1.30.2006

Maniratnam + Illayaraja Again



Sify says Maniratnam is working on a hindi project called "Guru". Music director is A.R.Rahman and cinematography is by Rajiv Menon.

In a recent interview in 107.1 FM, A.R.Rahman says, my current projects are "London Dreams, Jodha-Akbar, Sivaji, Dasavatharam and Jillendru Oru Kadhal" (He left 'Chamki' though). No mention about any Maniratnam flick.

Suhasini in a program on Illayaraja called "Isaigyaniyudan" in Jaya TV says, "Maniratnam will never give high praise on anyone except Illayaraja (here is the proof). He admires the work of Illayaraja. He use to say that music happens of Illayaraja naturally. Maniratnam and Illayaraja combo did wonders in music. I always ask maniratnam when will he join with IR again. I am happy that really it is going to happen very soon in the near future".

Usually exactly after a gap of two years Maniratnam will announce his next movie. But there is no official announcement yet from Maniratnam about his next movie since "Ayutha Ezhuthu" which gives space for such (including this post) gossips. I guess Mani's next will be in Tamil as i (like to) believe in the words of Suhasini (as i myself saw her saying it on the interview in Jaya TV) that Mani's next will have music by Illayaraja.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

MR's next is with ARR. Confirmed by ARR.

Suresh Kumar said...

how do you know that

Anonymous said...

Well, ARR told me himself. Unfortunately, I cannot share my identity here. Anyway, time will prove me right.

Suresh Kumar said...

hi,

anyway thanx for the info. i am happy that finally mani is making his next, no matter whoever(Ir or ARr) the music director may be

Anonymous said...

I cannot but agree wholeheartedly with you on that :-)

Sanjeevi Kumar S said...

hi suresh, not only for you, thousands of IR fans and music fans want the all time best combo should join again.

Anonymous said...

looks like suhasini is wrong.haha.lol,and its a hindi movie :D.

Anonymous said...

I recently went to India and met a crazy fan of IR who has all a-z collection of IR music, articles about IR in various magazines etc and he showed me the article that came up during Iruvar time in Vikatan. Mani apparently begged IR to compose music because the movie require a special BGM to bring back the days of MGR/MK but IR refused to score music for MR. I dont think IR would ever score music for MR - unless some other force influenced his decisiion (e.g. MR-KH combo might interest IR than MR-anything combo)