A few years ago, the maestro of Indian cinema Isaignani
Ilayaraja took a decision to sign less films for composing music.
It was due to the repetitive nature of stories and the director's
demand for Kuthu songs. He never compromises on quality of his work
stands firm on his resolution of giving good, quality music to any
film. He has been very selective in accepting films, and two of his
recent releases in Hindi (Cheeni Kum) and Tamil (Inime
Naangathaan) have proved his supremacy beyond doubt.
At present, he has signed 6 films in Malayalam and 2 films
including Pa in Hindi. In Telugu also, Raja is working on
three projects. But in Tamil, he is working for Bala's Naan
Kadavul only. He has refused collaborating with many ace
directors, like Ameer and Selvaragavan, and made them gravitate
towards Yuvan Shankar Raja.
After a short interval, the maestro is back in the reckoning in
Tamil cinema, and has accepted to score music for the film
Kangalum Kavipaaduthey directed by Chandranath. The film
has newcomers like Ranjith, Akash, and Charan playing the lead
Director Chandranath, the onetime assistant of P.Vasu is making
his directorial debut through the film. Speaking about Ilayaraja,
he says that he was impressed with the tunes composed by the
maestro and that he was indeed a music wizard. He also added that
all the songs for this film were composed within a couple of