ILLAYARAJA

  • We've integrated the cycle chase theme from 'Shiva' into the main theme of 'Rowdy': Ram Gopal Varma March 29, 2014

    Chennai: The background score of upcoming Telugu action-drama 'Rowdy' will be dedicated to maestro Illayaraja, says director Ram Gopal Varma, who has been a fan of the composer's tunes for several years. Illayaraja worked with RGV on his cinematic debut 'Shiva'. "As a huge fan of this legendary musician, my main interest...
  • Ilayaraja's son Yuvan Shankar rubbishes marriage rumours February 10, 2014

    Chennai: Southern composer Yuvan Shankar Raja, son of legendary musician Illayaraja, on Sunday denied that he got married for the third time. He also confirmed that he has started following Islam. "I'm not married for the third time. The news is fake and, yes, I follow Islam and I'm proud about...
  • Ilayaraja suffers mild heart attack December 23, 2013

    Chennai: Music maestro Illayaraja suffered a mild heart attack on Monday. He was rushed to a hospital and is out of danger, said his manager. "He was admitted to Apollo Hospital this afternoon after he complained of some chest pain at his residence. The doctors confirmed that it was a mild...
  • Only qualified people should be there in the Censor Board: Kamal Haasan December 13, 2013

    New Delhi: The event began with the musical performances of playback singer Karthik and pianist Anil Srinivasan, who played some of the evergreen Tamil hits of Illayaraja to a packed hall here. Karthik dedicated a couple of Hindi songs such as 'Behka' and 'Phela Nasha' to Aamir Khan, who attended the...
  • Illayaraja's music is the USP of 'Oru Oorla' November 11, 2013

    Chennai: Director K.S. Vasantha Kumar, who managed to convince Illayaraja to compose tunes for his upcoming village drama 'Oru Oorla', said that the film's biggest highlight will be the music by the maestro. "Music doesn't play an important part of the narrative in all films but it does in my film....
  • Big B, SRK invited for centenary celebrations in Chennai July 15, 2013

    Chennai: Bollywood luminaries such as Amitabh Bachchan and Shah Rukh Khan are on the guest list for celebration of Indian cinema's 100 years to be held here from September 13. "Shah Rukh and Amitabhji are on our guest list. We have requested them to lend their support in our celebration. We...
  • Tamil review: 'Maranthen Mannithen' narrates a rare love story March 22, 2013

    Director: Kumar Nagendra Actors: Aadi Pinisetty, Taapsee Pannu, Lakshmi Manchu, Sundeep Kishan and Ravi Babu We have had so many love stories in the Indian cinema over the years that we have literally lost interest in sitting through one more love story, no matter how well made. The reason being the...
  • 'Neethaane En Ponvasantham' Review: Boring love story December 15, 2012

    As promised during the promotion of the film, Gautham's 'Neethaane En Ponvasantham' (NEP) could very well be anyone's love story. But, sadly, why will anyone want to revisit his or her love story if it's filled with fewer heartwarming moments and mostly egoistic clashes and blame games? 'NEP' definitely deserves...
  • 'Neethane En Ponvasantham' gets a successful U December 8, 2012

    Gautham Vasudev Menon's much awaited 'Neethane En Ponvasantham' has been cleared by the Censor Board with a clean U certificate. According to sources, the movie has been cleared by the Censor officials without a single cut. Starring super star Jiiva and Samantha in lead roles, the film will hit the screens next...
  • Mani Ratnam: Illayaraja is a genius December 5, 2012

    Mani Ratnam may not be working with Illayaraja for the past two decades, especially after the director launched AR Rahman in 'Roja' in the early 1990. But this doesn't mean that Mani's admiration for the maestro has come down. The ace filmmaker expressed it at a recent event in Chennai,...
  • Anushka's 'Rudramadevi' is soon to hit the big screens December 4, 2012

    Chennai: Telugu filmmaker Gunasekhar has started working on his much awaited ambitious historical drama 'Rudramadevi' and says he had to consult historians to master the understanding of the 13th century era aesthetics. "The story is set in the 13th century for which we have to recreate buildings and forts from...
  • 'Maranthen Mannithen' Music Review: It's Melodious November 22, 2012

    'Maranthen Mannithen' is the Tamil version of Telugu film 'Gundello Godari', which has music by maestro Illayaraja. Although the maestro satisfies with the soundtrack, sadly one may feel the lack of innovation in the composition as the veteran resorts to recomposing two of his old songs in the film. The album...
  • DSP sings with Illayaraja at the audio launch of 'MM' October 30, 2012

    Devi Sri Prasad is an electrifying performer onstage. But what gave him immense joy while performing on the dais on October 29 was because he did it on the invitation of Maestro Illayaraja, one of his idols. Imagine the joy of one's favourite giving an opportunity to sing and dance with...
  • Gautham Vasudev Menon's next to star Suriya? October 27, 2012

    Gautham Vasudev Menon has almost completed his much expected 'Neethane En Ponvasantham'. With the film expected to see the light of the day in November, a guessing game is also on as to what would be the director's next. According to sources, Gautham will join hands with Suriya, his 'Kaakha Kaakha'...
  • Samantha speaks on 'Neethane En Ponvasnatham' October 27, 2012

    Rain usually plays a spoilsport in most of our plans for once the weather gods were with us... the reason we had opportunity to interact with actress Samantha during the shoot of the movie 'Neethane En Ponvasnatham' courtesy the rain break. Samantha treaded across like a goddess in rain to...
  • Illayaraja's next 'Maranthen Mannithen' on Oct 26 October 24, 2012

    After the huge success of 'Neethaane En Ponvasantham', Maestro Illayaraja's next album will be released on October 26. The film is called 'Maranthen Mannithen' and the event will take place at Sathyam Cinemas at 9:30 AM on October 26. 'Maranthen Mannithen' pairs Lakshmi Manchu and Taapsee Pannu opposite Aadhi and Sandeep...
  • Rani Rudrama Devi: Anushka likely to play title role October 5, 2012

    Months after the release of Nippu, Gunasekhar announced that efforts were on to take his dream project, a historical drama, on the floors. He issued a statement saying that the time was right for making 'Rudrama Devi' now, as the needed technology was available. The names of Anushka, Nayanatara...
  • 'Gundello Godari' to be released in November October 2, 2012

    'Gundello Godari', which is slated for a November release, is an ambitious bilingual project. Produced by Lakshmi Manchu, it is talked about for its theme, the ensemble cast and Maestro Illayaraja's music. Taapsee Pannu hopes that the film will give her the image of a Telugu girl. If 'Jhummandi Naadam' and...
  • Nani at Yeto Vellipoyindi Manasu's curtain raiser May 9, 2012

    Yeto Vellipoyindi Manasu's curtain raiser was held in Hyderabad, for which Nani, Samantha, Gautham Menon and others were present. Produced by C Kalyan, who is teaming up with the director after 12 years, the film will be releasing in June. "I am happy to be producing this film under Gautham's...
  • AR Rahman turns 46: A name that generates music January 5, 2012

    New Delhi: Two Academy Awards, two Grammy Awards, a Bafta Award, a Golden Globe Award, four National Film Award, fourteen Filmfare Awards and numerous other awards, one couldn't ask for more. Wait. One can, if the name is A R Rahman. Rahman, once known as A S Dileep Kumar, entered into...