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IFFI 2019: Usha Jadhav, Hellaro, Lijo Jose Pellissery win again as golden jubilee edition closes

Pellissery was adjudged Best Director for the second year in a row while Jadhav won the Silver for...

28 Nov 2019 23:07 IST — Our Correspondent

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Ilaiyaraaja offers condolences at M Karunanidhi's death from Australia

The music director, who is in Australia with his troupe to perform at a concert there, sent his a...

09 Aug 2018 18:00 IST — Our Correspondent

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6 unforgettable Tamil songs by Chithra – Birthday special

Chithra, who was born on this day (27 July) 55 years ago, is the only Indian woman singer to have...

27 Jul 2018 23:00 IST — Manigandan KR

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Ilaiyaraaja @ 75: Genius who is truly a monarch of the 7 notes

Ilaiyaraaja has been a prolific composer of music for more than 1,000 films in half a dozen over but...

02 Jun 2018 23:34 IST — R Mahadevan

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Ilaiyaraaja @ 75: The maestro seen through the eyes of Nassar

How can such beautiful art emerge from the collaboration of a genius and a fool, the actor-director...

02 Jun 2018 17:00 IST — Manigandan KR

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Ilaiyaraaja @ 75: Four superhit numbers that speak of music genius

Did you know that the maestro, who was born on 2 June 1943, composed one of his greatest hits while...

02 Jun 2018 13:45 IST — Manigandan KR

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Complaint filed against Ilaiyaraaja for hurting sentiments of Christians

In their complaint to the police, Christuva Nallena Iyyakkam, a Christian organisation, accused...

28 Mar 2018 13:12 IST — Our Correspondent

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Ilaiyaraaja moved by greetings from fans for Padma Vibhushan

The music composer is one of the 3 people recieving Padma Vibhushan award in 2018....

08 Feb 2018 14:16 IST — Manigandan KR

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English daily apologizes to Ilaiyaraaja for offensive headline

The New Indian Express newspaper, reporting on the government's conferring of the Padma award on...

27 Jan 2018 23:40 IST — Manigandan KR

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Music director Ilaiyaraaja, actor Manoj Joshi among 85 Padma awardees in 2018

The veteran Tamil composer was presented with the Padma Vibhushan, while theatre and film actor was...

27 Jan 2018 12:00 IST — Our Correspondent

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25 years of Thevar Magan: Revisiting Sivaji Ganesan and Kamal Haasan's masterpiece

From casting and direction, to acting and music, Thevar Magan raised the bar in every department in...

28 Oct 2017 14:42 IST — Manigandan KR

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30 years of Nayakan: Kamal Haasan and Mani Ratnam's own 'child'

Of all the inspired clones of Francis Ford Coppola's Godfather, Mani Ratnam's Nayakan (1987)...

21 Oct 2017 17:47 IST — Shriram Iyengar

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Ilayaraja fires another copyright shot, asks karaoke app Smule not to play his songs

The veteran composer had previously asked singer SP Balasubrahmanyam and Chithra to refrain from his...

26 Sep 2017 13:00 IST — Our Correspondent

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10 evergreen romantic melodies by Ilayaraja – birthday special

The Black Eyed Peas have ripped off his music. So has MIA. Time magazine selected his soundtrack as...

02 Jun 2017 8:00 IST — Shriram Iyengar

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Kamal Haasan is angriest person I've met, says Rajinikanth

The South superstar made some candid disclosures about his friend, contemporary and great rival at a...

06 Apr 2017 19:08 IST — Our Correspondent


Composer Ilayaraja sends legal notice to singer SPB

The notice, which was also sent to singer Chithra and SPB's son Charan, asked them to desist of...

19 Mar 2017 10:37 IST — Manigandan KR


Jaidev, the first music director to bag a National award hat-trick

The reserved music composer, who died 30 years ago today (6 January), was the first to win the award...

06 Jan 2017 15:23 IST — Sonal Pandya


Alia Bhatt's version of Ilayaraja's 'Ae Zindagi Gale Laga Le' is a fun tribute with a Shah Rukh stamp

The actress reprised Ilayaraja's hit melody from the 1983 Kamal Haasan-Sridevi starrer the Dear...

15 Dec 2016 12:21 IST — Shriram Iyengar


Ilayaraja classic 'Ae Zindagi Gale Laga Le' modified for Dear Zindagi

The newest song from the Shah Rukh Khan-Alia Bhatt film is a reworking of the classic from the score...

22 Nov 2016 18:55 IST — Sonal Pandya


The Master and his Maestro: Mani Ratnam and Ilaiyaraja

In 1985, Mani Ratnam was just another producer's son venturing into Tamil cinema. Ilaiyaraja was...

02 Jun 2016 10:41 IST — Shriram Iyengar