Illayaraja

  • We've integrated the cycle chase theme from 'Shiva' into the main theme of 'Rowdy': Ram Gopal Varma 29-03-2014 12:23 PM

    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...
  • Ilayaraja's son Yuvan Shankar rubbishes marriage rumours 10-02-2014 08:04 AM

    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...
  • Ilayaraja suffers mild heart attack 23-12-2013 06:12 PM

    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...
  • Only qualified people should be there in the Censor Board: Kamal Haasan 13-12-2013 12:09 PM

    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...
  • Illayaraja's music is the USP of 'Oru Oorla' 11-11-2013 12:57 PM

    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...
  • Big B, SRK invited for centenary celebrations in Chennai 15-07-2013 11:13 AM

    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 1-3. "Shah Rukh and Amitabh-ji are on our guest list. We have requested them to lend their support in our celebration....
  • 'Neethaane En Ponvasantham' Review: Boring love story 15-12-2012 12:14 PM

    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 08-12-2012 01:44 PM

    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...
  • Mani Ratnam: Illayaraja is a genius 05-12-2012 12:08 PM

    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 04-12-2012 01:53 PM

    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 22-11-2012 05:41 PM

    '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...
  • DSP sings with Illayaraja at the audio launch of 'MM' 30-10-2012 03:11 PM

    Devi Sri Prasad is an electrifying performer on-stage. 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...
  • Gautham Vasudev Menon's next to star Suriya? 27-10-2012 04:37 PM

    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...
  • Samantha speaks on 'Neethane En Ponvasnatham' 27-10-2012 10:31 AM

    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 24-10-2012 04:55 PM

    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...
  • AR Rahman turns 46: A name that generates music 05-01-2012 04:07 PM

    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...