On the eve of Guinness-record breaking Maestro Ilaiyaraaja turning 74 years, how about we take a gander at one of the accomplishments of the ‘sovereign of music’ whose charming music in the melody Raakkamma Kaiyathattu (sung by SPB and Swarnalatha) in the super hit 1991 film Thalapathi has a worldwide study kept over 15 years down!
Including Rajinikanth, Sonu Walia and Shobana in the melody, Raakkamma Kaiyathattu had a lot of sensitive/complex structure in normal Ilaiyaraaja style: it had violins, drums, and so forth… ! Over 26 years after the film’s discharge, the melody is a standout amongst the most-cherished Ilaiyaraaja tunes till today.
On the eve of its 70th year of foundation, BBC directed an online review in 2002 to pick beat 100 melodies worldwide in all dialects which made the listerners powerful energized. Music-significant others from 112 nations voted in the study after which the BBC uncovered the overview brings about December, 2002. Not all that shockingly, Ilaiyaraaja’s Rakkamma Kaiyathattu finished the rundown with greatest number of votes.
Twin Oscar-grant winning A.R. Rahman’s tunes from a private collection Vande Mataram and the Chaiyaa melody from the Hindi film Dil Se got two out of main 10 places.