Ilaiyaraja – SP Balasubrahmanyam Controversy: My Thoughts

Recently, there has been a lot of media news regarding Ilaiyaraja sending a legal notice to SP Balasubrahmanyam on him singing the former’s songs without his permission. This has invoked a lot of response from national media, and has led to some people taking sides with Ilaiyaraja or SPB.

As a follower of this issue, I believe that a lot of the controversy here is due to misinformation of people. So I would like to explain it to people.


Shamitabh : Music Review

Shamitabh : Starring Amitabh Bachan and Dhanush, an Ilaiyaraaja musical

Here is the music review of Shamitabh, the sound track album for the Amitabh Bachchan – Dhanush – Akshara Haasan starrer. Expectations were high, because the album is composed by Ilayaraja, the four times national award winning 72 years old music director. The expectations were high not only because of Ilayaraja’s huge fan base, but also because of the movie’s director Balki’s making claims that Ilayaraja has composed probably the best album of his life. And for the note, Ilayaraja has already composed music for over 1000 movies. Did the soundtrack live up to the expectations? Let’s find out.