For more than a decade Mani Ratnam and Ilayaraja duo was the most awaited pair in tamil and telugu industry. This director-composer pair worked for many box office super hit films together in mid 80 and early 90s. They had a tremendous success rate and not a single song went unnoticed. The magic created by the twain remains evergreen. The duo started their journey with “Pagal Nilavu” a tamil film and they went on to make everlasting films which include Idaya Kovil, Mouna Ragam, Nayagan, Agni Nakshatiram , Geethanjali, Anjali and Talapathi starring super star RajiniKanth and mammootty. After Talapathi ManiRatnam took a turn and rolled out his projects with AR Rahman’s music. “Rakkama Kaiya Thattu”, the last song recorded by Ilayaraja for ManiRatnam’s film was named the fourth most popular song in a poll conducted by the BBC World Service worldwide in 2002.
Remembering their great work of art on their birthday.
Checkout this awesome collection of their work. The video has been taken from CinemaJunction youtube channel.
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The KolaveriDi wishes both of them a very happy birthday!