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Ilaiyaraaja to unveil new music studio in September

The composer, who had a fallout with the owners of the private studio where he has been recording music for over four decades, is currently working out of home. 

Haricharan Pudipeddi

Ilaiyaraaja, who has composed music for over thousand films in many languages, is all set to set up his own studio in Chennai after his recent fallout with a private studio, where he’s been recording music for over four decades. According to a leading Tamil daily, the composer is ready to set up his own studio which will be unveiled in September.

The report added that the construction work for the studio is set to begin soon. Ilaiyaraaja is reportedly planning to build a well-equipped studio. 

After moving out of the private studio, he has been composing out of his home. Apparently, a few weeks ago he bought a preview theatre, which he plans to turn into his music studio. 

The veteran composer has come a long way since his debut Tamil album Annakkili in 1976. With a staggering record of over 1,000 albums and numerous honours to his credit, he has left a strong imprint across languages with his music.

Having predominantly worked in the Tamil industry, Ilaiyaraaja has worked in fewer films in other languages. Where Hindi films are concerned, he has collaborated in about  six or seven films but was still able to leave his mark.  

The 77-year-old legendary composer currently has over half a dozen projects in hand, including films such as Maamanithan (2019), Thupparivaalan 2 (2020) and Kadaisi Vivasayi (2019).