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Chinese guy KU ME singing “Kalyana Malai” Ilayaraja’s Favourite song from Pudhu Pudhu Arthangal
The five cities are the San Francisco Bay Area, Dallas, Atlanta, New Jersey and Washington DC.
His concerts will be a part of an event to be organised by Kalalaya USA, which was founded in 1992 with a mission of promoting Indian arts and culture in California.
According to the organisers, this tour has been arranged to commemorate the maestro’s rare achievement of composing music for over thousand films.
In his illustrious career, this will only be the second time Ilaiyaraaja will be performing in the US. His last concert was in 2013.
A team of over 50 musicians along with popular playback singers will accompany him on the tour.
Directed by Bani, an erstwhile assistant director of Samuthirakani, the film went on floors recently in Thiruvannamalai.
Acting in Kabali should have been a game changer for Dhanshika since the actor is now flooded with offers. The actor has recently signed in for a film titled Rani, which is directed by Bani, an erstwhile assistant director of Samuthirakani.
The film is touted to be a women-centric movie, and it recently went on floors in Thiruvannamalai. According to Kollywood, few portions of the film will be shot in Malaysia.
Now, maestro Ilaiyaraaja has been roped in to compose the music for the film.
The actor also has another project in her kitty which is titled Kaathadi. Dhanshika is playing a cop in the film which is about a kidnapping of a 6-year-old child. Starring Kali Venkat, Mano Bala, John Vijay and Sampath, the film is shot in parts of Chennai and Kerela.
Though Dhanshika has earlier acted in quality films like Aravaan and Paradesi, Kabali has provided the deserving spotlight for the actor.
It looks like director and actor Samuthirakani is busy promoting his upcoming film Appa. Isaignani Ilaiyaraaja has scored the music for the film and on the occasion of his 73rd birthday, the actor released a video in which he talks about his experiences working with the maestro.
The actor states in the video that he approached Ilaiyaraaja after finishing composing for the film. He watched the film and accepted to do the musical score. The duo was together for eleven days and during the time, Ilaiyaraaja taught him the background music for the films. He also called Ilaiyaaraaja the Father of Music.
This weekend, Firstpost Playlist pays tribute to the legends of music – from Ilaiyaraaja to The Beatles and from Julie Andrews to Chitra Singh. Of course we also have some catchy songs from Alt-J, Matthew Mole and The Shins. The songs will take you across the globe – jazz from Norway, classical music from Tamil Nadu, Bollywood from Nagaland, soulful music from London and pop from South Africa. Scroll down to see what we have in store for you.
Mandram Vandha (Mouna Ragam) by Ilaiyaraaja
Considering Ilaiyaraaja and Mani Ratnam share their birthday (2 June), it’s only fair that the FP Playlist this weekend features at least one of the great soundtracks that the duo gave Tamil cinema audiences in the ’90s.
You can broadly divide Ratnam’s movies into two phases: Ilaiyaraaja and AR Rahman.
Mouna Ragam belongs to the 1st phase: the film traces a couple’s marital discord — the heroine is torn between the man she loved and the man she finally marries — and the soundtrack beautifully mimics it. The film’s longest song, Mandram Vandha, which is based on Raag Keeravani (and Natabhairavi notes), is a masterpiece, sung soulfully by SP Balasubramaniam. Interestingly enough, the song was adapted by the music director again, as Cheeni Kum‘s title track in 2007, but it pales in comparison to the original.
However, I’d say you should go ahead and check out the movie’s soundtrack, as it’s a timeless classic.
– Apoorva Sripathi
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