-pending website and a cake cutting with family were held on Saturday as the musician turned...