Mani Ratnam may not be working with Ilayaraja for the past two
decades, especially after the director launched AR Rahman in
‘Roja‘ in the early 1990. But this doesn’t mean that Mani
Ratnam‘s admiration for the maestro has come down.
The ace filmmaker expressed it at a recent event in Chennai,
which was organised to launch the book ‘Conversation with Mani
“Ilayaraja is a genius. I am nothing when I stood before him for
the first time, asking him to compose music for my film. From
that time, he gave life to my movies with his music,” said Mani
The book by National Award winning film critic
Baradwaj Rangan carries his conversations with Mani Ratnam. The
director has shared many a thing in the book.
The buzz in tinsel town is that the audio launch of Kadal will
happen on December 17th. Music director AR Rahman had released a
single from this album on MTV some days ago and this created a
lot of expectations among his fans and music buffs.
This romantic entertainer, which is set in a fishing hamlet, is
directed by veteran director Mani Ratnam. Yet another reason for
the fans anticipating this film is that it will mark the debut
of Gautham Karthik and Thulasi Nair, son and daughter of
yesteryear stars Karthik and Radha respectively. With the music
launch planned, movie buffs are excited and are waiting in
anticipation for the D-Day!