Nostalgic Tamil Song 101: Classic Kadhal Oviyam by Ilaiyaraaja 1981

Alaigal Oyivathillai Tamil Karthik Radha Song Bharathiraja

I thought it is best to start the year with a Tamil classic from the early 1980s which has some of the best soundtracks by Illayarajaa. Image source: Amazon

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Nostalgic Tamil Song 101: Classic Edho Ninaivugal by Ilaiyaraaja 1979

Agal Vilakku ilaiyaraaja 1970s tamil music

Agal Vilakku is a 1979 Tamil movie starring Vijayakanth and Shobha and the music composed by the one and only Ilaiyaraaja. Image source: Youtube.

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Genius of MSV Part 1: Why Old Songs Will Melt Cold Hearts

old songs

(No matter where you are right now, no matter how old you are, I am sure you always have your favorite old songs by these dynamic duo that you don’t mind humming the whole day long. Image source: Silverscreen India)

Despite “starting off” with the music of Illayaraja and later discovering the new age music of A R Rahman and then Yuvan Shankar Raja, Harris and all the new music directors, I always had soft spot for the music from the 1960s and 1970s in particular songs composed by MS Viswanathan – Ramamoorthy (MSV) and penned by the great poet Kannadasan (I also liked songs composed by KV Mahadevan and AM Raja).… [Click to read the rest] “Genius of MSV Part 1: Why Old Songs Will Melt Cold Hearts”

Tamil Song 101: Kamal’s Ponmaanai Theduthey Classic

kamal haasan music song tamil

(The many faces of the great man in multiple roles all these years and he still making headlines even now. Image source: http://www.bollywoodlife.com)

In terms of acting, after the great Sivaji Ganesan, we were lucky to have Kamal Haasan taking up the lead when it comes to powerful acting. And over the years, he has not let us down with powerful storyline and acting (still remember this?).… [Click to read the rest] “Tamil Song 101: Kamal’s Ponmaanai Theduthey Classic”

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