[Thalapathi] Kattu kuyilu manasukkulla…

Another classic and timeless composition from #Ilaiyaraaja. With #Thailaivar #Rajini and #Mamooty as friends forever, #Thalapathi movie is one of the milestones of Tamil cinema. This song is set in the celebration of #ThaiPongal and talks about the awesomeness of #friendship. #SPB and #Yesudas are awesome with the rendition. Movie: Thalapathi Poet: Vaali Music director: Ilaiyaraaja Singers: […]

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[Avatharam] Thendral Vanthu Theendum Pothu

[paypal_donation_button align=”center”] One of the best of #Ilaiyaraaja. Beautiful lyrics by #Vaali, and sung by #Ilaiyaraaja and #SJanaki. Movie: Avatharam Poet: Vaali Singers: Ilaiyaraja, S.Janaki Music Director: Ilaiyaraja Song sequence: (1)-(2)-(3)-(1)-(2)-(4)-(5)-(1)-(6)-(7)-(1)-(2)-(8)-(1)-(2) (1) தென்றல் வந்து தீண்டும் போது என்ன வண்ணமோ மனசுல… (2) திங்கள் வந்து காயும் போது என்ன வண்ணமோ நெனப்புல… Thendral vandu theendum boodu yenna vannamoo… manasula… Thingal […]

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[Poonthalir] Manadhil enna ninaivugalo ilamai kanavo…

Another wonderful composition. Movie: Poonthalir Poet: Panchu Arunachalam Singer: S.P.Shailaja, S.P.Balasubramaniam Music Director: Ilaiyaraaja Song sequence: (1)-(2)-(1)-(3)-(1)-(4)-(1)-(2) (1)மனதில் என்ன நினைவுகளோ இளமைக் கனவோ (2)அதுவோ எதுவோ இனிய ரகசியமோ Manadhil enna ninaivugalo ilamai kanavo Adhuvo edhuvo iniya ragasiyamo What are the memories that reside in the heart? are they youthful dreams? is it that? what is it? is it […]

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[Pudhu Pudhu Arthangal] Kalyaana maalai kondaadum penne..

One of the most evergreen songs from #Ilaiyaraaja, #Vaali and #SPB. One of the rare masterpieces! This song describes how a blissful marriage life should be, while conversing with a girl entering wedlock! Enjoy the song! There is some room for doubt in some part of the lyrics,especially, “Nenjamenum veenai paadumae thoadi or (Senjamenum veenai paadumae […]

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[Bharathi] Vande maataram jaya vande maataram..

Wishing every Indian a happy independence day! As this glorious country steps into another year of independent existence, let us hope that our unity in diversity grows in strength. Let us learn to accept people as they are, no matter what their backgrounds, their religious affiliations or their ideologies! Let us strive to take our […]

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[Enga Muthalali] Kungumam manjalukku indrudhaan nalla naal

A gem of a musical score by #Ilaiyaraaja. The music is soothing. This one was requested by Amit@PersonalConcerns. Hope you all enjoy it. Movie: Enga Muthalali Poet: Vaali Singer: K. J. Yesudas, S. Janaki Music: Ilaiyaraaja Song Sequence: (1)-(1)-(2)-(3)-(4)-(5)-(6)-(7)-(8)-(9)-(10)-(1)-(2)-(1)-(11)-(12)-(13)-(14)-(3)-(4)-(3)-(1) (1)குங்குமம் மஞ்சளுக்கு இன்று தான் நல்ல நாள் மங்கல மங்கை மணம் கொண்ட நாள் நல்ல நாள் Kungumam manjalukku indrudhaan […]

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[Moodu Pani] En Iniya Pon Nilavae

My all time favorite song from #Ilaiyaraaja. Lyrics penned by #GangaiAmaran and beautifully sung by #KJYesudas. I bet you would listen to this song again and again. Wiki info: “It is notable for being his (Ilaiyaraaja) 100th soundtrack. Yen Eniya Pon Nilave was the song that had the longest prelude and interlude using a guitar. […]

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[Aval Appadithan] Uravugal thodar kadhai

A wonderful song from Aval Appadithan which stars the legends, #Rajini and #Kamal. The music of #Ilayaraaja is genius and #GangaiAmaran’s verses are fantastic. Movie: Aval Appadithan Poet: Gangai Amaran Singer: K J Yesudas Music director: Ilayaraaja Song sequence: (1)-(2)-(1)-(3)-(4)-(1) (1)உறவுகள் தொடர்கதை உணர்வுகள் சிறுகதை ஒரு கதை என்றும் முடியலாம் முடிவிலும் ஒன்று தொடரலாம் இனியெல்லாம் சுகமே Uravugal thodar […]

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[Kan Sivanthaal Man Sivakkum ] Manitha manitha ini un vizhigal…

[paypal_donation_button] A song to rise against oppression! A tonic for the oppressed soul! Soulfully rendered by #Yesudas. Obviously #Illayaraja is in his prime with the score. #Vairamuthu captures the essence so well. Listen for inspiration! Movie: Kan Sivanthaal Man Sivakkum Poet: Vairamuthu Singer: Yesudas Music director: Illayaraja Song sequence: (1)-(2)-(1)-(3)-(1)-(2)-(1)-(4)-(1)-(1)-(2)-(1)-(1) (1)மனிதா மனிதா இனி உன் விழிகள் சிவந்தால் […]

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[Panneer Pushpangal] Aanandha Raagam

The second song from the movie #Panneer-Pushpangal. One of my favorite. #Ilaiyaraaja’s evergreen melody. Lyrics by #Gangai-Amaran. Movie: Paneer Pushpangal Poet: Gangai Amaran Singers: Deepan Chakravarthi, Uma Ramanan Music: Ilaiyaraaja Song sequence: (1)-(2)-(3)-(4)-(5)-(2) (1) ஆனந்த ராகம் கேட்கும் காலம் (2) ஆனந்த ராகம் கேட்கும் காலம் கீழ் வானிலே.. ஒளிபோல் தோன்றுதே.. ஆயிரம் ஆசைகள், உன் நெஞ்சம் பாடதோ.. ஆனந்த ராகம் கேட்கும் காலம் […]

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[Panneer Pushpangal] Kodai Kaala Kaatrae…

Truly an evergreen song!!!. First of all, I never expected #GangaiAmaran to be this good with the lyrics. Second, #MalaysiaVasudevan’s voice; it just added beauty to the song. #Ilaiyaraaja – Just the postlude is good enough to awestruck anyone. Is there a word to describe this man. He is truly a time machine that could […]

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[Puthukavithai] vellai pura ondru…

Absolute beauty this one is. Ilayaraja’s masterstroke. Thanks to “Personal Concerns” for the suggest. #Ilayaraja #Rajini #Vairamuthu Movie: Puthukavithai Poet: Vairamuthu Singer: K. J. Yesudas Music: Ilaiyaraaja Song Sequence: (1)-(1)-(2)-(1)-(3)-(1)-(2)-(1)-(4)-(1)-(2)-(1) (1)வெள்ளை புறா ஒன்று போனது கையில் வராமலே vellai pura ondru, ponadhu kaiyil varamale A white dove, flew away, not coming to me, (2)முதலெழுத்து தாய்மொழியில் தலை எழுத்து யார்மொழியில் என் வாழ்க்கை வான்வெளியில் mudhalezhuthu, […]

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