Me,My Life & Raaja….

14 Jan

Before start with my post, i wud like to render my sincere apology to Kamal for my delayed post in response to his Tag.The thing for the delay is, its been jus a year entered into the Raja’s World of Music.(A Die-Hard Rahmaniac till 2007 dec.Dunno what struck in 2008,completely lost myself in Raja’s compostions.) Even though i had experienced his famous classics(As Usual Mohan Hits 🙂  during my college days) i don’t have much idea to write abt @ the time when kamal tagged.So i procrastinated till i believe that i can come up with a post regarding this.

Lets Start..

1.) The Moment that introduced to Raaja….

Though i vaguely remember a thing which my relatives used to say till now is, I feel excited whenever listening to Raasathi Onna Kaanatha Nenju…Probably it was @ the age of 3 or 4 i guess.But the exact moment which i can recollect is, it was in my second standard i lost myself in a song, Thaazhampoove Vaasam Veesu from the movie Kai Kodukkum Kai.I used to broke down into tears whenever listening to this song..(Even my papa used to play intentionally to make me cry.)Interestingly i wasn’t even aware of the movie name or the composer name or even the pallavi of the song @ that time.I think its jus the pathos feel tune made me cry.

2.) Name one occassion where Raaja’s music directly/ indirectly influenced your life.

I was made to stop on a railway crossing line,when i was on the way to see how my college hostel looks for the first time.(it was the eve of my first day MCA Class.) Jodi Kilyenge Pakkathile…. playing @ the Tea Kadai near by the railway crossing soothed me to some extent as i was much tensed due to the upcoming trauma of first hostel experience.

After completion of  my Final Year Project Viva-Voce,i was in the Thiruneveli Bus Stand waiting for my hometown bus..Interestingly Jodi Kiliyenge Pakkathile….was playing @ the Tea Kadai near by platform.God!!! Raja made Chaos Theory much simpler before Kamal’s Dasavatharam.LOL..

3.) Lets take Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada and Hindi into account. Assuming that one of this is either your mother tongue or native language, name a favorite song in each of the other 4 languages that immediately comes to your mind.

Tamil: Maancholai Kilithaaano Maanthaano…

Telugu: Obviously Aamani Paadave Hayigaa….(Itha Thavira Oru Telugu Paatum Naan Kettathille.)

Malayalam: Ponveyilie poo mazhayidho..My Most Favt.

Kannada: Pallavi Anu Pallavi Theme Music.(The Interlude Violin Counterpoint takes me out of the world @ any time of listening.)

Hindi: Ey Zindagi Gale Lage La..(Itha Thavira Vera Rajavoda Hindi Paatu Naan Kettathille)

4.) One song of Ilaiyaraaja that you consider rare and think a song that many people should have known but don’t.

Hmm…Pootukal Potaalum Veetukul Nirkaathu Kaatru..(Chatriyan.)

5.) Lets keep the last one simple…Raaja’s number that you are hearing right now/ most recently heard..?

Kannil Paarvai..of Naan Kadavul.(Surprisingly Shreya has sung beautifully.)

Finally am Tagging to Narayanan Sir,Rajendra Sir,Kannan..(Hope they wud come up with a post ASAP unlike me.)


Posted by on January 14, 2009 in Music., Personal



9 responses to “Me,My Life & Raaja….

  1. kumar

    January 18, 2009 at 3:06 am

    Its not about rahman or ilaiyarja fan. i like them both. but most of us are inspired by ilaiyarajas music since childhood. he is the bgm and interlude king. his BGM would be stamped in his 500th film Anjali thru flutes and violins throught the movie and added impact in that movie is sudden total silence during BGMs. If you have watched in theatre you may not remember. Rent a dvd and you will realize. Well..the song which pulled me towards illaiyaraja was “gnan gnan aadanum” a old tamil film : Poonthalir. Amazing guitar piece
    I always discover new things in his old albums when heared in earphone or concentrate how he uses the instruments. Just hear the second interlude of the song “raasathi manasile”…first violins and jalatharangam will be playing in parallel and at end he mingles both instruments..just amazed

  2. inoruvan

    January 18, 2009 at 8:13 am


    Just hear the second interlude of the song “raasathi manasile”…first violins and jalatharangam will be playing in parallel and at end he mingles both instruments..just amazed

    Cant have a second opinion on this.Well Said.

  3. anupama

    February 5, 2009 at 9:56 pm

    Hi Mahesh, Really happy to visit your blog! I too worship Ilaiyaraaja!

  4. inoruvan

    February 5, 2009 at 10:32 pm

    Thanks For Ur Words,Anupama.

  5. balasrini

    February 11, 2009 at 3:39 pm

    Actually landed in ur blog though a link of review of the cra movie villu… But seing the posts on Ilayaraja, got into it imm..

    Very nice to come across a post on Ilayaraja… I have been a gr8 fan of Ilayaraja… Especially his melody compositions… The song that come across my mind now when I was typing melody is ‘Kanne Kalaimane…’. Not many instuments would have been used in that song. But when we hear it, we will get into a new world.

    Have no words to tell about his background score.. Hey Ram,Sethu,Mahanadhi… Even his latest film ‘Naan Kadavul’… Simply superb…

    To say about his voice… Very unique… but the voice has the power to bring out the mood and soul of the song…

    And the very latest song of IR that I admire and listen to is “Onnukonnu” from film ‘Nandalala’…

  6. inoruvan

    February 11, 2009 at 8:42 pm

    Thanks for visting & nice to meet an ardent Raja Fan.

  7. Kamal

    May 31, 2009 at 11:40 pm

    Now, I have procrastinated to respond to you {smile}

    Well, I am glad to read your virtual and physical connection with HIS music.

    I too listen to other composers compositions still, His compositions are closer to my heart and always special to me!

    I wish you listen to His compositions in other languages too.

    Thank you for your nice, interesting and lively narration!

    Have a good one!


    ~~Raaja rules!

  8. inoruvan

    June 1, 2009 at 8:13 am

    I too listen to other composers compositions still, His compositions are closer to my heart and always special to me!

    Can’t agree more 🙂

  9. Sriram

    June 2, 2009 at 7:59 pm

    Hello Mahesh,

    Great blog.

    Ive picked up the tag and answered it in my blog. Check it out!

    Happy bday Isaignaani!

    Keep Blogging,




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