The musical night conducted by Maestro Ilaiyaraja on Monday, in which the legend played selected songs composed by his industry senior M.S.Viswanathan who passed away a couple of weeks back, was a huge hit.
Fans of both the musical legends thronged to the venue and the show was houseful. Speaking at the event the ‘Isagnani’ explained the greatness of ‘Mellisai Mannar’ and what differentiated him from others. “MSV anna gave a song like ‘Mayakkum Malai Pozhudhe Nee Po Po’ in ‘Kulebhagavali’ that had MGR as the hero. But we cannot expect such a soulful song in the films of today’s superstars. Music was given its due importance in those days. MSV anna’s music had a discipline. Today’s music has everything but order”
Ilaiyaraja further said, “Young music directors should boycott the computer generated music and compose songs using their creativity.”
Superstar Rajinikanth was a surprise guest to attend the event and sat through the program till the end and enjoyed it. Ilaiyaraja gave the entire ticket revenue of the program to the bereaved family of M.S.Viswanathan in front of Rajinikanth.