If you were to take the name of a stalwart in the Indian music industry then there is no doubt that maestro Ilaiyaraaja’s name would come to your mind. Given his illustrious career, Ilaiyaraaja is named ‘Isai Gnani’ by the Kollywood circuit and he has proved his presence even in the big Bollywood industry.
Now, the maestro has got onto a national level job and this is by composing the tunes for the new movie Shamitabh starring Amitabh Bachchan, Dhanush, Akshara Haasan. The film is directed by R Balki and this is Ilaiyaraaja’s national level music after he did for the film Paa which was also directed by Balki.
What makes Ilaiyaraaja unique from the rest of the music clan is even today he uses traditional music instruments and doesn’t get into electronic synthesizing. His musical compositions are rather linear with a lot of depth and continuity from start to finish. The expectations are high on Shamitabh and Ilaiyaraaja’s music would be an icing on the cake for sure.