One of many biggest music composers, Ilaiyaraaja turns 77 as we speak. He’s credited with introducing Western musical sensibilities within the Indian movie musical mainstream. The musician has composed greater than 7,000 songs, supplied movie scores for greater than 1,000 films and carried out in additional than 20,000 live shows. On his 77th birthday, we’re right here to let you know one fascinating trivia.
He composed Kadhalin Deepam Ondru from the Rajinikanth-starrer Thambikku Entha Ooru (1984) on a hospital mattress. Sure, Ilaiyaraaja was indisposed with an sickness in the course of the movie’s manufacturing. The film’s producer, Panchu Arunachalam, had launched Ilaiyaraaja’s profession with Annakili in 1976. He was in an enormous downside along with his hospitalisation. The units have been prepared, and the crew was ready for Ilaiyaraaja to ship his tunes. Nonetheless, the docs didn’t permit him to work. So, he whistled the tune from his hospital mattress and wrote down the notes for orchestration. This was revealed by Rajinikanth himself at a public occasion.
Kadhalin Deepam Ondru, primarily based on the Charukesi raga, was a tough tune to compose. The truth that he was capable of compose the tune from a hospital mattress proved his dedication and his data of Western musical orchestration.
In an interview to The Hindu, he spoke about his preliminary days as a composer. He stated, “In my creativeness, music was very totally different from how songs have been carried out professionally within the movie trade. I spent lots of time studying that. Once I did Annakili (1976), it turned out okay… however after that, I wasn’t capable of grasp how music was being made for movies. I used to be somewhat afraid that musicians within the trade would write me off. The 12 movies that adopted have been primarily based on how movie music was being made at that time. After that, a brand new wave of movies got here, and the form of music I wished to discover slot in that house.”
Properly, we want the grasp musical a really pleased birthday.