Nostalgic Tamil Song 101: Ponnoviyam Kandenamma by Illaiyaraaja 1981

Kazhugu Illayaraaja Tamil Music

Kazhugu is a Tamil movie that came out in 1981 starring Rajinikanth and was directed by S. P. Muthuraman with music scored by maestro Illayaraaja. It will be 40 years since this movie first came out and yet the songs from that era are still fresh and can still engage any generation of music lovers like it was yesterday.… [Click to read the rest] “Nostalgic Tamil Song 101: Ponnoviyam Kandenamma by Illaiyaraaja 1981”

Tamil Movie Review 101: SP Bala As Brilliant Music Director, Actor and Singer

sigaram sp bala 1991 tamil movie radha rekha

Most of us are still reeling from the great loss, the late SP Bala was not only known as a great playback singer and actor but also a music director. Image source: Youtube

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My Favourite Tamil Song 101: Beautiful Vidyasagar Tamil Hits Part 1

Vidyasagar Tamil Music

It is difficult to place Vidyasagar in the Tamil movie scene – you see the 1980s and 1990s was dominated by the one and only Maestro Illayaraja and then 2000s thereafter we had AR Rahman changing the whole way we hear Tamil songs and then we had other music directors like Vidyasagar.… [Click to read the rest] “My Favourite Tamil Song 101: Beautiful Vidyasagar Tamil Hits Part 1”

RIP Maestro MS Viswanathan: 1928 – 2015

Viswanathan RIP Death Maestro

(Before AR Rahman and Illayaraja, there was only one great musician and that was MS Viswanathan. Image source)

CHENNAI: Legendary music composer and singer MS Viswanathan (MSV), who had been critically ill for the past few days, passed away at a private hospital in Chennai in the early hours of Tuesday.… [Click to read the rest] “RIP Maestro MS Viswanathan: 1928 – 2015”

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