Zee Tamil has announced the exclusive telecast of a one-of-a-kind musical concert - 'Rajaa - One Man Show' that seeks to recognise Padma Bhushan Isainyani Ilayaraaja's remarkable contribution to the Tamil Music Industry. The concert was held at Axiata Arena, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on 7th October 2017.
'Raaja – One Man Show' was a celebration of the 5-time national award winner Maestro Ilayaraaja as the first Indian to have successfully completed a thousand feature films as a Music Director and Music Composer, in over 100 years of the Indian Cinema History.
The mega event that boasted of a full orchestra arrangement with over 60 Indian artists, curated some of Ilaiyaraaja's super hit compositions from his career that has spanned over four decades. Apart from a mesmerizing performance by the Maestro himself, several notable singers including Hariharan, Karthik, Mano and Chitra came together to present their renditions of his compositions that have enthralled music lovers from all over the world over the years. Golden hits including Thendral vanthu theendumbothu (Avatar), Sundari Kannal (Thalapathy), Nee Partha Paravai (Hey Ram) and Oh Butterfly (Meera)to name a few reverberated throughout the Axiata Arena, taking the viewers to the yesteryears of Isaignani Ilayaraaja.
The event also witnessed the presence of Actor Dhanush, Actress Lakshmi Rai and Singer Vijay Yesudas. The highlight of the evening was a special performance by the versatile Music Composer Yuvan Shankar, the youngest son of the Maestro, in dedication to his father's success and expertise in addition to music performances by Singer Sadhana Sargam, Singer Balakrishnan and Singer Reeta.
Tune-in to watch the telecast of 'Rajaa - ONE MAN SHOW' on 26th November at 3:00 PM only on Zee Tamil
Report By: Srimathi Ramanujam
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