Why Gautham Menon choose Ilayaraja?

Filmmaker Gautham Menon is well known for the music in his breezy love stories. Be it Minnale, Kaakha Kaakha, Vettaiyaadu Vilayaadu or Vinnai Thaandi Varuvaaya, the music – by composers like Harris Jayaraj and A R Rahman – has been much appreciated.
And now, the director is working with Ilaiyaraaja in his upcoming Neethane En Ponvasantham. This is the first time that the combination is working on a film. Apparently, every time Gautham came up with a script, one of the first names that he’d think of to handle the music was Ilaiyaraaja! However, it wouldn’t click due to many a reason. For Neethane En Ponvasantham (which is, interestingly, a song in the maestro’s Ninaivellam Nithya), he had decided that the music would have to be done by Ilaiyaraaja. Already, the two teaser songs from the film – one sung by Yuvan Shankar Raja and one by Karthik – are doing well on Youtube.


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