It is a known fact that Ilayaraja used Carnatic music to great effect in the songs he composed for films. As a tribute to the maestro who celebrates his birthday June 2, we have compiled this short list of some outstanding ragas and Ilayaraja’s songs in those ragas.
Come on, hum along…
1 Raga – Chalanattai - 36th Melakartha raga - Panivizhum Malarvanam- Ninnaivellam Nithya – sung by S P Balasubrahmanyam.
2 Raga – Kanada- Poomalai Vangee Vanthan Pookal Illaye - Sindhu Bhairavi – K J Jesudoss
3 Raga – Kharaharapriya - Anadham Pongida Pongida – Siraiparavai - S P Sailaja
4 Raga – Kharaharapriya - Mappilakku Mamaman Manasu – Netrikann – P Suseela
5 Raga – Srrianjani - Naaadham Ezhundhadhadi - Gopuravasalile – S Janaki
6 Raga - Darbari Kanada - Aagaya Vennilave – Arangetra Velai - K J Jesudoss, Uma Ramanan
7 Raga - Sindhu Bhairavi - Muthumani Malai - Chinna Gounder – S P Balasubrahmanyam, P Suseela